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By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jul 09 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is picking up the pieces after vandals broke into the West Boundary Landfill near Greenwood and set fire to wood piles and equipment.

In a recent media release, the RDKB said on the evening of (Tuesday) July 3, 2018, one or more people broke into the West Boundary Landfill and lit fire to three wood piles as well a landfill compactor...

By Contributor on Thursday Jul 05 2018

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of $67,755 in new grants.

These most recent grants, ranging from $500 to $10,000, will help support a wide range of projects all across the Kootenays - benefitting the big, small, young, old and everyone in between.

From helping construct affordable housing units in Trail and Fruitvale, to expanding...

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Jul 05 2018

Five Castlegar residents were arrested after police executed a search warrant yesterday, according to Acting Sgt. Brett Turner.

“The Joint Crime Reduction Unit of the Castlegar and Trail RCMP, assisted by uniform officers from Castlegar, executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in the early evening of July 4,” Turner said, adding it was at...

By Southeast Fire Centre on Wednesday Jul 04 2018

Please pay attention -- help prevent wildfires. Here's a press release from the Southeast Fire Centre:

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, July 6, 2018, Category 2 open burning will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

This is in addition to the Category 3 open burning prohibition that was put in place on...

By RDKB on Monday Jul 02 2018

Flood debris and changes to river channels and lakeshores could pose navigational hazards to recreational boaters and others who float or swim in Boundary area waterways this summer, said the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) in a recent media release.

The RDKB said anyone near or on lakes or rivers should be aware that log jams may be larger or in different locations than...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 01 2018

A man camping southwest of Creston was attacked by a grizzly bear Saturday morning said the B.C. Conservation Service.

The man, camping on the shore after kayaking on the Kootenay River near the East Kootenay town, was surprised at approximately 6 a.m. The man, taking a morning walk, was mauled but did manage to escape before calling 911.

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service...

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jun 28 2018

One of the most nationally-recognizable cups of coffee is set to be poured in Grand Forks.

The city has approved a development permit application at its June 11 regular meeting for a Tim Hortons restaurant for Central Avenue.

The application is to develop a 2,500 square foot (232 sq. m), 40-seat restaurant with a drive-through, patio and parking on a portion of the existing...

By Contributor on Sunday Jun 24 2018

The five Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) journeyed over several days in dugout canoes to arrive at Kettle Falls on June 22. The tribes’ traditional fishing spot on the Columbia River, Kettle Falls has been flooded for over 75 years.

The tribes made this trip for the first time in over 80 years in 2016. The last time all five tribes had gathered at the falls was for the “...

By Contributor on Tuesday Jun 19 2018

More students in the Kootenays will soon have access to training to become early childhood educators, thanks to an expansion of the program at Selkirk College.

The news was announced by Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development and Kootenay West MLA, on behalf of Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

“Working with children is one of...

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jun 13 2018

Grand Forks Fire Rescue responded to fires that engulfed two houses Wednesday.

The fires, occurring in the west part of the city, happened on the same day BC Premier John Horgan visited the Boundary City to discuss programs aimed at helping people affected by disasters, including the horrific floods that devastated parts of the city.

According to reports, both houses were...