Plane makes emergency landing on highway near Salmo

On Sept. 12, 2023, at 9 a.m., a member of the public reported a small plane parked on the side of Hwy 6, near Salmo, according to RCMP Cpl. James Grandy. “An officer with the BC Highway Patrol arrived and located the 1969 Lake Capithian single engine aircraft, pulled off to the side of the […]

Castlegar house target of arson — RCMP

Castlegar RCMP are currently investigating a suspicious house fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the Sunflower City. RCMP said at that approximately 1 a.m., on September 12, 2023 a resident in the 2900 block of 5th Avenue in Castlegar, BC observed fire coming from his neighbour’s property. RCMP said the witness and […]

Book: Rossland’s First 100 Years – With 21st Century Epilogue

At the Rossland Public Library: Some fascinating details Rosa Jordan and Derek Choukalos, authors of the original “Rossland: The First 100 Years” provided a reading and brief account of the updated history, titled “Rossland’s First 100 Years – With 21st Century Epilogue.”  Jordan explained how the updated history had come to be – and how […]

Scouts celebrate 70 years in Rossland

Community Steps Up, Funds Hall Renovation for Non-profit Youth Organization The 2nd Rossland Scouts recently celebrated 70 years of fun and adventure for local youth with a much-needed renovation to their hall. The nearly $50,000 upgrade included inclusivity and energy retrofits, and is just the beginning of a larger vision for improving its bare-bones headquarters. […]

COUNCIL MATTERS: Rossland City Council Meetings, September 11, 2023

CoW recommends losing some council liaison positions;  bear concerns and garbage; only modest campfires allowed;  a stricter wildlife attractant bylaw; support for a liquor licence application; more cost overruns; Rossland Yards updated occupancy estimate COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING (4:00 p.m.) Present:  Mayor Andy Morel, and Councillors Maya Provençal, Lisa Kwiatkowski, Jeff Weaver, Eliza Boyce, […]

Vintage vehicles thrill thousands at 2023 Queen City Cruise

Nelson was once again the place to be as car show enthusiasts from all over Western Canada and parts of the United States flocked to the Heritage City over the weekend to participate in the 2023 Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise. Beginning with Friday registration and a parade along Baker Street — which included […]

Funding announced for a multi-year project to improve connectivity for 5,429 rural households

Funding was announced Thursday in Castlegar for rural communities and areas in the Columbia Basin — encompassing 5,429 homes — to create access to high-speed Internet. This new multi-year, $82-million project is being funded by the federal and provincial governments, the regional districts of Central Kootenay, Columbia Shuswap, Kootenay Boundary, East Kootenay and Columbia Basin […]

Orange Shirt Day Design Places Focus on the Guardians

A safe and supportive future for Indigenous children was the creative fuel used for second-year student Payton Maffioli’s Orange Shirt Day design that will be worn across the Selkirk College region on September 30. The chosen design for 2023 features two bear pawprints, a smaller cub’s mark inside the mother’s protective imprint is surrounded by […]

Last Stand West Kootenay halt logging at Duncan Reservoir

Members of Last Stand West Kootenay stood united Tuesday morning in blocking logging operations to continue on the West Side of the Duncan Reservoir (KM 58), 90 minutes north of Kaslo. Last Stand West Kootenay, in light of a record year of wildfires nation-wide,  is demanding an immediate moratorium on old growth logging and other […]

Calls for service over summer months decrease — RCMP

September has arrived — the unofficial end to summer — and Grand Forks RCMP have seen a decrease in the calls for police assistance a police media release said Wednesday. “Calls for service can range from noise complaints and missing license plates to break and enters, thefts, serious assault calls, impaired driving and much more,” […]

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