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by Trail Champion on Thursday Jun 01 2017

RCMP arrested a 45-year-old Trail man for breaching his bail conditions of no contact with anyone under the age of 16 years. Information had been received that the man approached two male youths in the Glenmerry area. Through interviews of the two youths, their parents and the initial witness, it was conclusively determined that the man had not breached his conditions.

"What did happen...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 01 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has declared a State of Local Emergency and an Evacuation Order for Slocan Valley West Road following flooding due to a continued rise of the Slocan River.

In a media release Thursday, the RDCK said several sections of Slocan Valley West Road have meanwhile been submerged.

"A flood watch remains in place for the...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday May 31 2017

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking in Trail Silver City Days festivities: the pageant, the parade, and more.  The people of Trail proudly celebrated their history that weekend, and that history has a distinctly Italian flavour, with a spaghetti-eating contest, grape stomp, and bocce tournament.

The local Italian community has had a truly national impact.  Two of the big players...

by Trail Champion on Wednesday May 31 2017

Just after 11 a.m. Wednesday, Trail RCMP arrested a 45-year-old Trail for breaching his bail conditions by contacting two children under the age of 16, according to Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

“This stems from an investigation back in February, when this same individual was arrested for luring a child via computer,” Orr said, adding a resident witnessed him making contact with two young...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 31 2017

The West Kootenay dodged another bullet in regard to the Severe thunderstorm watch Wednesday, but rain is on the way with Environment Canada forecasting upwards of 10 mm of precipitation overnight and into Thursday.

Showers are expected to begin near noon Thursday with another risk of thunderstorm in the afternoon.

There's a risk of a thunderstorm into Thursday night.

The...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday May 31 2017

The notion that we must conquer or dominate nature has governed human behaviour for a relatively short period of our 150,000-year history on this 4.5-billion-year-old planet. It’s an understandable impulse. Our intelligence and foresight allowed us to develop complex societies, and gave us a sense of control over our existence in the face of powerful, often threatening natural forces.

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by Bob Hall on Wednesday May 31 2017

After receiving the academic start she hoped for at Selkirk College, Stephanie Kirk will make the jump to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver armed with an $80,000 scholarship to ease the financial pressure.

With two years of success in Selkirk College’s School of University Arts & Sciences preparing her for the challenges that await, Kirk received the prestigious UBC...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 30 2017

All 44 elected MLAs from the B.C. New Democrat and B.C. Green caucuses have ratified an agreement pledging to work together to support a stable New Democrat government that works for people.

"The people of B.C. spoke loud and clear on election day - they want a government that works for them, not just those at the top. With the signing of this historic agreement, we are showing that we...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 30 2017

The rising flows of the Slocan River has forced the Regional District of Central Kootenay to issue an Evacuation Alert Tuesday for residents and visitors of Slocan Valley West Road.

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch for the Slocan River, with a once in 50-year level expected on Friday.

“At this time residents or visitors within the area are not required to...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday May 30 2017

City workers are battling the clock, working 24/7, to deal with a mudslide which could create serious problems should the weather decline to cooperate, according to director of Transportation and Public Works Chris Barlow.

The slide has already created flooding issues in the Oglow subdivision of the city, on Bloomer Creek, and the runoff has turned the Zuckerberg lagoon into a murky...

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