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By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 23 2018

A Fruitvale man was arrested Friday afternoon after police executed a search warrant, according to Trail Acting Sgt. Devon Reid.

“On July 20, at approximately 2 p.m., the Joint Crime Reduction Unit of Trail and Castlegar, along with the Trail RCMP General Duty members, executed a search warrant at a residence located on the 1600 block of Highway 3B in Fruitvale for theft of hydro...

By Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 22 2018

RCMP continue to work alongside the Kelowna Fire Department as they investigate a grass fire sparked on Dilworth Mountain Thursday afternoon in Kelowna said Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey Media Relations Officer for Kelowna RCMP in a media release.

On July 19, 2018 at 4:43 pm, the Kelowna RCMP responded alongside the Kelowna Fire Department to reports of a grass fire on Dilworth Mountain in the...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 20 2018

The first major wildfire concerns in BC are happening now in the Central Okanagan after a recent lightning storm started some major fires around Peachland, Summerland and Kelowna.

The more than 1,000 hectare Mount Eneas wildfire, located four kilometers south of Peachland, sparked the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre to issue evacuation alerts for 596 properties south of...

By CBT on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

After a season of serious excitement, RED Mountain Resort, in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust, has yet another exciting announcement: It’s called Nowhere Special. And it’s a hostel.

Wait. A what?

“The modern hostel movement has established itself as the “go to” place for the younger generations and is dramatically different from the youth...

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

A male in his 30s was sent to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries yesterday, according to Tarrys Fire Chief Greg Patterson.

He said the call came in at roughly 5:15 p.m. regarding a collision between a truck and a motorcycle by the Glade Esso and Glade Road.

“Traffic was shut down on Hwy 3A for about half an hour,” Patterson said, adding the motorcyclist was...

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

Now celebrating its tenth year, the BC SPCA’s Wildlife-in-Focus Photography Contest is officially open for entries. Whether the subjects are in your own backyard, foraging for food in rivers, or exploring B.C.’s beautiful forests, amateur photographers at least 14 years of age are invited to send in their work. The contest runs until Sept. 15.

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By Contributor on Sunday Jul 15 2018

With people increasingly glued to phones and computers, a walk in the park might be exactly what the doctor ordered. But on July 21st they’ll be doing more than just ordering it: they are going out there and leading it. “We want to send a clear message about how important it is to get outside, and the best way to do that is to actually go out and share the experience,” says Dr.

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By Trail Champion on Thursday Jul 12 2018

The BC Coroner’s Service is investigating the death of a Trail man after a climbing incident above the Trail Regional Hospital yesterday afternoon.

“I can confirm we are in the early stages of our investigation involving a male in his 30s from Trail,” said Communications Manager Andy Watson in a phone interview Thursday. “Due to the privacy of the deceased, we will not be releasing or...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 12 2018

Residents may find themselves confusedly trying to understand who’s at the helm of our local police detachments, as RCMP work to manage staff shortages and attrition while still providing optimal service delivery.

In Castlegar, Top Cop Sgt. Laurel Mathew retired June 6, leaving now-Acting Sgt. Brett Turner at the helm for the time being. However, in August, former Trail Top Cop Sgt....

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 12 2018

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue has responded to three vehicle fires in four days, two of which were called in Wednesday night.

The first vehicle fire was near Columbia Gardens Road on July 9, with the call coming in at 12:23 a.m. The fire was in a forested area, and crews had it knocked down very quickly. The cause remains under investigation.

Then last night, according...

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