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By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 20 2017

The Seventh Annual Kootenay Festival is set to wow the crowds this Saturday at Millennium Park, and is expected to draw upwards of 2,500 celebrants.

“About 2,500 people came last year, and we’re expecting more this year,” said Audrey Maxwell-Polovnikoff of the Castlegar and District Recreation Department. “We have close to 50 vendors, and performers from across the Kootenays.”

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By Contributor on Thursday Jul 20 2017

On Friday, June 30, the federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) issued an advisory that essentially banned credit unions from using the term “banking” to describe the services they offer Canadians. Their advisory takes a strict interpretation of the Bank Act, and based on this interpretation, the federal government could lay criminal charges against any credit...

By City of Castlegar on Thursday Jul 20 2017

On June 9, 2017 the City of Castlegar issued a media release notifying residents that in 2013, the City of Castlegar went out to tender in order to construct the Millennium Natural Swimming Ponds project. This was a complicated project that involved optional pricing scenarios, water act approvals, archeological assessments, First Nation’s approval and monitoring of Columbia River Water levels...

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...

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