Regional News

Family of Five Submerged in Elk River After Motor Vehicle Incident

A Chevrolet minivan sits in the Elk River following Sunday's accident. — photo courtesy Midnightrider98 on twitter

Slushy roads are being blamed for a single vechicle accident Sunday west of Fernie that claimed the life of a woman.

Elk Valley RCMP said at 2:30 p.m. MST Sunday a white Chevrolet minivan left Highway 3A eight kilometers west of Fernie, coming to rest upside down in the Elk River.

The family of five was returning home to Coaldale, Alberta, when their vehicle left the roadway on a straight stretch of the highway.

UPDATE: Coroner releases name of victim in Satuday's fatal crash

UPDATE: Coroner releases name of victim in Satuday's fatal crash
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a motor vehicle incident in Montrose, near Trail, on Nov. 30, 2013. He was Bernard Harold Doherty, aged 52, of Montrose.
 
Doherty was a passenger in a car which left the road and went down an embankment on Highway 3B in Montrose, about 10 kilometres east of Trail, about 9 p.m. on Nov. 30.
 
He was deceased at the scene.
 
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.

Police warn of yet another scam making the rounds in the region

Police warn of yet another scam making the rounds in the region

Castlegar RCMP are warning of yet another scam making the local rounds - the twist being that these scammers show up as dialing from local numbers on call display units.

Rossland house fire last night sends one to hospital, causes over $200,000 damage

Rossland house fire last night sends one to hospital, causes over $200,000 damage

A fire in Rossland last night has virtually destroyed a home and sent one person to hospital with fire-related injuries, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Captain Jason Milne.

Milne said the first 9-1-1 call came in at 5:18 p.m. Thursday night, when a resident of the house realized there was a fire.

"Co. #1 Rossland, Co. #2 Warfield and the duty crew from Co#4 Trail were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in Rossland at 1299 Washington Street," Milne said. "Crews were on scene within approximately 12 minutes."

City of Trail offering free broadband connection to downtown businesses

City of Trail offering free broadband connection to downtown businesses

The City of Trail is offering free fibre connection to downtown Trail businesses until March 31, 2014. The connection, approximately a $1,500 value, will allow businesses to connect to the new high-speed fibre optic network slated to become available in early 2014.

Police ease social-media-driven fears that US fugitive is at large in region

Police ease social-media-driven fears that US fugitive is at large in region

Trail RCMP are seeking to diffuse community concern after several social media reports indicated a US fugitive might be in the area, according to RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson.

Selkirk addressing skilled trades shortages with new options for high school students

Selkirk addressing skilled trades shortages with new options for high school students

High school students from around the region will have the opportunity to get a taste for the wide array of trades pathways available at Selkirk College.

On Dec. 6, Selkirk College is hosting Made for Trades. The event will provide students in Grades 11 and 12 the chance to get hands-on experience and explore career directions in the trades.

'Throttle Decisions' Revs Up Avalanche Safety for Snowmobilers

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In the high-octane world of mountain snowmobiling, it takes a lot to get the attention of riders. Images of gravity-defying climbs, steep descents and massive jumps are common, as snowmobiles get increasingly powerful and nimble.

These machines allow anyone, no matter their experience, to access complex alpine terrain. High in the mountains, lives depend on riders being aware of avalanche danger, skilled in safe travel techniques, and trained to handle an effective rescue.

Selkirk College Provides High School Students a Peek at Trades

Selkirk College’s trades programs will be on display on December 6th for high school students in the West Kootenay/Boundary regi

High school students from around the region will have the opportunity to get a taste for the wide array of trades pathways available at Selkirk College.

On Friday, December 6th, Selkirk College is hosting Made for Trades. The event will provide students in Grades 11 and 12 the chance to get hands-on experience and explore career directions in the trades.

MAAP is officially on the map

Jim Harrison, Linda Larson, Rick Friesen, Brian Taylor and Jake Raven officially open the new BETHS facility.

The Multi-Agency Accommodation Project (MAAP) opened their doors on Saturday for the official grand opening.

MAAP is a unique project that combines three local non-profits: Habitat for Humanity, Whispers of Hope and the Boundary Emergency and Transitional Housing Society (BETHS).