Regional News

GF hosts open house to answer water metre questions

GF hosts open house to answer water metre questions

More than 100 residents came to the City of Grand Fork's informational open house, thirsty to learn more about the upcoming expansion of water metre to all residential homes in city limits. 

Better and better, worse and worse. Simultaneously. And ever faster.

Better and better, worse and worse. Simultaneously. And ever faster.

“…the new religion of material science … rules our mind, and this religion has a very, very bad god behind it. Certain patterns of thinking are now being induced electronically over the whole earth. …I don't think, as we are turning our forces now, that we're doing ourselves any good whatsoever. I feel rough times ahead.”

Joseph C. Pearce

Fire destroys home in Pass Creek

Fire destroys home in Pass Creek

A fire last night in Pass Creek destroyed a home, despite the attendance of three fire departments and roughly 20 firefighters, according to Pass Creek fire chief Brian Bebelman.

He said the call came in at about 9:55 p.m. to respond to a fire at the end of McDaniels Road, at a double-wide trailer mounted on a full foundation, with the front of the trailer at ground level but the back jutting out as far as 15 feet above the ground.

Implications of City of Castlegar wrong-doing refuted

Implications of City of Castlegar wrong-doing refuted

Implications that the City of Castlegar failed to exercise due diligence in its bid to expand its boundaries have proven to be unfounded.

The contention first arose when the city announced its intent to expand its boundaries to include Ootischenia gravel pit lands, which are currently owned by the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and fall within the jurisdiction of Area J of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK). The public notice also indicated that MoT had given the City of Castlegar first right of refusal on purchase of the property in question, if and when said property were to become available (it has not yet been determined if the property even can be sold, as environmental assessments are still pending).

National Environmental Leadership Clinic coming to the Kootenays

EECOM and CBEEN planning team at the Alberta Council for Environmental Education Leadership Clinic

The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) is excited to announce that it has teamed up with its national counterpart, the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM), to offer a unique environmental education opportunity.

LIBRARY MUSINGS: Fines gone, Mother Goose back

LIBRARY MUSINGS: Fines gone, Mother Goose back
Remember what I talked about in my last column? About how our Board of Directors had passed a motion to do away with overdue fines? Well, that very same progressive Board is looking for a few good women and men to join in the fun – if you think you might be interested in joining the library Board, give us a call or stop by the library and I’d be happy to tell you more about what it entails.

Man waving 'gun' in downtown Trail sent to hospital

Man waving 'gun' in downtown Trail sent to hospital
Reports of a man waving a handgun around in a Trail intersection Tuesday ended in a high risk arrest in the city's downtown core, according to RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson.
 
"On Jan. 21, at 10:54 a.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP received a call for service reporting a male in the area of Bay Avenue and Victoria Street acting erratically: yelling, waving his hands and pointing a handgun," Johnson said.
"Witnesses provided a description of the male and his last known direction of travel, which aided in the police immediately locating the 35-year-old male nearby.
 

Public input solicited for ways to make BC highways safer for people and wildlife

Public input solicited for ways to make BC highways safer for people and wildlife
Many of us spend a considerable amount of time driving on BC’s highways, and most of us have opinions about those highways and suggestions to make them safer for both people and wildlife.
 
The Ministry of Transportation has provided the public with an opportunity to comment on safety issues on BC’s highways.

Controversy brewing over Castlegar bid to take over Ootischenia gravel pit land

Controversy brewing over Castlegar bid to take over Ootischenia gravel pit land

A group of concerned Ootischenia residents is holding a public meeting Monday to discuss the City of Castlegar's interest in extending its boundaries to include a parcel of land currently owned by the Ministry of Transportation (MoT). (Click here to read the city's public notice on the matter).

Apply now for CBT grants for arts, culture and heritage

Dancing the Forest - Carl Schlichting

Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts, culture and heritage organizations—are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts, Culture and Heritage Program of Columbia Basin Trust.

“This is the 17th year that CKCA has been able to provide financial support for arts and heritage projects across the Basin,” said Jacquie Hamilton, CKCA chair. “What a difference Columbia Basin Trust continues to make!”