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By Contributor on Thursday Jun 06 2019

According to the CPABC Regional Check-Up, an annual economic report by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), the Kootenay labour market contracted by 700 jobs or one percent to 71,200 jobs in 2018.

The goods sector was entirely responsible for the jobs lost...

By BC Hydro on Thursday Jun 06 2019

Play it safe when boating or swimming this summer. Our reservoirs can be enjoyable recreation destinations, provided certain common sense safety precautions are observed.

Because the water in our reservoirs is utilized for flood control and the production of electricity, reservoir water levels can rise or fall daily. Reservoir users should be aware that changing water levels can conceal...

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 06 2019

The rapid expansion of harm reduction services in response to B.C.’s overdose crisis prevented more than 3,000 possible overdose deaths during a 20-month period, suggests new research led by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

The study estimates that without access to and rapid scale up of harm reduction and treatment strategies, the number of overdose deaths in B.C. would be 2....

By Trevor Miller on Thursday Jun 06 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the team has acquired forward Corey Clifton (’99) from the Surrey Eagles in exchange for defenseman Jimmy Darby (’01).

Clifton, 20, spent the 2018/19 season with the Eagles, collecting 7 goals and 18 assists for 25 points...

By Llora McTeer on Thursday Jun 06 2019

Local Sea Cadets from 81 Hampton Gray VC. RCSCC (Nelson) and 131 Kootenay RCSCC Trail, and Air Cadets from 531 RCACS (Trail), 561 Osprey RCACS (Nelson) and 581 RCACS (Castlegar) participated in their Annual Ceremonial Review on Saturday June 1, at the Castlegar Community Complex.

The Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) is the final formal event of the year for the cadets, prior to them...

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 05 2019

Love 2 Play and Proud of My Dog are the two newest additions to the BC SPCA’s list of AnimalKind accredited dog trainers, the first accredited companies serving the Kootenay region. Love 2 Play offers classes in the Slocan Valley, Nelson and surrounding areas; while Proud of My Dog serves the North Slocan Valley, Nakusp, Kaslo and the Village of Slocan, in addition to online training classes...

By Contributor on Tuesday Jun 04 2019

Save-On-Foods, on behalf of its generous customers, team members and supplier and business partners, presented an amazing $2.1 million to BC Children’s Hospital at the annual Miracle Weekend Telethon.

The grand total represents another year of successful fundraising through store-led initiatives, such as barbecues, hot dog sales, and pie throwing; and corporate initiatives, including...

By Trail Champion on Monday Jun 03 2019

A suspected arsonist has been arrested in connection with a fire Tuesday, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“On May 28, at 5:44 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to the report of an intentionally set fire outside of the Gescan building in the 1300 block of Columbia Avenue in Trail,” Wicentowich said.

He said the RCMP located and...

By City of Castlegar on Friday May 31 2019

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.

The...

By Castlegar Source on Friday May 31 2019

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...

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