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Police looking for witnesses to bizarre roadside arrest

Police looking for witnesses to bizarre roadside arrest

Police are asking any witnesses of a roadside arrest March 8 to please talk to police, according to RCMP Cpl. Ryan Fehler.

“On March 8 at approximately 10:20 p.m., a member of the Slocan Lake RCMP attempted to execute a traffic stop with a camper van that was southbound on Hwy 6 near Hills, B.C.,” Fehler said.

Improvements promised for local transit

Improvements promised for local transit

The West Kootenay Transit Committee (WKTC) received an update from BC Transit on the West Kootenay Regional Transit project on March 13. Kevin Schubert, Regional Transit Manager, outlined the gains that have been realized by the region working together.

The highlights include:

Thoughtstream rockets to success

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Thoughtstream, a comprehensive online stakeholder engagement system, makes the Rocket Builders 11th annual Ready to Rocket list. The list names 25 private BC companies positioned for growth in the rapidly growing information and communications technology sector.

Protecting pooch (and other pets) now part of emergency paradigm

Protecting pooch (and other pets) now part of emergency paradigm

We've all heard the stories about the faithful pooches who smell smoke and save their families from burning to death by waking everyone in time to get out.

But what happens if good ol' Rover (or Fido or Spot) ends up suffering from smoke inhalation, or has a weak heart that can't bear up under the strain of emergency?

The Castlegar Fire Department has you and your pets covered, after a training session Monday night that saw staff and volunteers learning how to offer CPR and oxygen therapy to your family dog – or cat, or bunny, or hamster, or even birds.

FortisBC PowerSense asks residents to turn every hour into an 'Earth Hour'

FortisBC PowerSense asks residents to turn every hour into an 'Earth Hour'

For the fifth consecutive year, FortisBC is encouraging individuals and communities to pledge to reduce electricity and natural gas use during Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 23.

“FortisBC PowerSense encourages customers to turn every hour into an ‘Earth Hour’ by making impactful changes that can reduce energy use and costs,” said Tom Loski, vice president of customer service at FortisBC. 

Mir Lecture Series presents Wade Davis: The Wayfinders: Why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world

Mir Lecture Series presents Wade Davis: The Wayfinders: Why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world
The Mir Lecture Series and the Columbia Basin Trust present renowned anthropologist Wade Davis April 3 in Nelson.

Counterfeit Cash Cropping Up in Grand Forks

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Counterfeit Canadian $100 bills were passed twice recently in Grand Forks.

Police nab alleged robber

Police nab alleged robber
A Castlegar man has been arrested and charged with several offences following a robbery that occurred at a local downtown liquor store on Feb. 25 at just prior to 10 p.m., according to Sgt. RCMP Laurel Mathew.
 
"The lone suspect entered the store wearing a disguise and demanded money from the employee," she said. "He subsequently fled out the store on foot, with an undisclosed amount of money. No weapons were produced.

COMMENT: Blueberry Creek Community School is a great community service

COMMENT: Blueberry Creek Community School is a great community service

From the outside Blueberry Creek Community School (BCCS) looks like any typical small older rural elementary school but BCCS is anything but typical. BCCS is a Ministry of Education designated Neighbourhood of Learning and a Ministry of Children and Family Development designated Community HUB. Both ministerial designations acknowledge and celebrate the innovation and successes achieved by this small community based charitable non-profit that provides services which foster and build community and are tailored to meet the needs of our local area.

Two locals appear in court today after CRU arrests

Two locals appear in court today after CRU arrests

Two people are in police custody and will be attending Rossland court today, according to Crime Reduction Unit commanding officer Cpl. Darryl Orr.

"On March 7, members of the Trail Crime Reduction Unit arrested Melody Hutchinson, 23, and Trevor Isenor, 34, without incident," Orr said. "Isenor was arrested on an outstanding warrant of arrest for being unlawfully at large.

He said police have also recommended a charge of Break and Enter against Isenor, for an incident that occurred in an East Trail residence on Jan. 11.