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A Concert on May 2, to aid a young refugee

West Kootenay Friends of Refugees (WKFoR) will soon be welcoming a young man of Eritrean origin to Rossland. He escaped Eritrea 5 years ago and has been living in Ethiopia. As a UNHCR refugee there, he is unable to work or study. He describes himself as someone who does not like to sit still. Coming […]

Fruitvale families supported by new child care spaces

Families in Fruitvale are benefiting from a new child care centre with 37 new spaces, allowing parents to pursue work, school and other opportunities. “The Province is focused on providing Fruitvale families with access to affordable, quality, inclusive child care,” said Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West. “Improving access to child care spaces gives kids […]

Southeast RCMP seeking witnesses in suspected abduction/killing

On April 14, during the process of investigating an allegation of an abduction from the Lumby area, the North Okanagan RCMP located a deceased female in a rural location, according to Staff Sgt. Jason Smart, NCO i/c of the Southeast District Major Crime Unit. A male believed to be involved in this death was arrested […]

Theft leads to impaired and assault charges for Rossland man

On Sunday, March 30, at 5:59 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report that a 44-year-old Rossland man allegedly attempted to steal liquor from a business in the 1900 block of Columbia Avenue, in Rossland, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. He said the liquor was recovered; however, the man […]

Selkirk College Nursing Program's RIce and Beans Dinner is back!

Who? Selkirk College’s International Community Health Nursing Program in Guatemala What?  Rice and Beans Fundraising Dinner When? Friday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. Where? St. Rita’s Parish 513–7 Ave in Castlegar This May, a group of three senior Selkirk College nursing students will be participating in a four-week international community health nursing practice experience in […]

Grand Forks man charged with manslaughter in following year-long investigation

A Grand Forks man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with an incident on Granby Road April 16th, 2023. At 2 a.m., on April 16th, frontline officers with the Grand Forks RCMP responded to a report of a man being shot inside a rural residence on Granby Road. Upon arrival, police and BC Ambulance […]

City of Nelson sewage leak 'fixed' says Ministry of Environment and Climate and Change

A news media website in Kelowna is reporting that a leak that was spilling millions of litres of sewage into Kootenay River has been stopped. The KelownaNow story said in the Ministry of Environment and Climate and Change confirmed the sewage leak has been “stopped” after divers spent Tuesday and Wednesday examining the three-kilometre pipe […]

RDCK Local Conservation Fund helping support local water, wildlife and habitat

Submitted by Kootenay Conservation Program Eight important conservation projects were approved last month by Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Directors to receive funding from the RDCK Local Conservation Fund (RDCK LCF) in 2024. A local government service, the Local Conservation Fund provides dedicated funding to valuable conservation projects in Electoral Areas A, D, E, […]

Winner of Great Canadian Baking Show comes to the Kootenay Gallery

The Kootenay Gallery is thrilled to showcase the ephemeral and delicious art of cake decorating by hosting the winner of this past season’s Great Canadian Baking Show, Loïc Fauteux-Goulet, to the Gallery on Sunday, May 5. Mr. Fauteux-Goulet will provide a demonstration of both 2D and 3D cake decorating techniques for creating beautiful floral designs […]

Study finds battery hub feasible for BC's Southern Interior

The federal government’s plan to phase out gas and diesel passenger vehicles by 2035 requires the Canadian economy to shift, with battery recycling at the forefront in the Lower Columbia region of BC’s Southern Interior. Economic development agency Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) is leading the charge by investigating ways to further augment the region’s […]

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