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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 28 2018

Ryan Piva scored the winning goal midway through the second period sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 3-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Border Bruins Saturday night in Grand Forks.

The goal by the Trail native, his 17th of the season, snapped a 1-1 tie and enabled the Leafs to capture its second win of the weekend.

Nelson, now leading the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jan 26 2018

No one was hurt after a man known to police grabbed a knife and threatened officers along with himself during an incident last week at Waits News a Nelson Police Department media release said Thursday.

The incident began at approximately 1:15 p.m. (Thursday) January 18, 2018 when Nelson Police Department officers responded to a report of a male causing a disturbance at a local health...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 25 2018

BC bats may be threatened by disease, and researchers are asking for the public to help.

White Nose Syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease responsible for the death of millions of bats in eastern North America, has moved to the west coast. Confirmed in Washington State in 2016 and 2017, the presence of the fungus is very worrisome for the health of bat populations in British Columbia, with...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Jan 25 2018

When Emmett Deuling received confirmation of acceptance into the Selkirk College Nursing Program, there was elation knowing he was moving closer to his dream of a career in health care. The next emotion Deuling felt was anxiety, knowing that four years of education was going to be a costly venture.

Throwing himself into student life on the Castlegar Campus during a challenging first...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 25 2018

'Work hard, play hard' is the motto for many sports enthusiasts, and women who play roller derby are no exception.
Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers’ hard work will be on display Feb. 3 when they take on Spokane’s Lilac City Roller Derby team at Selkirk College Gym in Castlegar. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first whistle at 7 p.m.

“Lilac City is a competitive team that the Dams have...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Jan 25 2018

Award-winning Canadian country music artist and Castlegar native Lisa Nicole is excited to announce the release of Mad About It to Canadian radio along with an accompanying music video in conjunction with a tour that will take her from the Canadian Kootenays all the way to Nashville.

Mad About It– co-written by Lisa Nicole and Olivia Wik - is the third radio single...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Jan 25 2018

Two related MVIs involving five vehicles closed Hwy 22 between Castlegar and Trail this morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio. He said the call came in at roughly 7:19 a.m., and nine firefighters responded to an area near Pipeline Pitt Road (just north of Genelle).

The original crash involved three vehicles, he said, and BCAS was already on scene when CFD arrived.

"A one...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jan 24 2018

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crimes Unit and the Nakusp RCMP are continuing their investigation into the deaths of two Needles, BC men.

RCMP investigative efforts are continuing, into the Dec, 18, 2017 shooting deaths of the 83-year-old man and that of the 58-year-old man, which occurred at two neighbouring properties. Investigators have confirmed that the death of the 83-year-old...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 24 2018

Castlegar and Ootischenia fire departments responded to a single-vehicle rollover Tuesday, according to Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at 3:50 p.m., and crews, along with RCMP and BCAS, attended Hwy 3 about five kilometres west of the city, near Merry Creek Forest Service Road.

“The vehicle had rolled several times down a 50- or 60-foot embankment,...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jan 23 2018

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has confirmed the identity of the remains found in the trunk of a burnt out vehicle left abandoned and ablaze on Hwy 22 on Jan.14.

Following the completion of a forensic examination of the remains found in a vehicle near Trail, the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit and Trail and Greater District RCMP have confirmed the identity of the...

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