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By Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Students in the Peace & Justice Studies Program at Selkirk College are inviting the public to an exploration into the importance of nonviolent resistance.

One of the regional college’s most unique programs, the two-year Peace & Justice Studies Program allows learners to delve into building cultures of peace through interdisciplinary study and conflict analysis. The program...

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 08 2018

“It all started just before 9 a.m. on Nov. 7,” Oelke said. “A 28-year-old male assaulted and tried to rob a female who was giving him a ride.”

The woman wasn’t injured, but between the 1000 and 1300 Blocks of Columbia Avenue, the suspect stole her blue Honda Civic and fled at high speed through the construction zone, “almost hitting a flagger, flattening pylons, driving on the sidewalk...

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Nov 05 2018

Several natural areas in the city are on the radar for dedication after the city developed and approved a bylaw pertaining to preservation.

Observation Mountain, an area in the northeast section of the city near Valley Heights — including the grasslands and hillside — and a part of the oxbow beneath Valmar are all under consideration for protection under the terms of the new bylaw....

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Nov 02 2018

The Kootenays got its own version of the Big Bang Theory yesterday, as area residents speculated on the cause of a series of explosions.

Speculation as to the cause of the sound was intense on social media, with one commenter describing a bang so loud they thought a car had driven into the side of their home.The Source contacted RDCK fire services, Robson, Ootischenia,...

By Contributor on Thursday Nov 01 2018

Late October into early December is a great time to do some seeding. 

When doing fall seeding it is best to try and wait until just before the snow comes, so you will need to check the forecast.  Select which area you want to seed and consider what you want to use that piece of ground for. 

Lawns require a very different seed mix than a pasture, a road, a vacant lot or a log...

By Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Oct 31 2018

Japanese Knotweed is among the most feared invasive weeds, because of its effects on real estate values, taxes and infrastructure; it is unfortunately able to damage all three – it damages property values merely by being there, raises taxes by increasing municipal costs, and damages infrastructure by invading foundations, pavements and pipes and then expanding its operations.

About a...

By Rossland Telegraph on Monday Oct 29 2018

Rossland’s Laura Jackman is one of the educators who took home awards from the 2018 Canadian Environmental Education Conference.

Jackman is described as “a fearless guide in environmental education in School District 20. She has created and implemented a now community-wide, weeklong Bio Blitz, a celebration of environmental education and action that brings together...

By Contributor on Sunday Oct 28 2018
Update: Sunday evening, Trail top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich issued the following update:, "SAR located the missing person.  The missing person was taken into police custody and will be medically assessed. Thank you to SAR for all their efforts.
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The Trail RCMP Detachment would like to notify the...
By Rossland Telegraph on Friday Oct 26 2018

The Trail RCMP Detachment is advising the public about a recent rash of purse and wallet thefts and frauds in the Trail and greater area.  The attached images shown here were obtained from video surveillance of a male and female believed to behind one of the thefts which occurred on October 18, 2018, in Fruitvale, BC. 

The suspects used stolen credit cards...

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 24 2018

Ootischenia Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle vehicle MVI involving a car and a pick-up truck at the intersection of Hwy 3 and Columbia Road at approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning according to Ootischenia firefighter Mike Pereversoff, who was first on scene.

"The driver of the car was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while the driver of the pick-...