City officials played a comparatively rich card in today's bid to draw WestJet to the West Kootenay Regional Airport (WKRA) in Castlegar, promising to purchase $350,000 navigational software to reduce airport landing ceilings by 1,000 feet.
Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior, paid a visit to the Pacific Northwest to learn firsthand about the proposed Enbridge pipeline project.
He, along with Federal NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie and BC MPs Fin Donnelly and Randall Garrison were hosted by their colleague, Nathan Cullen, MP for Skeena Bulkley Valley. The group met with elected officials from Terrace, Kitimat and Kitamaat Village. They also attend the Joint Review Panel (JRP) hearings and a public meeting in Terrace with over 120 concerned citizens in attendance.
The community of Nakusp will do nearly anything to protect their medical services at the Arrow Lakes Hospital, even buy a house.
Over the past five years the number of physicians in the community, which serves upwards of 5,000 people in the region, has dropped from three full-time and one part-time physician to one full-time and one three-quarter time physician.
Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is partnering with BC Ideas to provide five $10,000 cash awards to reward innovative solutions addressing issues which will improve the lives of residents in the Columbia Basin region.
Food and Water Safety after Flooding
Heavy rainfall and increased snowmelt have created widespread flooding across the Kootenay Boundary region. Interior Health is advising residents impacted by flooding and power outages to take steps to ensure their food and water are safe, particularly when returning to an area evacuated due to flooding. Floodwaters are often very dirty and food or water that has come into contact with flood water can become contaminated and make people sick.
Drinking Water Safety
One of my good friends is turning 30 this month, so I thought I would dedicate this column to her and lay out certain things that she can expect this coming year.
I have been 30 for a total of eight months now, so I thought it was only right for me to share my wisdom on the subject.
Now before all of you 40-, 50-, or 60-somethings and beyond start rolling your eyes at me, may I remind you that you once celebrated this grand milestone too, and it’s BIG. Thirty changes things, you can’t deny it. So just humour me and read.
Ed Note: The following is a press release issued by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: This summer, key sections of provincial highway and local side roads in the West Kootenay region will be resurfaced to improve safety and travel for local residents, tourists and commercial vehicles.
A 43 year-old man from Grand Forks is in custody after the Midway RCMP detachment and police cruiser was damaged by a flaming bottle bomb at 12:10 a.m. on Monday, June 18.
An RCMP officer was startled during the night shift when he saw a bright flash outside the window of the detachment, said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison.
According to a RCMP press release, the officer heard "a loud noise and saw a bright flash where something appeared to have hit the office window".
A Trail man is facing five criminal charges stemming from a recent shoplifting/resisting arrest incident in Castlegar, according to Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
“On June 15, RCMP received a report that an adult male had stolen a bottle of liquor from the Uptown Liquor Store,” she said. “The suspect was not identified or located at that time.”
On June 16, she continued, at roughly 11:05 a.m., Castlegar RCMP received a tip that the suspect from the day before was now at Shopper's Drug Mart in Castlegar.