Castlegar man arrested after RCMP execute search warrant

On July 17, the Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, with support from general duty officers, executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 1600 block of Silverwood Crescent in Castlegar, according to Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor. “The search warrant was obtained to further investigate the trafficking of drugs,” Taylor said. “Upon execution […]

New funding provided for local emergency operations centres, including RDCK and Nelson

Residents of nearly 30 communities will be safer during emergencies with provincial funding for emergency operations centres that will enhance local governments’ and First Nations’ response to emergencies. The RDCK EOC will receive $29,650 for equipment and training, while the Nelson EOC will get $30,000 for an enhancement project. Emergency operations centres (EOCs) are essential […]

Castlegar hockey player commits to Trail Smoke Eaters

The Trail Smoke Eaters are proud to announce the signing of Brayden Rotach (’07). Rotach is a 5’11”, 165-pound left shot forward from Castlegar, BC and played last season with the Okanagan Rockets U18 AAA program in the BCEHL. In 36 games this past season, Brayden scored 17 goals and added 30 assists for 47 […]

Single motor vehicle incident in Fruitvale leads to impaired driving charge

On Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 8:20 p.m. frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers and BC EHS responded to a report of a single motor vehicle incident involved two people in the 4300 block of Ross Spur Road, in Fruitvale, BC. “When officers arrived, they located the two people involved in the incident,” said […]

No one injured in Fruitvale structure fire

Crews were called out to a structure fire in Fruitvale Monday evening, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Chief Dan Derby. “Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire, which had spread to a nearby vehicle, to prevent further extension to nearby structures and trees,” Derby said. “No one was home at the time, and […]

BC Highway Patrol floored by multiple excessive speeders

On the heels of a tragic trend of fatal crashes, BC Highway Patrol are pleading with drivers around the Province to slow down according to Insp. Chad Badry, acting Operations Officer for BC Highway Patrol. “On July 14, 2024, a BC Highway Patrol Squamish member observed a blue 4 door sedan and red motorcycle travelling through […]

Driver seriously injured in early morning head-on collision near Granite Road/Hwy 3A/6

A driver was seriously injured following a head-on collision Tuesday morning west of Nelson at the intersection of Highway 3A/6 and Granite Road Nelson Fire and Rescue Services said in a media release. The accident happened at approximately 6:42 a.m. when a car collided with a loaded dump truck, trapping the driver inside the vehicle. […]

New provincial plastic regulations keeps harmful waste out of landfills

People in British Columbia will benefit from a cleaner environment and reduced waste from single-use plastics as new regulations come into effect. People will see less plastic waste in their communities as the next phase of the CleanBC Plastics Action Plan comes into effect. Beginning Monday, July 15, 2024, plastic shopping bags will no longer […]

Seeking Kootenay Small Business Nominations for Provincial Awards

The Small Business BC Awards celebrate business excellence in our province. During the past 20 years, we have seen over 6,000 businesses engage with this contest. For our 21st year, there are offering four Award categories, each with a cash prize of $5,000 for the winner. “The Small Business BC Awards are an opportunity to […]

The Night Market returns to Music in the Park for a fun evening of music, food and shopping!

Join the Trail & District Arts Council and Trail’s Incredible Farmers Market on Thursday, July 18 for an entertaining evening of food vendors, market, beer & wine garden, and live music at The Night Market in Gyro Park from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The music will kick off at 5:45 pm with Lheidli T’enneh artist, […]
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