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By Bob Hall on Thursday Dec 07 2017

As Selkirk College strives for sustainability, members of the Selkirk College Sustainability Committee and the Environment Club recently sorted through garbage and recycling bins on campus to determine how students and employees could be doing a better job at waste reduction.

“We wanted to determine whether recyclable or compostable materials were being put in the garbage,” says...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

Ed. Note: It’s literally impossible to overstate the importance of this community’s volunteer fire department. Not only do they attend fires, as their name would suggest  . . . they are also first responders at any emergency call, from a gas leak to a heart attack to a car accident. They provide building inspections, public safety education for everyone from school children to senior...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

Quick action on the part of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue may have prevented serious damage to a local home last night in Fruitvale.

Captain Jason Milne said a 9-1-1 call reporting a shed fire at 25 Kootenay Ave. North was received at 11:06 p.m., and crews arrived nine minutes later to find a shed fully engulfed in flame.

“KBRFR ... accomplished fire control within seven...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

What could have been an embarrassing irony became a regional success story displaying community collaboration during last weeks’ grand opening of the Trail Air Terminal on Nov. 29 (see full story at http://trailchampion.com/news/celebrating-new-trail-airport-terminal-building-46086#....

By CBT on Tuesday Dec 05 2017

Ecosystems around the Columbia Basin will receive a major boost thanks to a new Ecosystem Enhancement Program announced by Columbia Basin Trust. The program will run for five years with a budget of $10 million.

The goal is to help maintain...

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 30 2017

The Castlegar RCMP are continuing their investigation into the Nov. 20head-on collision which occurred on Hwy 22 between Blueberry and Fairview.  

Castlegar Top Cop Sgt. Laurel Mathew said they don't have reason to believe alcohol, drugs or speed were a factor, but they would like witnesses to help them determine exactly what happened..

"The 78-year-old driver involved...

By Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

There were crowds of guests filling the new, 4200-square-foot terminal building on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 29, including a large selection of local dignitaries; people were eating cupcakes with sky-blue icing; there were several heart-felt speeches of thanks; people were encouraged to enter a draw for free flights; and toward the end of the celebration a Pacific Coastal plane...

By CBT on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

Outdated technology is a barrier for many non-profit organizations in their work. Computers, software, hardware and phone systems are increasingly essential in the delivery of community services non-profits provide, but amongst competing resource priorities, these items sometimes come last.

To help these organizations carry out their important work, the Trust is announcing a new Non-...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

The provincial government, ICBC and police are launching two pilots to explore how technology can help combat distracted driving in our province a press release said Tuesday.

The decision comes as insurance rates in B.C. continue to escalate in part from the rapidly increasing number of crashes occurring on our roads.

"Distracted driving is a high-risk behavior that jeopardizes...

By Contributor on Monday Nov 27 2017

The sixth annual Buy Local Week in BC kickedoff Sunday with a record number of participating communities around the province joining together to celebrate local businesses...

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