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Selkirk College Students Tops in Business Simulation Competition

In an important test of what’s to come after graduation, four students in Selkirk College’s School of Business triumphed in a simulation competition that matched their talents against top-notch post-secondary peers. Held at New Westminster’s Douglas College in early-March, the annual Western Canadian Business Competition (WCBC) brought together schools from across British Columbia and Alberta […]

Lane closures, short delays for final touches to Highway 1 in Kicking Horse Canyon

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is advising the public that final work on Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project will begin on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. The MOTI said drivers are advised to expect lane closures and minor delays throughout the spring. Highway 1 will be reduced to lane one in each […]

Province approves use of Taser 7

The Province has approved the use of Taser 7 as an intermediate weapon for all police agencies in British Columbia. The approval process for Taser 7 included convening a multi-disciplinary panel to provide advice to the director of Police Services with consideration of a range of expertise and perspectives. The panel had representatives from various organizations, such […]

Study finds battery hub feasible for BC's Southern Interior

The federal government’s plan to phase out gas and diesel passenger vehicles by 2035 requires the Canadian economy to shift, with battery recycling at the forefront in the Lower Columbia region of BC’s Southern Interior. Economic development agency Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) is leading the charge by investigating ways to further augment the region’s […]

Daily Dose — Kootenay Film Brings Outdoor Francophone Women to the Forefront

A locally-created short film about French-speaking outdoors women of the West Kootenays, NATURE + ELLES, has been selected for the 2024 Women’s Adventure Film Tour (WAFT). The film will be screened with English subtitles on April 5th at Castlegar’s Old Theatre with a Q&A with director Jackie Atkins, producer Patrick Lac, and three of the 11 local participants, […]

Monarchy, History, Malady, Memory

We do not make history, we are made by history. — Martin Luther King, jr. Our King “ … divinity … doth hedge a King.” — Shakespeare, Macbeth No one reading this is likely to think a king has anything divine about him, but for Shakespeare 400 years ago, — for subjects in Arabia and […]

A letter to Howard Katkov from a resident of Rossland

[Editor’s Note:  Before publishing this letter, we ensured that Mr. Katkov was aware and had an opportunity to respond, and he indicated that there would be no reply from RED.] Mr Katkov, I am taking the time to write to you to express my concerns over the planned development you are advertising in the vicinity […]

Beware of speeding ticket text scam — RCMP

RCMP is advising the public of a speeding ticket text scam is making its way through the BC Interior and Vancouver Island, including Nanaimo. RCMP said people have been a text message urging drivers to deal with a speeding ticket of face court action. On Monday March 25, 2024, the Nanaimo RCMP switchboard received numerous […]

Wages in Kootenay Development Region rise the highest in province: report

Over the last year the median hourly wage in the Kootenay Development Region rose by over $4 per hour, and now sits well above the provincial and national rate, according to the latest State of the Basin Focus report. Produced by Selkirk College: Selkirk Innovates — through the Columbia Basin Trust — the e-newsletter noted […]

Cats, kittens from single property expected to drain BC SPCA resources

The BC SPCA is preparing to take more than 200 cats and kittens into its care from a single home in Houston, B.C. Despite the Society’s extensive experience and unique position within the province to be able to support large animal intakes, one of this size and nature is exceptional and will draw extensively on […]

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