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By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Interior Health (IH) is pleased to announce that it has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to secure a consultant for the detailed design of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care Project.

This design RFP includes managing architectural and engineering services for the duration of the project.

By Trevor Miller on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced on Tuesday the schedule for their Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers on Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

The Smoke Eaters and Vipers will meet in their eighth playoff series with the two having a long postseason history. Trail and Vernon have played in 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008 and most recently in 2017 with the Vipers defeating the Smoke Eaters in five games in the Interior Division Semi Final.

By Trail Champion staff on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Two men who have been going door-to-door asking to see residents' Fortis bills are, indeed, working for a gas company - Access Gas, to be specific.

"We received several calls from members of the public identifying the two males approaching people at their residents in the Trail area and requesting to personal information," said RCMP top cop Mike Wicentowich. "The two males are working for Access Gas Services and are asking to see FortisBC billing information of local residents.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 11 2019

One man remains in custody following a police drug raid on a residence in Rosemont Saturday evening Nelson Police said Monday in a media release.

Police said Saturday (March 09, 2019) at 7:45 p.m., after a prolonged investigation the Nelson Police Department executed a search warrant on a residence in Rosemont on grounds of illicit drug trafficking related to the residence. 

"As a result of the search a male and female were arrested and a significant amount of cocaine, MDMA (commonly known as Ecstasy) and Ketamine were seized from the home," the media release said.

By Trevor Miller on Monday Mar 11 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce that former forward and captain Jake Lucchini (’95) has signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. 

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Mar 11 2019

For the first time in years, the Selkirk Saints have not advanced to the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Finals.

Sparked by goalie Matt Huber, Vancouver Island University posted a two-game sweep of Selkirk with a 3-2 victory Saturday in Castlegar.

VIU became the first B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League team to ever beat Selkirk College on their home turf in a playoff series they also advanced to the program's first-ever appearance in the BCIHL Finals.

By CBT on Monday Mar 11 2019

A new $6-million partnership between Columbia Basin Trust, College of the Rockies and Selkirk College will work toward shared priorities to enhance the quality, availability and uniqueness of the college experience for students.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 11 2019

Old Man Winter isn’t done just yet.

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning Monday for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. The warning covers Boundary, West Kootenay and Kootenay Lake regions.

Environment Canada said the region could expect snowfall in the amounts of about 20 cm.

“An approaching frontal system will track across the southern interior tonight,” Environment Canada said. “Snow at times heavy will begin this evening and persist through Tuesday. Snowfall amounts up to 20 cm can be expected by Tuesday evening.”

By Letters to the editor on Monday Mar 11 2019

To The Editor:

By Contributor on Sunday Mar 10 2019

The YES Camp at Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island is an amazing life-changing experience for teens age 14 to 18, and this Kootenay Savings is sponsoring* (6) Kootenay kids to attend the camp for an action-packed week of fun, learning and adventure.