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By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jun 05 2018

There have been no arrests, but evidence has been seized after an explosion in Trail’s Gulch area last month, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

“On May 25 … Trail RCMP received a report of an explosion and fire at a residence on Rossland Avenue in Trail. Upon attendance, police found the residence fully engulfed in flames and several firefighters of the Kootenay Boundary...

By Castlegar Source on Friday Jun 01 2018

May 2018 was the warmest May on record, according to Ron Lakeman, weather forecasterwith the Southeast Fire Centre.

“The cool and wet pattern which prevailed during the past three months made a sudden shift during May,” Lakeman said. “An upper ridge of high pressure built over southern BC for dry and unseasonably warm conditions during the initial seven days of the month and prevailed...

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday May 31 2018

On Tuesday (On May 29, 2018) Grand Forks RCMP Detachment executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence located at 7000 block of 7th Avenue, in Grand Forks, BC.

Police seized significant quantities of drugs which included marihuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, pills, drug trafficking paraphernalia, firearms, weapons, and suspected stolen...

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 30 2018

Play time in Castlegar may be getting a $100,000 boost, if the Brilliant Cultural Centre wins a province-wide competition.

The Brilliant Cultural Centre is located just outside Castlegar.  The large centre is one of the hearts of the community, hosting large and diverse events for the region, while also hosting the Children’s Orchard Preschool. The Brilliant Cultural Centre playground...

By Contributor on Tuesday May 29 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has secured an agreement with the Province of BC for funding of post-flood recovery efforts in the Boundary region.

The RDKB has committed local contractors to conduct curbside flood waste pickup which will begin later this week. Curbside pickup will be available in flood-affected areas, and limited to flood damaged materials.

“As part...

By Trail Champion on Tuesday May 29 2018

Eighteen firefighters – 13 from Trail and five from Warfield – executed a high angle rope rescue Monday afternoon, according to KBRFR Cpt. Ryan Smith.

He said the call came in at 1:50 p.m., and crews arrived on scene at 1:54 p.m.

“Station 374 responded to a single male patient on a cliff above the Trail Regional Hospital,” Smith said. “Regional Fire Rescue’s high angle rope...

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday May 29 2018

A man was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries Monday, after a dramatic helicopter rescue.

Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio says the call came in at 10:22 a.m. of a fallen rock climber near the Brilliant substation, just above the Brilliant generating station, in the Megawatt climbing area.

“We met up with BC Ambulance Services on scene,” he said. “Members of...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday May 29 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said in a media release Monday that States of Local Emergency declared for Electoral Areas C and D, and the City of Grand Forks will be cancelled as of 4 p.m. 

The RDKB said they will be immediately replaced by States of Local Emergency for Electoral Area D and the City of Grand Forks specific to nine (9) properties which are still at high risk...

By Trail Champion on Sunday May 27 2018

Mental Health issues continue to be a relevant portion of local first-responder calls, based on a press release issued by Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue at 5:32 p.m. Sunday.

The release, issued by Acting Captain Mike Lenarduzzi, indicated that KBRFR responded to a call from RCMP of a possible jumper off Victoria Street Bridge. at 3:34 p.m. Six Trail firefighters responded,...

By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday May 27 2018

Now that threats from further flooding is decreasing throughout the Boundary region, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operation Centre has rescinded evacuation alerts for Electoral Areas C, D, and E, including Christina Lake, Grand Forks and Midway on Saturday (May 26).

However, there are still nine (9) addresses on evacuation order for properties where there is...