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Police seek witnesses to fatal jetski incident on Columbia River

Police seek witnesses to fatal jetski incident on Columbia River

The Trail and Greater RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in looking for anyone who

witnessed a Seadoo accident in the Columbia river in Trail on May 9 at approximately 6 p.m.

Three males were on a Seadoo at this time in the river near the Sunningdale / Gyro Park area. An incident occurred causing all three males to be be thrown into the water.

Two males were rescued, but one male Jeffrey David Bauder, 28, is presumed drowned and missing at this time.

Balfour residents go to polls to determine water system upgrades

Residents can have their say in advance voting on June 7th, general voting on June 17th or mail ballot voting.

Balfour residents are going to the polls in June to vote in a referendum to determine the direction the community wants to take regarding the water system upgrades.

Monday, more than 65 residents attended a public meeting as Regional District of Central Kootenay staff presented information about the project goals, finances, and proposed water rates. 

Castlegar Air Cadets reach for the skies

Castlegar Air Cadets reach for the skies

On May 13, the cadets of 581 City of Castlegar Air Cadet squadron went flying from the West Kootenay Regional Airport.

The cadets were flown in the bright blue and yellow Cessna 182s that are usually used for towing the Air Cadet Glider aircraft.

The cadets explored the Castlegar area from the air and were taught the basics of aircraft control. This fall, the cadets will be flying again, this time in the air cadet Schweitzer 2-33A gliders.

Robson Fire Department Wins Education Award

Robson Fire Department Wins Education Award

The Robson Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) has received the Al Lonneberg Fire Safety Public Education Award – an honour bestowed annually to the volunteer fire department that initiates the greatest effort in its community to fight fires pre-ignition.

The Department received the award on the weekend of April 28thwhen hundreds of firefighters from around the Province gathered in Grand Forks for the Province’s annual Spring Training.

OPINION: On cancelling funding for Planned Parenthood and other organizations providing a wide range of health services

OPINION: On cancelling funding for Planned Parenthood and other organizations providing a wide range of health services

Children are beautiful.  They embody our hopes for the future. Does that mean that girls and women should be forbidden access to sex education and family planning?  

Following the Women's March on Washington and supporting marches in thousands of centres internationally, women's rights and their health and well-being globally took a severe blow.

New Sexual Violence Policy approved at Selkirk College

Selkirk College now has a Sexual Violence Policy.

Selkirk College now has a Sexual Violence Policy in place making a clear commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and respectful learning, working and living environment.

“The safety and well-being of our students and staff is of vital importance,” says Selkirk College President Angus Graeme. “This is an important step in letting everyone know that there is zero tolerance for violence at Selkirk College. There is so much that goes into creating a safe and healthy learning environment and this policy supports our continual aspiration to be a violence-free college.”

Calling all Women Soccer players to Vernon 55-plus Seniors Games

Calling all Women Soccer players to Vernon 55-plus Seniors Games

BC Seniors organizers are adding another event to the popular 55-plus Games with the introduction of Women’s 7-A-Side Soccer beginning this year in Vernon.

So all those 55-plus female players, dig out the cleats and start training.

“If you’re still an active soccer player, or used to play and can dig out some cleats, come join us for some friendly competition and lots of fun and camaraderie,” said the media press release.

There are seven on the field at one time, one player who is a goalkeeper.

Columbia River system pretty full, but floods not likely — officials

Water flows swiftly over the horseshoe dam at Bonnington Falls. — The Nelson Daily photo

BC Hydro officials say they’re not forecasting flooding along the Columbia River system in the Kootenays this year- but admit it could come pretty close as they try to manage “unprecedented” runoff.

While Nelson, Castlegar and Trail are unlikely to see any floods from high water levels on the river system, Kootenay Lake itself may peak at a point where flooding becomes possible, officials told reporters at a briefing on Tuesday.

Letter: BC’s Future – Forward or Backward?

Letter: BC’s Future – Forward or Backward?

To The Editor:

The election “results” are not yet final, but  there is a lot to learn from the process. Strong Liberal support in the past has weakened. “Green” has expanded substantially. Not a lot of change with the NDP, but significant.    Issues of housing affordability;  infrastructure – hospitals, schools; climate change and fossil fuel use, First Nations rights, jobs and the economy were clearly answered by electors and the  “new government”, whoever that turns out to be.

Kokanee Mountain Zipline Hosts Second Annual Community Day

Kokanee Mountain Zipline holds its second annual Community Day fundraiser May 26. This year’s proceeds are going to the West Kootenay EcoSociety, which runs the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park.— Allen Rollin photo

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is going to be the big benefactor during the second annual Kokanee Mountain Zipline Community Day event.

Community Day is an opportunity for the Kokanee Mountain Zipline operation to thank locals for their support and raise funds for an important neighbouring society.

Owned and operated by brothers Todd Manton and Jay Manton, Kokanee Mountain Zipline invites residents of the Nelson area to attend Community Day on Friday, May 26, from 9 am to 5:15 pm.

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