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By Interior Health Authority on Monday Jun 24 2019

Smoke, evacuations, loss, worry – B.C.’s wildfires affect us all. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, you are not alone.

The fear of having to flee your home, leave possessions behind and relocate can cause distress, fear and anxiety for you and your loved ones. Even the prospect of living with smoky skies during wildfire season can cause distress. It is normal to have these types...

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jun 18 2019
On June 17, 2019, at 8:04 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a report of a male suspect driving a scratched up red van bearing an Alberta licence plates following a 10-year-old boy walking home in the area of Dhalia Crescent and Tulip Street in Trail.  
 
At one point, the male suspect ask the boy to get into his vehicle to which the boy...
By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jun 18 2019

A bizarre intrusion has police asking for public assistance in identifying a man who frightened a small family early this morning, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

"On Tuesday June 18, a Castlegar woman and her son were awoken by an intruder who came into their house at approximately 4:40 am.," said a press release issued today.

"The unknown man appears to have entered the...

By BC Hydro on Monday Jun 17 2019

The navigational lock at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam will be closed starting at noon on Friday, June 21. The lock will reopen at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 22.   

This closure is necessary to undertake maintenance activities that will ensure the long-term, reliable and safe operation of the navigational lock. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this closure may cause and thank you for...

By Bob Hall on Thursday Jun 13 2019

When Charles Mak first arrived to Selkirk College from Hong Kong in late-1986, international education was a virtually unknown post-secondary entity in the West Kootenay. Much has changed over the last 33 years.

Now working for a successful Shanghai-based office furniture company, Mak spends half his year traveling to all parts of the world where his time spent getting an English...

By Trail Champion on Thursday Jun 13 2019
In a brief press release issued this morning, police confirmed that missing Trail man Steven Sutherland was found.
"Steven Sutherland has been LOCATED and is being assessed. Thank you to the public, SAR, and media for the assistance."
 
Previous coverage:
 
On June 12, the Trail and Greater District...
By Valerie Rossi on Tuesday Jun 11 2019

Austin Engineering Ltd. and its research partners are taking their findings on how dams respond during earthquakes to an international audience this week when they present at The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD).

The Trail, BC engineering firm, Selkirk...

By Bob Hall on Monday Jun 10 2019

 A commitment to empowering confident and imaginative learners through quality post-secondary in the West Kootenay and Boundary region is cemented in a new document released by Selkirk College.

Building Remarkable Futures: Strategic Plan 2019-2024is the culmination of community consultation, employee engagement, student input and the core values that have steered the regional...

By Contributor on Monday Jun 10 2019

The BC SPCA is requesting the public’s help to find the owner of an abandoned mother dog and her puppies. A Good Samaritan found the mother dog, who SPCA staff named Casey, inside a sealed box with her nine puppies at the Puntzi Lake Landfill.

“There is no excuse for simply walking away from a pet and leaving them to die,” says Lorie Chortyk, the SPCA’s general manager of communications...

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jun 09 2019

The location of a multi-unit supportive housing development for Grand Forks hangs in the balance as the city’s elected officials try and weigh the project’s merits.

The BC Housing project to add 34 units of housing to the city’s stock is pending, waiting for a city council directive to allow either a 70th Street location —  near Dick Bartlett Park — through a zoning amendment, or revert...

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