Late Thursday, the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, Premier John Horgan and Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, have issued the following statement to mark the start of a new reconciliation process:
"The Office of the Wet’suwet’en and Province of British Columbia have committed to explore a path forward together, government-to-government, that seeks to build trust over time and meaningfully advance reconciliation.
As supporters of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s Gidimt’en clan continue to protest outside the Nelson constituent office of MLA Michelle Mungall, the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources said the office will remain closed until further notice.
The decision comes after a protester chained herself to the front door of the Josephine Street location Monday following a meeting between the protest group and Nelson-Creston MLA.
Police are seeking public information after two incidents of vehicle damage and thefts earlier this month, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
"On Feb. 5, between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment responded to two separate reports of vehicle break-ins in downtown Trail," he said. "In both incidents, cement cinder blocks were used to break the windows to gain access to each vehicle.
Columbia Basin Trust is announcing changes to its Board of Directors. Rick Jensen has been reappointed to the role of Chair while Jocelyn Carver, who joined the Board in 2018, has been appointed Vice-Chair.
On Feb. 4, Crown Counsel approved charges against a 43-year-old male for the alleged explosion and fire that occurred on May 25, 2018, at the 400 block of Rossland Avenue, in Trail. The three charges include:
· Produce a Scheduled Substance (Cannabis Oil) contrary to Section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
· Possess of Anything (Butane) for Production of a Scheduled contrary to Section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
· Arson by Negligence contrary to Section 436(1) of the Criminal Code.
With four games left in the British Columbia Intecollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season, the Selkirk College Saints have already transitioned into a post-season frame of mind.
The Saints return to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre for the first time since early-January for a weekend series with the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners. On the line for the heated rivals is the coveted home-ice advantage when the playoffs begin on March 8. The teams are currently sitting second and third in the league, with the Mariners holding a two-point advantage.
Embarking on an educational journey takes a large dose of determination to be successful. Pushing off on a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway as a single mom with a three-year-old daughter requires resolve and courage.
First-year Selkirk College Nursing Program student Meghan Stewart made the decision to return to school at the age of 39 because she wanted a fulfilling career that would also provide a brighter future for her daughter Ruby.
On Jan. 17, the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment charged Joel Anderson with Second Degree Murder under Section 235 of the Criminal Code of Canada. This charge stemmed from an incident which occurred on Aug. 22, 2017, in Trail, where the elderly victim Harold Paddock died due to the alleged actions of Joel Anderson. Joel Anderson was arrested on this same date as the incident and has remained in-custody since his arrest. He will next appear in court by video at the Rossland Provincial Courthouse, in Rossland, on Feb. 7, 2019.
The latest data collection and processing technology was on display in mid-January at Selkirk College when students and faculty gathered with representatives from several industries for an afternoon of demonstrations on the Castlegar Campus.
The Selkirk College Applied Research & Innovation Centre (ARIC) put together the demonstration day featuring two of the newest tools used for geospatial data collection. More than 40 people took part in the afternoon that included a closer look at the GeoSLAM Zeb Horizon mobile laser scanner and the Phoenix Mobile Terrestrial LiDAR.
A local man is facing charges after an altercation at Ferraro's last week, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
"On Jan. 31, (at) around 4:20 p.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment were contacted by Ferraro Foods grocery store with a report of a male suspect for shoplifting and assaulting one of the owners," Wicentowich said.