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April 2019
By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 21 2019

I just finished reading an article titled "Old People Should..." in the May 2019 edition of the Reader's Digest. It explained that we could find out what people ask Google most often by seeing how the search engine auto filled our queries. The top result for "old people should" was that they should not drive.

I took the idea one step further and searched on "drivers should."

By Jillian MacPherson on Sunday Apr 21 2019

An eclectic band of Castlegar creatives with mixed artistic backgrounds recently came up with an idea for a multi-disciplinary open mic night that is open to musicians, writers, speakers, comedians, dancers, and other performers.

By Bruce Fuhr on Saturday Apr 20 2019

In Canada, Eco Warriors will be sounding the alarms regarding global warming on Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

Across the Big Pond, alarm bells were ringing loud and clear as climate protesters did their best to raise awareness society is in the midst of mass extinction during the Extinction Rebellion outside the British Parliament.

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Apr 19 2019

The city is taking the plight of the woods of Cottonwood Lake to the regional level, and is hoping to eventually reach a higher stage.

A resolution has been passed for consideration at the next Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) convention that addresses forest harvesting for commercial purposes on private lands.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 19 2019

Nelson’s Sebastian Bodine is one of four winners of the 2018 Troop 17 Scholarship the RCMP  said in a media release earlier this month.

The Scholarships are awarded to full-time college or university students who've made significant efforts to prevent bullying or harassment in their schools and communities.

By City of Castlegar on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

The City of Castlegar in partnership with the Selkirk College Forestry Program, will be conducting FireSmart vegetation management activities on City-owned forested land off of 14Avenue and 26 Street. This area is near the Waterline road and adjacent to the Kinnaird Park Community Church.

By Sara Golling on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

The 13-year-old mountain-bike rider who was injured last week in a mishap at RossGlen bike skills park was taken to the hospital in Trail for treatment, according to a news release from our local RCMP detachment in Trail. 

To help riders stay safe, the RCMP will be hosting a bike safety rodeo in May; details will be posted later when they become available.

By City of Castlegar on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

The City of Castlegar hasreceived a grant that will help reduce the risk and impact of wildfires.A $30,000 grant received from the Ministry of Forestry, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development will update the City of Castlegar Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The plan update will be complete within one year.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

Police are pleased by the ease with which they made a drug arrest Friday, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On April 12, at 3:10 a.m., a Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP General Duty police officer was conducting a routine patrol on Daniel Street in West Trail when he was flagged down by an intoxicated 37-year-old female," he said.

By Interior Health Authority on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

Following outbreaks of measles occurring around the globe, the Government of British Columbia launched a Measles Immunization Catch-Up Programto ensure children in B.C. are protected from measles. There are currently no active confirmed cases of measles in Interior Health.