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By Trail Champion on Wednesday May 01 2019
A Trail man who was supposed to be serving a sentence for failing to comply with a probation order, and theft under $5,000, made sure local police got their exercise after leading cops on a chase of roughly one-and-a-half kilometres this morning, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
The man had been at large since his conviction required his appearance on April 1, 2019.
"On May 1, at 10:45 a.m.
By Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 01 2019

The KERPA Board is very pleased to publicly announce that as of Jan. 1, 2019, KERPA’s emergency vehicle has been fully operational and responding to calls with lights and sirens, as part of a volunteer service agreement with the BCEHS. The public is invited to the Crescent Valley Fire Department Open House on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to view this great addition to emergency response and celebrate five years of volunteer physician response service in the Kootenays. Members of the KERPA team will be there and look forward to meeting you.

By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Apr 30 2019

With a growing deficit and a costly ammonia leak that closed the facility last winter facing them the curling club has informed city it needs a cash infusion in order to stay in existence.

The Nelson Curling Club (NCC) has made a request for funding from the city and several regional district partners, imploring the municipal government partners to work together with the club to find “a long-term solution to keep curling viable in the community.”

NCC club president Gordon Weiss said the current situation threatens the future of the sport in Nelson.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 29 2019

Talk of “Oh, no, only the Balfour Ferry is running today,” by Kootenay Lake Ferry users or traffic delays at the Balfour or Kootenay Bay terminals due to seasonal avalanche control on the Kootenay Pass may soon be a thing of the past following significant announcement Monday by the BC and Federal Governments.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Apr 29 2019

For many High School Grads, it’s that time of year to celebrate the end of an era and the beginning of another and sometimes that celebrating may involve alcohol and drugs.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Apr 29 2019

A Facebook trend claiming two women and a man are travelling around the province stealing people’s dogs and horses is, it seems, little more than FB-driven mass hysteria, despite the fact it took local social media by storm this past weekend.

Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said that, while police are aware of the claims being made on Facebook, they have had no reported incidents or investigations to back up any of the hype.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 28 2019

Spring has sprung and trailers that have slumbered through the winter are being dragged out of storage and dusted off for use. Check the air in the tires. Light up the lights. Yes, we're good to go for another season!

Experience has taught me that "spring cleaning" seldom includes the trailer's surge brake. I would set up at a brake check and start waving in anything pulling a utility or boat trailer for inspection. It did not take long before I found a trailer with serious problems or even no functioning brakes at all.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 28 2019

Given the increasing popularity of electric bikes, a new policy has been developed for the safe, appropriate use of electric bikes on designated trails managed by Recreation Sites and Trails BC the BC Government said in recent a media release.

“Electric bikes are a class of transportation/recreational bicycle that use an electric motor to either assist with propulsion or fully propel the rider,” the release said.

By Letters to the editor on Friday Apr 26 2019

To the Editor:

You may have heard in the news about a draft agreement on protecting BC’s endangered mountain caribou. Unfortunately, this recovery plan for herds in central BC has resulted in misinformed — and often racist — backlash.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 25 2019

Cranbrook RCMP report a man has died after a tragic boating accident on Moyie Lake near Cranbrook Tuesday.

In a media release, RCMP said at approximately 9 a.m. on April 23rd, RCMP were called to an overturned boat on Moyie Lake, located 25 kilometers south of Cranbrook.