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by City of Trail on Thursday May 13 2021

The City of Trail has launched a multi-pronged program to provide urgent assistance to a growing number of vulnerable people in the downtown core including those with mental health and substance use issues.

The City and its Community Safety Task Force, a multidisciplinary group set up to provide advice to City Council on strategies related to community safety, wants to work with federal...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday May 12 2021

New COVID-19 cases in Kootenay Boundary have decreased according to the release Wednesday of the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website of the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map.

The map, one of the many graphics on the BC Centre of Disease Control website, shows the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Golden (12) and Nelson (10).

The...

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday May 12 2021

People who leave COVID-19 fines unpaid may be unable to obtain or renew a B.C. driver’s licence or vehicle licence under proposed legislation introduced today.

“That small minority of persons who have been fined for violating the rules in place to protect us all are going to be held accountable for the debt they owe,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday May 11 2021

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service continue their investigations into a serious pedestrian involved collision which claimed the life of a Rossland man Monday morning.

In a media release Tuesday, Trail and Greater District RCMP said officers and emergency medical and fire crews responded to a serious motor vehicle incident involving a pedestrian on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 11:43 a.m. at the...

by Castlegar Source on Monday May 10 2021

The Keremeos RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 38 year-old man, Nathan Bell, who was last seen on April 29th, 2021.

It is believed Bell left Keremeos in a white 1991 Chrysler Dynasty bearing BC licence plate ME3 27K and may be travelling to either Vancouver Island or the Nakusp area.

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by Lone Sheep Publishing on Sunday May 09 2021

For the third consecutive month the Southeast Fire Centre Weather Services is reporting drier than average conditions for the region.

In its monthly weather synopsis for April 2021, the Southeast Fire Centre Weather Services said the total precipitation was a third of normal with measurable precipitation amount half the monthly average.

“(The) total precipitation was close to one...

by John Boivin Local Journalism Initiative on Sunday May 09 2021

One of the Slocan Valley’s most popular tourist attractions is going to remain closed until further notice.

“The Idaho Lookout Forest Service Road will remain closed for this field season. There is no alternate route of vehicular access to the trailheads,” a spokesman for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has told the...

by Castlegar Source on Friday May 07 2021

It is with great sadness that the Robson Fire Department announce the passing of Cliffe Churches.

Cliffe was an amazing man who always put community first. He and his family sacrificed plenty for the community of Robson and we thank him and his family. Cliffe headed the steering committee that brought the Fire Department to Robson. His tireless efforts to make this dream a reality is...

by Trail Champion on Friday May 07 2021

On April 30, at 5:30 a.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report that a brown 2007 GMC Sierra pick up truck was involved in a collision with an elk on Highway 22A near Trail, according to Trail RCMP NCOIC Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"The elk was deceased and damaged to the vehicle was estimated to be over $10,000," Wicentowich said. "The driver, a 53-year-old Fruitvale man, was...

by Castlegar Source on Friday May 07 2021

A local front line Logan Lake RCMP officer partnered with the Fire Chief, of the Logan Lake Volunteer Fire Department, to carry out a rare and risky canine rescue from above Mimi Falls.

On April 28, at 11:10 a.m., a bystander hiked into cellular range in order to contact the Logan Lake RCMP for help, after the furry four-legged friend of an elderly couple had become isolated on a ledge...

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