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By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Apr 29 2019

A Facebook trend claiming two women and a man are travelling around the province stealing people’s dogs and horses is, it seems, little more than FB-driven mass hysteria, despite the fact it took local social media by storm this past weekend.

Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said that, while police are aware of the claims being made on Facebook, they have had no reported...

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 28 2019

Spring has sprung and trailers that have slumbered through the winter are being dragged out of storage and dusted off for use. Check the air in the tires. Light up the lights. Yes, we're good to go for another season!

Experience has taught me that "spring cleaning" seldom includes the trailer's surge brake. I would set up at a brake check and start waving in anything pulling a utility...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 25 2019

Cranbrook RCMP report a man has died after a tragic boating accident on Moyie Lake near Cranbrook Tuesday.

In a media release, RCMP said at approximately 9 a.m. on April 23rd, RCMP were called to an overturned boat on Moyie Lake, located 25 kilometers south of Cranbrook. 

"One of the occupants had made it to shore but a second male was missing," the RCMP media release said. "...

By Valerie Rossi on Wednesday Apr 24 2019

Regional health and wellness resources are coming together in Trail to offer free consultations and demonstrations in a one-day event presented by the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce.

The Kootenay Healthy Lifestyles Expo, slated for May 4 at the Trail Memorial Centre, offers...

By Community Futures on Wednesday Apr 24 2019

Community Futures Central Kootenay is pleased to recognize Charlotte Ferreux for her volunteer work in Castlegar and the Central Kootenay.

Ferreux is a small business owner based in Castlegar. She is Vice-Chair of the Community Futures Central Kootenay (CFCK) Board of Directors, and was recently elected to the Community Futures British Columbia (CFBC) Board of Directors.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 21 2019

I just finished reading an article titled "Old People Should..." in the May 2019 edition of the Reader's Digest. It explained that we could find out what people ask Google most often by seeing how the search engine auto filled our queries. The top result for "old people should" was that they should not drive.

I took the idea one step further and searched on "drivers should."...

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

Police are pleased by the ease with which they made a drug arrest Friday, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On April 12, at 3:10 a.m., a Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP General Duty police officer was conducting a routine patrol on Daniel Street in West Trail when he was flagged down by an intoxicated 37-year-old female," he said.

"In her...

By Contributor on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

Do you know an educator in the Columbia Basin who encourages environmental stewardship and sustainability? The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) has opened nominations for the 2019 Environmental Education Awards of Excellence.

This year, award categories include Indigenous Educator, Climate Change Educator, Community Educator, Early Childhood Educator, Primary...

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 16 2019

Jessica Nordlander joined Thoughtexchange to scale her passion for innovating leadership and find work-life balance in a small mountain town.

For the last 10 years, ...

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Apr 16 2019

The post-secondary journey is about changing lives through education and at the end of April, those on the cusp of a bright future will gather on the Castlegar Campus to celebrate Selkirk College Convocation 2019.

The annual ceremony takes place on April 30 where almost 1,000 students will be eligible to graduate from a variety of Selkirk College programs based out of different campuses...