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By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Apr 09 2019

Transport Canada announced today that it will be investing $1,296,811 in Castlegar’s West Kootenay Regional Airport.

The agency said in a press release issued Tuesday that the investment will include, “installing runway indication lights and an omni-directional approach lighting system; replacing constant current regulators and a standby diesel generator with fuel tank; and installing a...

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Apr 08 2019

A current and ongoing child pornography investigation in the Trail area has RCMP warning residents and businesses alike how vulnerable they may be if their WIFI isn’t properly secured.

“We have a unit within the RCMP that monitors this kind of activity,” said Trail top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “They alerted us that it was going on in our area, and General Investigation Services Const...

By Contributor on Sunday Apr 07 2019

Ed. Note: Diane Kalen-Sukra was a senior city staffer with the City of Castlegar, as well as the award-winning CAO of the Village of Salmo.

Local author, speaker and veteran community builder Diane Kalen-Sukra’s new book Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What to Do About It is being hailed by national civility advocates, media pundits and...

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 07 2019

This must have been Following Too Closely Week in British Columbia. I received the story of an incident in Sooke, an analysis of a video from Richmond and was subjected to this dangerous behaviour myself. You might be able to get away with ignoring the Motor Vehicle Act, but the laws of physics will eventually prevail.

The story out of Sooke goes like this:

I've just...

By Trail Champion on Sunday Apr 07 2019
On April 5, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP and Trail Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 3000 block of Highway Drive in Trail, during the course of an investigation into the Possession of Child Pornography contrary to Section 163.1 of the Criminal Code. The RCMP questioned two local people, a 27-year-old female and a 65-year-old male...
By kootenaygallery3 on Friday Apr 05 2019

West Kootenay youth Stanley Humphries, Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre (both Trail and Castlegar) and Rossland Summit School are featuring their art in the annual Young Visions 2019 exhibition.  It opens Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm at the Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar. Everyone is welcome to attend the free opening event. As a special treat this year, Ms Reddick’s Food 10...

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 04 2019

The Ministry of  Transportation and Infrastructure has announced that deck resurfacing and other rehabilitation work will begin next week on the Paulson Bridge, providing a safer and more reliable structure and approaches for people travelling along Highway 3.

"Keeping people and goods moving safely and efficiently in all corners of our province is our top priority," said Claire Trevena...

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Apr 02 2019

A five-day immersive Selkirk College course focused on regional Indigenous history and knowledge will provide those seeking valuable insight an opportunity to delve deeper into intercultural relations.

For those wanting better understanding, Indigenous 100: Regional Indigenous Perspectives on Languages and Culture provides a five-day intensive introductory course that will...

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Apr 01 2019

Three young men are extremely lucky to be alive today after an MVI about two-and-a-half km up Deer Park Forest Service Road yesterday.

Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke said a 25-year-old Castlegar man was showing his two Surrey friends, 20 and 21 years old, the area Sunday afternoon.

“The truck was at the highest part of the bluff just past Syringa, where the road has two...

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Mar 31 2019

ICBC premiums are rising! The corporation is losing billions, we have to get costs under control! Let's put out the ICBC dumpster fire by reducing what we pay out in claims, but assure crash victims that they will be properly taken care of.

That's about all you can get into a 30 second sound bite but if there are a few more available, add the fact that the court actions and legal...

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