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By Contributor on Tuesday Mar 19 2019

Preparations are in full force for the May opening of Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2019, and it’s going to be another great year in The Sculpture Capital of Canada! Join our team and support this much-loved community event through our popular sculpture sponsorship program, supported by over thirty local businesses, organization and individuals.

Now offering a variety of...

By Contributor on Tuesday Mar 19 2019

Supporters of Red Mountain Racers are swapping their skis and goggles for heels and martinis - shaken not stirred - and are asking the community to join them for a 007-themed evening of mingling, dancing, and a silent auction. The Red Mountain Racers Winter Gala is set for March 30th from 7:00 p.m. until midnight., featuring a canapé dinner at The Josie Hotel at Red Mountain Resort....

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Mar 19 2019

High school students from around the region starting their post-secondary journey close to home have the opportunity to benefit financially with a Selkirk College Entrance Scholarship.

At the start of each academic year, the Selkirk College Board of Governors presents 40 scholarships to high school students and those attending post-secondary for the first time. Each scholarship is worth...

By Castlegar Source on Monday Mar 18 2019

A handful of Kootenay communities will participate in BC’s brand new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot.

Castlegar, Trail, Nelson, Rossland and RDCK Area J are among more than 30 BC communities to join the pilot, which aims to attract foreign entrepreneurs to establish businesses in rural communities. This will help meet the communities’ economic...

By Bob Hall on Monday Mar 18 2019

Students in Selkirk College’s Peace & Justice Program are inviting the community to take part in an open dialogue to discuss the growth of international learners in the region with a goal of increased understanding.

Selkirk College is part of the province-wide upward trend in post-secondary international student enrolment. In the 2018-2019 academic year, the college welcomed more...

By Contributor on Monday Mar 18 2019

The BC SPCA is encouraging members of the public to show their support for Bill C-84, which broadens the definition of bestiality and expands provisions against animals used for fighting.

Bill C-84 was introduced by former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and includes amendments to section 445.1(1)(b) and 447 of the Criminal Code. The amendments would cover promoting, arranging and...

By Trail Champion on Monday Mar 18 2019

A photograph posted on social media of a high-centred police vehicle, taken Sunday in the Pend d'Oreille, sparked rumours that a police officer had died, which is not the case, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Wicentowich said the rumour had even reached the detachment.

“We’ve been hearing that, too,” he said. “(What really happened was that), at 4:12 p.m., two members...

By Contributor on Monday Mar 18 2019

Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada and Alberta’s Kananaskis Country, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, in effect immediately. The warning is widespread and applies to all the forecast regions in western Canada. For a map of the regions involved, click...

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Mar 17 2019

Oceanside Community Safety is a group of volunteers that want to make a difference. Their Traffic Watch program is an expansion of Speedwatch that now includes Cell Watch and Intersection Watch. Intersection Watch volunteers observe drivers at an intersection to check compliance with traffic laws and remind drivers of their obligations. The data collected is shared with the RCMP, ICBC and the...

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Sunday Mar 17 2019

At an annual event held at Selkirk College, students are welcoming the community to join them for a celebration that addresses some big topics, the elephant in the room.

The Education Assistant & Community Support Worker (EACSW) Program students are hosting a free afternoon event March 25 at the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The public is invited to...

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