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By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 14 2017

 Living Lakes Canada, Columbia Basin Trust, the Columbia Basin Watershed Network and Selkirk College are inviting everyone and anyone in the Columbia Basin with an interest in the region’s water resources to join a dialogue that has the potential to protect communities from water challenges in the face of climate change.

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By Contributor on Sunday Nov 12 2017

The 19th Annual Teck Rossland Mountain Film Festival – a weekend jam packed with incredible adventure sport and mountain culture films and supported by awesome entertainment and lots of kootenay content! November 15th to 19th.

The schedule includes:

November 15th

  • Opening Night at the Flying Steamshovel (7:30 p.m.); Feature Film: Bearings by Blank...
By Contributor on Thursday Nov 09 2017

As a staunch fighter for Border Services Officers, representatives of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) recently presented their flag to Kootenay Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski.

The presentation comes after Stetski has repeatedly spoken on behalf of Border Services Officers in the House of Commons. The officers have been without a contract for more than three years....

By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

By Kelly Wilson, Interior HealthQuality Consultant, Falls and Injury Prevention

Falls happen every day, across all age groups.  For children and youth, it might be a fall off playground equipment or a bicycle.  For adults, it might be a fall off a ladder or slipping on the floor at work.  For older adults, most falls occur in the home. ...

By Bob Hall on Sunday Nov 05 2017

CASTLEGAR – Celgar’s effort to make challenging rural roadways more safe for pedestrians and drivers has received an enthusiastic response from the Castlegar community.

The local industry leader launched the BE SEEN campaign in October and Selkirk College was quick to jump onboard with several other community groups and businesses. The campaign involves the distribution of 5,000...

By Contributor on Friday Nov 03 2017

When the sliding door of Walter Gambles’ van slammed closed and left a toonie-sized gash in his arm, the 82 year-old resident of Christina Lake figured he was destined for a trip to the emergency department in Grand Forks.

On a whim, Gambles decided he’d check in at the Christina Lake Medical Clinic where he met with new primary care nurse Svetlana Dalla Lana. In consultation with the...

By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

The Province is taking action to protect big game wildlife in portions of the Kootenay Region that were severely affected by wildfires this past summer.

Effective immediately, five fire perimeters in the vicinity of White/Bull River, Linklater Creek, Lamb Creek, Soowa Mountain and Island Pond, will be closed to motor vehicles for the purpose of hunting from Sept. 1 to June 30 each year...

By Bob Hall on Friday Oct 27 2017

A dozen Selkirk College students focused on the future of health care in rural British Columbia have received financial support from the medical community they hope to one day join.

Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program recently welcomed its fourth cohort of students who are starting their post-secondary journey in the intensive three-...

By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

Work is now underway on the BC SPCA’s new West Kootenay Community Animal Centre in Castlegar. The new 4,250-square-foot facility, to be located at 124 Heritage Way (west of the airport), is expected to open by June 2018.

“We are extremely excited about the new centreand are grateful to the provincial government, the Columbia Basin Trust, the City of Castlegar and all the generous animal...

By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

The city continues to grapple with the transient camp issue, both out on the street and along the river, as well as within council chambers.

With 22 transient camps still in existence in the community — but only five on city-owned land — Grand Forks city council considered a request Monday night in its regular meeting to extend the...

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