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By Letters to the editor on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Dear Editor,

We live in one of the most beautiful areas in this region and I am in favor of a waterfront trail along the Columbia River! 

I don't feel however, it needs to encroach on private property!

All of the city waterfront trails I have experienced have existed on cit- owned land.

I am one of the waterfront property owners and I feel blessed at the tranquility...

By Contributor on Monday Jul 17 2017

Is your camera ready?

The BC SPCA’s ninth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest is now open for entries. The goal is to capture the best of British Columbia’s wildlife through the lens, whether the subjects are in your own backyard or in the vast natural wilderness of the province. All amateur photographers at least 14 years of age are invited to enter the competition, which runs...

By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jul 16 2017

A cause of a two vehicle collision on Highway 33, eight kilometers North of Westbridge that closed the road and almost started a wildfire remains under investigation said RCMP.

Midway RCMP responded to the accident at approximately 2:20 p.m. on Highway 33.

Motorists including an off-duty RCMP officer were first on the scene of a fiery two vehicle collision that involved a a...

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jul 13 2017

The city has decided to throw in the towel on an unworked mineral claim that was once kept to insure mining did not disturb city infrastructure.

The rights to the mineral claim for the lands around the slag pile and the East Zone Reservoir will now lapse after city council voted to not renew the mineral claim.

Instead, the city will now investigate options for dedicating a park...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jul 10 2017

A Grand Forks woman has died and the 13-year-old female was severely injured after a two-vehicle collision early Sunday near the community of Jaffray in the East Kootenay.

Cranbrook RCMP said the collision occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. when an east bound pickup truck crossed the center of the roadway, for unknown reasons, into the path of a semi-truck hauling passenger vehicles....

By Contributor on Sunday Jul 09 2017

Residents in communities across Interior Health affected by fires burning and resulting smoky skies should be aware that smoke conditions and local air quality can change due to the unpredictable nature of fires.

Some individuals may be more sensitive to the effects of smoke from forest fires, such as those with heart or lung conditions. These individuals should watch for any change in...

By Contributor on Wednesday Jul 05 2017

Combine beautiful weather, vacation time and our great outdoors and you’ve got the ingredients for a lot of people having fun on and around the water.  Add this year’s fast-flowing, high water levels, poor judgement, lack of preparation and alcohol and you’ve got the recipe for a tragedy. 

“It can happen so quickly,” says Dale Miller, Executive Director for the Lifesaving Society.  “One...

By Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Jun 29 2017

Rossland's traditional summer entertainment starts again on July 1 with a brand new show, blending -- as usual -- historical fact with imaginative fiction, high kicking, low humour, song , dance, a dash of romance and a lot of fun:  the Gold Fever Follies highlight an aspect of the late 1890s gold rush days with this original musical comedy.

The 30th anniversary show opens on July 1 at...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

Kelowna RCMP said the suspect who sparked a multi detachment man hunt Tuesday afternoon, and prompted a warning to the public to avoid picking up hitch hikers is now in police custody and faces potential charges.

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey spokesperson for the Kelowna Regional RCMP said in a media release, just prior to 12 noon Tuesday (June 27), Kelowna Rural RCMP responded to a report of a...

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

Update, July 3, 2017:

On Friday, June 30, the climbing team made it to within 60 vertical metres of the summit of Mount Logan, but were prevented from reaching the peak by severe white-out conditions. They exercised caution, and retreated to Camp Five, their highest camp on the mountain.

The following day, they descended to Camp Three, again in white-out...

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