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By Trail Champion on Monday Mar 04 2019

Ongoing issues with non-students abusing the Trail Selkirk College campus have both police and college authorities working to address the issue, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

He said this, most recent, response is due to an incident Friday.

“On March 1, Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment responded to a call for assistance with a male and female screaming...

By Bob Hall on Monday Mar 04 2019

 It has never been easier to start at Selkirk College with an event called Admission on the Spot that aims to help soon-to-be students with the application process.

In three events hosted on March 12 in Trail, March 13 in Castlegar and March 14 in Nelson, those with their sights set on post-secondary will be able to have their application processed on the spot and be conditionally...

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Asking for people to send me their thoughts at the end of last week's article resulted in one of the largest responses I've ever received. Ultimately, the overwhelming choice of advice was to report the offending driver to ICBC and the police. Fewer people were willing to shrug their shoulders and carry on with life while two offered emotional support.

I was also advised on how...

By Contributor on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Buying a lottery ticket can help B.C.’s most vulnerable animals. With the return of the BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need, you can win big by helping abused, neglected and injured animals and potentially, put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket. This year’s Lottery is the biggest ever with $100,000 to be won PLUS up to $100,000 in the 50/50 bonus draw.

“With 31 cash prizes to be...

By Bob Hall on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Selkirk College’s Indigenous Services Department and the Mir Centre for Peace are proud to present Nisga’a author Jordan Abel, speaking at Selkirk College Castlegar Campus on March 16.

Abel will explore what it means to be Indigenous, what it means to be an intergenerational survivor of residential schools, and what it looks like to be at the intersection of Creative Writing, Digital...

By Castlegar Source on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Castlegar & District Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an exciting event on April 11. The event, titled the State of the Kootenays: An Economic Update, is Castlegar & District’s Economic Development’s first ever Economic Forum.

The event will be on April 11 from 6 - 8.30 p.m., with a keynote address from world-renowned Economist Helmut...

By Trail Champion on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Smoking appears to be the cause of a fire in a Trail apartment building Friday afternoon, according to KBRFR Chief Dan Derby.

"Firefighters responded to a mattress fire at the Groutage apartments," he said in a press release issued Saturday. "(The) fire was contained to the area of origin (and) was caused by smoking activity.

He said eight Trail firefighters responded to the call...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Mar 01 2019

In a media release Thursday, FortisBC said the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) approved the companies request to return to a single, flat rate for its residential electricity customers over a period of five years.

The release said the request formed part of FortisBC’s Cost of Service Analysis and Rate Design Application, submitted to the BCUC in December 2017.

“We’re satisfied...

By Contributor on Tuesday Feb 26 2019

On Tuesday February 26, 2019, a low pH incident occurred at an outfall at Teck Trail Operations. Regulatory authorities including Emergency Management BC, the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and Environment and Climate Change Canada were immediately notified. An investigation was started immediately following the incident to determine the cause, and initial actions have been...

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Monday Feb 25 2019

Last week the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) hosted a workshop about a proposed regional-scale composting program. This program will initially target the processing of organic waste from municipal curbside collection and the commercial sector. The RDCK is asking municipal councils and boards to advise if they intend to participate in the program proposed to start by 2022.