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By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Feb 14 2019

Air Canada’s announcement today that it will be cancelling flights from Cranbrook to Calgary may not be the bad news it seems at first blush.

For starters, councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff pointed out that Air Canada’s decision was based on economic feasibility, but it appears West Jet will continue providing the Cranbrook/Calgary service.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 14 2019

BC Basketball Officials Association is calling an unsportsmanlike foul on cancer during its Pink Whistle Campaign.

During the first few weeks of February, fans watching local high school basketball games probably have noticed game officials using a Pink Whistle to make calls.

The annual campaign strives to raise funds for all cancers.

"Many of our members, along with players and coaches have in some way had to deal with someone suffering from cancer," said Bruce Fuhr, West Kootenay Basketball Officials Association President said.

By Trevor Miller on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a three-point night from Owen Ozar as well as coming from behind twice to help them to a 3-2 victory in overtime over the Penticton Vees on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

A smash-and-grab in the wee hours of Monday morning saw two Trail men arrested according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Micentowich.

He said the store’s alarm went off at 3:52 a.m. on Feb. 11, bringing police to the Shopper’s Drug Mart located at 1305 Cedar Ave. in Trail. P

“Police discovered that a window had been broken with a cement block and merchandise had been stolen from the store,” he said, adding RCMP then viewed the surveillance video and tracked down two 31-year-old male suspects in downtown Trail who were believed responsible for the incident.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

In a media release Wednesday (February 13), the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. said investigators have been sent to the Bonnington area, approximately 18 kilometers west of Nelson following an overnight shooting.

The IIO said shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, there was an officer-involved shooting in Bonnington.

By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

The seeds have been planted for a triad of recreational cannabis shops to begin operation in Nelson.

City council recently approved three out of four applications for licences at its regular meeting through a “lottery” vote, the criteria and scoring of which had been detailed by the previous city council in 2018.

The former Kootenay’s Medicine Tree — now the Kootenay’s Cannabis Tree — was given unanimous approval to operate in the Lakeside industrial zone, and was the only application for the area.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 12 2019

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada said afrontal system currently over southern BC will continue to give heavy snow to the Kootenay Pass Tuesday.

“Snow will ease this evening as the front moves south of the US border,” the Environment Canada website said. “Total accumulation of 15 to 25 cm can be expected by (Tuesday) evening.”

By Bob Hall on Monday Feb 11 2019

Stellar goaltending and timely goals combined to help lift the Selkirk College Saints to a pair of weekend victories over the Vancouver Island University Mariners.

By Trail Champion on Monday Feb 11 2019

A cooking fire gone awry brought 19 firefighters to a Cedar Avenue home Sunday, according to Acting Captain Lee De Pellegrin of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue.

He said the call came in at 1:14 p.m. and crews arrived 1667 Cedar Avenue at 1:18 p.m., with the situation controlled at 1:40 p.m.

“(The) initial three-member crew found heavy smoke and fire conditions in the kitchen, and made an offensive attack to confine the fire to the kitchen area,” De Pellegrin said. “The home sustained extensive smoke damage.”

By Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

A new report by BC Hydro finds when it comes to heating the home, British Columbian couples are at odds – with four in 10 admitting to arguing over the temperature.

The report titled Thermostat wars: How the battle over household temperature is turning up the heat on relationships found that while arguments about the temperature are common across the province, five per cent of couples describe their situation as an “all-out thermostat war.”