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by Trail Champion on Tuesday Jan 11 2022

On Jan. 9, at 6:56 p.m. a Trail and Greater District RCMP officer responded a report of an assault, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. He said the report indicated a 44-year od man assaullted a 51-year-old Trail man in the 4000 block of Casino Road, in Trail.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jan 11 2022

Environment Canada issued a Snowfall Warning Tuesday for Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass — as a weather pattern over the southeast part of the province brings snow to higher elevations.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Jan 10 2022

The ever-increasing threat of school closures in the midst of the fifth wave of COVID-19 has many parents casting about for answers as to how they might school their children.

by CBT on Monday Jan 10 2022

While out enjoying the Slocan Valley Rail Trail in summer 2021, the public might have seen an unusual piece of equipment: a tractor-like vehicle mounted with a huge spool of cable. Its job: to dig a trench at the edge of the trail and place the cable in it, laying the necessary groundwork to help improve internet access for many businesses and residents in the Slocan Valley.

by Sarah Lord on Monday Jan 10 2022

The S.S. Moyie was built in Nelson for the Canadian Pacific Railway and launched in October 1898.

In 1958 it was designated a National Historic Site of Canada and later added to the BC Register of Historic Places.

by Castlegar Source on Monday Jan 10 2022

On Jan. 8, at approximately 6 p.m., Sicamous RCMP responded to a collision involving several commercial tractor-trailer units, a cube van, and motor vehicles on the Trans-Canada Hiwy 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm.

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Jan 08 2022

It appears the Omicron variant has hit teams in the league with COVID-19 cases forcing the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League to postpone several weekend games in the division.

The KIJHL has postponed no less than seven weekend games, including Saturday’s 7 p.m. tilt at the NDCC Arena between the Nelson Leafs and Castlegar Rebels.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Jan 07 2022

As snow piles up due to the recent winter snowstorms, local RCMP would like to send out a few reminders to drivers in the West Kootenay/Boundary region.

One concern is drivers parking vehicles in brake check pullouts along Provincial Highways.