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by Trail Champion on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

The Trail and Greater District RCMP confirmed in a press release this afternoon that the body of an individual was located inside the trunk of a burnt out vehicle, left abandoned and set ablaze on Hwy 22 this past weekend.

Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke said the death is being treated as suspicious.

“Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, the Trail and Greater Regional Fire...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

Residents of Glade will soon be riding across the Kootenay River on a new vessel, after residents watched as Glade II was launched into the water Monday near the tiny community, located off Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson.

Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, said in a media release, Glade II, the new, built-in-B.C. cable ferry is undergoing final...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

On Jan. 12, the 91 -year-old pedestrian who was struck by a transit bus unfortunately succumbed to his injuries, accoridng to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

"The collision is still under investigation," she said. "Any witnesses to the incident that have not been spoken to by Police as of yet are asked to contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721."

Previous coverage:

A 91-year-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

Another storm has missed the Boundary, West Kootenay Region as Environment Canada has ended its Freezing Rain Alert issued Tuesday.

However, motorists driving in the higher elevations of Highway 3, including the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, should be aware of the chance of snow or freezing rain.

Environment Canada issues Freezing Rain Alert for Boundary, West Kootenay...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 15 2018

The challenges post-secondary students face as they work toward a desired education are varied and relative. Some hurdles are greater than others, but those who embark on a journey at Selkirk College have the option of seeking financial relief through bursaries that help ease the strain.

When she enroled in the Education Assistant & Community Support Worker Program (EACSW) on the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jan 15 2018

It makes me very sad to be having to write this again, and that we once more find ourselves coping with a horrific couple of months in our region – motor vehicle fatalities and injuries, fires, unexpected deaths, community icons lost.

I think the knee-jerk reaction of most good people is to want to do something, to help in some way. Unfortunately, there is very rarely anything...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 15 2018

The Trinity Western University Spartans accomplished what very few visiting British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) teams manage on a visit to the West Kootenay — a weekend sweep of the Selkirk College Saints.

In the Saints’ first action of 2018, the visitors escaped the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre with a 4-3 win on Friday night and a 3-2 overtime victory...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jan 14 2018

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior Health Authority, has ended the Air Quality Advisory issued on January 13 for Grand Forks due to the high concentrations of fine particulates.

Changing weather conditions are expected to further improve air quality over the next few days.

More information on current air quality can be...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jan 12 2018

Nelson RCMP said in a media release local police are investigating multiple thefts of mail from various locations during the past week.

RCMP said the thefts involve small parcels, cards and general mail being stolen from compartments in community mailboxes located in several areas.

"In...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 11 2018

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. announced today that while awareness about dementia has increased, stigma and negative attitudes about it continue to persist. The Society is releasing findings of a new survey to coincide with Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in January and to kick off its new social awareness campaign – I live with dementia. Let me help you understand – to spark...

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