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By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 17 2018

Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass for Monday evening and into Tuesday.

Environment Canada said A moist Pacific frontal system is set to swing over southern BC Monday evening bringing snow as well as hazardous winter conditions.

“Heavy snow will develop this evening over Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass (with) total snowfall amount of up to 35 cm can be expected over the pass by Tuesday afternoon,”  Environment Canada said. “The heavy snow will ease late Tuesday as the system moves into Alberta.”

By RDKB on Monday Dec 17 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Greater Trail Victim Services Program works closely with the RCMP to offer victim services to people in the region who may have experienced trauma because of crime or another disturbing event.

The program has recently taken a more active role in finding clients in need of support rather than relying solely on referrals from the RCMP and other first responders. The result is a dramatic increase in the number of clients from 15 per month to over 70.

By Trail Champion on Monday Dec 17 2018
The Trail and Greater District Detachment continued its second weekend of its Christmas Counter Attack 2018 program which is running concurrently with province-wide programs.  Over the weekend of Dec. 14 to 16:
-  One person was issued 90 Day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions for being impaired by alcohol and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days. (Trail Detachment File # 2018-6532)
-  Two people were issued three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions for being impaired by alcohol and their vehicles were impounded for three days.
By Trail Champion on Monday Dec 17 2018

Police have arrested a Trail man after seizing drugs, money and a weapon, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Dec.13, at 5:55 p.m., the Joint Crime Reduction Unit of Trail and Castlegar, along with the assistance of Trail GD members, executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act at an address located on the 800 block of Rossland Avenue, in Trail," Wicentowich said in a press release Monday, addign that a male suspect was subsequently taken into custody.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Dec 16 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Kent Johnson (’02) has committed to the University of Michigan Wolverines for the 2020-21 season. 

Johnson, 16, is in his first season with the Smoke Eaters as well as the BC Hockey League, scoring 11 goals and adding 12 assists for 23 points to go along with 22 penalty minutes this season in 35 games played. The 6’1”, 167-pound forward started the season with a six-game point streak and is tied for the BCHL lead in scoring from an ’02-born player with his 35 points. 

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Dec 16 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal performance from Diarmad DiMurro to help them to a 3-2 victory over the Penticton Vees on Saturday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

Diarmad DiMurro scored his first two goals of his BC Hockey League career with Chase Stevenson opening the scoring with the Teddy Bear Toss goal to help the Smoke Eaters to the one-goal victory and pick up their third straight game collecting at least a point. 

By Interior Health Authority on Sunday Dec 16 2018

Interior Health is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and providing a wide range of quality health-care services to more than 740,000 people living across B.C.’s vast interior, has a few tips when it comes for the public to spark up the oven to cook the Christmas turkey.

So, kick back and have a read of five food safety tips for the holidays — the most wonderful time of the year to enjoy good company and great food. As cooks spread joy this holiday season, take extra precautions to ensure you are not also spreading food-borne illness.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 14 2018

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for the Southern Interior of BC, including the Boundary, West Kootenay and Kootenay Lake regions.

Environment Canada said a very intense cold front is forecast to move across the southwest interior Friday night, bringing south to southwest winds gusting up to 90 km/h into the evening.

“Most areas will see gusts to 70 or 80 km/h but wind prone areas of the Coquihalla - Merritt to Kamloops and the Okanagan Connector may see gusts as high as 90 km/h,” the Environment Canada website said.

By Trevor Miller on Thursday Dec 13 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters battled from a two-goal deficit to force overtime but fell by a 3-2 score to the Vernon Vipers on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

Jimmy Darby collected his first career BC Hockey League goal in the 2nd period while Chase Stevenson scored in the 3rd period to get the game even and force overtime but Mitch Andres ended the game with his first goal of the season and handing the Smoke Eaters a 3-2 loss in extra time. 

By Contributor on Thursday Dec 13 2018

By Mike Farnworth, 

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Cannabis is now legal - but if you choose to use, don't drive.

You've probably heard this message in a new ad from government and ICBC. As public safety minister, I want you to understand why it's vital to take it seriously.