Featured Stories

by Michele Skuce on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 11:53am

 Recipe for a Dancer

It’s almost the end of the school year,  when people hear  news about kids going off to exciting opportunities in the world of dance and think, wow!  That’s so cool!   Well, you can do that here, but...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 10:53am

Yes, our local ticks can carry Lyme disease, and we can pick up ticks while golfing, gardening, hiking, biking ... anything that takes us outdoors, really.  Lyme disease is endemic in southern BC, and the disease can cause long-term damage including arthritis and neurological problems, so...

by Contributor on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 10:09am

Could you paddle Canada’s longest waterway ? 

In the summer of 2014, twelve adventurers drove north from the Okanagan and the Hinton, Alberta area to meet in Canada's Arctic. From there, in two "Voyageur" canoes,   they began...

Recent News

by Bob Hall on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 2:21pm

Selkirk College Transitional Training students from across the region put together an inspirational three-day conference earlier this month that showcased the talents of differently-abled adults.

Called Branching Out, the...

by Contributor on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:53pm

 Places from Vancouver’s Chinatown to historic Barkerville, and from Rossland's Chinese Gardens  in the interior to Cumberland’s Coal Creek Historic Park are represented in the...

by Contributor on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:24pm

Roller derby is heating up in Trail with temperatures set to rise Saturday.


West Kootenay Roller Derby presents a double header at the Comino Arena – the last regular game of the season.  The...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:05pm

     Here are some other contributors to weight retention that should be considered.  

1.    How is your liver function?  If your liver is overloaded you tend to...

Regional News

by City of Trail on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:09pm

The City of Trail and the Village of Warfield are pleased to announce they have successfully negotiated and approved a 5.5-year (66 months) recreation and library services agreement that will take effect on July 1, 2015. Warfield will...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 3:55pm

BC Hydro is predicting that 2015 could be the fourth driest year on record, according to a press release issued by Dayle Hopp.

"Current data now predicts drier conditions in the overall Columbia system (U.S. and Canada...

by Contributor on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 3:35pm

Sixty-seven volunteers and forest professionals planted 8,227 seedlings Wednesday at two Interfor harvesting locations in British Columbia’s Southern Interior as part of a North America-wide effort to set a world record for the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 1:23pm

An Alberta man alleged to have committed 12 break-and-enters in the Kootenay-Boundary region in January 2014 will be facing a laundry list of charges, according to Cpl. Kelly Hall, non-commissioned officer in charge of the Crime...

Provincial & National

Mandatory off-road-vehicle registration delayed

Mandatory off-road-vehicle registration delayed

Mandatory off-road vehicle registration is being deferred from June 1 to Nov. 1, 2015.

The extra time provides additional time for off-road users to prepare for the mandatory registration, while the regulatory details are finalized on both registration and safety.

Election Spending Rules in BC

Election Spending Rules in BC

"Don't mind the elephant in the room, we're redecorating."

When the B.C. government tabled its legislation to amend the Election Act in March, it was probably hoping no one would notice. They were in for a bit of a shock.

While much of the focus has been on the provision which would give political parties the names of each and every British Columbian who casts a ballot, the government is also proposing to do away with the pre-campaign period and the spending limits that apply to political parties within it.