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By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 02 2013

Slushy roads are being blamed for a single vechicle accident Sunday west of Fernie that claimed the life of a woman.

Elk Valley RCMP said at 2:30 p.m. MST Sunday a white Chevrolet minivan left Highway 3A eight kilometers west of Fernie, coming to rest upside down in the Elk River.

The family of five was returning home to Coaldale, Alberta, when their vehicle left the roadway on a...

By City of Trail on Thursday Nov 28 2013

The City of Trail is offering free fibre connection to downtown Trail businesses until March 31, 2014. The connection, approximately a $1,500 value, will allow businesses to connect to the new high-speed fibre optic network slated to become available in early 2014.

Service plans and fees will need to be determined and negotiated with a local, qualified Internet Service Provider (ISP) of...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 05 2013

Fernie RCMP have a 54-year-old local man in custody following a stabbing incident in the Elk Valley City Monday.

Police were called to the Fernie Hotel Monday (November 4) at 9:30 p.m. to a report of a stabbing.

When officers arrived a 55-year-old male victim alleged that he had been attacked by the male suspect armed with a knife.

Investigators spoke to other patrons and...

By Contributor on Monday Nov 04 2013

Teck Trail Operations has been assessed a penalty of $210,000 under the Fisheries Act and the Environmental Management Act. $200,000 of the penalty will be split evenly between the provincial Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and the federal Environmental Damages Fund. The funds will be used to support habitat conservation within the Kootenay River or Columbia River watersheds.


By Trail Champion on Friday Oct 25 2013
Police are looking for anyone with information regarding a hit-and-run yesterday, according to RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson.
"Trail RCMP are investigating a hit-and-run vehicle incident that occurred on Highway 3B at Second Avenue in Trail on Oct. 24 at approximately 6:30 p.m.," he said. "The victim vehicle was driving east bound over the Trail bridge and stopped at...
By City of Trail on Tuesday Sep 24 2013

Trail City Council is pleased to offer two key properties on Esplanade Avenue fronting the Columbia River for development purposes. The city is seeking proposals from developers to purchase and develop the properties in the heart of Trail’s downtown with preference as a mixed-use project, combining residential and commercial uses.

Downtown revitalization remains one of council’s...

By Shara JJ Cooper on Monday Sep 16 2013
Margaret Arnet McMurtrie, 85, of Grand Forks was killed on Sunday, Sept. 15 in a single-car rollover. The accident happened on Hwy. 33, 14 km North of Westbridge. 
The accident happened in the early afternoon after the car went off the road and rolled in the ditch. McMurtrie was declared deceased at the scene. 
By Contributor on Friday Sep 13 2013

Earth Rangers will be visiting schools in the Greater Trail Area to inspire children to help Bring Back the Wild. Through support from Teck, local students will experience the Earth Rangers School Outreach Program featuring live Animal Ambassadors demonstrating their amazing natural behaviors.

Earth Rangers...

By Contributor on Thursday Sep 12 2013

Teck has been named to the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the fourth straight year, indicating that Teck's sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world's 2,500 largest public companies.

"We're pleased to be appointed to the DJSI for the fourth straight year," said Don Lindsay, president and CEO, "This achievement reflects the work of...

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 11 2013


Many local hearts were touched by the story of two grizzly cubs whose mom and sibling were shot and killed in the area, and were thus taken to a wildlife shelter for rehabilitation, then released near Castlegar with radio collars (see below).

The story of Blair and Terry (named after the Conservation Officer, or C.O., who helped save them and a shelter...