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By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jun 12 2018

An implied threat on social media yesterday afternoon prompted police, parents and the staff at J.L. Crowe to respond.

Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke said they got a call at about 4 p.m. regarding potential threats.

“It was a photo on Instragram, of what turned out to be a tiny cap gun,” he said. The photo was captioned, “See you at school”.

Oelke said police went to the...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 11 2018

After more than eight years, RCMP arrested two men in connection to a shooting at a residence outside Cranbrook a media release said Monday.

Police said Colin Raymond Correia, 41, and Sheldon Joseph Hunter, 30, have been charged with two counts of 1st Degree Murder. Both are former Cranbrook residents and are known to police. “

“Over several years, as the case progressed,...

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jun 11 2018
A Castlegar man has been arrested in connection with drug, money and weapons seizures, according to RCMP Acting Cpl. Kyle Plotnikoff.
"On June 8, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Castlegar and Trail joint Crime Reduction Unit, with assistance from the Castlegar RCMP General Duty members, arrested a 39-year -old male from Castlegar for possession of a controlled substance...
By Castlegar Source on Monday Jun 11 2018

A mobile home was completely destroyed by Saturday night, according to Robson Fire Chief Jeff Grant.

He said the received a call of a structure fire at 9:30 p.m., and arrived at the Ponderosa Trailer Park to find a mobile home completely engulfed in flames.

“No one was injured, but the home suffered serious structural damage,” he said, adding they were able to save about 40 per...

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jun 11 2018

Castlegar RMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew retired last week after almost 28 years as police officer and nine years at the helm of the Castlegar detachment.

Mathew, who is originally from Sylvan Lake, said she was in the army reserves and planned to enlist – until she ended up serving at an RCMP Regimental dinner and spent some time talking with the members.

“It was just way more exciting...

By Letters to the editor on Monday Jun 11 2018

Canadian democracy is not a matter of fairness. Since European invasion, Canada has had 200 years of colonial autocracy, then 50 years of elections without votes for women, and an additional 50 years without votes for Indigenous people. In every form democracy has taken since Confederation, it has been used to defend the interests of capital – the ultra-rich – over that of Indigenous people...

By Bob Hall on Monday Jun 11 2018

A trio of Selkirk College alumni have embarked on six-month internships that send recent Canadian post-secondary graduates across the globe to work on international development.

Selkirk College, along with partners Bow Valley College and College of the Rockies, is excited...

By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jun 10 2018

The Canadian Red Cross is helping meet the needs of people impacted by spring flooding that forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 properties in B.C.

Working alongside the province, and local authorities, the Red Cross is making financial assistance and clean up kits available to individuals and families that were forced to evacuate their homes because of the floods. Support may be...

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Jun 08 2018

Septic systems within the city borders could be a thing of the past if a new report on wastewater commissioned by the city is fully implemented.

Under the draft report Sewer Phasing Plan Study — delivered to Grand Forks city council recently by Urban Systems — seven areas of the city under serviced by the sewer collection system were examined and rated.

The scope of the work was...

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jun 05 2018

There have been no arrests, but evidence has been seized after an explosion in Trail’s Gulch area last month, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

“On May 25 … Trail RCMP received a report of an explosion and fire at a residence on Rossland Avenue in Trail. Upon attendance, police found the residence fully engulfed in flames and several firefighters of the Kootenay Boundary...