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February 2020
By Letters to the editor on Friday Feb 28 2020

To The Editor:

Our children and grandchildren. We care for them, lose sleep over them, and provide them with food, shelter and so much love.

Why then is it so hard for us to consider their future and ensure that they have one in which they will thrive?

By Contributor on Friday Feb 28 2020

Since 2014, more than one in four fatal crashes on B.C. roads have involved distracted driving, which is why ICBC and police continue to combat this dangerous driving behaviour that claims 76 lives each year.*

This month, drivers will be hearing one message – take a break from your phone when you're behind the wheel. Not only is it dangerous, but the costs can add up quickly.

By Contributor on Friday Feb 28 2020

By Darren Davidson, Davidson Communications & Media

Disasters.

They aren’t just fires and floods. 

In fact, you’re more likely to experience a disaster from within. As a business owner you have to think about accidents, break-ins, power disruptions, data loss, cyber-attacks, environmental disasters and more. 

By Bob Hall on Thursday Feb 27 2020

An abundance of opportunity awaits at the Great Kootenay Career Fair that will bring together regional employers and job seekers at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus.

By Contributor on Thursday Feb 27 2020

The importance of finding a path forward has been a priority for the RCMP.

The BC RCMP are pleased to confirm that discussions with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have led to an agreement on Wednesday, February 26th which supports their upcoming meetings with government representatives this week.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

The week began with several altercations between protesters and police in the province.

First, was this release from Cpl. Madonna Saunderson:

By Benjamin Phillips on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

 The British Columbia Hockey League announced today the various league award winners from the regular season, with two Trail Smoke Eaters receiving three of the awards.

Kent Johnson - 

By Contributor on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

On Feb. 23, Teck announced it is withdrawing the Frontier Project from the regulatory review process.

 

Teck CEO and President Don Lindsay has written to the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change outlining the reasons for the withdrawal. The letter is included below: 

Letter to Minister Wilkinson

Dear Minister:

By Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

Rosslanders celebrate as a community a few times a year:  for example. Winter Carnival, Golden City Days and the concurrent Fall Fair,  and the more commercial but delightful “Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas” . . . these are examples of what brings us together as a community to have fun and to celebrate living in  this beautiful place.

All of these celebrations are volunteer-driven.

By David Suzuki on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

Actions by and in support of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders are as much about government failure to resolve issues around Indigenous rights and title as they are about pipelines and gas.