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Parmedics union raises alarm over spike in out-of-service ambulances

Staffing shortages affecting service levels in Kootenays

B.C. poverty plan combines existing spending, housing programs

Target is to lift 140,000 people out of poverty from 2016 level

School threat reported; student may face charges

DTSS back to “business as usual” after online threat by student

Rite to Ride seeks to train riders in mountain presence

Devin Publicover has launched a new foundation in Invermere

Pacific Rim National Park mourns loss of ‘bright star’ killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Angela Rehhorn remembered for her enthusiasm, dedication and sense of adventure

800-year-old Vancouver Island log ready for United Nations project

Language Revitalization Pole will be publicly carved, then delivered to the University of Victoria

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Interior Health hospitals to serve more made in B.C. food

New initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture to serve more B.C. produced food in hospitals

GoGo Sisters St. Patty’s Day fundraiser

St. Patrick’s Day Tea and Bake Sale coming up Saturday, March 16th.

  • Mar 8, 2019

Chamber announces new executive director

Valley businessman Pete Bourke takes on the role left vacant for the past few months

Rescued hiker urges for Search And Rescue funding renewal

Louise Baxter speaks about her experience last summer with volunteer rescue organization

Canal Flats Council briefs

Some of the more noteworthy discussions at last regular Council meeting

B.C. Indigenous woman appointed to Canada’s gun advisory committee

First Nations and northern voices were both missing in discussions

RCMP Report

Roundup of RCMP callouts in the Columbia Valley

  • Feb 28, 2019

Man evades fireball

Fundraiser planned to help Darren Reiffenstein get back on his feet

Health care crisis in the Valley

Patients and doctor speak to some of the struggles accessing health care outside the Columbia Valley

Kootenay man dies in crash near Sparwood

Accident occurred last night east of Sparwood, RCMP appealing for witnesses

Invermere’s borderless doctor returns from Iraq

Dr. Stefanie Falz spent three months on a mission with Doctors Without Borders

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

  • Feb 20, 2019

MLA working on health care access

Clovechok addresses numerous health concerns from constituents

Prowling predator poaches pooch

Vigilence urged as cougars attack livestock and household pets