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By Letters to the editor on Monday Apr 22 2019

To The Editor:

Accidents can happen in a split second. As the weather warms up and kids spend more time outside, I encourage parents, teachers and community group leaders to help pass on The War Amps PLAYSAFE message.

I grew up in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and have met kids who have lost limbs in accidents. As a leg amputee, I also know what it is like to live without a limb.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 21 2019

I just finished reading an article titled "Old People Should..." in the May 2019 edition of the Reader's Digest. It explained that we could find out what people ask Google most often by seeing how the search engine auto filled our queries. The top result for "old people should" was that they should not drive.

I took the idea one step further and searched on "drivers should."

By Bruce Fuhr on Saturday Apr 20 2019

In Canada, Eco Warriors will be sounding the alarms regarding global warming on Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

Across the Big Pond, alarm bells were ringing loud and clear as climate protesters did their best to raise awareness society is in the midst of mass extinction during the Extinction Rebellion outside the British Parliament.

“We have three demands,” said Clare Carlile Good Friday morning from outside one of the tents in the heart of London.

Carlile said the three demands are:

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Apr 19 2019

The city is taking the plight of the woods of Cottonwood Lake to the regional level, and is hoping to eventually reach a higher stage.

A resolution has been passed for consideration at the next Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) convention that addresses forest harvesting for commercial purposes on private lands.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

Police are pleased by the ease with which they made a drug arrest Friday, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On April 12, at 3:10 a.m., a Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP General Duty police officer was conducting a routine patrol on Daniel Street in West Trail when he was flagged down by an intoxicated 37-year-old female," he said.

By Interior Health Authority on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

Following outbreaks of measles occurring around the globe, the Government of British Columbia launched a Measles Immunization Catch-Up Programto ensure children in B.C. are protected from measles. There are currently no active confirmed cases of measles in Interior Health.

By Contributor on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

Do you know an educator in the Columbia Basin who encourages environmental stewardship and sustainability? The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) has opened nominations for the 2019 Environmental Education Awards of Excellence.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Apr 16 2019

The post-secondary journey is about changing lives through education and at the end of April, those on the cusp of a bright future will gather on the Castlegar Campus to celebrate Selkirk College Convocation 2019.

The annual ceremony takes place on April 30 where almost 1,000 students will be eligible to graduate from a variety of Selkirk College programs based out of different campuses across the region. It will be the 52nd time the college has held the spring ceremony to hand out certificates, diplomas and degrees to those ready to take the next step in their lives

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 16 2019

Cannabis stakeholders and government officials convened to discuss the future of the regulated cannabis market at the inaugural Kootenay Cannabis Symposium, hosted recently at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson.

By Contributor on Sunday Apr 14 2019

There’s music as well as words in the air at the 8th annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, July 11-14 in Nelson.

This year singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing joins 2019 EMLF writer-in residence Marilyn Bowering, along with literary luminaries William Deverell, JG Toews, Ian Weir, and Iona Whishaw.

“New for 2019 are workshops in songwriting and screenwriting,” said EMLF Executive Director Robyn Lamb. “That’s in addition to our roster of readings, talks, Blue Pencil critique sessions, and panel discussions.”

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