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By Interior Health Authority on Thursday Dec 27 2018

Interior Health realizes the holiday season can often be viewed as a time filled with fond childhood memories, happy family traditions, and joyful events.

Although most of us have some happy times during the holidays, many of us also experience more difficult emotions, such as loneliness, stress, depression, and anxiety.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 20 2018

Another winter storm is brewing for most of the major highways in Southern BC, including Highway 3 the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass said Environment Canada Thursday.

The storm is due to an approaching low-pressure system will track inland Thursday and across the BC interior into the evening, including the Boundary, West Kootenay and Kootenay Lake regions.

“Heavy snow will persist today before tapering to flurries this evening,” Environment Canada said. “Snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm can be expected by this evening.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 20 2018

Concerned citizens upset over the potential logging of private lands surrounding Cottonwood Regional Park and the Nelson Nordic Apex Ski Trails jammed the Rod and Gun Club Wednesday night to formulate a plan on how to stop the owner from continuing to rape the hillside south of Nelson.

By CBT on Wednesday Dec 19 2018

A large tract of protected lands stretches between Nelson and Creston, including areas managed by the Province of British Columbia and the Darkwoods Conservation Area, owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Yet one area within Darkwoods — the Next Creek watershed — remains unprotected.

This is about to change, as NCC is one step closer to purchasing the land with $650,000 in support from Columbia Basin Trust.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 17 2018

Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass for Monday evening and into Tuesday.

Environment Canada said A moist Pacific frontal system is set to swing over southern BC Monday evening bringing snow as well as hazardous winter conditions.

“Heavy snow will develop this evening over Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass (with) total snowfall amount of up to 35 cm can be expected over the pass by Tuesday afternoon,”  Environment Canada said. “The heavy snow will ease late Tuesday as the system moves into Alberta.”

By RDKB on Monday Dec 17 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Greater Trail Victim Services Program works closely with the RCMP to offer victim services to people in the region who may have experienced trauma because of crime or another disturbing event.

The program has recently taken a more active role in finding clients in need of support rather than relying solely on referrals from the RCMP and other first responders. The result is a dramatic increase in the number of clients from 15 per month to over 70.

By Trail Champion on Monday Dec 17 2018
The Trail and Greater District Detachment continued its second weekend of its Christmas Counter Attack 2018 program which is running concurrently with province-wide programs.  Over the weekend of Dec. 14 to 16:
-  One person was issued 90 Day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions for being impaired by alcohol and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days. (Trail Detachment File # 2018-6532)
-  Two people were issued three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions for being impaired by alcohol and their vehicles were impounded for three days.
By Trail Champion on Monday Dec 17 2018

Police have arrested a Trail man after seizing drugs, money and a weapon, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Dec.13, at 5:55 p.m., the Joint Crime Reduction Unit of Trail and Castlegar, along with the assistance of Trail GD members, executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act at an address located on the 800 block of Rossland Avenue, in Trail," Wicentowich said in a press release Monday, addign that a male suspect was subsequently taken into custody.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Dec 16 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Kent Johnson (’02) has committed to the University of Michigan Wolverines for the 2020-21 season. 

Johnson, 16, is in his first season with the Smoke Eaters as well as the BC Hockey League, scoring 11 goals and adding 12 assists for 23 points to go along with 22 penalty minutes this season in 35 games played. The 6’1”, 167-pound forward started the season with a six-game point streak and is tied for the BCHL lead in scoring from an ’02-born player with his 35 points. 

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Dec 16 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal performance from Diarmad DiMurro to help them to a 3-2 victory over the Penticton Vees on Saturday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

Diarmad DiMurro scored his first two goals of his BC Hockey League career with Chase Stevenson opening the scoring with the Teddy Bear Toss goal to help the Smoke Eaters to the one-goal victory and pick up their third straight game collecting at least a point.