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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,”...

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Mar 20 2019

The Trail and Greater District Detachment Victim Services would like to offer their assistance to the members of the public who were affected by the fatal motor vehicle accident which occurred Sunday, March 17, on Seven Mile Dam Road, in Trail, BC, that claimed the lives of two local teenagers.  Victim Services has a wide range of services and information that is made available to public when...

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 20 2019

Registration is open for the Community Futures Central Kootenay 2019 Community Economic Development Forum in Castlegar, BC on April 8 – 9.

The theme for this two-day event is Natural Disasters – how to prepare, respond and recover.

The forum will bring together experts who have helped businesses through recent natural disasters, including flood and wildfire. Learn about disaster...

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Wednesday Mar 20 2019

Partnering with Co-op Education & Employment Services to hire a co-op student from Selkirk College brings countless paybacks to employers throughout the province.

Selkirk College co-op students are fresh out of the classroom, immediately productive and bring an enthusiasm and cutting-edge industry know-how to the workplace.

Lisa Janssen is the Community Services Manager for...

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Mar 20 2019

Yesterday, March 19, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team was successful in locating the vehicle. Tragically, both missing teens were located deceased. The conditions were difficult and the recovery operation took a significant amount of time to complete. The cooperation of the Dam authority, BC Hydro, helped the operation in lowering the water level. The BC Coroners Service has been notified and...

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Mar 19 2019

High school students from around the region starting their post-secondary journey close to home have the opportunity to benefit financially with a Selkirk College Entrance Scholarship.

At the start of each academic year, the Selkirk College Board of Governors presents 40 scholarships to high school students and those attending post-secondary for the first time. Each scholarship is worth...

By Castlegar Source on Monday Mar 18 2019

A handful of Kootenay communities will participate in BC’s brand new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot.

Castlegar, Trail, Nelson, Rossland and RDCK Area J are among more than 30 BC communities to join the pilot, which aims to attract foreign entrepreneurs to establish businesses in rural communities. This will help meet the communities’ economic...

By Trail Champion on Monday Mar 18 2019

A photograph posted on social media of a high-centred police vehicle, taken Sunday in the Pend d'Oreille, sparked rumours that a police officer had died, which is not the case, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Wicentowich said the rumour had even reached the detachment.

“We’ve been hearing that, too,” he said. “(What really happened was that), at 4:12 p.m., two members...

By Contributor on Monday Mar 18 2019

Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada and Alberta’s Kananaskis Country, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, in effect immediately. The warning is widespread and applies to all the forecast regions in western Canada. For a map of the regions involved, click...

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Mar 17 2019

Oceanside Community Safety is a group of volunteers that want to make a difference. Their Traffic Watch program is an expansion of Speedwatch that now includes Cell Watch and Intersection Watch. Intersection Watch volunteers observe drivers at an intersection to check compliance with traffic laws and remind drivers of their obligations. The data collected is shared with the RCMP, ICBC and the...

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