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UPDATE: Possible missing person presumed drowned

On Monday, July 8, a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer confirmed that the 33-year-old Trail man was the only person to have jumped off the Victoria Street Bridge on the night in question at the time it occurred, said RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. Investigators conducted an investigation into the incident and report of […]

COUNCIL MATTERS: Rossland City Council meetings, July 8, 2024

A new, improved crematorium in the works; Rossland to receive funding of ~$250,000 annually from Community Building Fund; the Second Avenue lane question; try to win the “ugliest lawn” contest! PRESENT: Mayor Andy Morel and Councillors Stewart Spooner, Craig Humpherys, Eliza Boyce, Maya Provençal, Jeff Weaver and Lisa Kwiatkowski. Staff: CAO Bryan Teasdale, Executive Assistant […]

Fatal accident involving truck and semi-trailer closes Highway 6 south of Nakusp

RCMP said a passenger truck, travelling with four occupants from Nelson, was involved in a fatal accident on Highway 6 north of Hills Friday afternoon. Slocan Lake RCMP responded at approximately 5:50 p.m on Friday, July 5 to a report of a collision north of Hills and south of Crown Road in Hills, according to […]

Three bodies recovered in Garibaldi Provincial Park

On July 8, as a result of continued search efforts by the Squamish Search and Rescue (SAR) teams, Sea to Sky RCMP – Squamish confirm three bodies have been recovered in the area of Atwell Peak in the Garibaldi Provincial Park. Members of Squamish Search and Rescue worked with the RCMP this morning to recover […]

Teck Receives Regulatory Approval for Sale of Steelmaking Coal Business

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced that the sale of its remaining 77% interest in the steelmaking coal business, Elk Valley Resources (“EVR”), to Glencore plc (“Glencore”) has now received all necessary regulatory approvals. The transaction is now expected to close on July 11. Teck expects to receive total cash proceeds of US$6.9 billion (CAD $9.5 billion)1 from the sale of the 77% interest in EVR, excluding closing adjustments. “We are pleased that we will achieve a complete separation of the metals and steelmaking coal businesses to position Teck for its next phase of growth and responsible value creation,” said Sheila Murray, Chair of the Board. “We are confident that our leadership team is executing the right strategy […]

Spring Groundwater Levels Highlight Variability and Need for Expanded Monitoring

By Living Lakes Canada According to a recent survey conducted by Living Lakes Canada, 72% of respondents are highly concerned about groundwater in the Columbia Basin, with primary worries including drinking water, ecosystem health, agriculture and food security. Understanding groundwater systems and providing decision makers with current, localized information is essential to respond to these […]

Analysis: Churches don’t pay taxes. Should they?

By Sam Victor, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, McGill University, and Hillary Kaell, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and School of Religious Studies, McGill University. First published in The Conversation. From his office at St. James the Apostle, a 160-year-old Anglican church in downtown Montréal, Rev. Graham Singh is telling us about taxes. “Churches […]

Fatal collision near Slocan Lake closes Hwy 97

On July 5, at approximately 5:50 p.m., the Slocan Lake RCMP responded to a report of a collision on Hwy 6, just north of Hills, BC, and south of Crown Road in Hills, according to RCMP Cpl. James Grandy. He said the collision involved a passenger truck and a semi-trailer. According to initial reports, the […]

Interior Health heat warning guidance

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued heat warnings for multiple areas in the Interior Health region. The Province has not declared an extreme heat emergency for this region. With elevated temperatures, the risk of heat-related illness increases. The BC Centre for Disease Control provides a broad range of heat-related guidance on its website, including information on the […]

Hwy 22 crash between SUV and motorcycle sends two to hospital

On July 5,  just before 12 p.m., Castlegar RCMP received a report there had been a collision on Hwy 22 in the China Creek area between the communities of Castlegar and Trail, according to Castlegar RCMP NC/oic Sgt. Monty Taylor.  He she caller reported the collision had involved an SUV and a motorcycle. “Emergency services […]

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