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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...

By Doug Cochrane on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

As 2018 approaches, it is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year. On behalf of Interior Health, it is my pleasure to recap some highlights.

Of course the biggest story of 2017 was the wildfires that tore across several communities. In total 19 hospitals, health centres and residential care homes were evacuated. Close to 880 patients and home health clients, along with hundreds...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 18 2017

Cpl. Thomas Blakney of the Revelstoke RCMP said the detachment is currently investigating a possible attempt child abduction in the area of Columbia Park Elementary School, which occurred on Monday morning.   ...

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Dec 18 2017
Police issued a press release this afternoon relating to a vehicular incident this morning:
 
The Castlegar RCMP are investigating an incident that occurred on Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m in which a vehicle drove into the CIBC bank at 1801 Columbia Avenue causing extensive damage to the bank.

 

No one was injured during the event.  It appears that the...
By Sara Golling on Friday Dec 15 2017

Warning: In the afternoon of December 15, a thief smashed windows in several cars parked in the roadside parking lot at Strawberry Pass and stole items from them. One man admitted having left his wallet in his vehicle; a window was broken and the wallet was stolen. He reported that, when he arrived at the parking lot from his task in the woods, there were six other vehicles with broken windows...

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