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By Kyra Hoggan on Friday May 31 2019

Keep your eyes peeled this Sunfest for our newest iteration of police patrols in Castlegar – the bicycle cop.

Castlegar RCMP actually has two new e-bikes now and two officers trained to use them, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner. 

“We are very pleased with the decision of city council to fund these bikes, and they will be utilized in several different ways,” Turner said. “They...

By Contributor on Friday May 31 2019

Join Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Spinal Cord Injury BC for an interactive Universal Design workshop. The workshop is an introduction to Universal Design and how it applies to tourism and our communities. The workshop will provide staff from local government, tourism stakeholders and outdoor recreation professionals and practitioners an introduction of skills and knowledge to incorporate...

By Contributor on Thursday May 30 2019

Claire Dibble has a passion for people and places and it comes through in two projects that she is undertaking that will be exhibited in the Kootenay Gallery of Art from June 20 to Aug. 29. The first is the Hidden Hero Project and the second is Watershed Moments: From Source to Sea.

The Hidden Hero Projectgot underway in the late spring of 2018 with support...

By Trail Champion on Tuesday May 28 2019

When following up the RCMP press release regarding 'Stag Night',  the Castlegar Source/Trail Champion editor asked about the legalities should a young person (particularly a minor) agree to be subjected to same.

Even without the issue of age of majority, RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich's response, sent to all local media, was unequivocal:

"Kyra Hoggan contacted me and asked...

By Trail Champion on Monday May 27 2019

From the strange-but-true Trail RCMP files:

“On May 24, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a call of male shooting arrows with a bow across Casino Road,” said Trail top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “The RCMP spoke to a 35-year-old and a 56-year-old male (both Trail residents) who didn’t realize the potential consequences of their actions. The males were compliant...

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday May 26 2019

A motor vehicle incident has sent one to hospital Sunday afternoon, according to KBRFR Capt. Grant Tyson.

Tyson said, in a press release, that a collision between a motorcycle and a car happened in the 500 block of Columbia Gardens Road, between Waneta and Fruitvale.

He said the call came in at 1:43 p.m., and that a crew of three Trail firefighters were on scene by 1:55 p.m. The...

By Llora McTeer on Sunday May 26 2019

Media and the public are invited to attend the joint  81 Royal Canadian Sea Cadets (Nelson) and 131 Royal Canadian Sea Cadets (Trail), 581 Royal Canadian Air Cadets (Castlegar), 531 Royal Canadian Air Cadets (Trail) and 561 Royal Canadian Air Cadets (Nelson) Annual Ceremonial Review on June 01 at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.

Approximately 100 sea and air cadets will be in...

By Castlegar Source on Sunday May 26 2019

What is the Rural Evidence Review project?

The goal of the Rural Evidence Review project is to work with rural citizens and communities to provide high quality, useful evidence for rural health care planning in British Columbia.

Who are we?

We are a team of researchers from the Centre for Rural Health Research in the Department of Family...

By Castlegar Source on Sunday May 26 2019

West Kootenay Bags of Love Foundation originally started to provide bags of personal care essentials and comfort items for children moving to more secure living environments. Each of these large bags contains a handmade quilt and age appropriate personal care items, toys, books etc.  Often times children are not able to take anything with them, so the goal of providing a Bag of Love is to help...

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday May 26 2019

In my travels this week I was overtaken by a marked police vehicle traveling at 110 km/h in the posted 90 km/h zone. No emergency equipment was being operated. Instances like this are often complained about by the public as they see the police failing to follow the same traffic rules that they force everyone else to obey.

So, lets examine the rules that allow the police, fire and...