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DriveSmart BC: The ICBC "Dumpster Fire"

ICBC premiums are rising! The corporation is losing billions, we have to get costs under control! Let's put out the ICBC dumpster fire by reducing what we pay out in claims, but assure crash victims that they will be properly taken care of. That's about all you can get into a 30 second sound bite but if there are a few more...

DriveSmart BC: Keep Right Except to Pass

Left lane hogs were back in the news again this week. The CTV Vancouver news story that I watched complained that drivers were not being held to account by police for failing to move out of the left lane and letting other drivers pass. The report claims that based on ticket numbers reported by ICBC the number of drivers...

Special Avalanche Warning

Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada and Alberta’s Kananaskis Country, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, in effect immediately. The warning is widespread and applies to all the forecast regions in western Canada. For a map of the regions involved, click here....

DriveSmart BC: Intersection Watch

Oceanside Community Safety is a group of volunteers that want to make a difference. Their Traffic Watch program is an expansion of Speedwatch that now includes Cell Watch and Intersection Watch. Intersection Watch volunteers observe drivers at an intersection to check compliance with traffic laws and remind drivers of their...

Castlegar/Winlaw to receive $105,000 for school playgrounds

Castlegar Primary School and Winlaw Elementary School are set to receive $105,000 grants for a new accessible playground each, according to Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy  “Access to play is a crucial step in a child’s development,” said Conroy. “It builds social connections, creativity and healthy lifestyles. I am proud ...

Celebrating Diversity at Selkirk College Student-Led Event

At an annual event held at Selkirk College, students are welcoming the community to join them for a celebration that addresses some big topics, the elephant in the room. The Education Assistant & Community Support Worker (EACSW) Program students are hosting a free afternoon event March 25 at the Selkirk College Castlegar...

Kootenay Savings Sponsoring Kootenay Kids to Attend Summer Camp!

The YES Camp at Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island is an amazing life-changing experience for teens age 14 to 18, and this Kootenay Savings is sponsoring* (6) Kootenay kids to attend the camp for an action-packed week of fun, learning and adventure. Focusing on co-operation, communication, leadership, and self-esteem, participants...

Selkirk College Hosts Admission on the Spot

 It has never been easier to start at Selkirk College with an event called Admission on the Spot that aims to help soon-to-be students with the application process. In three events hosted on March 12 in Trail, March 13 in Castlegar and March 14 in Nelson, those with their sights set on post-secondary will be able to have their...

OP/ED: Things that go bump in the parking lot, lessons learned

Asking for people to send me their thoughts at the end of last week's article resulted in one of the largest responses I've ever received. Ultimately, the overwhelming choice of advice was to report the offending driver to ICBC and the police. Fewer people were willing to shrug their shoulders and carry on with life while two...

GNuS: DriveSmart's advice when things go bump in the parking lot

This is a short story about things that go bump in the parking lot. The outcome could have been a lot simpler with a bit of courtesy and the sharing of required information but it didn't happen that way. I wonder what the ultimate cost will be when all is said and done. I was waiting to turn left from the main access into a...

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