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By Trail Champion on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

A fire on East Street this morning saw 16 firefighters from Warfield and Trail struggling to contain the blaze, according to KBRFR Cpt. Ryan Smith.

The call came in at 4:33 a.m. and fire crews arrived at 1674 East Street in Trail at 4:39 a.m.

“When crews arrived on scene, there was heavy black smoke showing from the home,” Smith said. “Crews had a tough time, as they were facing...

By Trail Champion on Monday Aug 21 2017

Police have arrested a Trail man in connection with a rash of thefts from vehicles in the area, according to Trail RCMP Acting Sgt. Devon Reid.

“On Aug. 21 … Trail RCMP located and arrested a 30-year-old male for at least six offences stemming from the theft of items from unlocked motor vehicles in the Trail, Fruitvale and Montrose areas,” Reid said. “The offences include Possession of...

By Castlegar Source on Friday Aug 18 2017

A motorcyclist is lucky to be alive today after hitting a moose on Hwy 3 just east of Castlegar, according to Ootischenia Deputy Fire chief Len Coates.

Coates said the call came in at 12:29 p.m., and crews arrived on scene to find BCAS and RCMP already at work.

“The motorcyclist hit a moose and went over a 60-foot embankment on his motorcycle,” Coates said. “The other...

By Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

You’re invited to Toadfest on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017between 4 and 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 30, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp.

This free, fun, family event, coordinated by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), primarily raises awareness about the Western Toad, including its life cycle, habitat, and the challenges it faces.

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By Chris Mazurkewich on Friday Aug 18 2017

IH CEO Chris Mazurkewich would like to say a few words about the amazing job of fire crews during this season on record with more than 8,450 hectares burned.

This summer, Interior Health is on the frontlines of an emergency that continues to prove how far people will go to help one another in times of crisis.

As unprecedented numbers of our patients and residents were...

By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Aug 15 2017
Marijuana is still illegal in Canada and the corporation of the City of Nelson should not be drafting legislation regarding the regulation of operation of medical marijuana dispensaries, say two members of city council.

Both...

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

In a press release today, the City of Castlegar announced big news for people travelling via the West Kootenay Regional Airport (WKRA).

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, city council and representatives from the Regional District of Central Kootenay, area municipal councils and local business representatives met yesterday to receive a report that outlines possible improvements to the regional...

By Contributor on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

The BC SPCA is applauding the provincial government’s move to end British Columbia’s grizzly bear trophy hunt. Announced Monday by Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson and in a B.C. government release, the ban will take effect on Nov. 30 throughout British Columbia, after this year’s season.

“The decision...

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

We’ve all seen the bomber planes and the bucketing helicopters overhead, and most of us have seen photographs in social media of ground crews working during what continues to be a State of Emergency due to wildfires in B.C.

What some people may not realize, however, is how many unsung heroes are going above and beyond the call to protect residents and support BC Wildfire Service crews...

By Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 13 2017

Three people have been sent to hospital with serious injuries after a car accident Saturday, according to Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

The accident involved one vehicle with three people inside. The vehicle rolled over near Rialto Creek forest service road, about nine kms off Broadwater Road in Robson, late Saturday afternoon.

Robson and Castlegar Fire Departments attended...

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