Quebec man dies in backcountry accident near Revelstoke

RCMP said a snowmobiler has died in an accident Saturday, December 2 on Boulder Mountain, near Revelstoke. RCMP said the local detachment was notified at 5:40 p.m., of a missing snowmobiler on Boulder Mountain. Police said that the 27-year-old man from Quebec was snowmobiling with a group when he became separated. RCMP said the man […]

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. […]

Five Tips to Protect Your Grandparents’ Privacy & Money Right Now

In today’s world, where technology keeps changing and scams are getting trickier, it’s really important to help our grandparents keep their private information safe and their money secure. BBB serving Mainland BC & Yukon recognizes that National Grandparents Day, celebrated on September 10, is a timely reminder of how important it is to spark a conversation […]

Kootenay Healthy Living Expo coming in September

Waneta Plaza is warming up for sun salutations with the Kootenay Healthy Living Expo: REFRESH on the horizon this fall. The Trail & District Chamber of Commerce’s signature event, back for its fourth annual celebration, brings ‘eat, move, think, thrive’ exhibitors together for an interactive free event that gives the public a taste of healthy […]

Calgary couple ghosted, loses $5,400 to Vancouver rental scam

Whether it be relocating to a city for a new job or moving out for the first time to study at post-secondary, finding a new place to live is stressful. Scammers know that people in the midst of moving don’t always have time or capacity to do the necessary research.  BBB serving Mainland BC & […]

BC announces expanded graduate scholarship funding to support students

image by Javier Trueba, via UnsplashIncreased scholarship funding will support graduate students during their studies and prepare them for in-demand careers.  The Province is investing approximately $15 million in graduate scholarships over three years, adding $2,500 to each new graduate scholarship award. This funding will accelerate talent development and innovation, along with recruiting and retaining […]

RCMP increase policing efforts in Okanagan amid wildfires

The RCMP in the Okanagan region is reassuring the community that due to the increased proactive efforts overnight, there have been only minor concerns reported. Despite receiving a few calls regarding suspicious individuals, there have been limited reports of property theft in the affected areas. “Our officers did encounter a couple suspicious people near a […]

BC Election 'too close to call'

A new Ipsos poll conducted using a dual online and phone methodology reveals an election that remains tight and too close to call. The poll, which concluded Saturday May 6th, has the NDP (40%) and Liberals (39%) in a statistical dead heat among decided voters. The Green Party has 17% support, while 4% support other parties....

Selkirk College Music Students Unite for Final Concert

Learning has never sounded so good. Students in the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program will bring months and years of hard work to the stage at Nelson’s Spiritbar on April 21 for the annual Year-End Celebration Show. “There is so much good music happening with the program right now,” says second-year...

Daffodil Dash, April 30 in Trail, raises funds and awareness for cancer support services, research

Ian McAlpine should make a T-shirt that reads Keep Strong and Carry On. That’s been the Montrose man’s slogan since he was diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer of 2013. Thanks to a clinical trial for a drug called Tagrisso, his health has stabilized, and he’s getting back to having an active lifestyle. Ian is preparing ...

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