Eugene Volokhov of Balfour is one happy fisherman.
The Balfour resident recently was announced by the West Arm Outdoors Club and B.C. Wildlife Federation as the winner of the grand prize draw of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program.
The Selkirk College Board of Governors has begun the process of finding a new president and is seeking community input on what traits will be most important in guiding regional post-secondary into the future.
Southeast District Major Crime investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in their ongoing investigation into the discovery of deceased woman in Naramata on Wednesday June 9, 2021.
The deceased has now been positively i.dentified as 57-year-old Kathleen Richardson from Naramata
Ti Loran of Mount Sentinel High School in South Slocan is one of four students to be chosen as recipients of the Columbia Basin Trust Neil Muth Scholarship.
Loran joins Jet Noble and Robert Tinney from Creston and Emjai Deschamps from Revelstoke as the 2021 Neil Muth Scholarship award winners.
ICBC will issue a second COVID-19 rebate in recognition of lower claims costs due to fewer crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We've been clear that any pandemic-related savings against ICBC's bottom line will benefit customers," said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Friday in a government media release.
While hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to decline in BC, the Grand Forks region saw a spike in cases between May 30 and June 5 according to the BC Centre of Disease Control Graphic Distribution map of the province.
Grand Forks topped the Kootenay Boundary region with 11 new COVID-19 cases.
Interior Health immunization clinics across the region are adding and extending hours for drop-in vaccinations.
Drop-in access is for people who are 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) who have not received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
People can arrive, register on the spot, and receive their vaccine. No advance appointments are needed.
Farms to Friends has officially delivered its 2,500th bag of fresh food to local community members in need.
The program, which started last summer by the West Kootenay EcoSociety in response to the local food insecurity many people across the region experience, has expanded to support 75 households in need every week.
An Alberta man and a local woman are facing charges after being pulled over by BC Highway Patrol near Castlegar, according to RCMP Cpl. Mike Halskov.
"On June 3, an officer with BC Highway Patrol based in Nelson conducted a vehicle stop on Hwy 3 near the Bombi Summit (about 22 km southeast of Castlegar).
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