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October 2021
By Contributor on Thursday Oct 21 2021

When Christine Lauzon picked up a Lotto Max ticket for the September 28, 2021 draw with her pack of peanuts, she never imagined her spur-of-the-moment decision would result in her winning the massive $70-million jackpot.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Oct 21 2021

In the evening hours of Oct. 19, 100 Mile RCMP received a 911 call reporting what sounded like gunshots in the industrial area of the community.

Police responded and located a person who had succumbed to their injuries. Police are investigating how the person died and the circumstances leading up the incident.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Oct 21 2021


A Nelson woman is proving that you can fight city hall.

Taryn Joy Marchi sued the City of Nelson for negligence following an injury in 2015 and could have the eyes of the nation on her when her case returns to the Supreme Court of Canada.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Oct 21 2021

Trail and Greater District RCMP are looking for two individuals involved in an alleged theft from vehicle and assault, according to detachment commander Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Oct. 20, at 4:27 a.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report about two Trail men who had been assaulted by an alleged thief near the 2700 block of Highway Drive, in Trail Wicentowich said..

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Oct 21 2021

The region’s potential new backcountry skiing destination will reveal all in a virtual open house Thursday night.

By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 20 2021

Regional economic driver Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) is investigating regional supply chain limitations and stimulating a circular economy by directly supporting businesses.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Oct 20 2021

Cases are declining in the West Kootenay/Boundary according to the weekly BC Centre of Disease control Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by local health area of case residence graphic.

Between October 10-16, 2021, the high for the West Kootenay/Boundary region was Trail with 16 new COVID-19 cases.

Earlier this month, the Silver City area reported 74 COVID-19 cases.

By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 20 2021

On Saturday, Oct. 30, check out our spooky scavenger hunt, go trick-or-treating around the exhibits, or try some Halloween crafts! Show us your costume to be entered into the best-dressed contest and maybe win a Museum prize pack, including a membership for the whole family! This is an all-ages event and we've stocked up on treats, so come out and join the fun!

By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 20 2021

During the month of October, ICBC and police are launching a pedestrian safety campaign to urge pedestrians and drivers to stay safe as crashes involving pedestrians nearly double at this time of year.

By Letters to the editor on Wednesday Oct 20 2021

To The Editor:

For many years and more so in recent months, the BC Truck Loggers Association has called for a collective vision for forestry in our province. Earlier this month, we renewed the call and asked the BC government to facilitate the way forward, as a matter of urgency.