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By Trail Champion on Tuesday Nov 19 2019

An elderly Trail couple got a nasty wake-up call at roughly 9 a.m. when an intruder entered their home, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“On Nov. 17, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a complaint of a break, enter, and theft at a residence located in the 2000 block of Topping Street, in West Trail,” he said. “An unknown suspect ‘jiggled’ open a basement door in the residence and stole a small amount of money, fishing rods, a tackle box, 8-track cassettes, camping gear, rifle bolts, and a Bushnell range finder.”

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Nov 19 2019

The 'Christmas party' season has begun, and police are cautioning residents about taking festivities too far, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

'On Nov.15, at 3:53 a.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to call of a 36-year-old (Trail) male  laying on Hwy 22 between Rossland and Warfield," Wicentowich said in a press release. "The RCMP attended and discovered the male was conscious and sitting up on the side of the road but heavily intoxicated by alcohol. 

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Nov 19 2019

A Castlegar resident is back in custody after allegedly breaching conditions he was to abide by while awaiting trial. 

Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor said 35-year-old Andrew Cancela had been released by the courts after two separate RCMP investigations that included a traffic stop in March of 2018, in which Cancela was allegedly found in possession of cocaine, and another incident in July of 2018, in which RCMP executed a search warrant on Cancela’s residence allegedly locating cocaine and an amount of Canadian currency. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 18 2019

A weekend blitz by local police resulted in seven drivers being removed from the road due to alcohol impairment said RCMP in a media release Monday.

The blitz involved officers from Nelson Police Department, Nelson RCMP and the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit work together targeting impaired drivers in the Nelson area. Officers checked between 200 to 300 drivers.

‘Those drivers lost their drivers licences ranging from 3 to 90 days and their vehicles impounded ranging from 3 to 30 days for varying degrees of impairment,” the media release said.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Nov 17 2019

A commuter asked "I would really like to see the article written about what to do when we see a commercial transport vehicle that is driving in an unsafe manner. You gave us a phone number to call that specifically relates to tractor trailers, and who to call when we witness a driving infraction. I see it on a regular basis and most of the times the trucks are unmarked."

By Contributor on Sunday Nov 17 2019

Want to learn more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance? Attend a free workshop with Krista Patterson, who will share how to apply and what to expect from the application process.

Individuals working in all artistic disciplines as well as arts and cultural organizations residing in the Columbia Basin are invited to attend the workshops.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 15 2019

Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Shane Simpson and NDP colleague and Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall made a stop at Community Futures in Nelson Thursday to announce new initiative to support cannabis businesses in the Kootenays.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Nov 14 2019

Phony currency has police warning retailers and the public to be wary of high-denomination bills such as $50 and $100, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

``On Nov. 10, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received two separate reports of a male suspect using counterfeit $50 bills at businesses in the Trail area.

By RDKB on Thursday Nov 14 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Board of Directors elected new, first-time board chair Diane Langman at the November 13 board meeting. Director has represented the Village of Warfield on the RDKB Board for the last three years while she has served as mayor of Warfield.

Vice-chair Grace McGregor has returned to her role as vice-chair for the third consecutive term, acclaimed to the position.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Nov 14 2019

Recent thefts and the approaching holiday season have police reminding residents to be diligent in securing deliveries and packages.

Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said deliveries left on front doorsteps may be targeted by opportunistic thieves.

“On Nov. 8 at 12:28 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP were notified about two delivered Amazon packages stolen from a doorstep of a residence located in the 1700 block of Groutage Avenue,” he said. “This comes as an early warning to the public as Christmas approaches and home delivery begins to peak. 

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