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By Letters to the editor on Friday May 10 2019

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Dear Minister Conroy,

After 16 years of a government that constantly picked fights with teachers and underfunded public schools, many in BC’s education sector felt relief when your government was elected. Teachers...

By Contributor on Friday May 10 2019

The all-party Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is holding a public hearing in Castlegar on Thursday, May 23, 2019, to receive input on children and youth with neuro-diverse (e.g., ASD, FASD, developmental delay) special needs.

The committee invites parents, caregivers, service providers and advocates to share their experiences and challenges with assessment and...

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday May 09 2019

Singer/artist River Arnott of Grand Forks received two significant achievements —Top Junior Voice Award' and a Certificate of Merit for 'Outstanding Performance' — during the recent Kootenay Festival of the Arts competition.

The 12-year-old Boundary City performer now advances to the Provincials in Chilliwack at the end of May...

By Contributor on Wednesday May 08 2019

In case you didn’t know . . . the Muddbunnies Riding Club is a women’s riding club that started in 2005 in Vancouver.  Last year, former Vancouver Muddbunny, Stephanie Dupont, moved to Rossland to open up a local chapter. Over the course of the 2018 season, there were 282 documented “butts on bikes” in the Rossland chapter, outstripping even the North Vancouver Club’s 201 documented riders.  ...

By Trail Champion on Monday May 06 2019

Trail police are reminding residents never to give out personal financial information on the phone after an elderly resident was victimized by scammers, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On May 3, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP investigated a report of a fraud of a 75-year-old male victim of Trail. The elderly male was contacted by phone by an...

By Trail Champion on Monday May 06 2019

The names of the victim and suspect in a homicide in Montrose Thursday have beed released, according ot RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On May 2, 2019, William Sigsworth, a 73-year-old Montrose resident, was charged with Second Degree Murder contrary to Section 235 of the Criminal Code of Canada in the alleged murder of his wife, 71-year-old Morag Sigsworth. 

"On May 6, 2019,...

By Castlegar Source on Monday May 06 2019

On May 3, the body of a Castlegar man was recovered from the Kootenay River who has been missing since May 2018 after entering the river in his pickup truck, accordign to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner

"The recovery effort lasted several hours and required the assistance of several partners due to the difficult conditions and rapid flow of water in the river.

“The Castlegar RCMP would...

By Contributor on Sunday May 05 2019

Wildlife like cougars and bears are impressive, and usually spend their time doing their own things and going their own ways. But add an unexpected human, or possible temptations like unsecured garbage or fruit trees, and the results could be terrible.

That’s where WildSafeBC comes in. To minimize attractants and human-wildlife contact—and therefore human-wildlife conflicts—the Trust...

By CBT on Sunday May 05 2019

The Columbia Basin’s many remote recreation sites and trails are beautiful and worthy destinations that inspire people to get active. They’re also the focus of a new partnership between Recreation Sites and Trails BC and Columbia Basin Trust where up to 15 students will be hired to help improve various backcountry sites over the summer, supported by $1.5 million over three to five years from...

By Contributor on Sunday May 05 2019

The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) today presented its Facility Excellence Award for projects under $1 million to the Trail Riverfront Centre in the City of Trail.  The award recognizes
outstanding innovation in facility concept, design development, maintenance or operation in a facility.

The new 15,000 square foot Trail Riverfront Centre serves as the home of...