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Selkirk success story - adult ed empowers

Daniel Leslie graduated from Selkirk College Nursing Program last spring and now works at in a number of health care facilities around the region. Leslie started his educational journey at Selkirk College by first enrolling in the Adult Basic Education Program.

When Daniel Leslie was 31, he was at the pinnacle of what it means to carve out an outdoor lover’s life.

In the summer, Leslie fought forest fires and in the winter he worked as a ski patroller/first aid attendant/avalanche technician. Physically demanding work, but for those who thirst for fresh air and adventure it was the perfect combination.

Coroner releases name of deceased in officer-involved fatal shooting

Coroner releases name of deceased in officer-involved fatal shooting

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a police shooting in Castlegar on Jan. 29.

The man was Waylon Jesse Edey, aged 39, of Yahk. Edey was shot following an encounter with RCMP officers which occurred during the evening of Jan. 29, near the east end of the Kinnaird Bridge on Highway 3 in Castlegar.

He was transported to Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, but succumbed to his injuries a short time after his arrival at hospital.

Columbia Power recognized as one of BC’s best

Columbia Power recognized as one of BC’s best

Columbia Power Corporation is pleased to announce it has been named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2015.

UPDATED: IIO leaves Castlegar, findings not yet available

UPDATED: IIO leaves Castlegar, findings not yet available

 

The Independent Investigations Office has completed the Castlegar portion of its investigation and its personnel have left the city and returned to their Surrey head office, but IIO representatives are not in a position yet to say when, exactly, the inquiry will be concluded and findings released.

CRIME CLIPS: Stolen vehicle pursuit leads to dead end for suspect

CRIME CLIPS: Stolen vehicle pursuit leads to dead end for suspect

Last week started off quietly enough for Grand Forks RCMP; but by Friday it started to get interesting, with BB gun vandalism and high-speed pursuits spicing things up in this quiet little community. Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison reported a total of 77 files between Midway and Grand Forks, including two separate motor vehicle accidents during the week that required police response. Neither accident was serious. "Both [were] in town," Harrison said. "No injuries, just minor damage."

Antique store hit with BB pellets

PHOTO GALLERY: Road Hockey Rumble kicks off Kraft Hockeyville bid

PHOTO GALLERY: Road Hockey Rumble kicks off Kraft Hockeyville bid

The second annual Road Hockey Rumble on Saturday served as the kick-off event for Castlegar’s bid to become Kraft Hockeyville 2015.

Four teams went head-to-head in the Complex parking lot: The fire department, RCMP, media and city council/staff. (The media and council teams were beefed up by assistance from players from both the Castlegar Rebels and The Selkirk Saints).

Dog walker gets stiff sentence

Dog walker gets stiff sentence

Lower Mainland dog walker Emma Paulsen was sentenced today to six months in jail and has been given a 10-year ban on owning animals and a lifetime ban on caring for other people’s pets.

Couple in custody after series of crimes

Couple in custody after series of crimes

Two people are in police custody after a rash of crimes in Trail and Kamloops, according to Trail top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke.

"In the early morning hours of Jan. 23, the Trail RCMP were called to two commercial break-and-enters in the city within an hour of each other. Ackland Grainger and Gerick's Cycle both had their front doors smashed and cash and property stolen. Video surveillance captured images of the male suspect and a vehicle," Oelke said.

Crime spree sees three men sentenced

Crime spree sees three men sentenced

Three men arrested in Castlegar after a brief crime spree have pleaded guilty and been sentenced, according to RCMP Cpl. Kelly Hall.

"On Jan. 27, Huyghebaert, Pike and Smith entered guilty pleas on a number of the charges," Hall said. "As a result, Huyghebaert and Pike received sentences of 50 days in custody and a $100 Victim Surcharge each. SMITH received a sentence of 80 days in custody and a $100 Victim Surcharge."

Castlegar RCMP apprehend trio following crime spree

Castlegar RCMP apprehend trio following crime spree

A trio of men are facing a laundry list of charges following a crime spree in Castlegar late last week.

RCMP Sgt Laurel Mathew said in total the three adult males, Leonard John Huychebaert, Andrew Genner Pike and Gregory Alan Smith area are facing a total of 16 charges including theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, fraud under $5,000 and possession of drugs. 

Huychebaert and Pike are from the Grande Prairie area while Smith had been living in Castlegar.

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