May 2017

Editorial: One more resource for voting decisions

Editorial:  One more resource for voting decisions

As  most readers here know by now, I'm supremely tired of -- and sickened by -- election communications that tell you terrible (and usually inaccurate) things about the OTHER parties and their candidates, and make wild promises to get your vote.  But I think it's hugely important that people get informed about what the different parties really stand for and what they're most likely to do if elected.  And then vote.  Please vote.

UPDATED: RCMP release name of man buried in landslide

UPDATED: RCMP release name of man buried in landslide

RCMP have identified the man who is missing and presumed dead after a landslide at Tappen, near Salmon Arm Saturday as 76-year-old Roy Frederick Sharp.

Police said Sharp was last seen inside his home along Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road.

That area was hit by a mudslide early Saturday.

According to RCMP, search crews have been on site throughout the weekend but have been unable to locate Sharp.

RCMP confirm Tappen senior missing following mudslide

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Weather awful, but fishing great

This was one happy camper after pulling in a nice fish. — Photo Reel Adventures Sportfishing

It seems like Mother Nature refuses to cooperate with some good weather.

However, that didn't stop fishermen from flocking to the lake for an exceptional month on the water as Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing discusses the past month and what's on the agenda for May in this installment of Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

Deadline to register for SD 20 school bussing fast approaching

Deadline to register for SD 20 school bussing fast approaching

Each student must be registered for busing in order to ride on a School District No. 20 school bus. All riders from kindergarten to Grade 12 need to be registered annually, prior to the May 31 deadline, in order to have a guaranteed seat on the bus.

You will still be able to register after the deadline, however, there is no guarantee of a seat if you register your child after the deadline. Additional stops will not be added due to late registrations as we finalize our routes based on registration numbers.

Brand new sculptures to be unveiled next week

Imagine the Stories by Rabi'a and Carl Schlichting

Get your Sculpturewalking shoes ready! On Saturday, May 13, 30 sculptures will be landing in Castlegar’s downtown, marking the seventh year of the internationally-renowned Castlegar Sculpturewalk.

Calling Kootenay artists: Apply to be showcased in hub village art windows

Art windows in Salmo.

This application is for the artists and/or groups who would like to display their art in one of three Village of Salmo Art Windows located at the west side of the building located at 423 Railway Avenue in Salmo, BC.

The Village Art Windows were constructed to provide an opportunity for Salmo Valley and Kootenay region artists to showcase their work in a way that is visible to pedestrians walking along Salmo’s Main Street and street traffic. The art windows help to support the arts and encourage visitors to explore Salmo.

Eligibility Criteria:

Grand opening for Salmo Art and Culture Hub

Grand opening for Salmo Art and Culture Hub

A unique partnership between the Village of Salmo, local entrepreneurs and a California investor has made possible a cutting-edge arts and cultural hub centre in Salmo offering everything from Village art windows, a Village art and culture garden, a unique reclaimed building materials and salvage boutique, custom upholstery an leather works shop, tattoo shop and art studio. The Grand Opening is scheduled for May 20, with the official ribbon-cutting at 2 p.m.

Kelowna`s Seth Barton signs with Smokies for 2017/18

Kelowna`s Seth Barton signs with Smokies for 2017/18

The Trail Smoke Eaters would like to announce the commitment of 1998-born defenseman, Seth Barton from Kelowna.

Barton has played the past two seasons for the Kelowna Rockets of the BC Major Midget League. Last season saw Barton contribute 38-points from the backend for a Rockets team that placed third in the BCMML.

“Seth will add size, a big shot from the blueline, and character to our team,” said Head Coach Cam Keith. “We are very excited to add a player of Seth’s caliber.”

War amps CHAMPS grad to blitz local schools with safety message

Through the CHAMP Program, child amputees are encouraged to accept their amputations and develop a positive approach to challenges.

The War Amps, a leader in the field of child safety, is bringing an important safety message to students at nine local schools between May 9 and 11. This initiative is coordinated in conjunction with the Trail RCMP Detachment.

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