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Province launches ‘Everyone Rides’ safe cycling program in the West Kootenays

Elementary school students in grades 4 and 5 will learn safer cycling skills after taking part in the province’s Everyone Rides program, which is expanding to the West Kootenays. The Everyone Rides program encourages kids throughout the province to try active transportation options in safe and organized environments, stated a...

Thunder Cats welcome new head coach and GM

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats have a new bench boss after hiring Geordie Wudrick as head coach and general manager. Wudrick is joining the team after a successful season as an assistant coach with the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. This comes after previous coach Brad Tobin's contract...

Canadian Cancer Society launches Wheels of Hope in the Kootenays; searching for volunteers

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)  is searching for volunteers throughout the Kootenays to help drive local cancer patients to and from their treatment appointments through its Wheels of Hope Program. The program is new to the Kootenay region and is being introduced in the East, West, and Central Kootenay areas. Volunteers...

Search and Rescue suggest survival tactics for backcountry enthusiasts

Whether you are headed into the backcountry for a hike or to camp, Ladysmith Search and Rescue says preparation is the key to survival.   President Faye Hjort says survival training and preparation isn’t just limited to hiking and camping and people who venture into the backcountry should be prepared every...

BC Hydro issues first call for more electricity in 15 years

For the first time in 15 years, BC Hydro has issued a call for more power. The provincial government says Hydro issued a request for 3,000 more gigawatts per year of electricity, making it their first in 15 years. If approved, it could power 270,000 homes or one million electric...

RCMP warn of speeding scam

RCMP say they are receiving several calls about a new scam involving speeding infractions.  Police say the scam is making its way through the province and has already hit Nanaimo, the Okanagan, Kelowna, and Shuswap areas.   They add the text seems to be similar across all areas stating the receiver was...
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