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By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 14 2019

Alexander Zacher was walking to work early on the morning of Oct. 31, 2014 in Tsawwassen. He followed the walk signal on 12th Avenue at the intersection of 52nd Street using the marked crosswalk. When he was about two-thirds of the way across he was struck by a left turning vehicle driven by Glenn Prescesky and suffered serious injuries.

Mr. Prescesky did not see Mr. Zacher as he was...

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Apr 09 2019

What does famous actor/comedian Seth Rogen have to do with Castlegar and Trail?

Quite a bit, according to Dave Streloff, co-owner of The Higher Path cannabis stores in Castlegar and Trail.

“He (Rogen) has developed his own strain of cannabis – he’s quite a connoisseur,” Streloff said. “He’s really specific about everything he does – he spent five years developing a strain of...

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Apr 09 2019

Transport Canada announced today that it will be investing $1,296,811 in Castlegar’s West Kootenay Regional Airport.

The agency said in a press release issued Tuesday that the investment will include, “installing runway indication lights and an omni-directional approach lighting system; replacing constant current regulators and a standby diesel generator with fuel tank; and installing a...

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Apr 08 2019

A current and ongoing child pornography investigation in the Trail area has RCMP warning residents and businesses alike how vulnerable they may be if their WIFI isn’t properly secured.

“We have a unit within the RCMP that monitors this kind of activity,” said Trail top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “They alerted us that it was going on in our area, and General Investigation Services Const...

By Contributor on Sunday Apr 07 2019

Ed. Note: Diane Kalen-Sukra was a senior city staffer with the City of Castlegar, as well as the award-winning CAO of the Village of Salmo.

Local author, speaker and veteran community builder Diane Kalen-Sukra’s new book Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What to Do About It is being hailed by national civility advocates, media pundits and...

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 07 2019

This must have been Following Too Closely Week in British Columbia. I received the story of an incident in Sooke, an analysis of a video from Richmond and was subjected to this dangerous behaviour myself. You might be able to get away with ignoring the Motor Vehicle Act, but the laws of physics will eventually prevail.

The story out of Sooke goes like this:

I've just...

By Trail Champion on Sunday Apr 07 2019
On April 5, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP and Trail Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 3000 block of Highway Drive in Trail, during the course of an investigation into the Possession of Child Pornography contrary to Section 163.1 of the Criminal Code. The RCMP questioned two local people, a 27-year-old female and a 65-year-old male...
By kootenaygallery3 on Friday Apr 05 2019

West Kootenay youth Stanley Humphries, Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre (both Trail and Castlegar) and Rossland Summit School are featuring their art in the annual Young Visions 2019 exhibition.  It opens Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm at the Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar. Everyone is welcome to attend the free opening event. As a special treat this year, Ms Reddick’s Food 10...

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 04 2019

The Ministry of  Transportation and Infrastructure has announced that deck resurfacing and other rehabilitation work will begin next week on the Paulson Bridge, providing a safer and more reliable structure and approaches for people travelling along Highway 3.

"Keeping people and goods moving safely and efficiently in all corners of our province is our top priority," said Claire Trevena...

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Apr 02 2019

A five-day immersive Selkirk College course focused on regional Indigenous history and knowledge will provide those seeking valuable insight an opportunity to delve deeper into intercultural relations.

For those wanting better understanding, Indigenous 100: Regional Indigenous Perspectives on Languages and Culture provides a five-day intensive introductory course that will...

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