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Kootenay memoir wins historical book award

Heritage House is proud to announce Galena Bay Odyssey: Reflectionsfrom a Hippie Homesteader has received a 2024 Historical Writing Award, presented by the British Columbia Historical Federation. On Saturday, May 4, the recipients were announced and acknowledged at the BC Historical Federation’s annual conference and awards dinner, held this year in Chilliwack. Author Ellen Schwartz […]

Kelowna: Impaired driver hits parked police vehicle

On May 4, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Kelowna RCMP officers were assisting paramedics in the 400-block of Lawrence Ave when an officer observed an unrelated white SUV backing up nearby and come into contact with a parked police vehicle before attempting to drive away. The driver was stopped immediately after where officers noted indicators of […]

Castlegar's Travis Green named the next head coach of the Ottawa Senators

The long-awaited search for the next head coach of the Ottawa Senators has officially come to an end. President of Hockey Operations and GM, Steve Staios announced that Travis Green, originally from Castlegar, BC, has been named the next head coach in franchise history, a title he will hold through the end of the 2027-28 […]

RCMP seek identity of suspect in Warfield break/enter/theft

On Friday, May 3, 2024, 6:51 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer investigated a break, enter, and theft at a residence in the 300 block of Whitman Way, in Warfield, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “The front door to the residence sustained damage from the suspect entering the residence,” Wicentowich said, […]

Trail sees uptick in human/bear conflict

On Friday, May 3, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report of a bear in the yard of a residence in the 2000 block of 7 Avenue in Trail, according to RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. The officer attended and locate the approximately two-year-old brown coloured […]

Columbia Basin Trust supports energy retrofits in 23 buildings in 11 communities

Hundreds of residents will find their homes more energy efficient as organizations throughout the Columbia Basin perform energy retrofits on affordable rental housing. These projects — taking place in 23 buildings in 11 communities and benefiting 371 individual units — are being supported by Columbia Basin Trust. “There are so many reasons this work is […]

Loss of engine power led to forced landing during firefighting operations near Connell Ridge, BC

By the Transportation Safety Board of Canada Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A22P0067) into an emergency forced landing of an Air Tractor AT-802A aircraft, operated by Conair Group Inc., south of Cranbrook, British Columbia (BC). On August 2, 2022, the firefighting aircraft, equipped with amphibious floats, was conducting aerial operations in […]

Cranbrook search warrant takes 6 kg of drugs off the street

Cranbrook RCMP have taken a large amount of drugs off the street. Police said that on April 16th, 2024, the Cranbrook RCMP Enhanced Response Unit executed a search warrant in the 200-block of 3rd Avenue South with a combined total of six (6) kilograms of suspected Meth, Fentanyl, Cocaine and Psilocybin were seized. RCMP said along […]

Suspicious fire results in arrest of Trail woman

Trail RCMP said that a local woman is facing charges after a fire broke out near a downtown business recently in the Silver City. RCMP said that on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 2:49 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District received a report about a suspicious fire in the 1200 block of Esplanade Avenue, […]

A Concert on May 2, to aid a young refugee

West Kootenay Friends of Refugees (WKFoR) will soon be welcoming a young man of Eritrean origin to Rossland. He escaped Eritrea 5 years ago and has been living in Ethiopia. As a UNHCR refugee there, he is unable to work or study. He describes himself as someone who does not like to sit still. Coming […]