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By Castlegar Source on Thursday Jan 25 2018

Award-winning Canadian country music artist and Castlegar native Lisa Nicole is excited to announce the release of Mad About It to Canadian radio along with an accompanying music video in conjunction with a tour that will take her from the Canadian Kootenays all the way to Nashville.

Mad About It– co-written by Lisa Nicole and Olivia Wik - is the third radio single...

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Jan 25 2018

Two related MVIs involving five vehicles closed Hwy 22 between Castlegar and Trail this morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio. He said the call came in at roughly 7:19 a.m., and nine firefighters responded to an area near Pipeline Pitt Road (just north of Genelle).

The original crash involved three vehicles, he said, and BCAS was already on scene when CFD arrived.

"A one...

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 24 2018

Castlegar and Ootischenia fire departments responded to a single-vehicle rollover Tuesday, according to Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at 3:50 p.m., and crews, along with RCMP and BCAS, attended Hwy 3 about five kilometres west of the city, near Merry Creek Forest Service Road.

“The vehicle had rolled several times down a 50- or 60-foot embankment,...

By Contributor on Tuesday Jan 23 2018

Getting to see your specialist for important health care in rural BC can be challenging, especially in the winter. Seeing your doctor through video conferencing can be the best option for many people.

Take expectant mom Natalie Santano, who used telehealth video conferencing technology to connect with her specialist in Nelson. “It obviously saved our family a huge amount of time, money...

By CBT on Monday Jan 22 2018

From counting bird species to increasing composting, 32 projects from around the Columbia Basin will address environmental well-being thanks to $870,000 from Columbia Basin Trust Environment Grants.

These projects will make a difference in improving terrestrial and aquatic habitat, helping communities adapt to climate change,...

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jan 22 2018

Castlegar RCMP are reminding people not to fall for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scams, according to Sgt. Laurel Mathew. 

“On Jan. 22, a resident was scammed out of $1,200 when the ‘CRA representative’ stated that they would be arresting this person if the ‘debt’ was not paid ASAP,” Mathew said. “The victim was told to purchase $1,200 in STEAM Fast Cards (video game play), scratch...

By Trail Champion on Saturday Jan 20 2018

Highway 22 near Genelle was reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic briefly Saturday afternoon after a single-vehicle roll-over, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Grant Tyson.

He said four firefighters from Genelle and three from Trail responded to a call that came in at 2 p.m.

He said the vehicle, an SUV, had three occupants, all of whom were treated...

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 18 2018

Grand Forks Council announced the city has signed a contract with the current Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Diane Heinrich to become the CAO for two and a half years.

The decision comes almost a year of evaluations and deliberation.

Heinrich was selected to be Interim CAO after the departure of Doug Allin in March 2017. Previously, she had performed as Interim CAO in...

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 18 2018

Grand Forks Fire Rescue is on the look out for an additional Deputy Fire Chief in the coming year.

The hiring is due to changing provincial regulations and over 50 percent increase in response volume since 2012 said a City press release Thursday.

"After a change in the dispatch protocols in 2013, call outs increased dramatically," said the release.

"From an average of...

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 17 2018

In today’s interconnected world, it is easy to see how your hard-earned money can end up going towards projects and businesses all around the world. In 2013, British Columbians contributed $4.5 Billion of new monies into their RRSPs, much of that money disbursed outside the Province and Canada.

Imagine what an impact we could have...

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