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By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

Mounties in Kelowna helped to prevent an elderly Kelowna couple from falling victim to the prevalent Grandparent Scam and want to warn others.

On November 21, 2017 a concerned couple in their 70’s attended the Kelowna RCMP Detachment on Richter Street seeking police assistance in locating their grandson. The elderly man and woman arrived at the detachment’s front counter with cash in...

By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 14 2017

 Living Lakes Canada, Columbia Basin Trust, the Columbia Basin Watershed Network and Selkirk College are inviting everyone and anyone in the Columbia Basin with an interest in the region’s water resources to join a dialogue that has the potential to protect communities from water challenges in the face of climate change.

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By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

By Kelly Wilson, Interior HealthQuality Consultant, Falls and Injury Prevention

Falls happen every day, across all age groups.  For children and youth, it might be a fall off playground equipment or a bicycle.  For adults, it might be a fall off a ladder or slipping on the floor at work.  For older adults, most falls occur in the home. ...

By Bob Hall on Sunday Nov 05 2017

CASTLEGAR – Celgar’s effort to make challenging rural roadways more safe for pedestrians and drivers has received an enthusiastic response from the Castlegar community.

The local industry leader launched the BE SEEN campaign in October and Selkirk College was quick to jump onboard with several other community groups and businesses. The campaign involves the distribution of 5,000...

By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

The Province is taking action to protect big game wildlife in portions of the Kootenay Region that were severely affected by wildfires this past summer.

Effective immediately, five fire perimeters in the vicinity of White/Bull River, Linklater Creek, Lamb Creek, Soowa Mountain and Island Pond, will be closed to motor vehicles for the purpose of hunting from Sept. 1 to June 30 each year...

By Bob Hall on Friday Oct 27 2017

A dozen Selkirk College students focused on the future of health care in rural British Columbia have received financial support from the medical community they hope to one day join.

Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program recently welcomed its fourth cohort of students who are starting their post-secondary journey in the intensive three-...

By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

Work is now underway on the BC SPCA’s new West Kootenay Community Animal Centre in Castlegar. The new 4,250-square-foot facility, to be located at 124 Heritage Way (west of the airport), is expected to open by June 2018.

“We are extremely excited about the new centreand are grateful to the provincial government, the Columbia Basin Trust, the City of Castlegar and all the generous animal...

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Oct 24 2017

A dozen Selkirk College students focused on the future of health care in rural British Columbia have received financial support from the medical community they hope to join one day.

Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program recently welcomed its fourth cohort of students who are starting their post-secondary journey in the...

By Bob Hall on Friday Oct 20 2017

The West Kootenay may be half a world away from Cambodia, but for Selkirk College Instructor Sarah Youngblutt the troubled Asian nation never escapes her thoughts.

For most of the year, Youngblutt can be found at Selkirk College’s Trail Campus helping inspire learners seeking a second chance through the Academic Upgrading Program. Outside the Selkirk...

By Contributor on Thursday Oct 19 2017

As Halloween approaches, images of scary-looking bats become commonplace. Since the goal of the Kootenay Community Bat Project is to promote bat conservation, this is the perfect time of year to counter bat myths and do something to help bats. Such as build bat houses and find good locations for them, to give bats a place to roost. More...

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