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By Sara Golling on Friday Dec 15 2017

Warning: In the afternoon of December 15, a thief smashed windows in several cars parked in the roadside parking lot at Strawberry Pass and stole items from them. One man admitted having left his wallet in his vehicle; a window was broken and the wallet was stolen. He reported that, when he arrived at the parking lot from his task in the woods, there were six other vehicles with broken windows...

By Sara Golling on Friday Dec 15 2017

In Rossland City Council Chambers on Thursday evening, December 14, well-known Rossland resident Kim Deane modestly received a medal awarded to him by Senator Nancy Greene Raines, honouring his volunteerism and involvement in developing local trail systems and other recreational opportunities in the Rossland Range.  With the public gallery packed and overflowing into the hallways, Mayor...

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Dec 15 2017

A pedestrian was sent to Trail hospital after an accident outside Castlegar Tim Horton's this morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at 9:56 a.m., and crews arrived at 10:02 a.m. to find RCMP already on scene and detouring traffic off Columbia Avenue.

Columbia Avenue was reopened at roughly 10:30 a.m.

He said an older gentleman was struck...

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Dec 14 2017

Thursday, Interior Health announced they are offering immunization clinics throughout the Okanagan for individuals in grades 9-12 and persons aged 15-19 years old who do not attend school. 

During the past six months, Interior Health has seen an increasing number of cases of meningococcal disease in this age group, and as a result is declaring an outbreak. In 2017, Interior Health has...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 14 2017

Interior Health said in a media release Thursday that a comprehensive review of a privacy breach involving the personal information of about 500 current and former employees found no evidence of further breaches.

News of the initial breach resulted from RCMP investigations and arrests in the Lower Mainland in June and September of this year.

As reported in the...

By Contributor on Thursday Dec 14 2017

When most costs are rising in the New Year, natural gas and electricity bills will not; in fact, natural gas rates are decreasing. FortisBC delivers energy at the lowest reasonable rate, and on January 1, customers will receive just that. For natural gas customers...

By Sara Golling on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

Rossland Range Recreation Site: out with the old, in with the new – Friends of the Rossland Range (FORRS) have received permission from Justin Dexter, the Ministry of Forests District Recreation Officer, to replace the old, dirt-floored, packrat-infested Eagle’s Nest day-use hut with a new shelter. The current state of the old Eagle...

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

A vehicular fire this morning just off Columbia Avenue on 12 Street caused thousands of dollars in damage, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at 9:29 a.m., and eight fire fighters with two engines and a command vehicle arrived on scene to find a cube van engulfed in flames.

“One of the workers saw the fire and hit it with a 10-lb dry chemical...

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Dec 12 2017

Autism touches many people and families. With this comes an increasing need for awareness and understanding of practical resources and approaches for supporting situations in many contexts—schools, homes, community.

In January, Selkirk College is launching SPECTRUM: Lifespan Autism Resources & Training, an exciting, innovative online course, developed collaboratively with...

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Dec 12 2017

In what some would consider a particularly repugnant new twist on email cons, perpetrators have escalated to threatening the lives of their intended victims.

A Salmo man recently received an email (rife with spelling and grammatical errors) indicating that the sender was a hitman who had been contracted to murder the email's recipient. The scammer then said he/she would consider...

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