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By Trail Champion on Monday Oct 22 2018

Police have arrested a suspect in the break-in at the Royal Theatre on Sept. 5, according to trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"The Trail RCMP Detachment conducted a thorough investigation, which on Oct. 12 ... led to the arrest and charging of Robert Graydon Startup, 46, of Trail, for this crime," Wicentowich said in a press release.  "The...

By Contributor on Sunday Oct 21 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has been recognized by the joint Provincial-UBCM Green Communities Committee (GCC) as a climate leader for achieving Level 3, the second highest level in a four-level program toward becoming fully carbon neutral.

Level 3 recognition means the RDKB has accelerated its progress on commitments to act at the corporate and community levels to reduce...

By Boundary Sentinel on Saturday Oct 20 2018

Former Mayor Brian Taylor is back to lead Grand Forks for the next four years.

Taylor, who will replace incumbent Frank Konrad who did not seek re-election due to health reasons, defeated Everett Baker by 56 votes to win the municipal election Saturday. Taylor finished the race with 755 votes to 699 for Baker. Gary Smith was third with 94 votes.

Taylor, who captured 48.2 per cent...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 16 2018

BC Hydro recently celebrated the 50th anniversary from the completion of the Hugh Keenleyside Dam on the Arrow Lakes north of Castlegar.

To commemorate the date, BC Hydro hosted a small gathering at the dam on the  anniversary date.

Attendees included Mayor Lawrence Chernoff and Area Director Rick Smith, as well as Honorable Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and...

By Contributor on Thursday Oct 11 2018

On Sept. 7 and 8, Robson Fire Fighters hosted the fifth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Sixteen teams from all over BC competed and the event was a tremendous success raising $11,488 for MD Canada. This is the highest total for the Firefighter Games in its five years and for the first year the host team, Robson Spartans, took home top prize...

By Contributor on Thursday Oct 11 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the acquisition of forward Trevor Peca (‘00) from the Chilliwack Chiefs in exchange for future considerations. 

Peca, 18, spent last season with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), collecting 12 goals and 36 assists for 48 points in 50 games to go along with 76 penalty minutes. The 6’1”,...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 10 2018

Trail RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating a man who exposed himself to four children walking home from elementary school Tuesday.

RCMP said in a media release that Tuesday, at 2:57 p.m. the Trail Detachment was advised that four children were walking home from the Webster Elementary School on Laurent Way, in Warfield when they came across a male exposing himself just off...

By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 09 2018

The BC SPCA has been coping with a massive intake of cats and kittens right across the province, including 111 cats surrendered to the BC SPCA’s South Okanagan Similkameen Branch in Penticton.

“A total of 111 cats and kittens came in from the same owner, at a location in the 3600-block of Airport Road in Penticton,” says Marcie Moriarty, the BC SPCA chief prevention and enforcement...

By Rossland Telegraph on Friday Oct 05 2018

We’re getting an expanded Emergency Department, and significant electrical upgrades, at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.  As with most operations, there’s some pain involved; people coming to the hospital will be faced with change and inconvenience for parking and access.

Interior Health (IH) asks everyone coming to the hospital during construction to please:

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By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Oct 01 2018

BC Wildfire said in a media release that Category 3 open fires are again permitted in the Boundary Fire Zone.

Campfires and Category 2 open burning are already allowed in the Boundary Fire Zone and throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

Anyone wishing to light a Category 3 open fire must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time by calling 1 888 797-1717. A...

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