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West Kootenay Timberwolves tie the Cranbrook Outlaws in Rossland Opener

Photo by Steve Martin

The West Kootenay Timberwolves kicked off the first of two back-to-back home weekends in Rossland on June 1.  The visiting Cranbrook Outlaws were looking for their second win of the season against the Timberwolves. The players did not disappoint the fans, with both teams delivering a strong and entertaining performance. The game ended tied at 6, with neither team able to score in the 5‑minute sudden death overtime.

City of Castlegar clarifies: regional airport to get $1.05-mill grant to pay for $1.4-mill project

The City of Castlegar has received a grant that will make an important re-investment in the West Kootenay Regional Airport in 2019.

A $1,050,000 grant received from the BC Air Access Program (BCAAP) will rehabilitate taxiway B and two-thirds of the apron at the airport. The City will contribute $350,000 (25% of total project costs) to the $1,400,000 project.

Regional airport in Castlegar to get $1.05 mill for apron and taxiway rehab project

The West Kootenay Regional Airport will be receiving $1.05 million through the B.C. Air Access Program to improve safety and convenience for people travelling through the Castlegar.   

“Airports are a key link for the people who live, work and play in our beautiful region,” said New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy. “Our government sees the value and importance of investing in rural transportation infrastructure.”

Free universal design training being offered in Castlegar and Nakusp

Join Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Spinal Cord Injury BC for an interactive Universal Design workshop. The workshop is an introduction to Universal Design and how it applies to tourism and our communities. The workshop will provide staff from local government, tourism stakeholders and outdoor recreation professionals and practitioners an introduction of skills and knowledge to incorporate universal design into programming, facility design, construction and maintenance programs for parks, recreation, business and civic facilities.

Nelson Fire Rescue responds to second ammonia leak at Nelson Curling Club

Nelson Curling Club president Gord Wiess said all ammonia has now been removed and the club is ready to start repairs.

If the Nelson Curling Club didn’t have any bad luck, the organization would have no luck at all.

The club experienced its second ammonia leak less than five months Tuesday at the facility next to the Nelson and District Community Complex on Cedar Street.

Club president Gord Wiess said in a media release the executive was aware of the potential of a small leak in the dormant system but was hoping the remaining ammonia could be removed before any additional leaks occurred.

Zero-Emission Vehicles Act opens door to clean energy vehicles

George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Michelle Mungall posed for a photo op following the passing the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA) Wednesday in Victoria. — BC Government photo

The BC Government took another step toward its goal of clean energy vehicles by 2040 by passing the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA), passed on Wednesday in Victoria.

In a media release Wednesday, the ruling NDP said the act means all new light-duty cars and trucks sold in the province will be clean energy vehicles by 2040, delivering on a key commitment the government made in its CleanBC plan.

One Year Later, Red Cross remains committed to support flood victims

Following the 2018 flood in Grand Forks, the Red Cross has spent or committed $5.2 million, which represents 71 per cent of the total funds. — Boundary Sentinel photo

In a media release, the Canadian Red Cross provided an update Tuesday on the relief and recovery work taking place in the B.C. Regional District of Kootenay Boundary more than a year after devastating floods forced thousands to evacuate their homes.

The 2018 B.C. Floods Fund has reached a total of $7.2 million thanks to the Government of B.C. and generous Canadians. To date, the Red Cross has spent or committed $5.2 million, which represents 71 per cent of the total funds. 

CLARIFICATION: There is no such thing as 'consent' to hazing - an assault investigation will ensue

When following up the RCMP press release regarding 'Stag Night',  the Castlegar Source/Trail Champion editor asked about the legalities should a young person (particularly a minor) agree to be subjected to same.

Even without the issue of age of majority, RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich's response, sent to all local media, was unequivocal:

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