Submitted by Trail Champion on Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 4:12pm

Trail and Greater District RCMP have arrested and detained two male suspects, 31 years old, 33 years old and a 41-year-old female in relation to the break-in.  3 of the stolen 15 firearms...

Recent News

by Trail Champion on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 3:05pm

Police are requesting public assistance in their investigation of a fatal accident last week in our region. The RCMP press release is as follows:

West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing to investigate a vehicle crash that occurred on July 14, on Highway 3b near Fruitvale.

A 26-year-old male died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. Police are seeking...

by Trail Champion on Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:16pm

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a motor vehicle incident near Fruitvale on July 14.

He is Michael Joseph McIsaac, aged 26, of Fruitvale, a small community about 16 kilometres east of Trail.

McIsaac was driving his vehicle on Highway 3B just outside the town about 2 p.m. on July 14, , when a flat-deck semi coming in the opposite direction...

by Trail Champion on Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:31pm

Police are providing little information about a fatal accident in Fruitvale Thursday, as the Coroner and police investigate the causes of the crash.

The police release in its entirety is as follows:

"On 2016-07-14, at approximately (2 p.m.) a serious motor vehicle crash between a pickup truck and commercial tractor/trailer occurred on Highway 3B at Old Salmo Road in...

by Bob Hall on Monday, July 11, 2016 - 1:52pm

Chemistry is a hands-on discipline and with newly renovated state-of-the-art labs opening this spring at Selkirk College, students enter an exciting new era of learning.

The two old chemistry labs on the Castlegar Campus were well-maintained and functional, but dated back 50 years to the original construction of the college. They were in dire need of a renovation and now with $875,000...

Regional News

Hunters beware — government grounds drones

Government says regulations need to change to keep pace with technology.

The Province has strengthened regulations to ensure that hunters do not use flying drones to help them track wildlife, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced Friday.

The Province amended the Wildlife Act hunting regulation, making it illegal for people to operate or possess a drone, or use data obtained by a drone, while on a hunting or trapping expedition. It is also now illegal for a third party to use a drone to help a hunter or trapper. 

TOADFEST AHEAD!

TOADFEST AHEAD!

Toadfest at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp, will be held on Wednesday July 27 between 4 and 7 p.m., and the following morning on July 28, between 9 a.m. and noon.

The free, fun, family event is primarily to raise awareness about the Western Toad: about its natural history and life cycle, habitat requirements, and the challenges it faces. One of those challenges for the toadlets is to cross Highway 6 at Summit Lake, where they run the risk of getting squashed as they migrate from the lake’s shoreline to the upland habitat where they mature.

Provincial & National

Sierra Club, environmentalist Josette Wier file judicial review against unlawful Site C approvals

An artist drawing of the Site C Dam project.

Sierra Club BC and environmentalist Josette Wier filed a petition for judicial review today in the Supreme Court of British Columbia seeking a declaration that the Province unlawfully authorized BC Hydro to remove amphibians from their habitat along the Peace River knowing that the Province lacked the legislative authority to do so.

The Sierra Club and Wier hope tiny tadpole can provide be the basis of stopping a massive hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia.

Vernon RCMP raid grow ops for unlawful production of a controlled substance

RCMP conduct a pair of searches on grow-ops believed to have ties to organized crime.

RCMP in the North Okanagan raided two licenced grow-ops Wednesday believed to have ties to organized crime.

Vernon/North Okanagan Regional RCMP executed the two search warrants early Wednesday morning in the Vernon area.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a media release it is alleged that although licenced, the grow-operations were being operated for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance and production for the purpose of trafficking.