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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 26 2019

Thank you, Mother Nature.

Environment Canada said an upper level disturbance has moved from coastal BC south into Washington State bringing a colder airmass to the interior.

The snow level is near 1000 metres this morning bringing the white stuff to many of the southern interior highway passes, including Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass sections of Highway 3.
Environment Canada said 15 to 20 cm of snow has already accumulated last night and a further 5 to 10 cm is expected through today.

By Benjamin Phillips on Thursday Sep 26 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the signing of former Victoria Royals defenceman Jameson Murray.

The Kelowna, BC native comes to Trail with more than 120 games played in the WHL, split between the Calgary Hitman, Everett Silvertips and most recently the Victoria Royals. Jameson amassed 6 goals and 23 assists during his time in the WHL. The 6’3″, 185lbs defenceman brings a lot of size with him to the Smoke Eaters and as a 20-year-old brings another veteran presence to the team.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 25 2019

Yesterday (Tuesday) was a very busy day for first responders on Hwy 3B, with three MVAs within less than three-and-a-half hours.

The first call came in to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR) at 1:24 p.m, according to Cpt. Glen Gallamore. He said crews (including four firefighters from Trail and four from Warfield) arrived on scene at 1:35 p.m. to find an MVA involving three people, two on a motorcycle and one in a passenger car.

By Benjamin Phillips on Wednesday Sep 25 2019

The BC Hockey League announced Monday that Smoke Eaters forward Kent Johnson was named BCHL Player of the Week following a ten-point performance over a four game week.

By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Sep 24 2019

An initial courtroom defeat in the fight against logging in an Argenta/Johnson’s Landing watershed has instead moved the protest from the logging roads of north Kootenay Lake to the roads of the internet.

The protest camp, Camp Caribou, set up this summer by Brock Snyder and Mick Grabowski on the Salisbury Forest Service Road in Argenta, was used to call attention to Cooper Creek Cedar’s plan to cut six forest blocks (up to 40,000 cubic metres) on the “Face” near the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy.

By Trail Champion on Monday Sep 23 2019

It  may be legal to grow pot plants, but they still come with some responsibility, according RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich, who added marijuana is still a controlled substance.

"On Sept. 21,  the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a complaint that two marihuana (sic) plants were stolen from the yard in the 1900 block of Oak Street in Trail.

"The RCMP would like to remind the public that it is the responsibility of the grower to hide marihuana plants from public view and to take reasonable security measures when producing outdoor marihuana plants. 

By Trail Champion on Monday Sep 23 2019

The 'Dog Days of Summer' have become an umpleasant reality for one local woman, according to Trial top cop Mike Wicentowich.

"On Sept. 16, at 1:49 p.m. the ‘E’ Division Roving Traffic Police Dog Services Unit conducted a traffic stop and investigation into a 58-year-old-female who was driving in a green Volkswagen Beetle with a burnt out headlight in the area of Topping Street and Portland Avenue in Trail. 

By Trail Champion on Monday Sep 23 2019

On Sept. 19, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a complaint from the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) Health Foundation about an ongoing telephone fraud occurring in the Trail and Greater Area. 

The below message was issued by KBRH Health Foundation after reporting this incident to the RCMP:

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 23 2019

The 50-year-old female suspect involved in a random stabbing Thursday afternoon near the corner of Stanley and Baker Streets in Nelson is facing a handful of charges according to Nelson Police resulting from the incident.

Nelson Police said the woman has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 20 2019

More than a 1,000 people marched through the downtown core of Nelson Friday as part of a Climate Strike, an event, organized by local Friday’s For Futures students, designed to put pressure on world leaders as they prepare to gather at a UN climate summit.

The strike begins a week of global climate action, including many events in Nelson.