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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.

2017 BC Provincial Election — The Goldilocks edition

The verdict is in — “Voters always know best.”

It was a pretty safe bet going into election night that regardless of how the vote broke that there were four words from Premier Christy Clark's 2013 victory speech which would be left unsaid this year: “Well, that was easy.”

Something else telling between Clark's two speeches?

In 2013, it fell on then-NDP leader Adrian Dix to deliver that oft-cited line by political runner-ups: “Elections belong to the voters and the voters decided.”

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.

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.”

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.

Slow down this Victoria Day long weekend

In the Southern Interior, 69 people were injured in 270 crashes.

As B.C. roads are expected to be busy with the unofficial start of the summer road trip season this May long weekend, ICBC and police are asking drivers to slow down and maintain a safe speed now and throughout summer.

Crashes and injuries increase on long weekends because of many factors, including unsafe speed as people may be rushing to reach their destination. Last year over the Victoria Day long weekend, 490 people were hurt in 1,900 crashes in B.C. — including 69 people in the Southern Interior injured in 270 crashes.

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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