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By City of Castlegar on Tuesday Jul 31 2018

Government! Government! Government!

Despite your initial reaction, government is not a four letter word. Too often, we criticize it and complain about it as if it were the enemy. Federal and provincial partisan governments get lumped in with local government often leaving a sour taste in people’s mouth.

But your local government is different. It is designed to be representative...

By CBT on Tuesday Jul 31 2018

Seventeen projects that aim to improve the lives of Columbia Basin residents by addressing social issues will soon be making a positive difference with nearly $965,000 in Social Grants from Columbia Basin Trust.

“Through projects like these, the Trust is supporting the efforts of community organizations to help Basin residents address challenges, and improve the quality of their lives...

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Jul 30 2018

A plea by one city councilor to heed “public concern” regarding allowing cannabis grow operations to set up in the city was ignored as the council moved ahead on third reading for a bylaw to regulate cannabis in Grand Forks.

Beverley Tripp said the public meeting regarding the Zoning Bylaw amendment — which defined the zones and location criteria where cannabis retail sites and...

By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 30 2018

Twenty-one local fire fighters as well as BC Wildfire Service responded to an interface fire at the end of Spance Road, off Casino Road, Sunday afternoon, according to Regional Fire Chief Dan Derby.

Derby said the call came in at 3: 59 p.m. and crews were on scene at 4:17 p.m. the situation was contained by 9:25 p.m.


By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 26 2018

No, you didn’t read that headline wrong – police attended a call that was both funny and sad after vandals pushed a sculpture off a wall onto the sidewalk last Friday night.

“Well, Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall …,” said RCMP Acting Sgt. Brett Turner – referring to the sculpture in question.

The Humpty Dumpty sculpture was featured in the 2015 Sculpture Walk and was sponsored by...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 26 2018

Environment Canada has issued a Special air quality statement for most of the southern interior of the province, including West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake, Boundary, Slocan/Arrow Lakes and East Kootenay.

"During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour," the Environment Canada website said.

Environment Canada said...

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jul 26 2018

The city has ignored a petition and a plea from the community to save the entire Vienna Woods and has instead moved ahead with the sale of part of that property.

Grand Forks city council voted in favour of accepting an offer for a section of the woods near the airport late last month, despite a June 14 petition delivered to the office...

By RCAC on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) will be presenting Celebrate! 20 Years in the Making. This is a juried visual art exhibition in celebration of the RCAC’s 20th Anniversary.

20 Years in the Makingis both about what the RCAC has accomplished in their 20 years of supporting arts and culture in Rossland and a reference to the time and experience underlying...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jul 24 2018

The Smoky Skies Bulletin has been removed from the Boundary region said Environment Canada.

The Bulletin continues for East Columbia, Okanagan Valley and South Thompson regions.

Special air quality statement for Boundary region

Environment Canada has issued an Smoky Skies Bulletin for the Okanagan, Boundary and East Columbia regions of BC.


By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 23 2018

Trail and area police and fire crews were kept busy this recently with a suspicious house fire and four vehicular fires in less than two weeks.

According to Acting Sgt. Devon Reid, a call came in yesterday at 6 a.m. for a structure fire in Fruitvale.

“No one was injured in the blaze, but the residence was completely consumed by the fire,” Reid said. “The investigation is still...