District emergency plan under review

Document covers fires, earthquakes and other disasters

  • Jul 18, 2019

Third cannabis store in Greater Trail opens next week

The City of Trail has had six applications from non-medical pot retailers to date

  • Jul 18, 2019

RCMP confirm two motorcyclists killed in accident

Two motorcycles ran into the back of a vehicle towing a boat trailer on highway near Cranbrook

Missing Saanich man last seen in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Jonah Donato, 40, travelled to the mainland in June

  • Jul 18, 2019

Man involved in beating and tasering over a drug debt to be sentenced in Nanaimo

Colin Damen Gary Lamontagne pleaded guilty to charges, including aggravated assault

  • Jul 18, 2019

The 4-H Pledge will now include “…and my world” at the end.

4-H Canada have announced that following their Annual General Meeting on July 11, the 4-H Pledge will now include "...and my world" at the end.

  • Jul 18, 2019

Supreme Court won’t hear WestJet appeal in sexual harassment case

Mandalena Lewis alleges she was sexually assaulted by a pilot while on a stopover in Hawaii

  • Jul 18, 2019

Business notes: New owners celebrate at Arbutus Ridge Golf Course

The award-winning Arbutus Ridge Golf Course in Cobble Hill has a new owner.

Fall webworms are back

Have you been seeing nests in trees around town? The City of Courtenay has received a few calls about them. Parks staff want the public to know that these are not tent caterpillars; these are actually fall webworms.

  • Jul 18, 2019

Port Alberni beach closed due to high bacterial count

Island Health has closed Canal Waterfront Park on the Alberni Inlet to swimming due to high levels of bacteria detected in the water.

  • Jul 18, 2019

Rita Dozlaw and Dana Ramstedt win 2019 Dr. Robert and Elma Schemenauer Awards

Rita Dozlaw of Kamloops, and Dana Ramstedt of Pritchard received the 2019 Dr. Robert and Elma Schemenauer Writing Awards at the Interior Authors Group summer social held July 6, 2019.

Man shouting ‘You die’ kills 33 at Japan anime studio

The man allegedly doused the building with a flammable liquid

  • Jul 18, 2019

Free wildfire safety assesments available for rural CSRD properties

FireSmart information to be provided at public events including firehall open houses

City purchases Terrace Bowling Lanes

The business will stay open for one last season

  • Jul 18, 2019

Cold case files: Investigation continues for unidentified remains found in Penticton

The identity of the deceased male was established as Edward Howe

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP meets with religious leaders

Discussion included effect of attestation requirement and other legislation on faith communities

  • Jul 18, 2019

New rail underpass and overpass comes with costs

Pitt Meadows residents will see 0.75 per cent tax increase for rail crossings

Barkerville’s Sixth Annual Indigenous Celebrations takes place July 20

This year's event will also be the soft launch of Indigenous programming at the historic site

  • Jul 18, 2019

Heated horse stables provide for boarding needs in South Shuswap

Equestrian Centre Launch Stables opens on Balmoral Road

  • Jul 18, 2019

Dogwood traffic between Merecroft and Robron a growing concern

Residents and businesses in the area have asked for a new crosswalk at Dogwood and Cortez