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Lacrosse at the Rossland Arena June 1: West Kootenay Timberwolves and the Cranbrook Outlaws

Photo by Steve Martin: Coach Rob Van Beek advises players.

The West Kootenay Timberwolves junior lacrosse players were on the road May 25 and 26, honing skills and teamwork. After a 4-13 loss to Alberta’s Rockyview Rage in Cochrane, AB, the Timberwolves bounced back with a 4-3 win over the Cranbrook Outlaws.  This coming weekend, they will once again play against the Cranbrook Outlaws on June 1, at the Rossland Arena.

Saints bolster roster with a pair of KIJHL leaders

Jack Karran was the captain of the Kootenay International Hockey League’s Nelson Leafs in the 2018-2019 season. A native of Grand Prairie, Karran will join the Selkirk College Saints hockey program for the 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League Season. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Selkirk College Saints are building their roster for the upcoming 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season by starting with commitments from a pair of outstanding players who wrapped-up their junior careers in the region.

Change coming to Kootenay Lake Ferry

The new ferry replacing the MV Balfour, which currently transports up to 28 cars and 150 passengers, will carry twice the capacity. — Screenshot photo

During peak times of the year, the Kootenay Lake Ferry system struggles to keep up with the traffic flow, especially when the MV Opsrey is out of commission for maintenance during low water in the West Arm of Kootenay Lake or when Highway 3 Kootenay Pass is closed to avalanche controls.

Nine Municipalities receive support to adapt Climate Change impacts

The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College has been supporting climate adaptation in the region since 2014 where staff and students have been providing important research and capacity building support. — Photo courtesy Sharon Stoddart

Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College is proud to announce it will be working with nine municipalities in the Kootenay and Boundary region in their efforts to strengthen their resilience to the effects of climate change.

Creston man arrested and charged in 2015 murder

The man allegedly responsible for the death of a Creston woman in 2015 has been arrested and charged.

Katherine McAdam, 58, of Creston, was last seen on August 15, 2015. Her remains were discovered in nearby Erickson on August 27, 2015, and the Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) have continued their investigation into her murder since that time.

Nathaniel Jessup, 32 of Creston, has now been charged with the Second Degree Murder of Katherine McAdam and with offering an indignity to a body. He was arrested earlier today, on May 24, by SED MCU investigators.

BC Finance Committee visits Castlegar for Budget 2020 consultation

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, a parliamentary committee of the legislative assembly, will hold a public hearing in Castlegar on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, as part of its Budget 2020 consultation.

The committee invites British Columbians to meet with the committee to share their priorities and ideas on what should be in the next provincial budget.

Police investigate suspicious death in Appledale (near Winlaw)

RCMP officers from New Denver are currently investigating a report of a deceased male located on an Appledale property in the Slocan Valley, according to RCMP Cpl. Chris Manseau.

"When frontline officers arrived on May 20, they discovered the 59-year old Appledale resident man who was pronounced dead on the property," he said.

The investigation is ongoing, and RCMP South East District major crimes is assisting with the matter.

First Kootenay Massage Therapy Graduates Celebrate

Massage image by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences in Nelson will celebrate the graduation of its first class of the Registered Massage Therapy Program on May 26 at 2pm at the Nelson Commons. The ceremony is a private ceremony for the RMT graduates as well as for graduates from the school’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and Holistic Nutrition Certificate programs.

RCMP High Risk Driving blitz nets impaired drivers

So far this month, police have issued 116 violation tickets for high risk driving offences including speed, cell phone use and impaired driving.

Members of the RCMP West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit continued its month long High Risk Driving Provincial Campaign by taking a pair of impaired drivers off the road said Sergeant Chad Badry in a media release Tuesday.

Badry said one impaired driver was netted while officers were enforcing a school zone speed limit in Warfield and another on the long weekend illegally towing a broken down vehicle.

RDKB Emergency Program closely monitoring river levels in the Boundary

oody debris is showing up in Boundary rivers as snow rapidly melts. Rain in the forecast will further increase river levels and hazards due to high water. — Photo courtesy Norm Ohlhausen - Friends of the Kettle River Facebook page

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 may be a rapid rise in stream and river levels and muddy water that contains debris lifted from banks and channels,” said Mark Stephens, Interim Manager of Emergency Programs at the RDKB.

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