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By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Mar 17 2019

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 obligations. The data collected is shared with the RCMP, ICBC and the public.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday Mar 17 2019

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 our government invests in these vital aspects of childhood through initiatives like the Playground Equipment Program.”

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Sunday Mar 17 2019

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 Campus from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The public is invited to join in the fun. Entertainment will include music, dancing, cake, a graffiti wall, crafts corner, food, face painting, human library, live performances, and so much more.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Mar 17 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used just 12 seconds of overtime with Owen Ozar playing the hero to give the visitors a 5-4 victory and a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-seven Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers on Saturday night. 

By CBT on Saturday Mar 16 2019

 Online registration is open for the Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference: One River, One Future, an international conference addressing key issues related to the future of the Columbia River, its ecosystem, management, and international implications.

By Trevor Miller on Saturday Mar 16 2019

The Trail Smoke Eatersused an outstanding defensive performance to pick up a 3-1 victory in Game #1 of their best-of-seven Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers on Friday night at Kal Tire Place. 

Trail had some good looks in the opening period and had three power plays to work with, including a 1:12 5-on-3-man advantage, but the Smoke Eaters could not beat Vipers netminder Aidan Porter who made 10 saves on 10 shots in the period. Donovan Buskey turned aside all 4 shots he saw his way in the Smoke Eaters net to keep the game scoreless after one period. 

By Katrine Conroy on Thursday Mar 14 2019

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming $103,210 through the province’s BC Arts Council Grant Program for community projects that will create new programs that encourage more inclusivity and accessibility in the creative sector, including those that support emerging Indigenous artists.

“A lively art scene is central to a vibrant community,” said Conroy. “Our government is making important investments in the creative economy.”

Recipients in the communities of Castlegar, Trail, Rossland, Silverton and Winlaw benefiting from this latest round of grants include:

By Bob Hall on Thursday Mar 14 2019

Selkirk College has triumphed over the province’s post-secondary giants to claim bragging rights in the BC Cool Campus Challenge after students and staff pledged to take steps towards climate action.

By Contributor on Thursday Mar 14 2019

Kalesnikoff Lumber Company is pleased to announce North America’s most advanced, fully integrated, multi-species mass timber manufacturing facility in South Slocan, B.C. which will create 50 new, full-time, technology-centered local jobs.

Kalesnikoff’s $35 million mass timber investment will encompass construction of a new 110,000 sq ft. building, and the purchase of state-of-the-art processing equipment and technology from leading companies including Denmark-based Kallesoe Machinery and Canadian-based Conception RP.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 14 2019

It’s no secret to many the significance of the underground pot industry in the Nelson economy.

And now, thanks to the miles of red tape thrust onto any potential recreational grower looking to get into the lucrative pot growing industry by Federal and Provincial governments, many of those small businesses could potentially dry up.

To help these small growers to compete in this new cannabis industry, a person who worked for the Canadian government years ago is coming to Nelson Monday to speak to cannabis producers, processors and retailers about the co-operative process.