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Five Tips to Protect Your Grandparents’ Privacy & Money Right Now

In today’s world, where technology keeps changing and scams are getting trickier, it’s really important to help our grandparents keep their private information safe and their money secure. BBB serving Mainland BC & Yukon recognizes that National Grandparents Day, celebrated on September 10, is a timely reminder of how important it is to spark a conversation […]

Kootenay Healthy Living Expo coming in September

Waneta Plaza is warming up for sun salutations with the Kootenay Healthy Living Expo: REFRESH on the horizon this fall. The Trail & District Chamber of Commerce’s signature event, back for its fourth annual celebration, brings ‘eat, move, think, thrive’ exhibitors together for an interactive free event that gives the public a taste of healthy […]

BC announces expanded graduate scholarship funding to support students

Increased scholarship funding will support graduate students during their studies and prepare them for in-demand careers.  The Province is investing approximately $15 million in graduate scholarships over three years, adding $2,500 to each new graduate scholarship award. This funding will accelerate talent development and innovation, along with recruiting and retaining talent, and support graduate students’ […]

BC Election 'too close to call'

A new Ipsos poll conducted using a dual online and phone methodology reveals an election that remains tight and too close to call. The poll, which concluded Saturday May 6th, has the NDP (40%) and Liberals (39%) in a statistical dead heat among decided voters. The Green Party has 17% support, while 4% support other parties....

Selkirk College Music Students Unite for Final Concert

Learning has never sounded so good. Students in the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program will bring months and years of hard work to the stage at Nelson’s Spiritbar on April 21 for the annual Year-End Celebration Show. “There is so much good music happening with the program right now,” says second-year...

Daffodil Dash, April 30 in Trail, raises funds and awareness for cancer support services, research

Ian McAlpine should make a T-shirt that reads Keep Strong and Carry On. That’s been the Montrose man’s slogan since he was diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer of 2013. Thanks to a clinical trial for a drug called Tagrisso, his health has stabilized, and he’s getting back to having an active lifestyle. Ian is preparing ...

Tips for Earth Day April 22

Climate action can start at home Earth Day is on April 22 and for savvy do-it-yourselfers, it’s a good reminder to plan, hammer and drill away at some energy savings to lessen the impact your home has on the environment. You may also save some money along the way. According to FortisBC, residential customers accounted for 40...

Selkirk College Saints Keeping It in the Family

The Selkirk College Saints have started the post-graduation rebuilding project and hockey fans will be familiar with the names on the back of the jerseys of two of the newest recruits. Following in the strides of their older brothers, Brandon Sookro and Logan Kerner will pull on a Saints jersey for the 2017-2018 British...

UPDATED: Evacuation Order reduced at Kaslo landslide

Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre said in a media release late Tuesday, the evacuation order area for the Kaslo landslide has been reduced after a site inspection and consultation with geotechnical experts. The RDCK EOC said that residents that have been removed from the evacuation order area...

Garden of Wisdom: The "Cabbage of Choice"

The “Cabbage of Choice” I’m not sure if it’s just our growing area, but Ladner has what I would describe as an abundantly healthy population of Small White butterflies. So many so, that most years I don’t even bother growing Brassicas. The butterfly (Pieris rapae), lays a single tiny yellow egg on the underside of a Brassica...