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By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

A Castlegar man was killed by a train Saturday, according to a press release issued by RCMP Cpl. Jason Olney Tuesday afternoon.

"On Sept. 1, ... at about (1:30 p.m.), Castlegar RCMP responded to a report of a missing person, he said. "Shortly after receiving the report, RCMP located the missing 54-year-old male of Castlegar. He was located deceased on a remote portion of rail tracks in...

By Sara Golling on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

We all have ideas about how City Councillors should conduct themselves and all the things our council ought to do, but Monday evening’s session in Castlegar was presented by two well-informed experts on the topic whose ideas have withstood the test of reality.  If you have served on Council and think you’re an expert, read on – and see if you agree...

By Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

It’s now official — 2018 has just become British Columbia’s second worst forest fire season in history, second only to last year.  Residents have endured weeks of heavy smoke, some have been evacuated from their communities, and some have unfortunately lost their homes.  Businesses have suffered as tourists leave or stay away, wineries are concerned about tainted grapes, and even the apiarist...

By RDKB on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

Overview

·         Thirty-three addresses remain on Evacuation Alert in the RDKB in near the Horns Mountain / Santa Rosa fire. 

·         Temperatures early this week will remain cooler than normal. Over the last two days the West Kootenays has seen some rain, the Boundary however has not received much.  There is a chance of showers on Thursday with the passage...

By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Aug 26 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre said there is a bit of good news regarding wildfires in the region after an evacuation alert for 25 addresses near the Lynch Creek Fire was  rescinded as of 11:30 a.m. August 24.

The RDKB EOC said the Lynch Creek Fire is now fully contained and guarded, and classified as under control by the BC Wildfire...

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Wednesday Aug 22 2018

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) would like to recognize the efforts of RDCK firefighters from a number of fire halls in the region who are helping to fight wildfires. While the BC Wildfire Service is responsible for wildfire response, RDCK crews are on the ground in our communities helping to keep people and structures safe.

“I would like to personally thank all the...

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Aug 21 2018

A wildfire was discovered yesterday six km northwest of Genelle and about seven km west of Blueberry, according to Fire Information Officer Ashley Davidoff.

“It’s roughly 22 hectares in size,” Davidoff said, adding the blaze is believed to be lightning-caused.

“Resources on site today include ground crews and two bucketing helicopters,” she said. “It’s burning on a ridgetop, and...

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Aug 21 2018

Rossland’s Flying Steamshovel often hosts musicians who perform in larger centres on their tours.  One example is the East Pointers, a JUNO-award-winning, Celtic-inspired Canadian trio who will play at the Shovel in October.  They’re beginning their fall tour in a few places south of the border, such as Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Muncie, Indiana, then returning to Canada to...

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Tuesday Aug 21 2018

Selkirk College is recognizing the importance employers place on soft skills with Co-Curricular Record (CCR), a new program that supports invaluable post-secondary learning taking place outside the classroom.

When students return to campus this fall, they will be able to earn official co-curricular credit for participating in organized activities that help hone employable skills.

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By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Aug 21 2018

The Air Quality Index in Castlegar has improved to ‘unhealthy’ from yesterday’s ‘hazardous – a dramatic improvement, but that’s the least of today’s good news.

Environment Canada is now calling for low temperatures and rain over the weekend, beginning Thursday night, and carrying on, potentially, through until at least Monday (see forecast here...

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