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By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Sep 27 2019

A legal grow-op went up in smoke this morning, after a house fire in the 1400 Block of Neilson Street in Trail this morning.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR) Cpt. Greg Ferraby said the call came in at 8:37 a.m., and nine Trail and three Warfield firefighters arrived on scene by 8:43 a.m.

“Station 374 responded to a report of smoke coming from (the) roof area of 1451 Neilson St.,” he said in a press release this morning. “Station 374 duty crew arrived on scene to heavy smoke exiting from (the) roof and eaves.”

By Trail Champion on Friday Sep 27 2019

A Trail recycling company has been fined almost $23,000 by WorkSafeBC, according to a report published on the organization’s website.

According to WorkSafeBC, the $22,866.82 fine levied against Montrose-based KC Recycling Ltd, was due to repeated, high-risk violations.

The WorkSafeBC report reads as follows:

By Bob Hall on Friday Sep 27 2019

A Selkirk College pilot project aimed at increasing the number of certified early childhood educators is helping British Columbia’s push to lead the nation in accessible, quality childcare.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 26 2019

Thank you, Mother Nature.

Environment Canada said an upper level disturbance has moved from coastal BC south into Washington State bringing a colder airmass to the interior.

The snow level is near 1000 metres this morning bringing the white stuff to many of the southern interior highway passes, including Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass sections of Highway 3.
Environment Canada said 15 to 20 cm of snow has already accumulated last night and a further 5 to 10 cm is expected through today.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 25 2019

Yesterday (Tuesday) was a very busy day for first responders on Hwy 3B, with three MVAs within less than three-and-a-half hours.

The first call came in to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR) at 1:24 p.m, according to Cpt. Glen Gallamore. He said crews (including four firefighters from Trail and four from Warfield) arrived on scene at 1:35 p.m. to find an MVA involving three people, two on a motorcycle and one in a passenger car.

By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Sep 24 2019

An initial courtroom defeat in the fight against logging in an Argenta/Johnson’s Landing watershed has instead moved the protest from the logging roads of north Kootenay Lake to the roads of the internet.

The protest camp, Camp Caribou, set up this summer by Brock Snyder and Mick Grabowski on the Salisbury Forest Service Road in Argenta, was used to call attention to Cooper Creek Cedar’s plan to cut six forest blocks (up to 40,000 cubic metres) on the “Face” near the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 23 2019

The 50-year-old female suspect involved in a random stabbing Thursday afternoon near the corner of Stanley and Baker Streets in Nelson is facing a handful of charges according to Nelson Police resulting from the incident.

Nelson Police said the woman has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 22 2019

A gofundme page has been started for the 29-year-old woman from the Slocan Valley, randomly stabbed Thursday afternoon near the corner of Stanley and Baker Streets in Nelson.

By Contributor on Thursday Sep 12 2019

Teck Trail Operations announced today completion of the new No. 2 Acid Plant, a $174 million investment in the long-term future of Trail Operations.

“This investment supports our ongoing focus on sustainability and the long-term viability of our operation,” said Thompson Hickey, General Manager, Trail Operations. “Using the best available technology, the new plant will enhance productivity and operational efficiency here at Trail Operations.”

By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 11 2019

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, Category 2 and Category 3 open burning prohibitions within the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction will be amended, due to a decreased wildfire risk.

A map of the affected areas is available online.

Category 2 open burning:

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