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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...

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

The timeline is set for the development of Castlegar’s 2018 budget and five-year plan, with opportunities for the public to weigh in on priorities at the outset, and later on the proposed finish product before it is adopted as law.

“For 2017, Council added a new line item into its budget. A communication budget line item was put forward to enhance and enable a culture of community...

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

The City of Castlegar is now beginning a public consultation phase to bring the city closer to a user-pay water/sewer system, an initiative that has been in the works since 2005.

According to a report by city deputy director of finance Lois Hunter, the move toward water meters and consumption-based rates was a necessary goal for the city.

“The City of Castlegar’s existing water...

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