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April 2023
By Letters to the editor on Sunday Apr 30 2023

To The Editor:

An Open Letter to the RDCK Directors and fellow citizens:

Dear Directors:

By CBT on Sunday Apr 30 2023

From buying portable water tanks and equipment trailers, to providing specialized training and gear to their wildfire-fighting crews, 12 small communities and First Nations are taking action to reduce the threat of wildfires. These projects are being done with support from Columbia Basin Trust.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Sunday Apr 30 2023

Rob Morrison, MP for Kootenay–Columbia is calling on the Trudeau Government to halt any hostile takeover of Teck Resources.

Morrison said in a media release that Glencore’s proposed $23 billion (USD) hostile takeover of Teck Resources would be devastating for British Columbian communities like Sparwood and Elkford, and Canadians all across the country.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Apr 28 2023

Public engagement on regional district climate actions will continue after nearly 100 people showed up at the April 20 regional district board meeting to raise concerns over a lack of engagement.

By Writer's Block Solutions on Thursday Apr 27 2023

A new buy-local initiative is asking people to look beyond the river in an interactive campaign that encourages locals to explore the popular sport fishing website that is boosting South Kootenay tourism and business.

By Benjamin Phillips on Thursday Apr 27 2023
The Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the addition of defenceman Jack Kennedy for next season!
Kennedy, from Granby, Massachusetts is coming off a championship season with Avon Old Farms School, winning the Elite 8 title at the NESPAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council) Prep tournament.
By Contributor on Thursday Apr 27 2023

Burnaby RCMP is issuing a public warning after a recent scam that defrauded a Burnaby senior out of more than $7.5 million dollars, in one of the largest personal scams the detachment has ever investigated.

In December 2022, Burnaby RCMP was contacted by a woman who said she had been scammed out of a significant amount of money after an elaborate fraud.

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 27 2023

By Jesse Zeman, BCWF Executive Director 

Beaver dams are a marvel of nature, creating natural wetlands that are home to myriad species in addition to the furry families that build them. Dams create riparian zones, saturate soils, and store water for slow release, helping to regulate flow and temperature in fish-bearing streams. 

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Apr 27 2023

In a media release Thursday, Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, Kananaskis Country, and the province of British Columbia, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning (SPAW) for recreational backcountry users across the mountainous regions of western Canada.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Apr 25 2023

On Sunday April 23, at 9 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report that a 49-year-old Trail man was assaulted by three men in the alley in the 900 block of Spokane Street in Trail, according to Trail RCMP NC/oic Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. "The officer located the man who had sustained serious injuries on the ground in the alley," Wicentowich said.