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By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Oct 03 2019

Plastics could be on the endangered species list for October in Nelson.

The city is considering legislation to declare October as a plastics free month, following up on a July city council resolution declaring October to be “Plastics Free Month” and directing city staff to take action to advance and promote the campaign with the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce.

At the request of city council, city staff has met with the chamber of commerce staff late last month to plan to implement the plastics free month and to discuss how to proceed, and a plan is developing.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

The RCMP officer involved in a shooting that critically injured a man last year in Grand Forks could face a charge of attempted murder following a report by the Independent Investigation Office of B.C. to the B.C. Prosecution Service.

The IIO released a media statement Wednesday regarding the May 10, 2018, incident in Grand Forks.

The IIO release said initial information provided by the RCMP suggests that just before 3:30 p.m. on May 10, 2018, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop after responding to reports of an erratic driver.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

There is finally an end result to an explosion in the Gulch almost a year-and-a-half ago, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. (See previous coverage: https://castlegarsource.com/news/trail-man-charged-gulch-explosion-drug-seizure )

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

September 2019 was a month that began like summer but concluded like winter, Ron Lakeman Meteorologist for the Southeast Fire Centre said in the monthly weather synopsis.

Lakeman said warm weather, busting out to a high of 32.2 C on the first day of September, dropped to a chilling 0.2 C in the early morning of September 30th.

Dominating the middle of September was cool, wet weather.

“An upper ridge of high pressure allowed for dry, mainly sunny and very warm conditions during the initial five days of the month,” Lakeman explained.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 30 2019

People living on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake woke up Monday to more disruption of the Kootenay Lake Ferry system.

DriveBC is reporting the Kootenay Lake Ferry would be out of service from 6:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Monday, except for esstential service sailings at 6:30 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. from Balfour and 7: 10 a.m. and 9 a.m. from the Kootenay Bay terminal.

Priority is given to people with medial appointments, healthcare workers, school staff, students and parents transporting students.

Regular service is expected to return at 2:50 p.m. Monday.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Sep 29 2019

Are some of us such sloppy drivers that we can't even stay between the lines on the highway? I was driving home from work tonight and met a pickup truck completely onto my side of the double solid line in a set of winding curves. Was the driver not paying attention or was he so intent on not slowing down that he straightened out the corners to avoid braking? I suspect that it was the latter.

By Letters to the editor on Sunday Sep 29 2019

To the Editor,

The Fridays For the Future youth strike last Friday was inspiring. Around the world, millions of youth and their supporters marched and demanded real climate action from the adults. By ‘real action’ I assume the youth mean action that avoids the forecasted global catastrophe and delivers the Paris Accord goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C.

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Sep 27 2019

A duo of prolific offenders from Trail who have allegedly been committing crimes throughout the region are once again making headlines after being released from custody against the expressed wishes of both RCMP and Crown counsel.

Both offenders have been released and re-arrested at least three times in the past two weeks alone.

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Sep 27 2019

A legal grow-op went up in smoke this morning, after a house fire in the 1400 Block of Neilson Street in Trail this morning.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR) Cpt. Greg Ferraby said the call came in at 8:37 a.m., and nine Trail and three Warfield firefighters arrived on scene by 8:43 a.m.

“Station 374 responded to a report of smoke coming from (the) roof area of 1451 Neilson St.,” he said in a press release this morning. “Station 374 duty crew arrived on scene to heavy smoke exiting from (the) roof and eaves.”

By Trail Champion on Friday Sep 27 2019

A Trail recycling company has been fined almost $23,000 by WorkSafeBC, according to a report published on the organization’s website.

According to WorkSafeBC, the $22,866.82 fine levied against Montrose-based KC Recycling Ltd, was due to repeated, high-risk violations.

The WorkSafeBC report reads as follows:

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