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By DriveSmartBC on Monday Jul 08 2019

The rain is pounding down outside this morning as I sit looking out my livingroom window with tablet and coffee in hand. I'm warm and dry enjoying the idea that being retired means I am no longer on the highway investigating collisions in this weather. Of course, Murphy was listening...

By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 08 2019

A minor disagreement allegedly led to a serious assault over the weekend, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

On July 7, at 3:20 p.m. the Trail RCMP responded to a complaint of a 46-year-old male suspect allegedly assaulting his 34-year-old male roommate with a baseball bat in the 1700 block of Groutage Avenue. 

By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jul 07 2019

In a media release, the City for Grand Forks said City Council will discuss the mitigation project buy outs and policy direction at the 9 a.m. July 15th Committee of the Whole.

The meeting will hopefully give more information to residents about the process and in-kind support under consideration.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 05 2019

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Boundary/West Kootenay regions.

Environment Canada said conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing large hail and heavy rain.

“An upper low-pressure system over Vancouver Island will result in a southerly flow of moist, unstable air over the southern interior today,” the Environment Canada website said.

By Contributor on Thursday Jul 04 2019

The BC SPCA is reminding pet owners that summer temperatures can be deadly, especially for dogs left in parked vehicles. The non-profit animal welfare society has launched a #NoHotPets campaign to urge dog owners to keep their pets safe at home. The campaign includes information on the dangers of dogs in hot cars, steps to take if you see an animal in distress and free car decals people can request to help spread the word and save lives.

By Trevor Miller on Thursday Jul 04 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced on Thursday that play-by-play broadcaster Trevor Miller will not be returning to the organization for the 2019/20 season to pursue another job opportunity. 

By Trevor Miller on Thursday Jul 04 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club, along with the British Columbia Hockey League, is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2019 BCHL Showcase Festival presented by Bauer that will take place at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. 

By Contributor on Wednesday Jul 03 2019

The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 11th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest. Amateur photographers 14 years and older can submit their awe-inspiring images of hummingbirds, bears, bees, seals and other amazing creatures until Aug. 31.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 03 2019

For the fourth consecutive month, there was a lack of precipitation said Ron Lakeman, Weather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre, in his monthly synopsis.

Lakeman said the deficit of precipitation continues, with June checking in as another month with a below normal amount of precipitation.  

“The June rainfall was two thirds of normal,” Lakeman explained. “The March through June 30th total amount of precipitation is 54% of normal.”

Lakeman said the dry westerly flow prevailed for unseasonably warm temperatures during the initial four days of the month.

By Bob Hall on Friday Jun 28 2019

A group of recent Selkirk College grads boarded planes in early-June to destinations across the planet as part of Global Affair Canada’s International Youth Internship Program.