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By Interior Health Authority on Thursday Nov 22 2018

Every day we make decisions to protect our health. Whether it’s choosing fruit and vegetables, taking the stairs, or biking to work, we’re constantly making choices to live a longer and healthier life.

One simple choice you can make today is to test your home for radon gas.

Radon is a gas found in the ground throughout the world. It’s colourless, odourless, and tasteless, and...

By CBT on Monday Nov 19 2018

Much of life today revolves around technology. More and more people are seeing new opportunities in the areas of video and music production, creating digital art and animation or recording their own podcasts. Yet not everyone has access to the technology required to participate or thrive in this digital world. Soon, more Columbia Basin residents will be able to access digital equipment and...

By Castlegar Source on Monday Nov 19 2018

A local 51-year-old tow truck driver has died after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to help another motorist, according to RCMP Sgt. Chad Badry, of West Kootenay Traffic Services.

“On Nov. 17, just after 5:30 p.m. Castlegar RCMP were called to a collision between a vehicle and a deer on Hwy 22, from Castlegar from Trail,” Badry said in a press release today.

“When...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Nov 19 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary held a light meeting in regards to business as the new board was sworn in during the inaugural meeting following the recent civic election.

Six returning directors, seven new directors sworn in

Provincial Court Judge Rob Brown conducted the oaths of office for returning directors Ali Grieve for Electoral Area A, Linda...

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Nov 15 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has received some good news regarding the aftermath of floods in the region last spring after BC Premier John Horgan gave written assurance from that the Province of BC is committed to flood recovery in the Boundary.

In a media release the RDKB said Horgan's...

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

The Castlegar Fire Department had a busy afternoon yesterday (Tuesday), according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said they received a call regarding a gas leak at a construction site on Arrow Lakes Drive at just after 1 p.m.

“There’s a multi-family housing complex there, and everyone had to be evacuated to their mustering points until the gas was shut off,” he said, adding the...

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

Police are seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect who robbed a Trail liquor store at gunpoint Friday evening, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Nov. 9 ... at 6:45 p.m., a lone male entered the BC Liquor Store‎located at  1629 2 Ave. ... stole two bottles of vodka, and then approached an employee at the cash register brandishing a handgun,"...

By CBT on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Whether biking to work, hiking peaks or walking pets, Columbia Basin residents prize the trails in our communities and surrounding areas. To improve these paths and support healthy outdoor lifestyles, Columbia Basin Trust is launching its new three-year, $1.5-million Trail Enhancement Grants.

“Basin residents rely on trails for recreation, exercise and everyday life, and this program...

By Letters to the editor on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Dear Editor,

BC taxpayers miss out on almost a billion dollars every year due to our government's dangerous and misguided fossil fuels subsidies; dangerous because fossil fuel expansion threatens to further degrade the health of BC's citizens and environment, misguided as it unfairly skews the market away from the clean energy economy we so...

By Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Students in the Peace & Justice Studies Program at Selkirk College are inviting the public to an exploration into the importance of nonviolent resistance.

One of the regional college’s most unique programs, the two-year Peace & Justice Studies Program allows learners to delve into building cultures of peace through interdisciplinary study and conflict analysis. The program...

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