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By Michael Jessen on Wednesday Nov 27 2019

“What we need is for our politicians and the people in power start to listen to the current, best available science.” – Greta Thunberg, age 16

“We cannot leave it to young people to fight this fight for their future by themselves.” – Jane Fonda, age 81

The word science comes from the Latin scientia meaning knowledge, especially knowledge based on verifiable and reproducible data.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Nov 27 2019

A foot chase along Columbia Avenue has led to the arrest and detention of a Trail man, according to Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Nov 25 2019

Hockey fans far and wide are well aware the Montreal Canadiens Alumni will be in Nelson in January 2020 to meet the Kootenay Patricks as part of the Make A Change Canada Charity Hockey Game.

Now, organizers have announced the roster of local players lacing up the skates to meet the Canadiens Alumni squad.

Leading the Patricks, consisting of ex-NHLers, NCAA players and local junior grads, from behind the bench is former NHLer Mike Laughton. Back in 1967, Laughton was a member of the Oakland Golden Seals who took to the ice against the Canadiens.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 24 2019

Nelson Police would like the publlic for assistance in locating a woman missing since Friday, November 22, 2019.

Police would like to inform the public the 32-year-old woman has been found.

NPD would like to thank everyone who assisted with this file.

NPD need public assistance in locating missing woman

Nelson Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a woman last seen in the city on Friday, November 22, 2019.

By BC Hydro on Friday Nov 22 2019

A new BC Hydro report finds despite experiencing the most damaging winter storm in BC Hydro’s history last year, many British Columbians remain unprepared for storm-related power outages.

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Nov 22 2019

Here's a message from Interior Health for everyone who needs to go to the Kootenay Boundary  Regional Hospital:

Patients and visitors are advised that the access route to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) is changing. The walkway that runs around the construction zone will be adjusted effective Nov. 25.

Signage will be in place to direct patients and visitors to the right place.

A shuttle vehicle remains available to drive anyone who requires assistance from their cars in the parking lot to the hospital access.

By Benjamin Phillips on Thursday Nov 21 2019

Hockey Canada unveiled its 44 man selection camp for the upcoming World Junior A Challenge in Dawson, BC which included five Trail Smoke Eaters.

Smoke Eaters captain Philippe Lapointe, assistant captains Kent Johnson and Powell Connor, forward Owen Ozar and goaltender Logan Terness were all named to the selection camp. The camp takes place in Calgary, Alberta from December 1st-3rd before a final team roster is picked and the tournament begins December 7th vs the USA.

By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Nov 20 2019

A rat epidemic has bit the Heritage city.

Rat sightings have been reported on an ever-increasing basis in several areas of the city within the last year, compared to no prior sightings in Nelson.

David White from WildsafeBC has informed City Hall of the proliferation of the rodent, and has been fielding calls from Nelsonites searching for rodent remedies to rid themselves of the unwanted pests.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Nov 19 2019

An elderly Trail couple got a nasty wake-up call at roughly 9 a.m. when an intruder entered their home, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“On Nov. 17, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a complaint of a break, enter, and theft at a residence located in the 2000 block of Topping Street, in West Trail,” he said. “An unknown suspect ‘jiggled’ open a basement door in the residence and stole a small amount of money, fishing rods, a tackle box, 8-track cassettes, camping gear, rifle bolts, and a Bushnell range finder.”

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Nov 19 2019

A Castlegar resident is back in custody after allegedly breaching conditions he was to abide by while awaiting trial. 

Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor said 35-year-old Andrew Cancela had been released by the courts after two separate RCMP investigations that included a traffic stop in March of 2018, in which Cancela was allegedly found in possession of cocaine, and another incident in July of 2018, in which RCMP executed a search warrant on Cancela’s residence allegedly locating cocaine and an amount of Canadian currency.