RCMP Sgt. Backus calling on gov't to 'Back Us'; many local cops getting on board

RCMP Sgt. Backus calling on gov't to 'Back Us'; many local cops getting on board

A former West Kootenay police officer has started a movement which has spread throughout the country in protest of working conditions within the RCMP.

Former Kaslo top cop Sgt. Chris Backus (now with the Sunshine Coast detachment), risked censure or even dismissal by approaching the media with a ‘yellow stripe campaign’ to send a message to the government – and it’s a message being heard loud and clear here in Castlegar and Trail.

Salmo seeks public input on parks

Salmo seeks public input on parks

The Village of Salmo is seeking public input on the use, function, and infrastructure in Salmo’s two community parks – Lions Park and Knights of Pythias (KP) Park.  A survey form is available online and at the Village office and ideas and suggestions are due by May 15, 2017. The Village intends to use the input to shape parks master planning.

Selkirk College Distinguished Alumnus Rises to Peak of the Ski Industry

Panorama Mountain Village President and CEO Steve Paccagnan will receive the honour of Distinguished Alumnus at the Selkirk College Graduation 2017 ceremony on April 28 at the Castlegar Campus. Paccagnan graduated from the Ski Resort Operations & Management Program in 1988.

One of Canada’s ski industry leaders will be honoured as a Distinguished Alumnus at the upcoming Selkirk College Graduation 2017 ceremony.

Moving on up: city prepares fiscal ground for newly upgraded campground

There was construction of 10 new tenting platforms, and upgrades were made to the campground showers and washrooms.

The city will be sporting several new full-service campground sites at its Nelson Tourist Park in 2017, part of an overall overhaul of the recreation site the city undertook in 2016.

During the 2016 upgrades, the full-service area was reconfigured to allow for six functional sites, seven full service sites, 10 new tenting platforms and upgrades to the showers and washrooms.

Plan ahead to stay safe this Easter long weekend

In the Southern Interior 62 people are injured in 310 crashes.

After months of tough winter driving conditions, many British Columbians are likely making their first road trip of the year this Easter weekend.

The Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) said in a media release, that every Easter long weekend, an average of four people are killed and 650 injured in 2,300 crashes in B.C.

In the Southern Interior 62 people are injured in 310 crashes.

Discover College Life at Experience Selkirk Day

Experience Selkirk Day is an annual event, where Grade 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to come to Selkirk College and experience what it's like to be a college student for a day. Pre-register before May 4.

High school students in the region are invited to experience Selkirk College for a day at an annual event that serves up educational pathways with a taste of campus life.

Grade 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to Selkirk College on May 17 for Experience Selkirk Day which will feature workshops that help them explore college programs and define potential careers.

Editorial: Negative campaigning and being well-informed

Please vote!

Every day, my inbox is littered with vitriol from two of BC's political parties, about each other.  They're each titled "press release" but I haven't been publishing them. Perhaps that's wrong-headed of me, but I don't want to encourage the negativity.

Why am I opposed to the nastiness?  Because I want voters to vote, and to cast their votes based on rational agreement or disagreement, not based on stirred-up emotions.

Candidates hit ground running in Nelson-Creston BC Election race begins

Incumbent Michelle Mungall (center running through Nelson Tuesday to kick off the campaign) and the rest of the Nelson-Creston candidates were busy on Day one of the 2017 BC Election campaign.

Michelle Mungall of the BC NDP party was busy running through the streets of communities in the Nelson-Creston riding.

Nelson-Creston Green Party candidate Kim Charlesworth was flagging down early morning rush hour traffic on Front Street outside the Heritage City campaign office.

Independent Tom Prior was glad-handing voters on Baker Street in Nelson.

Supporters for Tanya Wall of the BC Liberal Party were staking signs on the shoulder of the Nelson arterial.

The other candidate in Nelson-Creston is Independent Jesse O'Leary.

Beasley Bluffs get trim from highway improvement

The dreaded Beasley Bluffs, 10 kilometers west of Nelson, is going to get shaved this spring and the material used at the overpass at South Slocan. — The Nelson Daily photo

Driving from the west on Highway 3A into Nelson is going to be a pain again this summer — but at least the road will be a little safer as a result.

Preparation work has already begun on the $5.7 million project to build an overpass at South Slocan to replace the aging bridge there. The project is going to have a side benefit- cleaning up a dangerous stretch of the highway just west of Taghum.

Southeast Fire Centre urges caution with open burning

Before beginning to burn, first check with the local fire department, municipality and regional district to find out if any open burning restrictions or bylaws are in effect.

March may have been one of the wettest months on record, but that isn't stopping the Southeast Fire Centre from asking the public to exercise caution while conducting any outdoor burning activities this spring.                           

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