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Interior Health report informs ongoing efforts to save lives at risk from poisoned drugs

On International Overdose Awareness Day, Interior Health has released the 2022 Medical Health Officer (MHO) report, The Toxic Drug Crisis in BC’s Southern Interior Region (Part 2). Authored by MHO Dr. Carol Fenton, the report updates on the impact of the unregulated substance poisoning emergency since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, explores the various reasons […]

Students connect to region through Columbia River Field School

“This experience meant so much to me. I enjoyed so much learning from the land, guest speakers, and leaders and being able to make my own connections. I will remember how much I learned, all the new places I saw, the amazing people I met, and how much my understanding of the area developed.” CRFS […]


With submissions by the Rossland Curling club Fire has invaded and disrupted – even ended — so many lives recently, in BC and around the world – and so far Rossland has been very fortunate, suffering only a few days of dense smoke.  We can all be grateful for that, even as we send donations […]

People impacted by fires in BC encouraged to register with Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross is encouraging people who are impacted by fires in British Columbia to register with Red Cross online or by calling 1-800-863-6582 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, seven days a week. Registration with the Red Cross ensures people can be contacted while away from home and can be reached with information on Red Cross services […]

BC Culture Days Unveils Vibrant 14th Annual Celebration

BC Culture Days announces its inspiring series of community events designed for all ages and presented by artists and cultural organizations spanning across British Columbia, as part of the countrywide celebration set to take place Sept. 22 to Oct. 15, 2023. Culture Days is a network of events, presentations, activities, workshops, and more, all aimed at showcasing, […]

Police Beat — Human remains discovered, a B&E, drunk driving, and Trail Pride Market

POLICE BEAT: Human remains discovered in Trail On Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at 6:15 p.m. frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers received a report from a resident who had discovered human remains near Highway 3B and Lins Road, in Trail, BC. The resident was looking for her lost dog when she stumbled upon the...

Update on Davidson Brook (Castlegar) wildfire as of 3 p.m. Tuesday

In consultation with the BC Wildfire Service, the Castlegar Fire Department has officially updated the status of Davidson Brook wildfire to being held, which means it is not likely to spread beyond predetermined boundaries under current conditions. There are 19 firefighters from the BC Wildfire Service currently on site,...

BC cop wins gold at 2023 World Police & Fire Games

A Vancouver Island RCMP officer is coming home with a suitcase a little heavier after winning the gold medal in Cross Country Mountain Bike in the scope of the 2023 World Police & Fire Games which was held in Winnipeg. Forty-two-year-old Sgt. David Vunic, who is currently posted at the West Shore RCMP, has been an avid ...

Slocan Valley Co-op to purchase Castlegar Husky

Nearly one year after announcing the purchase of two Husky retail fuel sites in Nelson and Glenmerry, B.C., Slocan Valley Co-op is adding a third retail fuel site in Castlegar. The Board of Directors of Slocan Valley Co-op approved the purchase of the Castlegar Husky site, located at 1415 Columbia Avenue. The site will be...

UPDATE: Castlegar wildfire currently at just over 2 hectares, considered contained, as of 6:15 p.m.

The Castlegar Fire Department continues to work on the Davidson Brook wildfire and made progress today. The fire is now expected to stay contained within a fire-guarded area. The fire was officially mapped today and is currently reported at just over 2 hectares. The Castlegar Fire Department has been supported by the Robson...

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