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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...

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue crews were kept busy Friday night with seven suspicious wildland fires, according to Cpt. Grant Tyson.

Tyson said the initial call came in at 11:27 p.m., to Riverside and Columbia Avenues, and six Trail firefighters responded.

“Station 374 received a call for a brush fire near the 1900 block of Columbia Avenue,” he said in a press release. “...

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

It was a busy and productive weekend for the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP during the 2019 Trail Silver City Days, acccording to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"The RCMP responded to over 75 calls for service from Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12," said Wicentowich in a press release Monday. " The RCMP also conducted vehicle and foot patrols in the downtown Trail area. Calls...

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

A 33-year-old Trail man may be facing a laundry list of charges after a sharp-eyed, off-duty police officer attending Silver City Days with his family noticed suspicious behaviour, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“On May 11, the RCMP Trail Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) conducted an investigation into a 33-year-old male for allegedly trafficking Oxycodone pills along the Esplanade...

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

A missing Warfield man is home safe and sound after search and rescue crews from around the region scoured the area to find him, according to Mike Hudson, president and manager of South Columbia Search and Rescue

“Yesterday at 2:15 a.m., South Columbia was called out for a missing 58-year-old male,” Hudson said. “He had wondered away from his care home in the Warfield area (and)...

By Rossland Telegraph on Monday May 13 2019

The Centre for Rural Health Research wants to hear from YOU.

To provide useful evidence for health care planning in BC, the “Rural Evidence Review Project” is seeking input from  everyone who cares about the quality of health care in our rural communities, and has ideas about how to improve it.

The project is led by Dr. Jude Kornelsen at the Centre for Rural...