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It's official - Selkirk Aviation program lost to Castlegar

It's official - Selkirk Aviation program lost to Castlegar

After spending several months attempting to find a fiscally sustainable way to deliver the Professional Aviation Program into the future, Selkirk College has made the difficult decision to cancel the program.

Suspended earlier this year due to low enrolment and financial pressures, college administration recommended to the Selkirk College Board of Governors that cancelling the program was the best option. At a meeting on Tuesday night, the board voted to accept the administration’s recommendation.

LETTER: MP Albas responds to critical letter and comments

LETTER: MP Albas responds to critical letter and comments

(Ed. Note: This is in response to an earlier letter you can read by clicking here).

Dear Editor,

It is with much regret I feel compelled to respond to the letter from potential Liberal Party of Canada candidate Connie Denesiuk to your publication. Why reluctantly? From my experience citizens are tired of public office holders and those aspiring to be public office holders engaging in negative personal attacks and public spats. Such actions are indicative of old school partisan politics of the worst kind and it saddens me to respond to them.

Why respond at all? Unfortunately many of the claims stated by Connie Denesiuk are false and patently untrue and as such, are deserving of response.

Police redefine dog days of summer by asking for public help

Police redefine dog days of summer by asking for public help

It's an odd dillema. Police want very badly to get your calls, if an animal is in distress.

They care, and they want to help where they can.

But there is a common sense denominator that doesn't seem to apply.

If the air conditioning is on, the dog is more comfortable than you, as you stand outside looking at him. Not all dogs in cars are struggling.

This is a time where common sense is the end game.

LETTER: Reader learns of tragic loss on Facebook

LETTER: Reader learns of tragic loss on Facebook

Dear Editor: THIS IS A PUBLIC NOTICE.

Don't eat yellow snow, don't text and drive, and use your head before you post on Facebook.

Picture this; it’s a breezy summer morning, the sun is out, the birds are chirping and you're sitting at the table enjoying a delicious cup of coffee. 

You still have 10 minutes before having to leave for work and decide to take a quick scroll through Facebook. The page loads and the first status catches your eye; a friend is asking if anyone has heard about the "incident" that happened in town.

BC welcomes out-of-province firefighters

BC welcomes out-of-province firefighters

In preparation to rest crews for mandatory days off and with the forecasted return to hot and dry conditions by this weekend, Wildfire Management Branch welcomed 153 more fire personnel yesterday. One Structural Protection Unit arrives today.

California-grown fresh fruit on "class one" recall list

California-grown fresh fruit on "class one" recall list

The brand "Sweet 2 Eat" fresh, whole fruit is being recalled in Canada due to a concern of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The fruit varieties include peaches, plums, nectarins and pluats and are being pulled off of supermarket shelves. 

Consumers should look for the brands Wawona, Sweet 2 Eat or Harvest Sweet. Each individual piece of fruit will have a Sweet 2 Eat sticker on it. 

Any recalled items that have already been purchased should be thrown out or returned to the store. 

LETTER: Dan Albas needs further education

LETTER: Dan Albas needs further education

In a Saturday morning interview on CBC Radio’s The House, Dan Albas, the Conservative MP for South Okanagan-Similkameen continued his government’s attacks on the Canadian judiciary. I feel his remarks betray a scary lack of understanding of the role of the courts in our country.

COMMENT: Fencing agreement with Nature's Trust

COMMENT: Fencing agreement with Nature's Trust

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On July 2nd there was a field trip on Nature Trust property. The major objective of the field trip was to encourage Nature Trust to take ownership of their 475 acres and start the process of mitigating the significant damage caused by the cow which is contrary to the 99 year lease agreement signed with the Fish & Wildlife Branch in 1974 a year after the purchase.

COMMENT: Wildfire Safety, Building Accessibility and Celebrating Summer

COMMENT: Wildfire Safety, Building Accessibility and Celebrating Summer

Summer in the Okanagan. Who wouldn't want to be here and enjoy all of what nature has to offer? Lakes, trails, every kind of fruit and vegetable and wine to top it off.  However the heat of summer also brings wildfires. Many of you live in interface areas, beautiful homes backing onto forests and hills, surrounded by nature’s fuel for fires.

No injuries after Teck incident last night

No injuries after Teck incident last night

While some residents may have been alarmed by an incident at Teck Cominco last night, spokesperson Catherine Adair says there is no cause for concern, despite sirens and what appeared to be smoke coming from the mill.

"Shortly after 9 p..m., the Lead Smelter experienced an unplanned local power outage," Adair said. "This resulted in the venting of some in-process gases from the KIVCET furnace and Slag Fuming Furnaces, which was visible both on site and to the community.

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