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by Trail Champion on Monday Jul 15 2019

A vehicle fire Saturday morning was not suspicious, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On July 13 at 10 a.m., (we) were dispatched to a vehicle on fire on Hwy 22 at the Birchbank Golf Course," Wicetowich said, adding they were called by Kootenay Boundary Regional FIre Rescue (KBRFR). "When we arrived, a 2018 Jeep Compass with BC plates was fully engulfed in flames."

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 15 2019

An unexpected wind storm is believed to be the blame for two kayakers capsizing their boats Sunday afternoon said Nelson Police in a media release.

Police said dispatched received several 911 calls at 4:49 p.m. reporting that two kayaks had capsized on Kootenay Lake in front of the Chahko Mika Mall. 

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 14 2019

As climate conditions change, farmers in the Kootenay and Boundary regions will have more support with planning and preparing for growing crops and raising livestock and poultry.

This support follows development of the Kootenay & Boundary Regional Adaptation Strategies.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 12 2019

A press release by the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force is warning drug users to be aware of a pill being sold as fentanyl that includes a deadly synthetic cannabinoid.

In a release Thursday, the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force said Green tablets that have the letters CDN inscribed on one side and the number 80 on the other include fentanyl, caffeine and cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA.

by Timothy Schafer on Friday Jul 12 2019

The city will be looking to try out a temporary crash diet later this year in an attempt to wean Nelsonites off of single-use plastics.

A resolution has been passed in council chambers Monday night to work with the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce and other local groups in order to establish a single-use plastics free period, as well as defining what those plastics might be.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 11 2019

In a media release, the B.C. government said it has allocated another $1,413,349 in Community Resiliency Investment program grants to eight local governments and First Nations communities in the Southeast Fire Centre to help support wildfire risk reduction projects.

by RDKB on Tuesday Jul 09 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary now owns Lot A, Hospital Road. The 130-acre (53- hectare) property is within the City of Trail and located above the McKelvey Creek Regional Landfill.

by City of Trail on Monday Jul 08 2019

The Trail 2021 National Junior A Championship (NJAC) Bid Committee, consisting of staff members from the Trail Smoke Eaters and the City of Trail, received official communication from Hockey Canada informing them that Trail will not proceed to the presentation stage of the bid process for the 2021 NJAC.