Featured Stories

by Contributor on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 12:03pm

The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees are getting ready to welcome a family of four Syrian refugees, parents and their two small children, to our area.  Thanks to the generosity of people in Rossland, Trail, Fruitvale and Castlegar, we have raised enough funds to begin the sponsorship of...

by Contributor on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 1:03pm

Are you tired of riding in the singles line?  Skied Dating is the event for you!  On February 13, this Rossland-style speed dating event will take place at RED Mountain Resort.  Right before Valentine's Day.

by Contributor on Monday, February 1, 2016 - 4:33pm

Pipelines are a hot topic in Ottawa and across the country these days.  Last Wednesday the Liberals outlined their plans for a revised environmental assessment process for pipelines, and on Thursday the Conservatives put forward a motion asking the House to support the Energy East pipeline...

Recent News

by Contributor on Monday, February 1, 2016 - 5:37pm

With over 150 social non-profits serving our region, it’s no surprise there is diversity in the characteristics, capacity, and approach to providing social services. If there is one thing in common though, along with a passion for...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday, February 1, 2016 - 4:20pm

1.   Eat a balanced breakfast every day with equal amounts of protein and carbohydrates in the form of veggies or fruit. This creates slow releasing calories to minimize weight gain and maximize your blood sugar regulation,...

by Bob Hall on Monday, February 1, 2016 - 3:39pm

Friday night’s British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) match-up between the Selkirk College Saints and the Trinity Western University Spartans took place at the end of January, but it had the intensity and emotion...

by Sara Golling on Monday, February 1, 2016 - 12:42pm

Conditions on the Spokane Street hill were pretty good this year  for the Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race.  Rossland City Council's new bobsled, "Council's Pipe Dream," with its team of councillors  whizzed...

Regional News

by Trail Champion on Friday, February 5, 2016 - 10:04am

The Trail RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating missing person Michael George Neville, 33, according to Trail top cop Darren Oelke.


by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 8:35pm

The growing proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in Nelson not only prompted city council to roll up a change to its business licence bylaw, but it piped up two resolutions directed at upper levels of government to help deal...

by Contributor on Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 4:14pm

For its third concert of the season, the Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series is proud to present the Clinton Swanson Quartet. 

“Nelson’s hardest working musician” teams up with some of the region’s...

by CBT on Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 2:46pm

Local entrepreneurs, students, academics and makers will be able to work with innovative materials, test out original products and get help bringing unique ideas and products to market at a new laboratory in...

Provincial & National

Be careful on the highways during Family Day Holiday Weekend

Highways in the Southern Interior can be unpredictable.

Road conditions can be unpredictable and vary widely across the province at this time of year. If you’ll be travelling over Family Day long weekend, snow, sleet, heavy rain, fog and ice are just some of the challenging winter conditions you could encounter when driving on B.C. roads.

On average, 24 people are killed and 5,700 are injured in 19,000 crashes every February in B.C. and seven people are killed and 690 are injured in 2,700 crashes every February in the Southern Interior.

BC Coroners Service and Avalanche Canada stress need for safety

A sign showing an avalanche hazard warning of "considerable" is seen at a parking lot where snowmobilers embark from near Mount Renshaw outside of McBride. — Photo courtesy Huffington Post

In the wake of the deaths of five persons in an avalanche near McBride on Jan. 29, 2016, the BC Coroners Service and Avalanche Canada are joining to stress the need for preparedness for those heading into the backcountry this winter.