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Support dog joins Trail RCMP victim services

The victim services unit at the Trail RCMP detachment now has a support dog. Ireland is a black lab/golden retriever cross and was purpose-bred and specially chosen for her new working role. Ireland was raised and trained by the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide. Support dogs help Canadian professional agencies...

Castlegar man struck and killed on Kootenay Pass

A 65-year-old Castlegar man has died after being hit by a vehicle near the summit of the Kootenay Pass. RCMP say emergency crews were called Friday at 9:30 p.m. after the man "encroached onto the highway" and was hit by an oncoming vehicle. The driver stayed at the scene and...

Consumer bankruptcies in Kootenays still below pre-pandemic levels

The number of people declaring bankruptcy in the Kootenays remained below pre-pandemic levels last year, but according to the research wing of Selkirk College, that is not expected to continue. Researcher Jayme Jones of Selkirk Innovates said there were 56 consumer bankruptcies in 2022 compared to 83 in 2021, 75...

No Giving Thanks event in Castlegar this year

An annual community Thanksgiving dinner won't be held in Castlegar this year, but there will be a free movie instead. City councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff explained one of the key organizers of Giving Thanks is ill and other groups involved have opted not to hold it. Instead they are thinking of...

RDCK fire department referendums set for Dec. 2

The Regional District of Central Kootenay will hold three separate referendums on Dec. 2 to authorize loans to buy new fire engines for the North Shore, Winlaw, and Tarrys fire departments.  RDCK board members approved the loan authorization request in June and staff have been preparing the public consultation process.  In...

Castlegar Rotary proposes beautifying Kinnaird interchange

The Castlegar Rotary Club is hoping to plant trees at the Kinnaird highway interchange. Projects chair Stan Hadikin told city council Monday that the club has been fundraising over the last few years and looking for ways to improve the community. One idea is planting 30 to 40 trees to beautify...
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