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By Contributor on Sunday Jul 21 2019

The annual Taps and Tapas is returning to the Boundary City for its fourth anniversary, Friday, August 16 from 7-10:30 p.m. on the historic grounds of Gallery 2 in Grand Forks.

This marquee summer event for Grand Forks, showcases a host of regional breweries in a casual ambience of a summer garden party, flowing with white lanterns, energized with live music, and complimented with...

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Jul 16 2019

Renowned sculptor Christina Nick has gifted a beautiful welded steel and mixed media piece for permanent display on the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus.

Called Salmon, the piece was first featured in Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2012 and then moved to the Castlegar Campus where a lease agreement sponsored by Teck Trail Operations allowed students and staff to enjoy the colourful,...

By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 15 2019

This from the police: "Thank you for your help! Neville was safely located by Nelson City Police and taken back to the hospital."

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Police are seeking public assistance in locating a man they fear might be a danger to himself, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On July 14, 2019, 36-year-old Michael Neville was reported to have...

By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 15 2019

Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich sent out an email at 1:56 p.m. indicating police have apprehended Frederic Roy.

"We have arrested Mr. Roy thanks to a tip from the public," he said.

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Police are looking for a 31-year-old Trail man who failed to appear to start serving an intermittent, 60-day jail sentence, according to Trail top cop, RCMP Sgt. Mike...

By Contributor on Sunday Jul 14 2019

As climate conditions change, farmers in the Kootenay and Boundary regions will have more support with planning and preparing for growing crops and raising livestock and poultry.

This support follows development of the Kootenay & Boundary Regional Adaptation Strategies.

"Our government is committed to helping Canadian farmers and ranchers be better prepared and supported to...

By Castlegar Source on Friday Jul 12 2019

Police have called off the search for a missing Salmo man, Cory McKay, but say they will continue the investigation into his disappearance, according to Salmo top cop Cpl. Darryl Orr.

He said the search was suspended on July 11 at 11 p.m., after search efforts failed to locate McKay.

Details of the search:

·         1,400 square km of airplane searching;

·        ...

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jul 10 2019

Salmo RCMP continues the investigation to locateCory McKay. McKay has not been seen since June 18, 2019 at the Castlegar Shell gas station. Please see photo of Mckay, below, with the motorcycle he was believed to be driving when he was last seen. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cory McKay is urged to contact their local police, or remainanonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-...

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jul 09 2019

Rain and cooler temperatures have so far led to a comparatively calm start to the fire season in our region, according to Southeast Fire Centre information officer Ashlene Aktarian.

“We’re seeing a low level of fire activity in the southeast fire centre due to rainfall,” Aktarian said. “We have three active fires in the region, and they are all very small, less than one hectare, and...

By Interior Health Authority on Monday Jul 08 2019

Wildfires are a regular part of summer in British Columbia, and with wildfires comes the potential for wildfire smoke pollution. The best way to protect your health from wildfire smoke pollution is to be prepared with ways to reduce your exposure to smoke.

Here are seven steps that you can take to prepare for wildfire smoke events:

1.     Ensure cleaner indoor air:...

By Bob Hall on Monday Jul 08 2019

As the Selkirk College Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) Program moves into its fifth decade of providing quality training for a new era of frontline workers, those who have laid the groundwork say now is the perfect time to enter the rewarding career pathway.

The ECCE Program marked 40 years of inspiring education at a gathering that brought together pioneers and recent...