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By Castlegar Source on Thursday Mar 07 2019

A local prolific offender was arrested in the wee hours of Thursday morning, according to Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

“At 1:45 a.m., one of our members on patrol noticed tracks in the fresh snow which led him to believe a vehicle was driving erratically,” Oelke said. “He followed the tracks and found a male sitting in a vehicle just off 14 Ave by Kinnaird Park.

“The vehicle had been reported stolen the day before out of Trail.”

He said the man in the driver’s seat was known to police for prolific property offenses.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Mar 07 2019

Two separate MVIs Tuesday, within four km of each other, have underlined the hazardous seasonal road conditions.

Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke said the first call came in at 12:56 p.m. for a crash on Hwy 3 West, near College Creek Forest Service Road.

“The vehicle was driving on a straight stretch with a slight incline, hit a patch of ice, lost control, and went off road left into the ditch,” he said, adding the driver wasn’t injured and the vehicle sustained only minor damage.

By Trevor Miller on Thursday Mar 07 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters got a late lead from Kent Johnson and took a 3-1 series lead in their best-of-seven Interior Division Quarterfinal against the Merritt Centennials with a 3-2 victory in Game #4 on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 06 2019

 Call for entry: registration is now open for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place August 10 & 11, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm. Help us make the 11th anniversary tour the best yet!

By Trevor Miller on Wednesday Mar 06 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a 40-save performance from Donovan Buskey and a four-goal 2nd period to help them to a 5-2 Game #3 victory over the Merritt Centennials in their Interior Division Quarterfinal and took a 2-1 series lead at the Trail Memorial Centre on Tuesday night. 

By City of Trail on Wednesday Mar 06 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters and the City of Trail are working collectively to submit a bid to Hockey Canada in hopes of hosting the 2021 National Junior A Championship at the Trail Memorial Centre in May 2021. Bid submissions from all eligible host teams and committees are due by April 30, 2019. Hockey Canada will then review the submitted bids and make their decision in June 2019.

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Mar 05 2019

On Monday, March 4, at approximately 3:15 p.m., members of the West Kootenay Traffic Services along with Salmo and Castlegar Detachment attended to a two-vehicle head-on collision on Hwy 3 near the summit of the Bombi Pass between Castlegar and Salmo. Investigators have completed a preliminary investigation and confirmed that a westbound Nissan Xterra occupied by the driver and two passengers crossed over the centre line and collided sideways into the front of an eastbound Ford F150 occupied by only the driver.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Mar 04 2019

On March 4, at approximately 3:20p.m., Police and Emergency Services responded to a head-on collision on Highway 3 on the Bombi Pass near Salmo.

"Upon arrival it was determined that two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision and police can confirm two fatalities at this time," said a press release issued by RCMP.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 04 2019

Was it a way to skip school or a chance to make a change for the future? Organizers sure hope the latter is true because if change doesn’t happen soon there may be no future.

A couple of hundred students, some as young as 10 years old arriving with parents, flocked to the Nelson City Hall Courtyard Monday afternoon to participate in the Climate Change Strike.

The event, organized by Daniela Sirois Ennis and Alyssa Taburiaux, was an opportunity for local youth to tell the establishment they are upset with leaders’ inaction on climate change.

By Trail Champion on Monday Mar 04 2019

Ongoing issues with non-students abusing the Trail Selkirk College campus have both police and college authorities working to address the issue, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

He said this, most recent, response is due to an incident Friday.