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by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Feb 19 2018

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,”...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Feb 19 2018

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.

All are part of the broader...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 19 2018

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...

by Sara Golling on Monday Feb 19 2018

Local musician Carolyn Cameron is doing it again: giving her time and talent to provide people with virtuous reasons to enjoy classical music. She’ll be playing piano at two different venues this coming weekend, to raise money for two excellent causes.

On Saturday, February 24, Cameron will play selections of classical music from the Romantic era at a private home in Rossland to raise...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 18 2018

RCMP said a skier missing since Friday has been found dead Greely Creek drainage near Revelstoke.

Michael Foster, 24, of Airdrie, Alta. was in Revelstoke skiing but failed to show up for work Friday.

RCMP said Foster was last seen in Revelstoke on February 13th.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Ski Patrol commenced a search of the resort after a day long search on Saturday....

by Contributor on Friday Feb 16 2018

A series of winter storms since the start of the year have created a complex snowpack in many of British Columbia’s backcountry recreation areas.

There is considerable risk of natural and human-caused avalanches, and search-and-rescue teams have responded to more than 160 incidents since Jan. 1, 2018.

Environment Canada is tracking a storm that could potentially bring snow to the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 15 2018

Business continues to be on the rise for Kaslo Sourdough after local bakery recently joined 10 other organizations receiving funding to support innovative products in British Columbia’s agriculture and processed food and beverage sectors.

The family-owned operation, that uses ancient sourdough fermentation technology to create pasta, has been baking their sourdough bread for customers...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 15 2018

Even with the recent taste of spring-like weather it's obvious Old Man Winter just doesn't want to leave quite yet as Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement for the southern interior of BC.

Environment Canada said a significant snowfall followed by a strong surge of arctic air is in store this weekend.

"A strong Pacific low pressure system will move eastward...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 14 2018

The Society for the Protection and Care of Seniors will be hosting their annual Lost Services Vigil at the Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital on Monday, February 19th from 1 to 3 p.m. The purpose of this vigil is to mourn the loss of services for the elderly, and to remember an incident in 2006 demonstrating that loss, when no care bed was available locally and Frances Albo was transferred to...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Feb 14 2018

Last Thursday morning, Les Anderson went into the Rossland Seniors Hall and found a mess in the back room. The ceiling had partially collapsed from water dripping down and soaking the insulation over the drop ceiling panels. Insulation and panels askew and water, all on the floor and furniture -- a discouraging sight to one of the seniors who have worked hard to repair and renovate the...

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