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By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Feb 11 2020

People in the Interior Health (IH) region have another tool to make safer choices about drug use. For some, the stigma or shame associated with seeking out substance use services can be a barrier to accessing the health system. Now, new take-home drug testing strips are available and offer an alternative to clients who previously had to come into supervised consumption sites or community health centres to check their drugs.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 11 2020

A Slocan Park man received the thrill of a lifetime when he went to cash in his Luxury Crossword XIII Scratch & Win ticket recently at the Slocan Valley Co-op.

Michael Kooznetsoff said machine wasn’t the only thing that froze.

“I couldn’t believe it – I started shaking and almost dropped to my knees,” Kooznetsoff said in a BC Lottery media release.

The excitement continued when Kooznetsoff got home after realizing he’d won $100,000 — his wife had an equally euphoric reaction.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Feb 10 2020

An off-duty officer’s awareness led to the arrest of a man wanted Canada-wide for parole violations said Sergeant Chad Badry in a RCMP media release Monday.

The man, a suspect in an arson at a Kamloops Hotel, was arrested without incident in Grand Forks Sunday after the officer, on her way to work, spotted a person fitting the description of the suspect walking down the street.

By Contributor on Monday Feb 10 2020

Hall Printing is celebrating a centenary birthday this year with grand plans that include launching new branding and transferring ownership.

The West Kootenay mainstay has a rich history, providing print services to residents and professionals for 100 years. To extend the shop’s legacy, owner Ingrid Hope is pleased to announce co-ownership with her son Mackenzie.

“I’m super confident Mackenzie will do an excellent job,” said Ingrid Hope. “He already manages our second location in Nelson extremely well.”

By RDKB on Sunday Feb 09 2020

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR) has received $6,591 worth of high-powered LED flashlights from Retriev Technologies in Trail to assist firefighters on the job.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Feb 09 2020

A young person's brain is not fully matured until the age of 25. The prefrontal cortex manages executive functions such as impulse control and weighing consequences but may not do a great job of it for teenagers. If you are faced with a teen driver who is consistently making bad choices, what do you do?

This is a serious consideration as the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit says that motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of unintentional injury and death across all ages in BC.

By RDKB on Friday Feb 07 2020

Today the BC River Forecast Centre released the latest Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin, showing higher-than-normal levels for both the Boundary and West Kootenay snowpacks. The Boundary snowpack is at 128 per cent of normal, which is a seven per cent increase since January 1, 2020. The West Kootenay snowpack is also higher than normal at 126 per cent and it has increased 15 per cent since last reported.

By Trail Champion on Friday Feb 07 2020

One person was killed in a single-vehicle MVI in the Gulch (Trail)  this morning, according to KBRFR Cpt. Glen Gallamore, who said the call came in at 9:15 a.m.

Seven firefighters responded, arriving on scene at 9:25 a.m.

"Trail Station 374 responded to a report of  single vehicle rollover on Hwy 3b below Annabel," Gallamore said in a press release Friday afternoon. "One vehicle left the road and rolled down an embankment above the Bocce pits on Perdu St in the Gulch."

He said the vehicle had only one occupant, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

By City of Trail on Friday Feb 07 2020

The City of Trail (the City), with input from Interior Health (IH), recently concluded a comprehensive engineering evaluation pertaining to the construction of a second access road to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). Trail Council provided funding within the City’s 2019 Capital Plan to complete this evaluation as Council had identified the review and potential development of a second access road as a strategic priority.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Feb 07 2020

The Slocan Lake RCMP is seeking assistance in locating Douglas Morrison, who was reported missing on Jan. 22, 2020, according to RCMP Cpl. Jamie Moffat.

Morrison is a 66-year-old Caucasian. He was reported missing from his residence in Slocan, BC, by a neighbor who last saw him on or about Jan. 14, 2020.

Searches have been conducted in the area around Douglas Morrison’s residence, with the assistance of Nakusp Search and Rescue, without positive result.

Morrison is described as about 5’9”, approximately 141 lbs, slim build, hazel eyes with balding grey hair.