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By David Suzuki on Wednesday Jan 03 2018

A year ago, we revisited the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” Signed by a majority of Nobel laureates in sciences at the time and more than 1,700 leading scientists worldwide, the document warned, “Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course.”

It called for a new ethic that encompasses our responsibility to ourselves and...

By Castlegar Source on Friday Dec 29 2017

The search for a 10-year-old boy who was believed to have gone into the water with a vehicle near Halcyon Hot Springs on Dec. 27, has been concluded, according to RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor.

“On Thursday morning, Dec. 28, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team arrived to assist Search and Rescue teams in locating the vehicle and the missing 10-year-old,” Taylor said in a press release. “Just...

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

A staggering amount of both luck and good management prevented serious tragedy on a local highway yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“On Dec. 26 at approximately 5:10 pm, emergency responders were called to a multi-vehicle accident on Hwy 3A near Tarrys Road involving several vehicles, including a car that apparently was driving with no head lights on,” Mathew said in a...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Dec 26 2017

Some stolen items were returned to their rightful owners after police, acting on a tip, located property that had previously been reported stolen Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release.

"Acting on a tip from a member of the public, who identified some stolen property listed for sale on a local social media buy and sell site, the Grand Forks RCMP attended a residence in the Ruckle area...

By Interior Health Authority on Sunday Dec 24 2017

The festive season is a time of celebrating with loved ones. Unfortunately, holiday mingling brings together people AND germs.

At this time of year it is not unusual for health facilities to experience outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness (GI) and respiratory infections. Both are highly contagious and common in the community during the winter months.

Gastrointestinal illness is...

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Dec 24 2017

A woman who jumped off Trail’s Victoria Street Bridge into the Columbia River Saturday was pulled from the water by the River Rescue Boat, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Jason Milne.

He said the call came in at 3:17 p.m., and three Trail firefighters were on scene with the boat by 3:27 p.m.

“The boat retrieved the patient near Glenmerry and transported...

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Dec 22 2017

The region can finally enjoy a happy ending to an emergency-services news story after a snowmobiler was rescued near Good Creek this afternoon, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

Turner said police were notified at roughly 7 p.m. Thusday evening that a man had gotten his snowmobile stuck on a steep hill.

“The snow was too deep for him to make it out,” Turner said. “Luckily, he...

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Dec 20 2017

The Trail and Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Units have been working on a drug investigation into the trafficking of drugs in both cities, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Trail top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke.

“On Dec. 15, the investigation led CRU members to arrested a 47-year-old male and a 36-year-old female in East Trail,” Oelke said. “A significant quantity of several...

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Dec 20 2017

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue responded to a head-on fatal collision at Highway 22 and Courtesy Road, according to a press release by Cpt. Grant Tyson.

The call came in at 2:12 p.m., and crews arrived on scene at 2:23 p.m., (two firefighters from Genelle and Five from Trail)

A total of four people were involved in the crash, two of whom had to be extricated with the Jaws...

By Dermod Travis on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

Difficult to imagine them getting caught dead in the same room a few weeks ago, but to paraphrase William Shakespeare, “Site C acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”

The list of supporters includes the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, B.C. Building Trades, Christian Labour Association and...

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