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Avalanche warning issued for Kootenay-Boundary

Avalanche Canada has issued a special public avalanche warning for recreational backcountry users this weekend.

Youth Bursary program launched

Coast Capital Savings and BC Games Society team up again for 2016 BC Games

Kootenay hot springs featured in British Columbia Magazine

Once again there’s no shortage of West Kootenay content in the latest issue of British Columbia Magazine.

Winter issue of Route 3 arrives

The latest issue of Black Press’ quarterly lifestyles magazine is now available on newsstands and in coffee shops throughout the region.

Columbia Basin Trust names new chair

Rick Jensen is taking over as chair of the Columbia Basin Trust from the retiring Greg Deck.

UBC digitizes more Kootenay/Boundary newspapers

The University of BC has placed more digitized local newspapers online, a boon for local historians.

New name for Canada’s largest Canadian-owned online classifieds company

Used.ca is headquartered in Victoria, BC and is a part of Black Press Community Media.

Election results

Election results can be found under the Federal Election tab at the top right of our home page.

TIMELINE: Key moments of the federal election campaign

From the economy and debates to niqabs and protest songs, we recap the election issues and antics with this interactive timeline

More charges against armed robbers arrested near Rossland

Rylee Andrew Shipley and Colton Emery Knowles have been with two armed robberies in addition to the one they committed in Grand Forks.

Meth traffickers appear in Rossland court

Two people appeared in Rossland court on Monday after police caught them with 20 grams of meth and two grams of black tar heroin.

Green Party candidate announced

Samantha Troy of Rossland has joined the race for the Oct.19 election

UPDATE: Man charged with murders of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, Terry Blanchette

The RCMP has laid First Degree murder charges on Derek James Saretzky, 22, who was taken into police custody on Tuesday.

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

Stingrays relay teams run wild at Regional swim meet

The Trail Stingrays Swim Club made a splash at the Regional Swim Meet in Castlegar on the weekend.

Trail, Beaver Valley sign rec deal

New one-year recreation deal will allow Beaver Valley residents to use Trail facilities at Trail resident prices

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

WILDFIRE WATCH: Be ‘very, very cautious’ in B.C. backcountry over Long Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says there have been 1,342 wildfires since April 1, 2015, burning 276,000 hectares

Forest fires in the region

Evacuation alerts have been lifted but the public must remain vigilant.

Church in the wild

The Church of Dirt is well into its third season and working on new trail Eddie J.