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Exhibitions explore Asian Settlement in the Kootenays

Exhibitions explore Asian Settlement in the Kootenays

The Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar opens its 2017 Exhibition Schedule with two shows that explore migration and settlement through the perspective of East Asian Canadian artists who reference the West Kootenays. Plant Memory and High Muck a Muck both open March 3 at 7 p.m. and run until April 15.

Local conservation officer attacked by cougar near Salmo

Local conservation officer attacked by cougar near Salmo

A local conservation officer was attacked by a cougar during an anomalous spike in cougar activity in and around Salmo, according to Deputy Chief Conservation Officer Chris Doyle.

Doyle said the CO (whose name will not be released) responded to a call about an injured cougar that had been struck by a pick-up truck about 20 km outside Salmo at roughly 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. The otherwise-healthy cougar was injured severely enough to require the officer to humanely euthanize the animal.

Throne speech begins stretch run for BC politicians

Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon outlined how British Columbia has navigated challenging times to lead Canada, thanks to a plan.

Members of the BC Legislature made their way back to Victoria to begin the final session before the provincial election in May.

In her speech from the throne Tuesday, Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon outlined how British Columbia has navigated challenging times to lead Canada, thanks to a plan – and hard-working British Columbians.

Since the launch of the BC Jobs Plan five years ago:

North Shore development variance could set ‘precedent’ for the area: development services

The photo is an aerial view of one of the development lots on the North Shore. — Submitted

A new four-lot development approved for the city’s North Shore could have lasting implications for future investment in the area, warns the city’s manager of development services.

Pam Mierau said the application from the owners of the property at 746 Highway 3A on the North Shore to vary the Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw — to allow the subdivision of the subject property into four lots — would have some deeper ramifications.

Armed robbery at Teejay's, police ask witnesses to come forward

Armed robbery at Teejay's, police ask witnesses to come forward

Castlegar RCMP is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Feb. 12 at a downtown business. At approximately 6 p.m., two suspects entered Teejay's grocery store on 4th Street with a replica firearm and approached the clerk. They took her to the back room and bound her arms, then proceeded to steal many items including cash, lottery tickets, and cigarettes. The males fled the store and may have gotten into a smaller size, light colored pick up truck behind Kootenay Savings.

The store clerk was not physically injured.

Castlegar man killed in mountain accident

Castlegar man killed in mountain accident

Trail and Greater District Detachment is assisting the BC Coroner Service and Worksafe BC with the investigation into the death of a Castlegar man who was struck by a tree, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

The 72-year-old man was grooming trails in the Nancy Green cross country ski area when the accident occurred last Friday.

The first 500 Days in office: promises, promises -- broken promises

Image:  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau via Prime Minister's Photo Gallery

 By James Wilt | DeSmog Canada

Reconcile with Indigenous peoples. Make elections fairer. Invest many more billions in public transit and green infrastructure. Take climate change seriously.

Preliminary results of affordable housing survey point to financial struggle: city official

Some people were greater than 50 per cent, Watt said, making it one of the biggest findings of the survey.

Over half of the people who took part in an affordable housing survey in the city in January spend nearly half of their monthly income on their accommodations, a city development and engineering department technologist says.

Graham Watt revealed some of the preliminary results of the City of Grand Forks’ Affordable Housing Survey in a city council meeting Jan. 30, including the fact that 54 per cent of the survey respondents spend between 30 to 50 per cent of their monthly income on housing.

Selkirk College Gets Involved in Nelson Coldest Night of the Year

Emma Lesnik and Morgan Schultz (right) are third-year Selkirk College Nursing Students helping organize the Coldest Night of the Year, an event hosted by Nelson CARES to increase awareness and raise funds to alleviate the effects of homelessness. — Selkirk College photo

Selkirk College is working with Nelson CARES as they host the third-annual Coldest Night of the Year, a family-friendly walking fundraising event happening in communities across the country.

On February 25, people will take to the streets of downtown Nelson to increase awareness about homelessness in the community and raise funds to help continue renovations at Ward Street Place. There are two, five and 10 kilometre walks which give participants the opportunity to experience a few hours outside in the cold, a hint of what it might be like to be homeless.

WANTED: Local scientists to inspire children

Scientists from all disciplines will get the opportunity to share their passion with children of all ages.

Science World’s Scientists and Innovators in the Schools (SIS) program gets kids excited about science and technology through school visits from local science professionals. To better serve communities in the Kootenay region, we are holding a communication training workshop in Castlegar, for science professionals interested in finding out more about this program. The workshop will take place on Feb. 23, at the Selkirk College, between 5 and 7:30 p.m. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

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