by Trail Champion on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:09pm

Trail RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating missing person 48-year-old Neva Evdokimoff, who was reported missing by her family on Wednesday, May 25.

The Trail RCMP was advised on May 25, that Neva Evdokimoff left her family's residence in Shore Acres at 8:30 a.m. on May 24. Neva was supposed to be driving home to her residence in Kelowna. After repeated attempts to contact Neva by cell phone failed, her family reported her missing the next day on May 25. Cell phone information indicated Neva's phone was active in the Trail area, and local RCMP members began searching for Neva and her vehicle.

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Obituary: Kevin Chernoff

Obituary: Kevin Chernoff

It is with a heavy heart that Trish and Megan Chernoff share the loss of their best friend, Kevin Chernoff. He left our world suddenly on Tuesday morning, with Trish by his side after a full week surrounded by family. It's hard to imagine how the world will go on without him but we are so proud of the impact he made in his short 55 years. He has spent the last decade serving as a Castlegar city councillor, community volunteer, business owner, entrepreneur, roll model, resident jokester, and most of all the #1 supporter and friend to his two girls.

Credit Union accomplice sentenced at Nelson Courthouse

Krista Kalmikoff, who was led away from Nelson Courthouse following a bail hearing in January, was sentenced to almost five years. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The accomplice in the robberies of Nelson and District Credit Union and Kootenay Currency Exchange was sentenced to almost five years in jail in Nelson Supreme Court.

No serious or fatal accidents during Victoria Day weekend

Police charged 19 drivers with excessive speed during the Victoria Day weekend. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Sergent John Ferguson, Acting OIC for the South East District Traffic Services-East said in a media release there were no serious or fatal accidents in the Kootenay Boundary during the Victoria Day Holiday weekend.

"The roads were very busy but with a large presence of enforcement and the rainy weather, the motoring public stayed safe," Ferguson said.

Kootenay Boundary highways are patrolled by West Kootenay Traffic Services and Nelson IRSU.

Regional News

GradPASS provides safe travel during graduation celebrations

West Kootenay Transit is offering grads two days of free, unlimited transit travel during the month of June. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Grad Class of 2016 in Nelson, Trail, Castlegar and South Slocan at Mount Sentinel High School, will have access to the BC Transit GradPass promotion.

BC Transit, through its partnering communities, is thrilled to offer the two days of free, unlimited transit travel during the month of June.

It’s expected that more than 21,000 GradPASS cards will be given out this year.

GradPASS was first introduced in Vancouver in 1988 as part of the Counterattack Program and the Victoria Regional Transit System embraced it in 1990.

Poverty groups continues to pressure government over BC Bus Pass changes

I feel that, given a choice between using the increase to buy food or a bus pass, most of us are going to do without a bus pass says Bernie Brown of Balfour. — Brendan Quinn photo, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Committee on Homelessness (NCOH), along with over 150 organizations from around the province have signed on an open letter released by the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition calling for changes to the Provincial bus pass rates and transportation program for people living in poverty.

The Province plans on increasing the disability benefits by $77 a month, but Ann Harvey of the NCOH said that for a person on a disability benefit needing bus transportation, the actual rate increase is only $11 or $25 a month.

Developers look for financial and non-financial support from the city for affordable housing project

The working committee for the Kootenay Christian Fellowship Share Housing Initiative appeared before city council Monday night during its committee of the whole meeting asking for two levels of support for its proposed 42-unit affordable housing development on Falls Street. — Photo courtesy City of Nelson

An affordable housing project that is “very close to shovel ready” is asking the city to overlook other projects that are preparing to solicit grant money in favour of its proposal, as well as around $700,000 in financial support.

The working committee for the Kootenay Christian Fellowship Share Housing Initiative appeared before city council Monday night during its committee of the whole meeting asking for two levels of support for its proposed 42-unit affordable housing development on Falls Street.

Provincial & National

Emergence of new, low-cost technologies requires further de-regulation of Canadian broadcasting sector

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The emergence of low-cost methods of creating and distributing broadcasting content means that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) traditional policies to protect and subsidize Canadian content are increasingly unsustainable, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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