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By Benjamin Phillips on Thursday Jan 12 2023

 The Trail Smoke Eaters have acquired forward Max Potvin from the Powell River Kings in exchange for Remy Spooner and future considerations.

Potvin, a 19-year-old left-shot forward, is in his second season in the BCHL. This season Potvin has recorded 18 points in 27 games.

Potvin comes from a long lineage of hockey talent, with his father Steve, head coach of the Tucson Roadrunners in the American Hockey League and grandfather, a four time Stanley Cup champion, Denis Potvin.

By Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Jan 10 2023

The community of Nelson is still reeling from the tragic news that a constable with the local city police force was killed in an avalanche near Kaslo Monday afternoon.

RCMP said officers were called at approximately 12:23 p.m. to a report of an avalanche near Goat Range Provincial Park, located north of Kaslo.

Two off-duty Nelson City Police officers were skiing in the area when the avalanche occurred.

The deceased officer has been identified as four-year Nelson Police member Wade Tittemore.

Tittemore, 43, is survived by a wife and two young boys.

By Trail Champion on Monday Jan 09 2023

Trail and Greater District RCMP requests assistance from the public to be on the lookout for 43-year-old Jarrid Richard Constantin. Constantin has an outstanding BC-wide endorsed warrant of arrest for Possession of a Firearm while Prohibited contrary to Section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code, Transporting a Prohibited Firearm contrary to Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code, and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle contrary to Section 94(1) of the Criminal Code.

Jarrid is described as:

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jan 09 2023

Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release that a random driver of an ATV on public roads led officers to find a large amount of various drugs and drug paraphernalia suspected to be fentanyl and methamphetamine.

"It is always great to get a decent seizure of drugs off the road and have someone that we plan on forwarding charges on," said Grand Forks Detachment Commander, Sergeant Darryl Peppler.

The arrest began to unfold on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 8:30 p.m.

By Trail Champion on Saturday Jan 07 2023

A Trail man is in police custody after allegedly stabbing his 74-year-old dad, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Thursday, Jan. 5, at 7:06 a.m. frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers and EHS responded to a report that a 27-year-old Trail man had stabbed his father, a 74-year-old Trail man, inside a residence in the 1100 block of Columbia Avenue in Trail.

By Trail Champion on Saturday Jan 07 2023

A Montrose man is facing criminal charges after allegedly stabbing his significant other, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Letters to the editor on Friday Jan 06 2023
To The Editor:
The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society apologizes to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, all Nelson Leafs fans, hockey fans in general and all member clubs of the KIJHL for the on-ice events of Saturday, December 31, 2022.
As a proud member of the KIJHL the Nelson Leafs failed to abide by League principles to encourage participation in hockey in a manner so as to foster clean play and good sportsmanship.
As an organization the Nelson Leafs intend to ensure that our club is seen as a healthy,
By The Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Jan 06 2023

The fallout continues following a New Year’s Eve clash between the Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks that saw a line brawl take over the game at the start of the second period.

KIJHL commissioner Jeff Dubois said in a media release Friday that Leafs head coach Adam DiBella has been suspended for the remainder of the regular season as well as the 2023 league playoffs.

“Our investigation determined that the incident in Saturday’s game was instigated by the Leafs at Mr. DiBella’s direction,” said Dubois in the statement.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Jan 01 2023

A possible year-round farmers market is on the menu for the city’s Youth Centre as it laid out its plans for the new year recently.

The prospect of having a market throughout the winter was dangled by the Nelson and District Youth Centre’s (NDYC) new manager of youth and community programs, Terri Wilkinson, when she spoke to council Dec. 9.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Dec 31 2022

The code of conduct to which all regional district directors adhere could come under some scrutiny in the new year.

The newest model of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) board of directors moved earlier this month to direct its staff to begin a review of the Director’s Code of Conduct in accordance with the Community Charter requirements — to be brought back to the board in April.