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By Trail Champion on Friday May 29 2020

The Trail and Greater District Detachment continue to investigate the stabbing incident that occurred on May 29, and can provide the following update.

The victim has been released from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. At this time, RCMP believe the incident to be isolated and not an attempted robbery nor racially motivated. The 30-year-old deceased suspect had been visiting the area for approximately two weeks. He was known to the RCMP, however, not to the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment.

By Trail Champion on Friday May 29 2020

One man is dead and another in hospital after a stabbing at the Tempo Gas Station in Montrose. 

Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich confirmed that the victim, a gas station employee, is in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"I can also confirm that the suspect died  of a self-inflicted wound," he added. "There is no danger to the public."

He said the deceased was not prevously known to police

The investigation continues.

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By Contributor on Friday May 29 2020

By Emanuel Sequeira, KIJHL Communications Manager

The dream to play professional hockey in Europe was planted in Shawn Campbell’s mind while he watched his father Scott in Germany.

Scott spent 13 years with six professional hockey teams in Germany after a four-year career with Colorado College in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. It was while in Ausburg, where Shawn was born, that he met his wife as he played for the Ausburger Panthers in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

By City of Castlegar on Friday May 29 2020

Air Canada has extended the suspension of its West Kootenay Regional Airport passenger flights until at least Sept. 8, 2020.

The extended suspension includes flights to and from Calgary and Vancouver.

This is the third time since the COVID-19 pandemic began that Air Canada has announced changes to flights in and out of Castlegar as a result of financial uncertainty caused by COVID-19.

“We know this creates inconvenience for travelers and it has a significant impact on the City’s finances,” says Mayor, Bruno Tassone.

By RDKB on Thursday May 28 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has been working very closely with the City of Grand Forks and other regional partners to prepare for possible moderate to high levels of flooding early next week. Current river forecasts show the Kettle River at typical freshet levels for the next 48 hours, then rising to moderate flood levels on Sunday, May 31 through Tuesday, June 1 depending upon rainfall location and amounts.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 28 2020

RCMP in Nakusp said in a media release Thursday that officers executed a search warrant in the village that netted a large quantity of drugs.

Police said Wednesday (May 27), officers conducted a search warrant in the 300 block of 8th Ave NW in Nakusp. During the search police located a large quantity of Methamphetamine.

Police said charges will be recommended for the offence of Possession For the Purpose of Trafficking.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Nakusp RCMP will continue to actively target drug dealers in the local community.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 28 2020

The Valhalla Wilderness Society said in a media release a local runner got more than he bargained for during an afternoon jog through the Rail-Trail in the small West Kootenay community of Hills, BC, during the Victoria Day long weekend.

Francis Levasseur was jogging on the railbed trail near a friend’s farm when he came into contact with a less-than-hospitable black bear.

Initially, there was no interaction between the bear and Levasseur.

By RDKB on Wednesday May 27 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) issued two more evacuation alerts on May 27 bringing the total number of properties on evacuation alert in the Grand Forks area to sixteen.

By Contributor on Wednesday May 27 2020

The BC Coroners Service has published updated reports on illicit drug toxicity deaths and fentanyl-detected drug deaths to the end of April 2020.

The reports show an average of 3.2 illicit drug toxicity deaths per day in the first four months of this year.

“We remain in a public health emergency, with more than three British Columbians dying each day from illicit drug toxicity deaths,” said Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner. “Illicit drug toxicity death rates in B.C. are still the highest for any jurisdiction in Canada. Every region in B.C. has been impacted.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 27 2020

While police are calling a violent home invasion last Friday "very rare", they are also cautioning residents to be mindful of security in their homes, vehicles and properties.

Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said the situation Friday appears to have been a case of mistaken identity.