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By CBT on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Whether biking to work, hiking peaks or walking pets, Columbia Basin residents prize the trails in our communities and surrounding areas. To improve these paths and support healthy outdoor lifestyles, Columbia Basin Trust is launching its new three-year, $1.5-million Trail Enhancement Grants.

“Basin residents rely on trails for recreation, exercise and everyday life, and this program...

By Letters to the editor on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Dear Editor,

BC taxpayers miss out on almost a billion dollars every year due to our government's dangerous and misguided fossil fuels subsidies; dangerous because fossil fuel expansion threatens to further degrade the health of BC's citizens and environment, misguided as it unfairly skews the market away from the clean energy economy we so...

By Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Students in the Peace & Justice Studies Program at Selkirk College are inviting the public to an exploration into the importance of nonviolent resistance.

One of the regional college’s most unique programs, the two-year Peace & Justice Studies Program allows learners to delve into building cultures of peace through interdisciplinary study and conflict analysis. The program...

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 08 2018

“It all started just before 9 a.m. on Nov. 7,” Oelke said. “A 28-year-old male assaulted and tried to rob a female who was giving him a ride.”

The woman wasn’t injured, but between the 1000 and 1300 Blocks of Columbia Avenue, the suspect stole her blue Honda Civic and fled at high speed through the construction zone, “almost hitting a flagger, flattening pylons, driving on the sidewalk...

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Nov 02 2018

The Kootenays got its own version of the Big Bang Theory yesterday, as area residents speculated on the cause of a series of explosions.

Speculation as to the cause of the sound was intense on social media, with one commenter describing a bang so loud they thought a car had driven into the side of their home.The Source contacted RDCK fire services, Robson, Ootischenia,...

By Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Oct 31 2018

Japanese Knotweed is among the most feared invasive weeds, because of its effects on real estate values, taxes and infrastructure; it is unfortunately able to damage all three – it damages property values merely by being there, raises taxes by increasing municipal costs, and damages infrastructure by invading foundations, pavements and pipes and then expanding its operations.

About a...

By Contributor on Sunday Oct 28 2018
Update: Sunday evening, Trail top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich issued the following update:, "SAR located the missing person.  The missing person was taken into police custody and will be medically assessed. Thank you to SAR for all their efforts.
 
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The Trail RCMP Detachment would like to notify the...
By Rossland Telegraph on Friday Oct 26 2018

The Trail RCMP Detachment is advising the public about a recent rash of purse and wallet thefts and frauds in the Trail and greater area.  The attached images shown here were obtained from video surveillance of a male and female believed to behind one of the thefts which occurred on October 18, 2018, in Fruitvale, BC. 

The suspects used stolen credit cards...

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 24 2018

Ootischenia Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle vehicle MVI involving a car and a pick-up truck at the intersection of Hwy 3 and Columbia Road at approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning according to Ootischenia firefighter Mike Pereversoff, who was first on scene.

"The driver of the car was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while the driver of the pick-...

By City of Trail on Tuesday Oct 23 2018

The City of Trail yellow parking fine collection box located on the corner of Cedar Avenue and Spokane Street in downtown Trail has been vandalized and stolen, according to a press release issued by the City of Trail. 

The collection box, which was emptied the morning of  Oct. 18, was stolen sometime between Oct. 18 and the early morning of Oct. 22. This unlawful...

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