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RDKB appoints WaterSmart Ambassador to help locals save

Residents living in the Beaver Valley, Rivervale and Christina Lake will be able to significantly reduce their water consumption and conserve H20 more effectively this summer with help from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary latest seasonal recruit, Abbe Teasdale.  The RDKB made the announcement in a recent media...

Another property under RDCK evacuation alert due to Merry Creek Wildfire

Based on the recommendation from BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued an Evacuation Alert for 1473 Meadowbrook Drive due to the Merry Creek Wildfire (N51165). Thirty-one properties will remain under an Evacuation Order.  The RDCK EOC originally...

Selkirk College Launches Emergency Fundraising Campaign to Assist Students

To address the financial challenges facing post-secondary students due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Selkirk College Foundation is appealing for help with those struggling the most. The COVID-19 Student Relief Fund will provide immediate financial support to students who are facing serious financial challenges as they complete...

DriveSmart BC: Let's Block the Road!

When I was posted in the Okanagan in the 1990s I was answering phones in the detachment dispatch office. A caller from Summerland asked what would happen if he decided to take his protest sign down to the highway and conduct his own personal blockade. He expressed the opinion that if he did that the police would arrive quickly...

DriveSmart BC: Parental Consent and Control of New Drivers

A young person's brain is not fully matured until the age of 25. The prefrontal cortex manages executive functions such as impulse control and weighing consequences but may not do a great job of it for teenagers. If you are faced with a teen driver who is consistently making bad choices, what do you do? This is a serious...

DriveSmart BC: The Difficulty With Stop Signs

One wouldn't think that stopping at a stop sign would be such a problem for drivers. It seems relatively simple, come to a complete stop, look both ways and then go if it is safe to do so. With the poor compliance rate, we should ask is the stop sign the best form of traffic control for intersections that are not controlled...

DriveSmart BC: Reporting Commercial Transport Traffic Violations

A commuter asked "I would really like to see the article written about what to do when we see a commercial transport vehicle that is driving in an unsafe manner. You gave us a phone number to call that specifically relates to tractor trailers, and who to call when we witness a driving infraction. I see it on a regular basis...

Free workshop on applying for arts and culture grants

Want to learn more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance? Attend a free workshop with Krista Patterson, who will share how to apply and what to expect from the application process. Individuals working in all artistic disciplines as well as arts and cultural...

Celebrating 75 years Of respiratory care in the BC Rockies District and all of British Columbia

This October 2019, TB Vets Charitable Foundation is proud to announce, through the generosity of our donors, $793,793 worth of respiratory equipment was donated to 28 different Hospital, University and Search and Rescue Foundations all over our province including right here in the Rockies. ·         For over 75 years, TB Vets...

DriveSmart BC: Maintaining Proper Lane Position

Are some of us such sloppy drivers that we can't even stay between the lines on the highway? I was driving home from work tonight and met a pickup truck completely onto my side of the double solid line in a set of winding curves. Was the driver not paying attention or was he so intent on not slowing down that he straightened...

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