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by City of Trail on Saturday Jun 17 2017

On Thursday, June 22,  the City of Trail’s Regional Airport, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Fire Rescue, Trail RCMP, BC Ambulance Service, and Pacific Coastal Airlines will be conducting an emergency response exercise.  The purpose of the exercise is to provide a training opportunity in the event of an actual emergency. 

The exercise will take place at the south end of the...

by Trail Champion on Saturday Jun 17 2017

No one was injured in a structure fire in Montrose during the wee hours Saturday morning that saw 16 firefighters from Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale respond, according to Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Ryan Smyth.

The fire was called in at 3:13 a.m., and crews arrived at 3:25 a.m. to find a blaze in the attic of a single family home on Christie Road.

Smyth said the family was home at...

by John Boivin on Tuesday Jun 13 2017

The owner of Snowwater Heli Skiing says a driving course he’d like to build near his sub-alpine lodge in the Bonnington Traverse area will bring jobs and greater economic security for his business… but locals are panning the idea.

“When I got this proposal in my email, it was in April,” says KL Kivi, a member of the Blewett Conservation Society. “I thought it was an April Fools’ joke....

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 13 2017

In a media release, the BC SPCA has launched a formal investigation after receiving a disturbing undercover video of multiple workers, including a supervisor, at Elite Farm Services Ltd. in Chilliwack abusing and torturing broiler chickens.

The BC SPCA said Elite, a licensed chicken-catching service, was hired to round up chickens for transport to the Lilydale/Sofina Foods Inc....

by Letters to the editor on Monday Jun 12 2017

To The Editor:

Sometime in the next week or so, the BC School Sports Advisory Council has an opportunity to overturn a $200 fine. Why should they? The fine represents more than 20% of the Grand Forks Secondary School Senior Girls ‘A’ Soccer team’s less than $1000 budget.

It was a sad comedy of adult errors that lead to the $200 fine and...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jun 12 2017

Editor's Note:  Last year, some of us were privileged to hear Sachi Komura Rummel, a survivor of the 1945 Hiroshima nuclear bomb, speak about her experiences. In choosing an illustration for this column by our Member of Parliament, I could have chosen a splendid, colourful shot of an incandescent nuclear-bomb mushroom cloud towering over the earth, but ultimately decided that what we need...

by Southeast Fire Centre on Monday Jun 12 2017

Effective at noon (Pacific Time) on Thursday, June 15, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

Anyone conducting a Category 3 open fire anywhere in the Southeast Fire Centre must extinguish any such fire by noon on June 15. This prohibition will remain in place until...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jun 12 2017

It’s hard to explain to someone from a larger centre what grief looks like in a small town. A tragedy, in place like Castlegar, isn’t just a headline or a radio blurb about something bad happening to some random stranger. It’s not a situation where you can feel a heartbeat of sadness for someone you never knew, then dismiss it from your mind.

Both the blessing and the curse of living in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 12 2017

RCMP say man died in a five-vehicle MVA Thursday (June 8) on the Trans Canada Highway near the east entrance to the Glacier National Park gate.

RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said the 40-year-old male driver operating the white Mazda 5 from Coquitlam had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Witnesses of the collision state that an eastbound white Mazda 5 was...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jun 12 2017

As many as 400 people attended a peace and healing vigil at Millennium Park Sunday evening.

The event was held in the wake of the tragic and untimely deaths of Christine Archibald, Matt Beaudet , Nikki Hackett, Ryan Babakaioff, Brandon Adams Tasha Bates, Richard Askew, Christy Stroes, and Sydney Jensen.

It was also intended to support families struggling with life-threatening...

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