When it comes to winter in the "warmer" areas of British Columbia, I don't think that anyone does a better job of making fun of bad drivers as cartoonist Adrian Raeside. The trouble is, it's not so funny when you have to share the roads with them. Many continue to drive as if it is a warm, sunny and dry afternoon.
Enhanced patient care and improved conditions for health-care workers are coming to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) as a new ambulatory care area and expanded pharmacy have been approved by the provincial government.
The Trail Smoke Eaters used a perfect penalty kill and a complete performance to help them to their third win in a row as they earned a 4-2 victory over the Langley Rivermen at the Trail Memorial Centre on Friday night.
Air Canada’s announcement today that it will be cancelling flights from Cranbrook to Calgary may not be the bad news it seems at first blush.
For starters, councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff pointed out that Air Canada’s decision was based on economic feasibility, but it appears West Jet will continue providing the Cranbrook/Calgary service.
BC Basketball Officials Association is calling an unsportsmanlike foul on cancer during its Pink Whistle Campaign.
During the first few weeks of February, fans watching local high school basketball games probably have noticed game officials using a Pink Whistle to make calls.
The annual campaign strives to raise funds for all cancers.
"Many of our members, along with players and coaches have in some way had to deal with someone suffering from cancer," said Bruce Fuhr, West Kootenay Basketball Officials Association President said.
The Trail Smoke Eaters used a three-point night from Owen Ozar as well as coming from behind twice to help them to a 3-2 victory in overtime over the Penticton Vees on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre.
A smash-and-grab in the wee hours of Monday morning saw two Trail men arrested according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Micentowich.
He said the store’s alarm went off at 3:52 a.m. on Feb. 11, bringing police to the Shopper’s Drug Mart located at 1305 Cedar Ave. in Trail. P
“Police discovered that a window had been broken with a cement block and merchandise had been stolen from the store,” he said, adding RCMP then viewed the surveillance video and tracked down two 31-year-old male suspects in downtown Trail who were believed responsible for the incident.
In a media release Wednesday (February 13), the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. said investigators have been sent to the Bonnington area, approximately 18 kilometers west of Nelson following an overnight shooting.
The IIO said shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, there was an officer-involved shooting in Bonnington.
The seeds have been planted for a triad of recreational cannabis shops to begin operation in Nelson.
City council recently approved three out of four applications for licences at its regular meeting through a “lottery” vote, the criteria and scoring of which had been detailed by the previous city council in 2018.
The former Kootenay’s Medicine Tree — now the Kootenay’s Cannabis Tree — was given unanimous approval to operate in the Lakeside industrial zone, and was the only application for the area.
Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.
Environment Canada said afrontal system currently over southern BC will continue to give heavy snow to the Kootenay Pass Tuesday.
“Snow will ease this evening as the front moves south of the US border,” the Environment Canada website said. “Total accumulation of 15 to 25 cm can be expected by (Tuesday) evening.”