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By Trail Champion on Wednesday Nov 30 2016

Air Cadet Joseph Thorpe from the Castlegar Air Cadets was one of 22 cadets from across the region who attended the Level 1 “Boot Camp”, which was held last weekend at the Kembel Armories in Trail.

Cadets from the Sea and Air Cadet corps in Trail, Castlegar, Nelson and Grand Forks spent last weekend...

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Wednesday Nov 23 2016

Building a healthy community takes initiative and Selkirk College is placing a high priority on the well-being of its student.

With the formalization of Healthy Campus Initiatives, Selkirk College is leading the way in supporting students outside the classroom recognizing that the learner brings with them their entire life circumstances, not simply a pen and paper.

With a solid...

By Bob Hall on Sunday Nov 13 2016

Selkirk College is marking International GIS Day with an event that includes an exploration of the hot button issue of Open Data.

Open Data is linked to Open Government and has been adopted by senior levels of government (including the Canadian Federal Government and the Province of BC) and large Canadian cities like Vancouver, Surrey, Edmonton, and Toronto. The small size of many rural...

By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 08 2016

Easy to access roadway information and maps will make it much easier for motorists planning their daily commute with a new, free BCHighways app that uses information from DriveBC.

Created by AirSenze Solutions, BCHighways provides real-time access to provincial highway information including road closures, planned work and extreme weather conditions.

The free app also features...

By Red Mountain on Friday Oct 28 2016

We are proud to announce that RED Mountain’s Legacy Training Centre has been designated The National Ski Academy’s 'Official Western Canadian Training Centre'. 

RED Mountain and Rossland are steeped in skiing history, tradition, and culture dating back to the late 1800’s. In 1968 RED hosted the first World Cup race ever held in Canada. The Red Mountain Racers and the Red...

By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 25 2016

The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP), a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, is accepting applications for the 2017 Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP).

This program will provide a total of up to $50,000 to projects in the Waneta area that promote conservation and restoration through research, physical works, and...

By Rossland Telegraph on Saturday Oct 22 2016

Don't be fooled.  Don't give out any information on the phone to anyone who calls up and claims to represent your credit card company.  Anyone from your credit card compoany does  NOT need you to give them any information about you or your card; they would already have what they need on file.  Anyone who calls up and demands (or requests) personal information about you or your credit card is a...

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Wednesday Oct 19 2016

Peter Kremler credits the strong foundation he secured during his time at Selkirk College as a springboard to graduating at the top of his Faculty of Engineering class at the University of Victoria.

Kremler took first-year courses at Selkirk College before transferring to UVic where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering this past Spring. The strong student was honoured...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 16 2016

The Transportation Safety Board said it will take the time needed to complete a thorough investigation of the fatal plane crash near Lake Country that killed four people Thursday.

The twin-engine Cessna Citation disappeared from radar at 9:40 p.m. PT on Thursday, only 11 kilometres north of Kelowna Airport  after takeoff from Kelowna Airport.

The plane crashed shortly after...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 16 2016

The Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Recreation Sites and Trails BC is warning residents and visitors to keep pets on leash in the Cranbrook Community Forest, or avoid the area altogether, after two dogs died recently from ingesting a poisonous substance.

Warning signs have been posted at multiple access points to the community forest.

The two dogs were...