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By Trail Champion on Wednesday Dec 20 2017

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue responded to a head-on fatal collision at Highway 22 and Courtesy Road, according to a press release by Cpt. Grant Tyson.

The call came in at 2:12 p.m., and crews arrived on scene at 2:23 p.m., (two firefighters from Genelle and Five from Trail)

A total of four people were involved in the crash, two of whom had to be extricated with the Jaws of Life.

The three survivors were transported to hospital with serious injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the RCMP.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

Environment Canada has ended its Winter Storm Warning.

The storm that dropped as as much as 45 cm of snow on the Kootenay Pass has passed on to the East Kootenay.

Environment Canada said the snow should end this morning. More snow is expected sometime Thursday before a cooler, dryer period with temperatures dipping between minus 9 and 11 during the weekend.

By Doug Cochrane on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

As 2018 approaches, it is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year. On behalf of Interior Health, it is my pleasure to recap some highlights.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 18 2017

Cpl. Thomas Blakney of the Revelstoke RCMP said the detachment is currently investigating a possible attempt child abduction in the area of Columbia Park Elementary School, which occurred on Monday morning.    

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Dec 18 2017
Police issued a press release this afternoon relating to a vehicular incident this morning:
The Castlegar RCMP are investigating an incident that occurred on Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m in which a vehicle drove into the CIBC bank at 1801 Columbia Avenue causing extensive damage to the bank.


By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 17 2017

Environment Canada has advising the public that hazardous winter conditions are expected, with heavy snow expected Tuesday through Tuesday night.

"An approaching moisture-laden warm front will bring heavy snow to the Boundary, West Kootenay and Elk Valley regions on Tuesday," the Environment Canada Winter Storm Warning statement said.

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Dec 15 2017

A pedestrian was sent to Trail hospital after an accident outside Castlegar Tim Horton's this morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at 9:56 a.m., and crews arrived at 10:02 a.m. to find RCMP already on scene and detouring traffic off Columbia Avenue.

Columbia Avenue was reopened at roughly 10:30 a.m.

He said an older gentleman was struck by a vehicle, and transported to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

These are the only details available at this time.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Dec 14 2017

Thursday, Interior Health announced they are offering immunization clinics throughout the Okanagan for individuals in grades 9-12 and persons aged 15-19 years old who do not attend school. 

During the past six months, Interior Health has seen an increasing number of cases of meningococcal disease in this age group, and as a result is declaring an outbreak. In 2017, Interior Health has identified 11 cases of meningococcal disease—a majority of these cases were in the Okanagan. Typically, the health authority will see less than five cases per year.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 14 2017

Interior Health said in a media release Thursday that a comprehensive review of a privacy breach involving the personal information of about 500 current and former employees found no evidence of further breaches.

News of the initial breach resulted from RCMP investigations and arrests in the Lower Mainland in June and September of this year.

By Contributor on Thursday Dec 14 2017

When most costs are rising in the New Year, natural gas and electricity bills will not; in fact, natural gas rates are decreasing. FortisBC delivers energy at the lowest reasonable rate, and on January 1, customers will receive just that. For natural gas customers across the province rates will decrease, and for electricity customers in the southern interior, rates will remain the same.