Castlegar Fire Department had a busy afternoon Monday, first with an evacuation and then responding to a single-vehicle MVI on Kinnaird Bridge.
Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio said it was just before noon when they received a report of a gas leak at Kootenay Market.
“When we arrived, they had already evacuated the grocery store, which was awesome, they did what they needed to do,” Lattanzio said, adding the CFD then evacuated all the other businesses in the strip mall as a precaution.
He said firefighters then entered the store with detection equipment in search of a leak.
People in the Boundary region are now connected with the West Kootenay after the opening of five electric vehicle Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFCs) stations along Highway 3.
The stations have been strategically sited in Greenwood, Christina Lake, Castlegar, Salmo and Creston to ensure connected travel and charging options for drivers.
RCMP are asking for public assistance after a person was struck on Highway 6 near Slocan Park Sunday (February 18th).
In a media release Monday, RCMP said police responded to an incomplete 9-1-1 call at 1:19 a.m. and found a 47-year-old deceased man from Winlaw.
“The subsequent investigation has determined the man was struck by the vehicle in which he had been a passenger on Highway 6 near Slocan Park,” the RCMP media release said.
The Selkirk College Saints return home on Saturday for a pivotal tilt with the Simon Fraser University Spartans that will go a long way in determining home-ice advantage in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) post-season.
A J.V. Humphries student from Kaslo is $100,000 richer after being selected as a recipient of a Loran Scholarship.
Grade 12 student, Jesalyn Tremblay is one of 34 winners of the award in Canada to be used for undergraduate studies.
“At the exact moment I found out, I was honestly speechless,” Tremblay told The Nelson Daily.
“I was so overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude that I didn’t even know what I should be thinking or saying.”
The SS Moyie is truly one of a kind. The oldest intact passenger sternwheeler ship in the world built in 1898, the Moyie ended its service on Kootenay Lake in 1959. Unlike most sternwheelers that plied inland waters in BC and the Yukon that were either scrapped or burnt at the end of their working lives, the SS Moyie has survived and thrived in Kaslo – lovingly preserved by the community and now a busy, vibrant museum during the spring and summer.
What do art and science have in common? For many scientists and academics such as Timothy Morton, they are looking to the art world to help communicate the reality of the threat of climate change. While scientific data appeals to the brain, art appeals to emotions. As a group, society hasn’t generally been motivated by facts to make the necessary adjustments. Perhaps artistic works can succeed in appealing to viewers where data has not.
Interior Health’s Board Chair Doug Cochrane announced today that president and CEO Chris Mazurkewich has provided the board of directors with his letter of resignation, expressing his decision to retire at the end of October.
The City of Castlegar will soon be $1.35 million richer, according to a press release issued today.
“The City of Castlegar has sold two city-owned properties to private sector interests (pending public notification period),” said the release. “The former City Centre Motel site at 1101 - 2nd Street ($145,000) has been purchased by a developer who intends to build multi-family housing on the site, targeted at the College's rapidly growing student population.”
At its meeting yesterday, the Board of Directors of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) considered two bylaws pertaining to the proposed “Option B” enhancements to the Castlegar and District Community Complex. The bylaws were prepared to establish a new recreation service to replace the two existing services and encompass the proposed facility enhancements, and to start the process to authorize the borrowing of $32,370,000 in building costs.