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By Trevor Miller on Saturday Feb 23 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters came from behind three separate times but could not find a way to push past the West Kelowna Warriors as they fell by a 4-3 overtime loss on Friday night at Royal LePage Place. 

Trail started the game with a couple of good looks but couldn’t cash in including a strong net drive from Chase Stevenson down the right side as he cut to the net before being stuffed on the glove side of Warriors netminder Connor Hopkins to keep the game scoreless before West Kelowna found a way to open the scoring as the period went along. 

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Feb 21 2019

Police have not yet located the two van occupants who pulled ap alongside a young girl on her way to school in Fruitvale yesterday, according to Trail top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich, but they did get a more detailed description for which residents can watch.

"We obtained these further details from the 11 year old student:

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 21 2019

One of the worst kept secrets in Nelson and Trail is finally out of the bag.

In a media release Thursday, RONA, a banner of Lowe’s Canada, said it is proud to announce that its affiliated dealer Fraser Valley Building Supplies is acquiring two new stores in British Columbia.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Feb 20 2019

The man who was shot in an altercation with police Feb. 13 in Bonnington has died, according to an IIO release Wednesday.

"The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. confirms that an adult male involved in an officer-involved shooting in Bonnington has died," the release read. "At approximately 2 a.m. on Feb. 13, ... RCMP located a vehicle they believed to be involved in an incident. It was reported that there was an interaction with the male driver and an officer discharged a firearm resulting in an injury to the male."

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Feb 18 2019

RCMP West Kootenay Traffic and Castlegar RCMP Detachment attended a head-on collision on Highway 3A on Friday morning, near Thrums, which resulted in one fatality, according to RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. Chad Badry

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 18 2019

The Nelson Search and Rescue organization is pleased to announce that the organiztion has completed the installation of a BCA Beacon Checker and sign at Kootenay Pass.

The sign and beacon checker’s purpose is to promote avalanche safety in the backcountry.

"Backcountry users at Kootenay Pass may utilize the sign to check that their avalanche transceivers are transmitting and while at that location, check the nearby kiosk to read about safety and avalanche conditions," the NSAR media release said.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Feb 18 2019

There will not be any extra ends played at the Nelson Curling Club after an ammonia leak was detected last week in the ice plant, forcing board to call for an end to the season.

Nelson Curling Club president Gordon Wiess told The Nelson Daily the small leak was found during mandatory inspection (Wednesday) February 13th. In the fall of 2018, the refrigeration plant was found to be non-compliant and needed safety documentation to be revised.

By Contributor on Sunday Feb 17 2019

Employment statistics resonate deeply with many people, and it’s no wonder—on average, Canadian employees spend about 20 per cent of their time working, and almost three quarters of Canadians’ total income is earned through employment. Income is a substantial determinant of personal well-being and a skilled and engaged workforce is key to regional economic success.

By Llora McTeer on Sunday Feb 17 2019

Local Sea Cadet Naomi Savage was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer First Class on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019. CPO1 is the highest rank a Sea Cadet in Canada can achieve.

CPO1 Savage is a cadet with 131 Kootenay Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps, and is attending Selkirk College in Castlegar in the Social Work Program. Savage has been a cadet for the past six years, joining the program when she was just 13 years old because she her grandfather was a Sea Cadet and told her how much fun it was. It turns out, her grandfather’s advice to join did not disappoint.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Feb 17 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters held leads three separate times but couldn’t find a way to hold them as they dropped a 6-4 decision to the Merritt Centennials on Saturday night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. 

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