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City to sell Esplanade lands for downtown development

City to sell Esplanade lands for downtown development

Trail City Council is pleased to offer two key properties on Esplanade Avenue fronting the Columbia River for development purposes. The city is seeking proposals from developers to purchase and develop the properties in the heart of Trail’s downtown with preference as a mixed-use project, combining residential and commercial uses.

Suicide threat at Trail bridge

Suicide threat at Trail bridge

According to police, a young woman escaped from the Daly Pavilion at the hospital, climbed the Trail bridge and was threatening to commit suicide for roughly an hour last night, forcing police to redirect traffic as a safety precaution.

Trail RCMP Sgt. Rob Hawton said police were called at about 9:35 p.m. on Sunday to help the woman, but were unable to talk her down from the bridge.

Selkirk Becomes Canada's First Community College to Achieve Fair Trade Campus Designation

Selkirk Becomes Canada's First Community College to Achieve Fair Trade Campus Designation
Selkirk College has become the first community college,

Charges laid in Grand Forks city hall fire

Charges laid in Grand Forks city hall fire

Charges have been laid against a 31-year-old Grand Forks man who allegedly started a fire at Grand Forks city hall, Thursday.

Andre Robert Conn has been charged with breaking and entering, arson, possession of incendiary materials and possession of break in instruments. 

Conn is a 31-year-old Grand Forks resident and has been remanded in custody until he appears in Nelson court on Sept. 24. 

GF city hall significantly damaged by suspicious fire

GF city hall significantly damaged by suspicious fire

Update

Grand Forks RCMP are saying with a "high level of confidence" that the fire at city hall this morning was caused by an arsonist. 

The fire and intruder alarms sounded at 5:30 a.m. when the blaze was set and the Grand Forks Fire Rescue arrived on the scene within minutes. They were able to quickly control the fire, but not before the damage was done. 

"There is exensive damage to the first floor," said Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison. "It was basically gutted by the fire." 

LETTER: Residents band together to protect Pass Creek watersheds

LETTER: Residents band together to protect Pass Creek watersheds

Dear Editor:

We are concerned citizens of Pass Creek, Robson and Raspberry who have united in a campaign to protect Pass Creek watersheds from the negative effects of road building and logging, and to preserve our scenic and wildlife corridor.

Selkirk College Signs Transfer Agreement with Royal Roads University

Selkirk College Signs Transfer Agreement with Royal Roads University
Selkirk College recently signed an agreement with Royal Roads University to allow Selkirk Business Administration graduates to transfer into RRU’s Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration programs after two years of study.

More options for students

Selkirk students, who have successfully completed a

Grand Forks woman killed near Westbridge

Grand Forks woman killed near Westbridge
UPDATED
 
Margaret Arnet McMurtrie, 85, of Grand Forks was killed on Sunday, Sept. 15 in a single-car rollover. The accident happened on Hwy. 33, 14 km North of Westbridge. 
The accident happened in the early afternoon after the car went off the road and rolled in the ditch.

lst International Colville Rotary Chili Cook-Off--and mounted archers! All in Colville this weekend

lst International Colville Rotary Chili Cook-Off--and mounted archers! All in Colville this weekend

The 1stInternational Colville Rotary Cook -Off is coming soon--the first event of its kind in the area. In the planning for over one year, this Colville Rotary fundraiser will support many community projects. It will bring chefs and entertainment from British Columbia, Ritzville, Bellingham, Colville, Loon Lake, Chewelah and Kettle Falls to the Colville Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Got video? You may find yourself suddenly popular...consider submitting to the Rossland Mountain Film Festival 2013!

Photo by Francois Marseille

The Teck Rossland Mountain Film Festival is set to celebrate its fourteenth year of existence this November, as the annual festival runs from Wednesday the 13th to Sunday the 17th in R-Town, Rossland BC, home to Red Mountain Resort and The Seven Summits.

Currently, the RMFF board is actively seeking entries from filmmakers big, small, medium-sized, or as yet completely undiscovered; If you are a filmmaker or know of a filmmaker who has been flying under the radar, we would love to receive those films for possible inclusion in the festival.