Back to top

Regional News

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 13 2017

On Sept. 7, Castlegar RCMP arrested 35-year-old Brandon Malkinson of Nelson in relation to this break and enter/assault matter (see coverage below). He was held in custody until his court appearance on Sept. 11, and on that date he was found guilty of two counts of break-and-enter, assault, and breach of probation, according to Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“We got a couple of good...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 12 2017

A trio of FortisBC workers from the Kootenays arrived in in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Sunday, September 10 to begin in helping restore power to the area devastated by Hurricane Irma over the weekend.

FortisBC said in total, six power line technicians and one supervisor from FortisBC joined a 58-person operation crew from Fortis Inc.’s Canadian operations to help restore the...

By Boundary Sentinel on Friday Sep 08 2017

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary in a press release Friday said the BC Government has issued a Level 4 Drought for the Kootenay Boundary region (the entire Kettle River Watershed) as of Friday, September 8, 2017.

"With little to no precipitation, our recently overflowing rivers are now drying up," the RDKB said.

"The Granby River, Kettle and West Kettle River are all at...

By Boundary Sentinel on Friday Sep 08 2017

The warm, hot summer has taken a toll water supplies everywhere in the province of BC.

This has forced the City of Grand Forks to begin implementing Stage 3 Watering Restrictions effective Monday, September 11th, because of the provincial drought levels.

“We’re asking for the cooperation of all residents as we try to reduce our water demand by 50 percent,” the City of Grand Forks...

By Dermod Travis on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

There's nothing quite like poring through 87,527 credit card charges to the B.C. government's plastic in 2016/17.

Charges that can often be on top of a company's billings to existing government accounts. For instance, last year, Sensus Communications billed the government $79,286, while various ministries put an additional $58,059 on plastic.

Totalling more than $51.3 million,...

By John Boivin on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

For the former president of the Nelson Road Kings Automobile club, it makes perfect sense to tie in this year’s Queen City Cruise with the end of Nelson’s Art Walk season.

“To my mind, they’re works of art,” says  Mike Keegan of the 400-plus cars that will be on display on Baker Street this weekend in the Heritage City.

Celebrating its 15th year, the annual Nelson Road...

By Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Sep 02 2017

A grass fire, likely caused by a discarded cigarette butt, burned a 20 by 30 metre section of the bank near 17 Street (behind Safeway) before crews could extinguish it, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

“This was definitely human-caused, most likely from smoking materials,” he said, adding they got the call at 12:20 p.m. and seven firefighters had the blaze dealt with and were back...

By Trail Champion on Friday Sep 01 2017

Multiple charges have been laid against a 25-year-old Trail man, following the investigation into several criminal incidents which include the assault of an elderly man.

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 5:03 a.m., the Trail RCMP received a report of a man down in the middle of Bay Avenue near Hwy 3B in downtown Trail. Police arrived on scene to find an unconscious 78-year-old male, laying in the...

By Castlegar Source on Friday Sep 01 2017

This, from Trail RCMP Acting Sgt. Devon Reid:

On Aug. 21, Trail RCMP located and arrested a 30-year-old male for at least six offences stemming from the theft of items from unlocked motor vehicles in the Trail, Fruitvale and Montrose areas. The offences include Possession of Stolen Property, Theft of a Credit Card, Use of a stolen Credit Card and Theft Under $5000.

Police are...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Aug 31 2017

There have been eight new wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre today, and four yesterday, according to Fire Information Officer Carlee Kachman.

“Most of them are in the Cranbrook area – none are near here (Castlegar/Trail),” Kachman added.

There are seven wildfires of note (meaning highly visible or posing a potential threat to public safety) in the Southeast Fire Centre, the...

Pages