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By Trail Champion staff on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Two men who have been going door-to-door asking to see residents' Fortis bills are, indeed, working for a gas company - Access Gas, to be specific.

"We received several calls from members of the public identifying the two males approaching people at their residents in the Trail area and requesting to personal information," said RCMP top cop Mike Wicentowich. "The two males are working...

By CBT on Monday Mar 11 2019

A new $6-million partnership between Columbia Basin Trust, College of the Rockies and Selkirk College will work toward shared priorities to enhance the quality, availability and uniqueness of the college experience for students.

“We know that education is the foundation to social, economic and environmental well-being, and our strong relationship with both colleges and our shared...

By Contributor on Sunday Mar 10 2019

The YES Camp at Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island is an amazing life-changing experience for teens age 14 to 18, and this Kootenay Savings is sponsoring* (6) Kootenay kids to attend the camp for an action-packed week of fun, learning and adventure.

Focusing on co-operation, communication, leadership, and self-esteem, participants come home with a new perspective, enhanced life skills...

By Contributor on Thursday Mar 07 2019

The legal rights of mentally ill patients involuntarily admitted to psychiatric facilities across the province are being denied according to an investigative report issued by the BC Ombudsperson today.

Ombudsperson Jay Chalke released Special Report No.42,Committed to Change: Protecting the Rights of Involuntary Patients under the Mental Health Act. The report makes 20 findings...

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Mar 07 2019

A local prolific offender was arrested in the wee hours of Thursday morning, according to Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

“At 1:45 a.m., one of our members on patrol noticed tracks in the fresh snow which led him to believe a vehicle was driving erratically,” Oelke said. “He followed the tracks and found a male sitting in a vehicle just off 14 Ave by Kinnaird Park.

“The...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Mar 07 2019

Two separate MVIs Tuesday, within four km of each other, have underlined the hazardous seasonal road conditions.

Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke said the first call came in at 12:56 p.m. for a crash on Hwy 3 West, near College Creek Forest Service Road.

“The vehicle was driving on a straight stretch with a slight incline, hit a patch of ice, lost control, and went off road left...

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 06 2019

 Call for entry: registration is now open for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place August 10 & 11, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm. Help us make the 11th anniversary tour the best yet!

The CBCT is a self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to...

By City of Trail on Wednesday Mar 06 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters and the City of Trail are working collectively to submit a bid to Hockey Canada in hopes of hosting the 2021 National Junior A Championship at the Trail Memorial Centre in May 2021. Bid submissions from all eligible host teams and committees are due by April 30, 2019. Hockey Canada will then review the submitted bids and make their decision in June 2019....

By The Narwhal on Wednesday Mar 06 2019

Caught off guard by a plan to log more than 600 hectares of treasured local forest, residents near Cottonwood Lake discovered that privately owned lands can be clearcut without public notice, consultation with neighbours or the requirement to replant logged areas

By Judith Lavoie, for The Narwhal

Against a dramatic backdrop of steeply...

By Castlegar Source on Monday Mar 04 2019

On March 4, at approximately 3:20p.m., Police and Emergency Services responded to a head-on collision on Highway 3 on the Bombi Pass near Salmo.

"Upon arrival it was determined that two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision and police can confirm two fatalities at this time," said a press release issued by RCMP.

"The investigation is in the early stages and...

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