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By Contributor on Wednesday May 22 2019

Turtles, frogs, fish, birds, snakes, rabbits, cats and dogs are a few examples of pets that people buy. 

Some birds and turtles can live for decades. 

When you buy a pet, you should be ready for the commitment that comes with being responsible for the care and well being of your new companion.  Sometimes circumstances change, and you can not longer afford your pet...

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday May 20 2019

The early morning hours of May 20 saw fire crews respond to two apparently suspicious fires in a four-plex in Trail.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Greg Ferraby said the call came in at 2:39 a.m., and crews arrived on scene at 2:43 a.m.

“The first arriving engine with three firefighters (was) met with multiple fires (at 1406 4 Ave.),” Ferraby said. “The duty crew (...

By Trail Champion on Monday May 20 2019

Big White Resort may soon be boasting a non-medicinal cannabis store in the near future, according to a press release issued last week by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) regarding their April 24 regular meeting.

“The Board supported the application by Monashee Mountain Cannabis for a proposed non-medical cannabis retail store at Big White Resort,” the release read....

By Contributor on Monday May 20 2019

Health Canada has approved Canadian Blood Services’ request to reduce the blood donation waiting period for men who have sex with men from one year to three months.

The change will take effect across the country on June 3, 2019. Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec, Québec’s blood operator, will make the change at the same time.

“We empathize with individuals who, for many ...

By Trevor Miller on Sunday May 19 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club have added a pair of members to their hockey staff, bringing on Jeff Urekar as the team’s Assistant General Manager while Sean Murray joins the organization as the team’s goaltending coach. 

Urekar comes to Trail after completing his first season as the Head Coach of the Vancouver North East Chiefs of the BC Major Midget League, taking his...

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday May 19 2019

The RCMP's advanced driver training course was without a doubt the most fun of any course many of the participants had taken in their service. We used an inactive runway at the Boundary Bay airport in Delta and a collection of well used Crown Victoria police interceptors to polish our driving skills. Contrary to what you might think, this was not a high speed driving situation as we never got...

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday May 16 2019

Emergency officials at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Program are currently monitoring river levels forecasted to rise quickly in the Boundary.

Environment Canada is calling for between 15 and 30 millimeters of rain are expected in the region over the next 48 hours.

“After such a long stretch of sunny weather, we just want residents to be aware that there...

By Contributor on Thursday May 16 2019

Ed. note: The following is a press release issued by Toward The Heart, the harm reduction arm of the BC Centre for Disease Control:

Words and language matter – especially for people who use substances. The terms we use to describe people who use drugs and the conditions associated with drug use can play either a...

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

Trail RCMP were kept busy over the weekend with drug and alcohol-related calls – some examples of which are as follows:

“On May 9 at 3:30 p.m. West Kootenay Traffic Services conducted an investigation into a 38-year-old male driver, of Trail, for allegedly operating his vehicle while suspended from driving and being impaired by alcohol,” said RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “The driver was...

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

A local couple got a rude interruption Friday night, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On May 10, at 1:31 a.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP were called by a couple who were having intimate relations in the back of a pick up truck in the 1400 block of Green Lane, in Trail," he said. "The couple were upset when they attracted a male onlooker who was wearing all...

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