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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

The Southeast Fire Centre issued a media release Wednesday about a lightning-caused fire is burning about 1.5 kilometres south of the Canada-U.S. border.

The wildfire is burning about 18 kilometres southwest of the community of Newgate and about 65 kilometres southeast of Cranbrook.

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

On Friday when mounties make business calls, they’re not looking for hard criminals, they’re looking for local law abiding citizens who’ve been snitched on by their friends or coworkers.

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

A 26-year-old Trail man is behind bars with a laundry list of charges, according to Trail Acting Sgt. Devon Reid.

He said the charges stem from four separate incidents that occurred over the course of two days.

“He’s charged with Arson, Uttering Threats, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, and Break-and-Enter,” Reid said.

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

Two vehicles, a boat and a motorhome were destroyed in a fire yesterday afternoon in Fruitvale, according to KBRFR Cpt. Ryan Smyth.

He said the call came in at 2:58 p.m., and crews arrived at the private residence 3:01 p.m. Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale crews responded.

Upon arrival, they found all four vehicles fully engulfed in flames, Smyth said.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

Imagine driving an electric vehicle across Canada from coast to coast.

It’s not a dream as Buddy and Barb Hetherington are proving electric cars have a place on highways after driving their new Chevy Bolt across Canada, and back.

The Gibsons, BC, couple were in Nelson last week to charge the Bolt at the station next to the Chamber of Commerce in the former CPR station.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

 The Village of Salmo deactivated its Level 1 satellite Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) effective Tuesday.

The Emergency Operations Centre was established on August 10, 2017 to collaborate and communicate with emergency management stakeholders related to the McCormick Creek wildfire located 20 kilometers outside the Village limits.

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

A fire on East Street this morning saw 16 firefighters from Warfield and Trail struggling to contain the blaze, according to KBRFR Cpt. Ryan Smyth.

The call came in at 4:33 a.m. and fire crews arrived at 1674 East Street in Trail at 4:39 a.m.

by Contributor on Monday Aug 21 2017

RCMP report the 16-year-old male reported missing from Winlaw on August 10, has been located.

The Slocan Lake RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 16-year-old male reported missing on August 10, has been located and he is safe and sound.

"Thanks to the media and public for your assistance," the RCMP said.

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