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By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jul 14 2020

On July 10 at 4:49 a.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to 911 reports of a break and enter and shooting in progress at a home located along Birch Avenue in West Trail, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"Police were told that two masked men were breaking down the front door of the home and allegedly shooting at the residence," he said. "Front line RCMP officers attended the scene, however the suspects had already fled. The Nelson RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS) attended and conducted a thorough examination of the scene."

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jul 14 2020

The Province and the Ktunaxa Nation Council have been working together to conserve wild huckleberry and important grizzly bear habitat.

As a result, the Province is restricting commercial-scale huckleberry harvesting to protect grizzly bear habitat in the Kootenay Boundary region.

From July 15 to Oct. 15, 2020, commercial-scale picking of huckleberries is prohibited in some areas of the region. Maps identifying the closed areas are available online.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 13 2020

The BC Hockey Hall of Fame is asking the public to rummage through garages, basements and attics to help showcase the province's rich and diverse hockey history.

Due to COVID-19, the Hall was forced to cancel the annual summer induction event.

However, the downtime has given Hall staff the opportunity to shift their focus toward creating a new exhibit.

By RDKB on Monday Jul 13 2020

The Province of BC has opened its Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) program to individuals and local governments in Regional District Kootenay Boundary Electoral Areas C/Christina Lake, D/Rural Grand Forks and E/West Boundary who have incurred uninsurable losses from landslides and overland flooding due to the 2020 freshet.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jul 13 2020

Christina Lake became a little safer after the recent launch Friday of the Fire Rescue fire engine on pontoons.

Christina Lake Fire Rescue's fireboat is a community effort between Christina Lake Firefighter Society, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Area C/Christina Lake Director Grace McGregor, Chief Joe Geary and his fire rescue crew.

A special shout out goes to Ross Glanville for his generous donation that covered two thirds of the cost of this beautiful 30K fire rescue boat that will help keep Christina Lake residents and visitors safe for years to come.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 13 2020

The Heritage City is one of five communities in the BC interior to benefit from a long-term care bed announcement Monday by the Provincial Government.

In a media release Monday, the Province and Interior Health announced that Nelson, Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops will receive 495 new long-term care beds with the largest one-time increase in the region in more than 15 years.

By Michael Jessen on Sunday Jul 12 2020

“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.” – Aldous Huxley 

We humans too easily turn wants into needs and now we are struggling collectively with the problem of excessive wants.

For many decades, human activity has been intensifying the negative effects on Earth’s water, air, soil, and climate.

These are the elemental building blocks of our lives and we are ravaging their gifts.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 10 2020

Interior Health in a media release Sunday said further testing of individuals who gathered at various Kelowna locations between June 25 and July 6 has identified additional locations in Kelowna where individuals may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Interior Health said individuals who visited the two other locations on the dates noted are asked to self-monitor themselves closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested if they have those symptoms:

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Jul 10 2020

An Alberta police officer wowed a local couple with her caring, kindness and assistance last week while coping with the aftermath of a nighttime robbery.

Castlegar's Daniel Gagnier is accustomed to service – not only are both of his parents well-known volunteers in the community, he has also served the past year and a half as a Private in the Canadian Armed Forces in Petawawa, Ont.

What was new for Gagnier was being the recipient of above-and-beyond-the-call-of-duty service from a Lake Louise RCMP officer who went out of her way to help out during an emergency.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 09 2020

In a bizarre twist to a police investigation into a downtown break-and-enter, police apprehended a Trail man who allegedly left a note - including his name -  admitting to having committed the crime.

According to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich, a 33-year-old Trail man has been arrested and faces potential criminal charges in connection with this and other break-ins downtown.