Submitted by Contributor on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:26pm

The Government of British Columbia is providing $1.18 million in B.C. Air Access Program funding to support infrastructure improvements at Trail Regional Airport, announced Minister of...

Recent News

by Castlegar Source on Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 4:27pm

Interior Health and the SD 20 school district have issued a release regarding completed tests for radon levels in district facilities. Schools with levels high enough to indicate a need for remediation include Stanley Humphreys and Kinnaird Elementary in Castlegar, as well as J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail. The mass email, sent to parents and guardians on June 23, reads as follows:

Dear...

by Contributor on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:25pm

The Kootenay & Boundary Food Producers Co-op (KBFPC) is steadily working towards its goal of creating a sustainable local food economy where local food is always available in the grocery store where you shop and the restaurants where you eat, all while the farmers and businesses who produce it are making a living wage. Nicholas Albright, the KBFPC’s Coordinator, says “the first...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 4:22pm

The Selkirk College Saints already potent offense has been bolstered with commitments from a pair of players with proven point-producing talents.

Forward Wade Johnson and defenceman Seth Schmidt will be joining the four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Both players come equipped with a strong two-way...

by Contributor on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 3:26pm

Imagine Kootenay (IK) was awarded the top honour for marketing and innovation in the province last week by the BC Economic Development Association.

The IK partnership and imaginekootenay.com website was recognized for their website and program branding work at the BC Economic Development Association Summit in Vancouver on June 15.

Imagine Kootenay competed as a regional program...

Regional News

BREAKING: Mount Sentinel School evacuated after serious threat

BREAKING: Mount Sentinel School evacuated after serious threat

SD8 Superintendent Jeff Jones has issued a letter regarding a "serious threat" to the safety of Mount Sentinel School students and staff, thus cancelling all grad ceremonies and activities this weekend, and cautioning parents and students to be "extra vigilant" with regard to any grad activities, parties and events where students might congregate this weekend.

This, after an emergency evacuation at 2:45 p.m., facilitated after consulation with the RCMP, Nelson PD, provincial Violent Threat Risk Assessment experts, and more.

Mail deadline for property tax is tomorrow

Mail deadline for property tax is tomorrow

The CIty of Castlegar is warning residents that the mailing deadline to pay municipal taxes (property taxes) is tomorrow, June 23.

In a post on the city's Facebook page, city officials explained that, while the actual deadline to submit payment is July 4, the possibility of a Canada Post strike or lockout has dramatically diminished the window for paying taxes via traditional mail.

Provincial & National

School's out – keep kids safe on our roads this summer

On average, 17 child pedestrians (aged five to 15) are injured in crashes each year in the Southern Interior.

Now that it's officially summer and B.C. schools are heading into summer break, drivers should expect even more children playing outside.

Road safety is not always top of mind for kids so it's important to pay extra attention when you're driving, especially around playgrounds and residential areas and for parents to go over the rules of the road with their children.

Finance ministers reach consensus on Canada Pension Plan

Finance ministers reach consensus on Canada Pension Plan

Finance ministers reached consensus on an agreement-in-principle to recommend a modest and balanced incremental enhancement to the Canada Pension Plan, starting in 2019 and phased in over seven years until 2025, B.C. Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced Monday.