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By CBT on Friday Aug 09 2019

2017 and 2018 saw extreme wildfire activity with a record number of fires across BC and in the Basin. Through its ...

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Aug 07 2019

In a media release, RCMP in Grand Forks said officers executed a search warrant on a hotel room in the downtown area and seized large quantities of drugs, cash, and weapons.

The search warrant was executed on Friday, August 2, 2019 at a hotel room in the downtown area of Grand Forks.

During the search, Terrance “Buck” Fiolleau, a 46-year-old Grand Forks man was arrested and...

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

When Cara Gallo arrived at Selkirk College as a member of the first Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program cohort in 2014, the idea of becoming a physician seemed distant. As she gets set to enter her first year of medical school at the University of Alberta, Gallo’s educational journey is now in full stride with an end-goal clearly in view.

“I have a real love for education, so it’s not...

By Contributor on Friday Aug 02 2019

Story by Jas Baweja

Staff were buzzing with energy early July when they walked in to work to find bunches of bees gathered on the grounds at Brilliant Dam, a power generation facility owned by Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, and operated by FortisBC. 

While the bees were minding their own business, they did present a serious safety concern to...

By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Jul 30 2019

The city slammed the door on another non-medical cannabis retail licence application for Grand Forks, denying a development variance deemed for Donaldson Drive in the old Greyhound Bus depot.

City council narrowly voted against approving the development variance permit application recently to reduce — from 100 metres to 36 m. — the setback distance from a building or structure in the...

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jul 29 2019

Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor said today that missing Castlegar woman Darilee Nolie was found, safe and sound, over the weekend in Calgary, and offered his thanks to the public for their assistance in finding her.

Previous coverage:

Castlegar RCMP are searching for a 57-year-old woman who ran away from the care of her group home.

Darilee Nolie...

By Contributor on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

FortisBC experienced storm-related damage to its electricity system overnight and this morning and we’re working to restore service to about 1,500 FortisBC customers in the Christina Lake and communities between Nelson, Crawford Bay and Kaslo.

Our crews are committed to restoring power quickly and safely 24 hours a day in all weather. Five crews worked throughout the night to assess...

By BC Hydro on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

A BC Hydro report finds the increased use of A/C in B.C. workplaces is leading to worker discomfort and conflict between employees and employers.

The report entitled ‘Cold War: How many B.C. employees are losing the battle over office air conditioning’ finds A/C use in commercial buildings has increased by almost a third since...

By CBT on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

The rich history, arts and culture of the Columbia River in Canada and the United States will be on display at the Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference: One River, One Future in September.
 
The conference aims to address key issues related to the future of the Columbia River, its ecosystem, management and...

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jul 22 2019

On July 19, after 12 a.m., the Castlegar RCMP responded to a break and enter after a Castlegar home owner disrupted a break and enter to their residence. The Castlegar resident was home at the time of the incident when an unknown male attempted to gain entry through an unlocked door. After a brief struggle the suspect departed on foot and the resident was able to lock the door and contact...

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