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BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko says goodbye to Parliament

Alex Atamanenko says it was an honour to serve my country as their representative for the past nine years.

British Columbia Southern Interior, NDP MP Alex Atamanenko says goodbye to his time representing the riding during the closing of the 41st Parliament in Ottawa.

Selkirk's Plant Operator Program offers ticket to multi-industry opportunities

Plant Operator Program Instructor Bruce McMaster stands beside the replica plant used for training at Nelson’s Silver King Campus which is the only one of its kind in Western Canada. The next intake for the 24-week program is now open for registration and classes begin on August 4. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Selkirk College is opening doors to multi-industry opportunities by offering an additional intake for the popular Plant Operator Program.

Based out of Nelson’s Silver King Campus, the 24-week Plant Operator Program prepares students for entry level positions in a multitude of areas like oil & gas, refineries, pulp mills, forestry, mining, health care, educational facilities, manufacturing and recreation.

Smoke from Lytton fire drifting into the Southeast

Smoke from Lytton fire drifting into the Southeast

Smoke from the Cisco Road Fire near Lytton is drifting into the Southeast Fire Centre and residents may continue to see smoke from that blaze as firefighting crews work to suppress it.

Depending on the prevailing winds, smoke can travel long distances. Although there may be dense smoke visible in certain areas of the Southeast Fire Centre, there are currently no wildfires in the region that have the potential to create this amount of smoke.

No one injured in fire at housing co-op Friday

No one injured in fire at housing co-op Friday

A fire at the office of the Woodand Park Housing Co-op on Silverwood Drive this afternoon may have caused $2,000 or more worth of damage, according to fire chief Gerry Rempel.

The call came in at 2:47 p.m. after a torch being used to effect plumbing repairs sparked a blaze inside the wall of the building. The repairman saw smoke coming from the hole in the wall where the work had been done, and immediately called 9-1-1.

Trail war hero finally comes home after 70 years

Trail war hero finally comes home after 70 years

After more than 70 years, a fallen Trail war hero is finally coming home.

Airman Sgt. Eric Mitchell Honeyman was 21 when his bomber, with six airmen on board, was shot down in Belgium on Dec. 23, 1944 – at which point they and their craft disappeared, according to his oldest living relative, Scott Honeyman (who is a newsstory in his own right, having started his journalism career at the Trail Daily Times and going on to boast a career that spanned the country and included the title of managing editor for the Vancouver Sun. He’s now retired and lives in Vancouver, but remains a fundamental figure in Trail history.)

Release: IHA announces president/CAO's resignation

Release: IHA announces president/CAO's resignation

Interior Health’s board chair Erwin Malzer today announced that president and CEO Dr. Robert Halpenny has informed the board of directors of his decision to resign in the fall of 2015 in order to pursue other opportunities.

Castlegar man facing charges after robbery on Sunday

Castlegar man facing charges after robbery on Sunday
A-29 year-old Castlegar man is facing charges after the Castlegar RCMP received a report from a local business that they had been the victim of a robbery in the early morning hours of June 7, according to Castlegar RCMP Laurel Mathew.
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"The male entered the Columbia Avenue store and browsed inside for several minutes before threatening to produce a weapon and demanding money," she said.

Selkirk College Board of Governors Green Lights Balanced Budget

Selkirk College graduated more than 750 students in a variety of different diploma and certificate programs this past April. With a balanced budget heading into the coming fiscal year, the educational opportunities and mission of lifelong learning will continue to flourish in our region. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Selkirk College will move into the next fiscal year with a balanced budget after receiving approval from its Board of Governors earlier this month.

After months of hard work by administration and staff, the 2015-2016 Selkirk College budget was passed at the June 2 board meeting.

The college can now proceed with its $43.1 million budget that represents expenditures in the West Kootenay-Boundary region that have an overall direct and indirect economic impact of $200 million.

Southeast Fire Centre fire ban partially rescinded

Southeast Fire Centre fire ban partially rescinded

Effective at noon on Thursday (June 4) Category 2 open fires will once again be permitted in the Southeast Fire Centre due to a decreased risk of wildfires.

The public is now permitted to burn waste, slash or other materials in a pile not exceeding two metres in height and three metres in width. The rescinding of this prohibition does not include Category 3 fires. A map of the Category 3 prohibition area is available online at: http://bit.ly/1Qa2mZQ

RCMP warn of high-pressure Revenue Canada phone scam

RCMP warn of high-pressure Revenue Canada phone scam
The Nakusp RCMP are warning of a phone and email scam where a fraudster states they are a Canada Revenue Agency representative and pressures the potential victim into paying a non-existent debt.
 
RCMP have received a number of complaints.  People are being called by someone claiming to be from the tax agency who uses threatening and coercive language.  The person is also stating there is a warrant out for them and that if they don't pay the money the police will be attending their homes.
 
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