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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...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Mar 28 2019

Castlegar police re-enacted their own version of Animal Farm this morning, as livestock concerns took the limelight in calls for response.

Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke said (after much hectoring from a local reporter for a story to cover) police got a call at 10:44 a.m. Thursday morning about a mule on the lam in Pass Creek. A member responded, but was unable to locate the...

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Thursday Mar 28 2019

Update from Interior Health:

This incident resulted in fuel contamination in the South Salmo River. Interior Health has identified no registered drinking water users downstream of the spill site and there is a low risk to public health. Residents who may draw their water from the river between the crash site and the Salmo River at the United States border, are advised...

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Mar 26 2019

Syringa Provincial Park may be getting 35 new hectares added, according to an announcement by the Province of B.C. yesterday.

“Proposed amendments to the Protected Areas of British Columbia Act will expand B.C.’s parks and protected areas system, adding approximately 107 hectares of new land to six existing Class A parks,” said the press release

The proposed additions are the...

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Mar 24 2019

Left lane hogs were back in the news again this week. The CTV Vancouver news story that I watched complained that drivers were not being held to account by police for failing to move out of the left lane and letting other drivers pass. The report claims that based on ticket numbers reported by ICBC the number of drivers ticketed for failing to keep right fell from 799 in 2016 to 699 in 2018....

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Mar 22 2019

Interior Health is advising the public that N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill Coffee has been recalled due to temperature issues in the manufacturing process that potentially failed to control pathogens, including botulism.

If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill or other stores carrying this product in the Interior region of B.C., do not drink it. Either...

By Castlegar Source on Friday Mar 22 2019

A 62-year-old man will be appearing in court next month after a drug raid in Castlegar, according to RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

“On March 20 … at 7:45 p.m., the Joint Crime Reduction Unitof Castlegar and Trail, along with the assistance of Castlegar General Duty members, executed a Controlled Substance Act search warrant at a residence located in the 2600 block of 10 Avenue in Castlegar,”...

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Mar 22 2019

A second case of measles infection has been confirmed in the Interior Health region, in 100 Mile House.

Interior Health medical health officers have determined that this infection is connected to...

By Contributor on Thursday Mar 21 2019

Hildur Jónasson sailed on the Tall Ship Antigua in the International Territory of Svalbard, near Norway, in 2017 on an artist residency. Jónasson carefully observed this environment to create a body of art titled, Fata Morgana currently on show at the Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar.

A Fata Morgana, which the exhibition title refers to is an illusionary phenomenon...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Mar 21 2019

Selkirk College has approached the province with two potential projects to increase student housing in Castlegar and Nelson for an estimated cost between $20-25 million.

“We’ve submitted two proposals: the first would see a three-story building with 110 additional beds in Castlegar and 40 new beds at the Nelson Silver King Trades Campus for students in short-term apprentice training,”...

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