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It's a dog's life for local first responders

It's a dog's life for local first responders

Local fire departments have gone to the dogs – literally – affecting a rope rescue of an American Bulldog named Daisy from under the Brilliant Bridge this afternoon.

Fire chief Gerry Rempel said the call from RCMP came in at 2:09 p.m., and crews arrived to find Daisy had fallen into a crevasse between two boulders at the base of the bridge.

Graffiti to colour Kootenay Festival

Graffiti to colour Kootenay Festival

Unlike other community organizations and events, the Kootenay Festival is bucking tradition by actually wanting graffiti.

Youth spokesperson and volunteer Leeza Perehudoff said the festival was looking for a way to better engage local youth – and stumbled upon an idea that should fascinate young and old alike.

UPDATED: Grassroots movement to help Calgary started by Trail resident

Blogger Dr. Jeff Masters`photo of Saddledome wreckage

UPDATED: So many people have called Howell wanting to donate money, he has arranged to allow for money to be accepted and receipts issued at the Salvation Army Church in East Trail at 2030 2nd Avenue, or call 250-368-3515.

A 65-year-old Trail man has stepped up to help flood victims in Calgary, and is asking other Koots residents to pitch in.

CBT asks residents to rank priorities

CBT asks residents to rank priorities

People throughout the Basin have given Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) their input on the key social, economic and environmental issues in their region, and how to address them. Now the public—those who completed the first step, plus anyone else who wishes to join the process—is invited to help increase understanding of the region’s priorities. Visit www.cbt.org/engagement2013by July 7, 2013.

Community EcoGarden founder Deydey wins national award

Dawn Deydey accepts the recent national recognition. — submitted photo

Dawn Deydey, founder of Fernie’s innovative Community EcoGarden, has received national recognition for her incredible work engaging the community around food security and sustainability issues.

Deydey is the recipient of the Earth Day Canada 2013 Individual Hometown Heroes Award, The Hometown Heroes Award Program, established in 2004, recognizes and celebrates environmental leaders who foster meaningful, long-term community awareness and action. 

Out of Left Field: Cop creates cause for editorial rant

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I was just saying the other day that it's been a long time since I penned a good old-fashioned rant deriding the moronic behaviour of members of our society who seem to find themselves with a common sense deficit – but really, I've had nothing to complain about, being surrounded by largely thoughtful, reasonable, competent people.

As if hearing my conversation verbatim and wanting to help out, however, a handful of would-be Facebook pundits rose to the challenge, presenting a perspective so asinine as to warrant their very own editorial rant.

Landmark grizzly cub release staged from Castlegar

Photo: Blair and Terry shortly before they headed to Castlegar ... and freedom

Two male grizzly bear cubs named Blair and Terry, who were orphaned in the Kootenays in the fall of 2012, are on the road back to freedom. The cubs were orphaned in October when they were eight months old, after their mother came into conflict with humans and was killed. They were rescued and raised in captivity and are now ready to be released close to their home range.

LETTER: Support for new K-12 school in Rossland

LETTER: Support for new K-12 school in Rossland

Dear Editor,

It is my pleasure to write a letter supporting the Red Mountain Academy.  I feel confident that an academic partnership between the Academy and Self Design High (SDH) will provide a favorable outcome for all involved; students, athletes and parents.  It will be a “win win” situation for all.

Search crews locate truck of two missing men in Findlay Creek Falls

A submerged truck believed to belong to two missing men was found in Findlay Creek Falls.

Search crews have located the truck believed to belong to two men reported missing June 9 in the East Kootenay west of Canel Flats.

East Kootenay RCMP Cpl. Chris Newel said the truck was found Sunday (June 16) in Findlay Creek Falls. The two males reportedly went off Findlay Creek Forest Service Road, down a steep embankment and into the water.

"During the past week the water level dropped and there was increased clarity," said Cpl. Newel in a statement.

The entire community is invited to Waneta Expansion Project Community Day

The Waneta Expansion Project his hosting an open house Sunday.

The public is welcome to attend the Community Day, Sunday (June 23) at the 335 Mega Watt Waneta Expansion Project.

Festivities include live music, barbecue and refreshments, kids activities and tours of the construction site.

However, people wanting a tour must pre-register by calling 250-304-6037 due to space limitations and wear closed-toe, flat footwear.

Tours are open to children accompanied by an adult. Children must be 10 and older and four-feet tall.

Tours are also open to seniors and people with mobility concerns.