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By Contributor on Sunday May 05 2019

The BC SPCA is reminding members of the public to make sure pets are safely secured in their vehicle when travelling this summer.

“This time of year we start to see more people taking their pets, particularly dogs, with them on road trips or camping. We recommend that pets are kept inside the vehicle in a secured crate or restrained with a dog seatbelt,” says the SPCA’s general manager...

By Contributor on Sunday May 05 2019

The Canadian Mental Health Association(CMHA), BC Division kicks off its 68th annual Mental Health Week (May 6 -12) celebrations with a new campaign – CelebrateEverydayVictories -encouraging youth and young adults throughout British Columbia to pause and acknowledge their small daily wins and celebrate their journey towards positive mental wellness.

During Mental Health Week British...

By Contributor on Sunday May 05 2019

If you’re lucky enough to see Harlequin Ducks in the Salmo River Watershed then wildlife biologist, Marlene Machmer, wants to hear from you. With funding from the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), Pandion Ecological Research and the Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers are doing a Harlequin Duck pair and brood inventory from May to July.

A 1996 Harlequin Duck inventory in the...

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday May 05 2019

@KostelecPlan asked a couple of good questions on Twitter this week. He wanted to know what the distracted driving laws in BC are and would I share my thoughts on media outlets using video footage submitted by distracted drivers in their news stories.

The video he shared with his questions showed the view out the drivers window of a moving vehicle showing a bear walking along the...

By Trevor Miller on Sunday May 05 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Braden Costello (’00) has committed to the team for the 2019/20 season. 

Costello, 19, joins the Smoke Eaters after spending parts of the last three seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) playing with the Des Moines Buccaneers and Green Bay Gamblers. The 6’2”, 201-pound forward suited up for 72 games...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 02 2019

Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio is praising quick-thinking police for knocking down a blaze Thursday afternoon before fire crews even arrived on scene.

He said the call came in at 4:44 p.m. about a wildfire aside a well-travelled path on 12 Street just off Columbia Avenue.

“It was actually called in by an RCMP member who was driving by and noticed smoke,” Lattanzio said. “We...

By Trail Champion on Wednesday May 01 2019
A Trail man who was supposed to be serving a sentence for failing to comply with a probation order, and theft under $5,000, made sure local police got their exercise after leading cops on a chase of roughly one-and-a-half kilometres this morning, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
The man had been at large since his conviction required his appearance on...
By Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 01 2019

The KERPA Board is very pleased to publicly announce that as of Jan. 1, 2019, KERPA’s emergency vehicle has been fully operational and responding to calls with lights and sirens, as part of a volunteer service agreement with the BCEHS. The public is invited to the Crescent Valley Fire Department Open House on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to view this great addition to emergency response and...

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Apr 30 2019

Some ask, “What’s so bad about those so-called invasive species?  Some of them are so pretty!”

Yes, they’re pretty. One example is Himalayan Balsam, also known as “Policeman’s Helmet.” It has beautiful flowers.  And it grows SO easily!

The trouble with it is . . . it grows SO easily.  It wants to take over the...

By Castlegar Source on Monday Apr 29 2019

For many High School Grads, it’s that time of year to celebrate the end of an era and the beginning of another and sometimes that celebrating may involve alcohol and drugs.

On Sat., April 27, officers with RCMP West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit and West Kootenay Traffic along with Castlegar and Nelson RCMP Detachments were alerted to a large outdoor grad party taking place at...