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Kootenay students get in-demand skills with new trades training equipment

College of the Rockies hosted a visit from Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson who met with students, faculty and staff. — Submitted photo

The College of the Rockies and Selkirk College will receive $640,702 to buy new trades training equipment that supports students entering in-demand occupations that are critical to the economy.

The College of the Rockies will receive $325,274. Examples of trades training equipment include air dryer and heat exchangers for industrial mechanic and millwright students, a wheel aligner for heavy mechanical trades and an oxyfuel cutter for welding students.

UPDATED: Missing Kimberley man found

Ernest Davis of Kimberley, BC.

The High River RCMP would like to thank the Public for their assistance on this matter.

As a result from a tip, called in by an area rancher, the Crowsnest Pass Search and Rescue sent out snowmobiles and located Mr Davis. 

His vehicle had left the road on Highway 40 or what is also known as the Forestry Trunk Road, north of Blairmore, Alta.

At this time Davis is being transported to the hospital for an examination.   

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Single winning ticket purchased in Barrie, Ontario

Single winning ticket purchased in Barrie, Ontario

Back to work people.

The single winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw is believed to be purchased in Barrie, Ont.

The winning numbers were  1, 5, 7, 13, 14, 33 and 46. The bonus number was 47.

There were two prizes of $254,045.60 in the LOTTO MAX 6/7+Bonus category won by winning tickets purchased in Calgary and Ontario.

The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Feb. 13 will be $12 million.

Thirty-Two More Charges Laid in Investment Fraud

Thirty-Two More Charges Laid in Investment Fraud

A complex multi-agency investigation into a high profile investment fraud has now resulted in 32 new charges against a Lower Mainland male. 

Arvindbhai Bakorbhai (Arvin) Patel, 61, a former financial planner, is alleged to have been working in partnership with Rashida Samji, also 61, a well-known former Notary. 

ICBC asks drivers to prepare for unpredictable weather this long weekend

Slippery roads were the blame for a recent accident near Beasley on Highway 3A. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Although we're experiencing an unusually mild winter this year, weather in our province can still be unpredictable at this time of year.

ICBC is warning the public travelling over the Family Day long weekend, to be prepared for varied and rapidly changing road conditions including snow, slush, fog, heavy rain and ice.

Government peace officer dies in motor vehicle incident

Government peace officer dies in motor vehicle incident

Commercial Vehicle and Safety Enforcement (CVSE) Officer Toni Kristinsson died as a result of a collision on Highway 5 near Valemount on Sunday, Feb. 1.

Officer Kristinsson was driving home near the end of his shift when his patrol vehicle collided with a commercial transport truck. He had worked for the CVSE branch for a little over three years and spent a majority of his time working in the Robson Valley out of the Tete Jaune Inspection Station.

RCMP report three caught in avalanche near Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Three men, skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden, have been taken hospital following an avalanche.

Golden RCMP is reporting that three men are being taken to hospital after they were caught in an avalanche Tuesday afternoon.
 
RCMP Media Relations Officer Kris Clark said in a release that Tuesday (February 3) at 2 p.m., the Golden RCMP received a report of an avalanche near the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

Three men in their early 20's, all from Saskatchewan, were apparently skiing out-of-bounds near Terminator 2 when they allegedly caused and were subsequently caught in the avalanche.

New plan provides roadmap for addressing health risks of gambling

In 2014, there were 125,000 problems gamblers . . . about 3.3% of the population.

The B.C. government is stepping up its efforts to address public-health risks of gambling with a new plan that outlines how the Province and B.C. Lottery Corporation will work to address problem gambling and improve programs and services aimed at promoting responsible gambling.

The Plan for Public Health and Gambling, released today, contains 21 commitments focused on four main themes: problem gambling prevention among youth, encouraging responsible gambling, problem gambling treatment, and research.

End of an era as PNG closes Kennedy Heights printing plant

The Vancouver Sun is now being printed by Transcontinental Printing in Delta. — Photo courtesy Huffington Post

Members of Unifor Local 2000 were dealt another blow this past weekend when more than 200 workers were forced to look for a new career after the closure of the Kennedy Heights printing plant in Surrey by Pacific Newspaper Group (PNG).

The last newspaper left the press at Kennedy Heights Saturday (January 31) morning, ending decades of production for Vancouver’s largest dailies — the Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers.

RCMP catch serial robber believed to be responsible for recent hold ups

The RCMP caught this man, seen here leaving a bank in High River, Friday in Grand Prairie.

The long arm of the RCMP finally caught up to a serial bank robber Friday believed to be responsible for hold-ups stretching from B.C. through Alberta to Saskatchewan.

RCMP said a 26-year-old man was arrested around 2:30 p.m. MT in Grande Prairie, Alta Friday.

The man was arrested to face charges - those charges and the man's identity will be released on Monday, police said.

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