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By Contributor on Wednesday Feb 20 2013

“It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than a bad reputation.” These are the words of the public relations company for Dole as the multinational launched a vicious smear and attack campaign against Fredrik Gertten for his film Bananas, chronicling the lawsuit of 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers against the company.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Feb 20 2013

Two people were arrested in Pass Creek Friday after a Castlegar Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) search of a private residence netted hash, marihuana and crystal methamphetamine.

A 52-year-old and a 32-year-old were arrested at the McDaniels Road home, according to RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr, non-commissioned officer in charge of the Trail and Castlegar CRUs.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Feb 20 2013
Missing 19-year-old Jessie Wright has been found, according to Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
 
"Jessie was walking on the rail trail that runs between Castlegar and Grand Forks when he took a wrong trail and ended in the mountainous area north of Hwy 3, west of Nancy Greene," Mathew said. "Search and Rescue had sledders out trying to locate footprints that had been spotted yesterday, and the RCMP helicopter was also out. The pilot was able to see where the foot prints left the trail and follow them to a small cabin.
By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Feb 15 2013

After upwards of 70 years in Trail, SJA is closing its Trail branch and disbanding its local first-aid Brigade, citing a diminished volunteer-base as the primary reason for the branch closure  - but never think that means they're turning their backs on the  Kootenays.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Feb 14 2013
Apparently, local police aren't going to buy it, if you tell them the $59,000 in your trunk is just extra spending cash, according to West Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. Derrick Donovan.
 
"On Feb. 11 at approximately 7 p.m.,  an officer from the Nelson West Kootenay Traffic Services, with the assistance of the Salmo RCMP, stopped a vehicle on Highway 3 West of Salmo which appeared to be driving in an erratic manner, Donovan said.
By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Feb 13 2013

Superintendent of School Division 20 (SD 20) Greg Luterbach, has released a statement regarding the untimely death of a teacher yesterday morning at Twin Rivers Elementary.

"We suffered a tragedy at Twin Rivers Elementary School Tuesday.  Brian Rigby, a teacher in our district since the mid-'90s, died suddenly and unexpectedly.

"In addition to our grief over the loss of this member of our community, we are sensitive to the fact that such an event has an impact on our staff and students," he added.

By Christine Esovoloff on Tuesday Feb 05 2013

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s gotten me thinking about love, and sex, and all sorts of gushy sweetheart stuff that you see in romantic comedies. You know, like, midnight phone calls, flowers, and how new couples just can’t keep their hands off each other … anyway, as I was reminiscing over all of my past V-days (even the sad, lonely, single ones – and there were a lot of those) I can’t help but scoff at how some of my relationship ideals have changed.

By Contributor on Tuesday Feb 05 2013

Canada Border Service agents at a land crossing near Nelson, BC put an end to a man-hunt which crossed the northern Canada/US border.

John Peter Ollivier, 45, of Ketchikan, Alaska, is alleged to have been responsible for a rash of break & enters in Alaska before stealing a boat and crossing the marine border into Canada.

Ollivier took refuge in small communities in the north and began hitch-hiking through the area.

Alaska State Troopers, RCMP Detachment members, Federal RCMP Border Integrity members and CBSA worked together to locate and arrest Ollivier.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 30 2013

Two people have died after a car accident north of Slocan City last night, according to West Kootenay Traffic Services Cpl. John Ferguson.

“At approximately 7:30 p.m., the Slocan Lake RCMP Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services attended a single car fatality on Highway 6, north of Slocan City in the bluff area,” he said.

 “A pickup truck with two occupants failed to negotiate a left hand curve on the highway and went into the pull out and over the embankment.

By Bill Metcalfe on Sunday Jan 27 2013

An article in The National Post last week about Nelson’s dog by-law misrepresents both the town and the bylaw.

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