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By Trail Champion on Wednesday Feb 06 2019

On Feb. 4, Crown Counsel approved charges against a 43-year-old male for the alleged explosion and fire that occurred on May 25, 2018, at the 400 block of Rossland Avenue, in Trail.  The three charges include:

·         Produce a Scheduled Substance (Cannabis Oil) contrary to Section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

·         Possess of Anything (Butane) for...

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Feb 05 2019

Embarking on an educational journey takes a large dose of determination to be successful. Pushing off on a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway as a single mom with a three-year-old daughter requires resolve and courage.

First-year Selkirk College Nursing Program student Meghan Stewart made the decision to return to school at the age of 39 because she wanted a fulfilling...

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Feb 05 2019

On Jan. 17, the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment charged Joel Anderson with Second Degree Murder under Section 235 of the Criminal Code of Canada. This charge stemmed from an incident which occurred on Aug. 22, 2017, in Trail, where the elderly victim Harold Paddock died due to the alleged actions of Joel Anderson. Joel Anderson was arrested on this...

By Bob Hall on Monday Feb 04 2019

The latest data collection and processing technology was on display in mid-January at Selkirk College when students and faculty gathered with representatives from several industries for an afternoon of demonstrations on the Castlegar Campus.

The Selkirk College Applied Research & Innovation Centre (ARIC) put together the demonstration day featuring two of the newest tools used for...

By Contributor on Monday Feb 04 2019

The City of Grand Forks, through the Boundary Flood Recovery Team, applied to Infrastructure Canada on January 11, 2019 for $49.9 million in funding for flood infrastructure.  The intent is to protect both residential neighbourhoods and vulnerable areas in the downtown core, and to recreate wetland areas. The Federal Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF) program is reviewing the...

By Trail Champion on Monday Feb 04 2019

A local man is facing charges after an altercation at Ferraro's last week, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Jan. 31, (at) around 4:20 p.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment were contacted by Ferraro Foods grocery store with a report of a male suspect for shoplifting and assaulting one of the owners," Wicentowich said. 

"The owner and...

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Feb 04 2019

Local firefighters are reminding residents to drive to winter conditions after tragedy was barely averted this morning when slippery roads caught more than one driver off guard.

Regional Fire Chief Dan Derby said crews were called to an MVI about five kilometres east of Fruitvale at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

“She (the driver) had to be extricated, as her vehicle had come to rest on its...

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Feb 03 2019

A new small home development proposed for an area on the north end of Grand Forks could prove to be the answer for the housing crunch in the city.

The city has given the first two readings on a bylaw to create a new comprehensive development zone to accommodate creation of a mobile home park and ecological reserve — north of Boundary Drive — opening it up for a forthcoming public...

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Feb 03 2019

I am so monumentally, over-the-top thrilled to introduce to you our new page, Good News Sunday. (I thought about giving it a jaunty abbreviation, then GNS made my twisted little brain think GNuS, which made me think about a cartoon I'd seen about Fake Gnus ... hence the cartoon at the top of this page).

And while you can correctly surmise from my opening paragraph that I intend for The...

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness, met with local officials from Grand Forks and the surrounding region last week as recovery work continues following the devastating flooding that hit the region in May 2018.

In October, Premier John Horgan designated Rice to work with Grand Forks and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary in carrying out recovery...