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Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).

Q&A with Kootenay West candidates: life experience

Fourth in a series of Q&As with the candidates, look for a new set each morning.

  • Oct 18, 2020
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).

Q&A with Kootenay West candidates: schools

Third in a series of Q&As with the candidates, look for a new set each morning.

  • Oct 17, 2020
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).
Ski touring operators are changing how they plan to operate due to the pandemic. Photo: Curtis Cunningham photo

With winter looming, West Kootenay ski tour operators say they’ve adapted

COVID-19 has meant businesses are changing how the upcoming season will run

Ski touring operators are changing how they plan to operate due to the pandemic. Photo: Curtis Cunningham photo
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The crash caused a pole to be dragged down across the highway. File photo
The crash caused a pole to be dragged down across the highway. File photo

RCMP looking for driver who walked away from accident on Highway 3A

The crash dragged down a power pole across the highway

The crash caused a pole to be dragged down across the highway. File photo
The crash caused a pole to be dragged down across the highway. File photo
The city is looking to fill a vacant seat on the Community Safety Task Force with a member of the community-at-large. Photo: Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash

Trail looking for task force volunteer

The person will sit as a member from the community-at-large on the Community Safety Task Force

The city is looking to fill a vacant seat on the Community Safety Task Force with a member of the community-at-large. Photo: Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash
Rob Louie has formed a non-profit organization he says will assist band members in legal disputes with their councils. Photo: Submitted

UPDATED: Indigenous legal organization created to help band members keep councils accountable

Rob Louie has created Band Members Alliance and Advocacy Association of Canada

Rob Louie has formed a non-profit organization he says will assist band members in legal disputes with their councils. Photo: Submitted
Non-residential and residential properties in Rossland still pay the same water utility rates. File photo

Rossland city council to look at creating cheaper water utility rate for farmers

City staff said more local food production could occur with lower rate

Non-residential and residential properties in Rossland still pay the same water utility rates. File photo
Anne Jimmie holds up a photo of her and her mother, Christine Jimmy, that was taken in 1948. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Saving the inner child: The Healing Journey

“There was this little girl inside that was so hurt, that was so wounded … I needed to nurture that little girl and understand her.”

Anne Jimmie holds up a photo of her and her mother, Christine Jimmy, that was taken in 1948. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Photo: Canadian Press

Record breaking sales for Kootenay real estate

For fourth straight month, Kootenay real estate sees robust sales in September

Photo: Canadian Press
Two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Interior Health (IH) region overnight. (Getty)

Two additional COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region overnight

Twenty-six cases are active, and on isolation, according to Interior Health Authority

Two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Interior Health (IH) region overnight. (Getty)
This was the last picture taken of Christopher Sanford, who went missing in 2019. His body was found Oct. 10, 2020. Photo: Submitted

Remains of 2019 missing Nakusp man discovered

The body of Christopher Sanford was discovered near Needles

This was the last picture taken of Christopher Sanford, who went missing in 2019. His body was found Oct. 10, 2020. Photo: Submitted
The clinics will be held on Oct. 18 and Nov. 15. Photo: Chelsea Novak

Alpine Drug Mart to hold two flu shot clinics at Rossland’s Miners Hall

City council has waived $1,306 in rental and cleaning fees to make clinics feasible

The clinics will be held on Oct. 18 and Nov. 15. Photo: Chelsea Novak
Barrass want to be the first to donate to the project. Photo: Connor Trembley

Castlegar man who helped build Hwy 3 wants to see Jordan’s Cabin rebuilt post-blaze

Lorne Barrass spent hours inside the cabin having coffee, lunch with construction workers

Barrass want to be the first to donate to the project. Photo: Connor Trembley
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).

Q&A with Kootenay West candidates: health care

Second in a series of Q&As with the candidates, look for a new set each morning.

Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).
The entrance to vote at the Trail Legion is through the side door. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Update: Information about advance voting in Trail

Multiple polling locations have been announced for general election day

The entrance to vote at the Trail Legion is through the side door. Photo: Sheri Regnier
The traffic signs would look similar to this. Photo: City of Rossland
The traffic signs would look similar to this. Photo: City of Rossland
The RCMP is reporting another Trail resident has been scammed for thousands of dollars in a phone scam. Photo: Miryam León on Unsplash

Trail man bilked out of $5,100

This latest scam resulting in a Trail man losing thousands was reported to the RCMP on Saturday

The RCMP is reporting another Trail resident has been scammed for thousands of dollars in a phone scam. Photo: Miryam León on Unsplash
Moths have descended on New Denver. Photo: Pexels

New Denver moth infestation cyclical and natural

The village is dealing with swarms of moths right now

Moths have descended on New Denver. Photo: Pexels
Photo: Black Press file

Trail woman suffers serious injuries during alleged assault

Police were called to a Trail home on Sunday afternoon

Photo: Black Press file
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).

Q&A with Kootenay West candidates: economic opportunities

First in a series of Q&As with the candidates, look for a new set each morning.

Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).