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By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 12 2020

Hours after the National Hockey League announced it has put a pause on the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League followed with news the Junior B League has indefinitely suspended the 2019/20 playoffs due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19.

News of the decision was announced on the KIJHL website Thursday afternoon.

“The KIJHL continues to communicate with B.C. Hockey, who is taking direction from health authorities,” the announcement on the KIJHL website said.

By Contributor on Tuesday Mar 10 2020

New Democrat MLAs Katrine Conroy and Michelle Mungall are welcoming nearly $2 million in provincial grants to assist communities in the Southeast Fire Centre in preparing for wildfires.

“This is a great opportunity for rural communities to develop solutions that work for them,” said Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West. “These grants will help people in the Kootenays take a proactive approach to preparing for wildfires.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 10 2020

RCMP said in a media release Tuesday, Police and BC Coroners Service are investigating the circumstances surrounding a mobile home fire after the body of a deceased individual was located inside.

Police said on Saturday, March 7, 2020 shortly after 9:30 p.m., the Nakusp RCMP responded to a report of a fully engulfed mobile home structure fire in the 5300-block of Highway 6 in Burton BC. The Burton Fire Brigade also responded to the scene of the fire.

By CBT on Monday Mar 09 2020

In response to recommended best practices for public gatherings, Columbia Basin Trust is postponing its public engagement events scheduled for March 11, 2020, in Salmo and March 12, 2020, in Trail. These were the first in a series of events that invite people in the Columbia Basin to celebrate all they have accomplished alongside the Trust and share their aspirations for the future.

By Bob Hall on Monday Mar 09 2020

The Trinity Western University Spartans finished a hefty 21 points ahead of the Selkirk College Saints in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season. The upshot of matching up against tough odds in the first round of the playoffs is that once the puck drops to start the BCIHL semi-final between the Spartans and Saints, they embark at the exact same 0-0 score.

By Contributor on Monday Mar 09 2020

People living in Castlegar will soon have better access to team-based urgent and primary care with the opening of a new urgent and primary care centre (UPCC).

By Contributor on Monday Mar 09 2020

RCMP are releasing surveillance stills as they continue their investigation into an armed robbery carried out at a local pharmacy late Sunday morning.

On March 8, 2020 at 11:13 a.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery just committed at the pharmacy inside the Safeway store located at 1599 Second Avenue. The lone female suspect reportedly approached the pharmacy counter and produced a note which demanded methadone.

By RDKB on Friday Mar 06 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has received approval from the Province of BC for its Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP), which includes major upgrades planned for the Columbia Pollution Control Centre (CPCC) that provides sewage treatment to the communities of Rossland, Trail, Warfield as well as Oasis and Rivervale in Electoral Area B / Lower Columbia-Old Glory.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 05 2020

Will this be the last time British Columbians move clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Savings Time?

The idea has been kicked around for years.

In an online survey conducted by the province in 2019, more than 93% of the record 223,273 British Columbians indicated a preference to permanent Daylight Savings Time.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Mar 05 2020

The Trail and Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) executed multiple drug search warrants simultaneously across the City of Trail on Wednesday, in relation to an ongoing criminal investigation into drug trafficking.

On March 4, dozens of police officers, from across the West Kootenay region, simultaneously descended upon five separate properties to execute as many search warrants obtained under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). A total of five individuals, all men, were taken into police custody as a result of the coordinated warrant executions.