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By Rossland Telegraph on Saturday Oct 22 2016

Don't be fooled.  Don't give out any information on the phone to anyone who calls up and claims to represent your credit card company.  Anyone from your credit card compoany does  NOT need you to give them any information about you or your card; they would already have what they need on file.  Anyone who calls up and demands (or requests) personal information about you or your credit card is a...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 14 2016

The RCMP is saddened to confirm that four individuals have been killed in a plane crash that occurred late Thursday night, October 13 in Lake Country.

Media agencies have confirmed one the four people on the plane was former Alberta premier Jim Prentice.

Prentice, 60, was aboard a twin-engine Cessna Citation that disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff from Kelowna. The...

By City of Trail on Wednesday Oct 12 2016

The City of Trail and Teck are pleased to announce $1.6 million in funding for the Trail Riverfront Centre, a new integrated library and museum facility that will enhance cultural and educational experiences for the community and anchor revitalization of Trail’s downtown core.

Teck will provide an initial donation of $500,000 in 2016, with the balance borrowed by the City of Trail and...

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Oct 04 2016

West Kootenay Traffic Services reported Tuesday that a crash on Highway 3 east of Rock Creek at about 3:45 pm (the date was not specified, but the report was received early on October 4) took the life of the driver of one vehicle and resulted in serious injuries to the other driver, who was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital. 

The crash happened near Meyers Road, east of Rock Creek...

By Trail Champion on Thursday Sep 22 2016

Teck officials are assuring area residents that sirens and visible smoke at Teck Trail this morning were the result of a minor incident, and no cause for concern.

Catherine Adair, community relations leader at Teck, said the situation was just minutes, not hours, in duration, and happened between about 9 and 9:30 a.m.

“There was an equipment malfunction resulting in visible smoke...

By Contributor on Monday Sep 19 2016

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Teck Trail Operations, the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue and the Regional District Kootenay Boundary Emergency Program will be conducting an emergency response exercise. The exercise will be a beneficial training opportunity for emergency response agencies within the region.

During the exercise, access to residential Tadanac along Stoney Creek Road will be...

By Trail Champion on Monday Sep 12 2016

Regional Fire Rescue crews responded to a call-out Sunday night at roughly 8:45 p.m. to lower Casino Road, straight across from Glenmerry.

Deputy regional fire chief Dan Derby said a single vehicle with one occupant had gone over the banks, and crews arrived to assist BC Ambulance Service in extricating the driver.

One woman was transported to hospital with unspecified injuries...

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Sep 06 2016

To The Editor:

A big thank you to members of the Nelson, Castlegar and Trail communities for your generous contributions to support the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I reached out to family, friends and the community and was overwhelmed by how much money was donated to the Ride.

The three communities helped me raise $6490 and contributed to the $7.1 million...

By Contributor on Saturday Jun 04 2016

BC Timber Sales personnel in conjunction with the BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn Monday (June 6) weather permitting.

Smoke from this prescribed burn will be visible from the communities of Queens Bay, Balfour, Crawford Bay and from the Kootenay Lake ferry. Trained BC Wildfire Service personnel will carefully monitor the fires at all times.


By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 13 2016

On April 13, at just before 2 p.m., there was a hazardous materials spill at the Teck Trail Operations facility, according to Richard Deane, manager, Commercial Services and Public Affairs

“It was a short duration discharge of water containing metals at our operation this afternoon,” Deane said. “It is believed to be the result of a break in a line that carries water from an area...