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By Contributor on Friday Jan 18 2019

A $10,000 grant from RDKB Area B, via Director Linda Worley, to the Friends of the Rossland Range (FORR) is a major step toward creation of an accessible trail at Strawberry Pass this coming summer.  The trail will make it possible for mobility-challenged people to get out in the forest with wheelchairs, walkers or...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 14 2019

RCMP confirmed Monday evening the body of a 24-year old man was recovered following a tragic avalanche on Mount Brewer near Invermere Saturday, January 12th.

RCMP said the man was recovered after a search involving the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team. Two men, father and son, from Calgary died in the avalanche.

Search for snowmobiler caught in Invermere area fatal avalanche...

By Sara Golling on Friday Jan 11 2019

For those who don’t already know about it … the Rossland Range Recreation Site is a large area used (for free!) by skiers, boarders, snowshoers and some fat bikers in the wintertime, and by hikers and cyclists  in the snow-free season.  The several day-use shelters there are usually occupied by people resting, warming up and drying off, toasting (or just eating) their...

By Trail Champion on Friday Jan 11 2019

Two people will be appearing in court after a drug raid Wednesday saw police seize drugs, cash a weapon, according to Trial RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Jan. 9 at 3:30 p.m., the Trail and Castlegar RCMP Joint Crime Reduction Unit with assistance from the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act ...

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jan 09 2019


On Wednesday, January 9, 2019 the Grand Forks RCMP were advised of an above ground propane leak at the Canco gas station situated along Highway 3 within the community of Grand Forks, BC.

Highway 3 was closed and as a precautionary measure neighboring buildings that included Grand Forks Secondary and Dr. D.A. Perley Elementary schools were evacuated. The Grand Forks Fire...

By Sara Golling on Wednesday Jan 09 2019

Tales of the Trails: up in the new Lepsoe Basin cabin, there was – and should still be – a copy of a slim volume of ditties penned by “The Convert,” real name John Forrest, who described himself as “an old retired Red Mountain ski patroller and downhill fanatic now addicted to tall tales and the companionship of old guys. (Real old guys.)”...

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Sunday Jan 06 2019

WEST KOOTENAY – An innovative online course offering resources about Autism Spectrum Disorder developed at Selkirk College is on its way to a world audience at the Hawaii International Conference on Education taking place this January.

Barely a year after SPECTRUM launched, hundreds of people in the West Kootenay and across the country have taken advantage of the Lifespan Autism...

By Trail Champion on Thursday Jan 03 2019

A fire Wednesday evening did thousands of dollars of damage to the building but no one was injured in the blaze, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Glen Gallamore.

A press release issued by Cpt. Grant Tyson indicated the call came in at 8:58 p.m. Wednesday, and crews were on scene by 9:02 p.m.

"Firefighters were met with heavy fire on the outside of the...

By Contributor on Monday Dec 31 2018

Liam is in the lead for the most popular name for babies born in British Columbia this year.

Liam is followed by Olivia, Emma, Lucas and Oliver, according to the Vital Statistics Agency's preliminary statistics from Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 18, 2018.

In 2017, Olivia was the top name, overall.

For six of the past seven years, Olivia has been the favourite name for girls born...

By Sara Golling on Friday Dec 28 2018

It may have been someone careless with a candle on Christmas Eve.  When a small group of skiers passing Booty’s Cabin early on Christmas morning noticed flames through the window, the flames were already a foot high and spreading.

A Friends of the Rossland Range Society...