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By Trevor Miller on Sunday May 05 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Braden Costello (’00) has committed to the team for the 2019/20 season. 

Costello, 19, joins the Smoke Eaters after spending parts of the last three seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) playing with the Des Moines Buccaneers and Green Bay Gamblers. The 6’2”, 201-pound forward suited up for 72 games...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 02 2019

Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio is praising quick-thinking police for knocking down a blaze Thursday afternoon before fire crews even arrived on scene.

He said the call came in at 4:44 p.m. about a wildfire aside a well-travelled path on 12 Street just off Columbia Avenue.

“It was actually called in by an RCMP member who was driving by and noticed smoke,” Lattanzio said. “We...

By Trail Champion on Wednesday May 01 2019
A Trail man who was supposed to be serving a sentence for failing to comply with a probation order, and theft under $5,000, made sure local police got their exercise after leading cops on a chase of roughly one-and-a-half kilometres this morning, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
The man had been at large since his conviction required his appearance on...
By Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 01 2019

The KERPA Board is very pleased to publicly announce that as of Jan. 1, 2019, KERPA’s emergency vehicle has been fully operational and responding to calls with lights and sirens, as part of a volunteer service agreement with the BCEHS. The public is invited to the Crescent Valley Fire Department Open House on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to view this great addition to emergency response and...

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Apr 30 2019

Some ask, “What’s so bad about those so-called invasive species?  Some of them are so pretty!”

Yes, they’re pretty. One example is Himalayan Balsam, also known as “Policeman’s Helmet.” It has beautiful flowers.  And it grows SO easily!

The trouble with it is . . . it grows SO easily.  It wants to take over the...

By Castlegar Source on Monday Apr 29 2019

For many High School Grads, it’s that time of year to celebrate the end of an era and the beginning of another and sometimes that celebrating may involve alcohol and drugs.

On Sat., April 27, officers with RCMP West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit and West Kootenay Traffic along with Castlegar and Nelson RCMP Detachments were alerted to a large outdoor grad party taking place at...

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Apr 29 2019

A Facebook trend claiming two women and a man are travelling around the province stealing people’s dogs and horses is, it seems, little more than FB-driven mass hysteria, despite the fact it took local social media by storm this past weekend.

Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said that, while police are aware of the claims being made on Facebook, they have had no reported...

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 28 2019

Spring has sprung and trailers that have slumbered through the winter are being dragged out of storage and dusted off for use. Check the air in the tires. Light up the lights. Yes, we're good to go for another season!

Experience has taught me that "spring cleaning" seldom includes the trailer's surge brake. I would set up at a brake check and start waving in anything pulling a utility...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 25 2019

Cranbrook RCMP report a man has died after a tragic boating accident on Moyie Lake near Cranbrook Tuesday.

In a media release, RCMP said at approximately 9 a.m. on April 23rd, RCMP were called to an overturned boat on Moyie Lake, located 25 kilometers south of Cranbrook. 

"One of the occupants had made it to shore but a second male was missing," the RCMP media release said. "...

By Valerie Rossi on Wednesday Apr 24 2019

Regional health and wellness resources are coming together in Trail to offer free consultations and demonstrations in a one-day event presented by the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce.

The Kootenay Healthy Lifestyles Expo, slated for May 4 at the Trail Memorial Centre, offers...