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By Contributor on Monday Oct 16 2017

The BC SPCA said in a media release Monday they are urging British Columbians to speak out against grizzly bear hunting across the province.

BC SPCA said the public has until November 2 to provide input to the B.C. government on two policy documents outlining proposed changes to the grizzly bear hunt.

“This summer the B.C....

By Contributor on Saturday Oct 14 2017

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are investigating an Okanagan male in relation to an alleged incident involving threats made to a woman. Investigators are seeking both information and advising the public of the possible risk to the general public and women sex workers.

On Monday August 28, 2017, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to an incident where a woman reported being...

By Contributor on Monday Oct 09 2017

The public is invited to attend an evening learning about bats at the Lion's Hall in Invermere on Friday, October 27.

The evening, beginning at 7 p.m, is supported by Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club and the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund.

Kootenay Community Bat Project biologist, Leigh Anne Isaac, will be on hand to help with the learning about these...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 05 2017

It’s official – our former, long-time CAO John Malcolm is now retired, and incoming CAO Chris Barlow attended his first council meeting as city manager at council’s regular meeting Monday night.

Malcolm came to Castlegar as CAO in January of 2008.

When asked what he’ll remember most fondly of Castlegar, Malcolm said, “There seems to have been a transformation – a continuing...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 05 2017

A local retired RCMP officer played a huge role in getting six Castlegar residents to safety during the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night.

Jo-Ann Bursey, a local realtor, and her husband, retired RCMP Const. Wally Bursey, were part of a group of eight people attending the country music festival (six were from Castlegar and two from Texas).

“We went there specifically for...

By Trail Champion on Thursday Oct 05 2017

A Trail woman is in police custody after a drug raid last month, according to a press release issued by Trail RCMP Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

“On Sept. 22, the Trail Crime Reduction Unit with the assistance of Castlegar Crime Reduction Unit and Regional General Investigation Section executed a search warrant granted under the authority of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a...

By Sara Golling on Thursday Oct 05 2017

BC's southern-most herd of mountain caribou is now so tiny that it can barely be called a "herd." What's been happening to them?

Bryce Comer's avocation is film-making, and he has been working on a film documenting the southern herd of mountain caribou since 2008.  Comer explained that while their problems are complex and inter-related, the main problem has been the destruction of the...

By Contributor on Thursday Oct 05 2017

The Selkirk College Students’ Union has launched a manual for students’ union organisers. The Fundamentals of Students’ Unionism provides student activists and organisers a framework to understand students’ unionism and the student movement.

“Students are more in debt now than ever in the history...

By FortisBC PowerSense on Thursday Oct 05 2017

In response to customer interest in solar power, FortisBC has applied to the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) to build the Ellison Community Solar Pilot Project, a community solar array that, if approved, would be B.C.’s largest utility-led community solar project to date.

If approved, this project would provide FortisBC customers an opportunity to meet a portion of their energy needs...

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

Four outstanding Selkirk College educational leaders have been recognized by their peers for inspiring students through enthusiasm, knowledge and skills in the classroom.

The annual Selkirk College Faculty Association Standing Committee on Professional Excellence (SCOPE) is honouring Leslie Comrie, Takaia Larsen, James Nicol and Tiffany Snauwaert as recipients of its 2016/2017 awards....

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