Ed Note: The following is a press release issued by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: This summer, key sections of provincial highway and local side roads in the West Kootenay region will be resurfaced to improve safety and travel for local residents, tourists and commercial vehicles.
A 43 year-old man from Grand Forks is in custody after the Midway RCMP detachment and police cruiser was damaged by a flaming bottle bomb at 12:10 a.m. on Monday, June 18.
An RCMP officer was startled during the night shift when he saw a bright flash outside the window of the detachment, said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison.
According to a RCMP press release, the officer heard "a loud noise and saw a bright flash where something appeared to have hit the office window".
A Trail man is facing five criminal charges stemming from a recent shoplifting/resisting arrest incident in Castlegar, according to Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
“On June 15, RCMP received a report that an adult male had stolen a bottle of liquor from the Uptown Liquor Store,” she said. “The suspect was not identified or located at that time.”
On June 16, she continued, at roughly 11:05 a.m., Castlegar RCMP received a tip that the suspect from the day before was now at Shopper's Drug Mart in Castlegar.
Regional District Central Kootenay (RDCK) fire chiefs are reevaluating the practice of lifetime and elected fire chief postings.
About six months ago the Central Kootenay Fire Chiefs Association (CKFCA), which includes the 18 volunteer fire chiefs from this district who oversee 330 volunteer firefighters and 18 firehalls, asked the RDCK to develop a new policy concerning how a fire chief gets the job.
In most fire departments across the province, the election of a fire chief has long been eradicated.
'Tis the season for weddings, and I have two friends getting ready to walk down the aisle this summer. It is so much fun….the preparing, the planning, and the decorating. But it is also so much work.
The decision-making; the color-scheming; the guest list ...
On top of all that, you need to make all of these decisions with another person - that's a whole lot of compromising. Of course, my two friends are terribly excited, but they are also stressed out of their trees.
Four area chambers of commerce have offered regional airport representatives their endorsement in a bid to encourage WestJet to come to the Kootenays – meanwhile the Castlegar chamber is being flooded with letters of support from local businesses.
Just last week, WestJet invited members of the West Kootenay Regional Airport Advisory Committee (including Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff and Nelson Mayor John Dooley) to WestJet’s Calgary campus at the end of this month to offer a presentation detailing the merits of WestJet service in the region.
Nelson City Council, normally quite an amiable group, descended into a tense stalemate Monday during a long discussion about the legalization and regulation of marijuana. The discussion included some acrimonious exchanges between Mayor John Dooley and Councillor Donna Macdonald.
Council was debating a motion that, if passed, would have had the mayor sign a letter in support of legalization. Mayor Dooley said he would refuse to sign such a letter even if a majority of council were to vote for it.
There is a discussion brewing in many of our communities right now about the opportunity to access broadband. If your community is in the Columbia Basin catchment area like my home town of Rossland the conversation is likely taking place for you as well.
The Columbia Basin Trusts subsidiary Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation is offering an amazing opportunity to our communities by supporting the introduction of broadband infrastructure. Technicalities aside (and to be addressed in future articles) the potential for this level of service can put our communities on the map.
Shawn Hlookoff, AKA, Shawn Hook, has come a long way since his trombone days in Rick Lingard’s band class at Mount Sentinel or his time on the volleyball or basketball courts inside the school gymnasium playing for one of the Wildcats varsity teams.
Oh, and did we mention that Shawn Hook, let’s go with the stage name, owns a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for balancing on a ball — Hook managed to stand on a exercise ball for 3 hours, 16 minutes for those people needing to pursue a goal in life.
BC Hydro is anticipating Kootenay Lake levels will continue to rise slightly during the weekend.