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NextRide, now available in the West Kootenay public transit system, is technology that enables customers to use web browsers and smart mobile devices to see the location of their bus along its route and its predicted arrival time at an identified stop. Photo: Nelson Star

NextRide now lives in West Kootenay transit system

Customers can track their bus arrivals in real-time and see how full the bus is at any given time

 

Rogers Communications says Nanaimo is the first city in Canada to receive the company’s high-speed, high-capacity 3500 MHz 5G service. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

B.C. city Canada’s first to connect to Rogers’ new high-capacity network

Company says 3500 MHz 5G debuting in Nanaimo will benefit wide range of clients

 

West Kootenay public transit is free on Friday. Photo: BCTransit.com

Hop on West Kootenay public transit for free on Friday

Take transit for free on Friday, April 22 in recognition of Earth Day

 

This photo from Conny Amelunxen, a snow avalanche forecaster and photographer, was taken Nov. 19, 2021, four days after the landslide that destroyed a portion of Highway 99, also called the Duffey Lake Road, and claimed the lives of five people. The landslide, at the right, can be seen leaving the logging road and heading down to Highway 99. (Contributed)

‘Predictable and preventable’: Engineer says abandoned logging road contributed to fatal B.C. landslide

Fingers pointed only at intense storms when resource roads may be at root of many slides in province

This photo from Conny Amelunxen, a snow avalanche forecaster and photographer, was taken Nov. 19, 2021, four days after the landslide that destroyed a portion of Highway 99, also called the Duffey Lake Road, and claimed the lives of five people. The landslide, at the right, can be seen leaving the logging road and heading down to Highway 99. (Contributed)
Fruitvale council’s decision to start having EV owners pay for power consumed at the municipal charging station brings up the question of who’s footing the bill elsewhere. In downtown Trail this EV was charging up early Monday morning at one of the free charging stations. Photo: Trail Times

West Kootenay town nixes ‘free’ charging station for EVs

A grant had previously covered the expense at the municipal charging station in Fruitvale

Fruitvale council’s decision to start having EV owners pay for power consumed at the municipal charging station brings up the question of who’s footing the bill elsewhere. In downtown Trail this EV was charging up early Monday morning at one of the free charging stations. Photo: Trail Times
The city plans to close a gravel road that links Grandview Heights with Emerald Green. Image: CastleMap

Motion to revisit Castlegar council decision on Grandview 16th Ave. closure fails

Mayor Kirk Duff proposed diverting budget line item to a new traffic impact study

The city plans to close a gravel road that links Grandview Heights with Emerald Green. Image: CastleMap
The city plans to close a gravel road that links Grandview Heights with Emerald Green. Image: CastleMap

LETTERS: Disagreements with Grandview and 16th Avenue decision

Castlegar residents Mac and Kathy Gregory and Robert Dickson air disagreement with city decision

The city plans to close a gravel road that links Grandview Heights with Emerald Green. Image: CastleMap
The City of Trail is still cleaning up after the snowstorm pelted municipal roads and streets with upwards of 25 cm of snow earlier this week. Photo: Trail Times

West Kootenay towns and cities brace as another major snowstorm blows in

An intense winter storm forecast to move into southeastern B.C. tonight

The City of Trail is still cleaning up after the snowstorm pelted municipal roads and streets with upwards of 25 cm of snow earlier this week. Photo: Trail Times
The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

3,400 kilometres of cable bringing high-speed internet to B.C. coast

Connected Coast project officially launched in Campbell River

The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Columbia Avenue Phase 2 is now complete. (L-R) City councillors Bryan Bogle, Dan Rye, Cherryl MacLeod, Mayor Kirk Duff and councillor Bergen Price Photo: City of Castlegar
Columbia Avenue Phase 2 is now complete. (L-R) City councillors Bryan Bogle, Dan Rye, Cherryl MacLeod, Mayor Kirk Duff and councillor Bergen Price Photo: City of Castlegar
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Letters: Opinions about Castlegar’s Columbia Avenue project

Letters from two Castlegar readers — Nel Vandergaag and Bill Chapman

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Clarice Tuai showing the 50 Objects for 50 Years exhibit at the Trail Museum. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Trail museum opens new Doukhobor exhibit

‘50 Objects for 50 Years’ runs until October 1

Clarice Tuai showing the 50 Objects for 50 Years exhibit at the Trail Museum. Photo: Sheri Regnier
A wildfire is burning in West Trail. Photo: Jim Bailey

Crews mop-up after Sunday wildfire in Trail

A new record high of 39.6 C was set on Saturday, June 26

A wildfire is burning in West Trail. Photo: Jim Bailey
TELUS is proposing to construct a 5G tower at Pople Park. Photo: Sheri Regnier

First 5G tower in Trail proposed for placement in popular park

TELUS has a consultation process open until June 28

TELUS is proposing to construct a 5G tower at Pople Park. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Police and firefighters were called to a camp near the Old Trail Bridge on Tuesday afternoon when a woman allegedly lit this fire. Photo: Stephen Miller

Arson suspected in fire near the Old Trail Bridge

Crews were called to a fire on Casino Road Tuesday afternoon

Police and firefighters were called to a camp near the Old Trail Bridge on Tuesday afternoon when a woman allegedly lit this fire. Photo: Stephen Miller
Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)

Feds earmark $3.3B for provinces, territories for COVID-19 infrastructure

The federal government is envisioning the money will be used to retrofit schools, hospitals and long-term care facilities

Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)
In the early days of construction the highway was built by hand. (Photo is courtesy the Beaver Valley and Pend d’Oreille Historical Society)

Blasting through the West Kootenay

80 years ago; ‘Pretty near all the people from Fruitvale were working on it’

In the early days of construction the highway was built by hand. (Photo is courtesy the Beaver Valley and Pend d’Oreille Historical Society)