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By kootenaygallery3 on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

The Kootenay Gallery of Art exhibition season opens with two exhibitions. Both exhibitions feature installation art that allows the viewer to be immersed in the art as well as featuring art on the walls.

“Fata Morgana” is a major solo exhibition for Nelson artist Hildur Jonasson. It is her artistic response to a residency in the international arctic territory of Svalbard aboard the tall...

By Trail Champion on Monday Feb 11 2019

A cooking fire gone awry brought 19 firefighters to a Cedar Avenue home Sunday, according to Acting Captain Lee De Pellegrin of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue.

He said the call came in at 1:14 p.m. and crews arrived 1667 Cedar Avenue at 1:18 p.m., with the situation controlled at 1:40 p.m.

“(The) initial three-member crew found heavy smoke and fire conditions in the...

By Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

A new report by BC Hydro finds when it comes to heating the home, British Columbian couples are at odds – with four in 10 admitting to arguing over the temperature.

The report titled Thermostat wars: How the battle over household temperature is turning up the heat on relationships found that while arguments about the temperature are common across the province, five per cent of...

By Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

A pair of Penticton Peach Festival favourites will be dropping in to Okanagan Lake Park at this year’s festival.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds and The SkyHawks have officially announced they will perform for one show only at PeachFest, thanks to the sponsorship of Peters Bros. Construction.

“As we are every time the Canadian Forces Snowbirds confirm their attendance at Peach...

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Feb 06 2019

Police are seeking public information after two incidents of vehicle damage and thefts earlier this month, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Feb. 5, between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment responded to two separate reports of vehicle break-ins in downtown Trail," he said. "In both incidents, cement cinder blocks were used to...

By CBT on Wednesday Feb 06 2019

Columbia Basin Trust is announcing changes to its Board of Directors. Rick Jensen has been reappointed to the role of Chair while Jocelyn Carver, who joined the Board in 2018, has been appointed Vice-Chair.

“I am so pleased to be able to continue in the role of Chair and to work with Jocelyn in her new role in what promises to be a very busy year,” said Rick Jensen, Board Chair. “As the...

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Feb 06 2019

On Feb. 4, Crown Counsel approved charges against a 43-year-old male for the alleged explosion and fire that occurred on May 25, 2018, at the 400 block of Rossland Avenue, in Trail.  The three charges include:

·         Produce a Scheduled Substance (Cannabis Oil) contrary to Section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

·         Possess of Anything (Butane) for...

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Feb 05 2019

Embarking on an educational journey takes a large dose of determination to be successful. Pushing off on a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway as a single mom with a three-year-old daughter requires resolve and courage.

First-year Selkirk College Nursing Program student Meghan Stewart made the decision to return to school at the age of 39 because she wanted a fulfilling...

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Feb 05 2019

On Jan. 17, the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment charged Joel Anderson with Second Degree Murder under Section 235 of the Criminal Code of Canada. This charge stemmed from an incident which occurred on Aug. 22, 2017, in Trail, where the elderly victim Harold Paddock died due to the alleged actions of Joel Anderson. Joel Anderson was arrested on this...

By Bob Hall on Monday Feb 04 2019

The latest data collection and processing technology was on display in mid-January at Selkirk College when students and faculty gathered with representatives from several industries for an afternoon of demonstrations on the Castlegar Campus.

The Selkirk College Applied Research & Innovation Centre (ARIC) put together the demonstration day featuring two of the newest tools used for...