Traffic stops near Rock Creek leads to contraband tobacco seizure — RCMP

A routine traffic stop netted police illicit tobacco and a large amount of currency RCMP said Monday in a media release. The traffic stop by Midway RCMP officer, to check for valid driver’s license and registration, happened near Rock Creek on Highway 3, Saturday, June 1, 2024. RCMP said during the interaction with the driver, […]

Castlegar man killed in fiery collision Friday

On May 31, at 5:55 a.m., Castlegar RCMP were notified of a collision which occurred along Highway 22 in the Blueberry area between Castlegar and Trail.  The collision involved a pick-up truck and transport truck which were both engulfed in flames after the collision. Emergency services attended and identified that each vehicle had only one […]

Minimum wage in BC bumps up to $17.40 an hour

Saturday, June 1, 2024, the general minimum wage increased from $16.75 to $17.40 an hour. The BC Government said that the 3.9% increase also applies to minimum-wage rates for resident caretakers, live-in home-support workers and live-in camp leaders. The increase will help approximately 240,000 workers who currently earn less than $17.40 per hour. On Dec. […]

Got lake photos? Enter the 4th Annual Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge

What do photos of sunsets, kayakers, herons and plastic pollution all have in common? They’re all eligible to be submitted to the 4th annual Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge! Hosted by Living Lakes Canada, this photo contest calls all lake lovers to celebrate the beauty of lakes and raise awareness of what’s threatening their incredible biodiversity. […]

UPDATE: Columbia River water levels below Arrow Lakes set to change

BC Hydro would like to notify the public that the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir will increase noticeably on Saturday, June 1 When combined with the outflows from the Kootenay River, Columbia River levels at Birchbank are expected to increase by 1.03 metres (3.4 feet). Please make safety your top priority when planning activities near […]

Calling all citizen scientists for the BC Annual Bat Count

The BC Community Bat Program is calling for volunteers to join the BC Annual Bat Count. Starting June 1st, bat biologists and volunteers will spend late nights counting bats at maternity roosts throughout the province. “Female bats roost together in summer and raise their young in maternity colonies,” says Elodie Kuhnert, Kootenay coordinator for the […]

Smokies sign Coccimiglio for 2024-25

The Trail Smoke Eaters are proud to announce the signing of Jared Coccimiglio (’04) for the upcoming 2024-25 upcoming season. Coccimiglio is a 5’8″, 170-pound right shot forward from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and played last season with the Philadelphia Rebels in the NAHL. Jared scored 23 goals and added 14 assists for 37 points […]

Trail RCMP respond to single-vehicle rollover

On Friday, May 24,  at 3:35 a.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report about a single motor vehicle rollover incident near the intersection of Carnation Drive and Hwy 3B, in Trail, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue was at the scene when the officer arrived. […]

People invited to test drive the next DriveBC

The popular DriveBC website is being revamped and people are invited to provide feedback on the improvements. Drivers use the site to plan safe and efficient trips, get the latest information on road incidents, construction and maintenance, and view hundreds of highway webcams. The new DriveBC will be easier to use, more reliable and more […]

Salmo Pool Opening Date Delayed

Due to mechanical issues, the opening date for the Salmo Pool has been delayed by just over 10 days. Originally scheduled to open June 5, the new tentative opening date is Sunday, June 16. Last year, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) facility had extensive work done to upgrade the mechanical room, including the […]