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Crossing the Rock Creek Canyon Bridge between Osoyoos and Rock Creek. Bob Cortright/Wikipedia/Creative Common

British Columbia’s Great Highway turns 70

Today, the real wealth of the Crowsnest Highway encompasses more than mining, energy and forestry.

  • Sep 4, 2019
Here comes the Sunfest

Here comes the Sunfest

Castlegar Sunfest will be taking place June 2-4.

When hitting the highways and byways this winter

Time change can wreak havoc on drivers

And that isn't the only reason accidents on B.C. roads spike right after the clocks fall back.

Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.

Rural voice is now stronger in Victoria with new Rural Economic Development portfolio

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett is now a Minister of State, giving rural communities an advocate at the cabinet table.

Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.
Many drivers think it’s okay to use their phone when stopped in traffic; but a hefty fine awaits you if police catch you doing it. Enforcement of distracted driving laws will be stepped up throughout September.

Police to crack down on distracted driving

It is not just a "young people" problem, and it involves more than just phones (which you shouldn't use when stopped in traffic)

Many drivers think it’s okay to use their phone when stopped in traffic; but a hefty fine awaits you if police catch you doing it. Enforcement of distracted driving laws will be stepped up throughout September.
SD20 is making application via a transportation plan to the education ministry for $243

Bus fees rescinded in SD20

Trustees agreed on SD20 Transportation Plan, bus fees will be eliminated pending its approval from the ministry.

SD20 is making application via a transportation plan to the education ministry for $243
This startled-looking bobcat was snapped by a trail camera in January 2015.

Photos helping in wildlife study

Pictures submitted by outdoor enthusiasts are shining new light on bobcat and lynx habitats in the province.

This startled-looking bobcat was snapped by a trail camera in January 2015.
A new toll-free number for the entire Interior Health region will make it easier to report elder abuse.

New toll-free number to report elder abuse

Interior Health is the first health authority in the province to introduce a region-wide number to report abuse.

A new toll-free number for the entire Interior Health region will make it easier to report elder abuse.
The community is invited to Gyro Park on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. when the Kootenay South Métis Society hosts its first Aboriginal Day in Trail. The cultural event features Ktunaxa youth dancers

Community invited to Aboriginal Day in Trail

For the first time in Trail, Aboriginal Day will be celebrated this weekend. The community is invited to Gyro Park on Sunday.

The community is invited to Gyro Park on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. when the Kootenay South Métis Society hosts its first Aboriginal Day in Trail. The cultural event features Ktunaxa youth dancers
The Gilpin fire

UPDATE: Wildfire 40 per cent contained

Two wildfires between Grand Forks and Christina Lake were discovered yesterday mid-day.

The Gilpin fire

Communities in Bloom celebrates

Celebrating 10 years of community involvement

  • Jul 16, 2015

Robson boot drive raises over $6,400

Robson firefighters recently held out their boots in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

  • Apr 20, 2015

Deadline for camera club show swiftly approaching

Marj Culley looks back on her 25 years with the club

  • Apr 20, 2015

Website uses data to paint picture of local communities

“We put all of that into this big stew and distilled it down into different neighbourhood types.” -Daniel Heuman

Power on at Waneta Dam

After 4 years and over $900 million, the Waneta expansion is up and running earlier than projected.

Area cadets in search of funds and officers

Cadets holding "tag day" fundraiser Saturday 10am - 2pm at various sites around Trail.

Screen shots from the Golden Life video “Happy

Hundreds at Golden Life express happiness

Video featuring residents, staff and international hit song launches Friday, July 11

Screen shots from the Golden Life video “Happy