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Bear allegedly shot with bow and arrow; put down by police

Bear allegedly shot with bow and arrow; put down by police

Charges have been laid against a Castlegar resident who allegedly shot a bear with a bow-and-arrow Wednesday, according to Conservation Officer Ben Beetlestone.

Beetlestone said the charges were levied by way of a violation ticket.

“The bear was in a semi-enclosed space - a carport - when an encounter happened,” Beetlestone said. “Garbage was the issue, for sure. There was a history of this bear in that yard and that neighbourhood.”

Car accident on Columbia this afternoon; after one on Broadwater yesterday

Car accident on Columbia this afternoon; after one on Broadwater yesterday

Many people experienced a slow lunchtime commute today, after a three-vehicle accident on Columbia Avenue this afternoon.

RCMP Cpl. Dan Pollock said police received a call at 12:26 p.m. indicating there was an MVI near the Flamingo Motel on the city's main thoroughfare.

Paulson Pass impassable for hours due to road conditions

Paulson Pass impassable for hours due to road conditions

Yesterday afternoon saw Highway 3 near the Paulson Summit shut down for several hours after road conditions made it near-impassable for large trucks.

Trail RCMP Cpl. Mike Wilson said, “The weather up there was horrendous. I spoke to the (lead investigator on the scene) and he said the road conditions were appalling.

LETTER: Over-the-top random act of kindness renews reader's faith in people

LETTER: Over-the-top random act of kindness renews reader's faith in people

My name is Jennifer Williams and I live in Trail, B.C., Canada, and on our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend (Oct. 12-14) I decided that I would take my kids (10 and 7) to do some grocery shopping and visit the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze I have heard so much about in Colville and not to mention visit my father, who lives there as well.

On our way down, I stopped in Northport as I normally do to fill up with gas, however, this time would be one time I will never, ever forget. As I was pumping gas, I got distracted and placed my wallet on the hood of my van.

COMMENT: ‘Leaders’ and why we’re so beyond that--or should be. Part One of Two.

COMMENT: ‘Leaders’ and why we’re so beyond that--or should be.  Part One of Two.

The fright-spectacle of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford--punchline of the week across Canada and around the world--comes along at the perfect time for me. Last week I was lucky enough to be sent a link to this video. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Uruguayan president Jose Mujica presents the perfect counterpoint to the troubled and troubling Ford. One man thinks he is a leader and is not.

SELKIRK COLLEGE AND BCIT ENTER PARTNERSHIP

The MOU between Selkirk College and BCIT was signed in mid-October in Burnaby. On hand for the signing were: (back

A new partnership between Selkirk College and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will help students with hands-on application of their skills and knowledge.

The two post-secondary institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at collaboration and building on success at both schools.

Man in custody following stabbing at Fernie Hotel

Man in custody following stabbing at Fernie Hotel

Fernie RCMP have a 54-year-old local man in custody following a stabbing incident in the Elk Valley City Monday.

Police were called to the Fernie Hotel Monday (November 4) at 9:30 p.m. to a report of a stabbing.

When officers arrived a 55-year-old male victim alleged that he had been attacked by the male suspect armed with a knife.

SD 51 to get new buses

School bus -- Wikipedia photo

School District 51 is getting three new buses to serve the Boundary next year. The provincial government has set aside $416,974 to fund the three news buses, which will seat at least 80 people.

The buses will replace three older models. Two have been in use for 15 years and the other one is 12-years-old. The government has a criteria of either more than 400,000 km or older than 15 years when replacing old buses. Okanagan Similkameen will also be getting a new bus.

Teck Trail Operations pH Level Permit Exceedance Penalty Supports Habitat Conservation

Teck Trail Operations pH Level Permit Exceedance Penalty Supports Habitat Conservation

Teck Trail Operations has been assessed a penalty of $210,000 under the Fisheries Act and the Environmental Management Act. $200,000 of the penalty will be split evenly between the provincial Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and the federal Environmental Damages Fund. The funds will be used to support habitat conservation within the Kootenay River or Columbia River watersheds.

Teck penalized over $200,000 for exceeding pH; money to go to conservation

Teck penalized over $200,000 for exceeding pH; money to go to conservation

Teck Trail Operations has been assessed a penalty of $210,000 under the Fisheries Act and the Environmental Management Act. $200,000 of the penalty will be split evenly between the provincial Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and the federal Environmental Damages Fund. The funds will be used to support habitat conservation within the Kootenay River or Columbia River watersheds.