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By Trail Champion on Friday Jun 19 2020

A Fruitvale man has been arrested and some Trail residents lost power for more than an hour after a single vehicle crashed into a power pole yesterday, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich..

He said the call came in at 6:56 a.m. for a single vehicle collision near Highway Drive and Hwy3b.

"A grey 2008 GMC Canyon pickup truck collided with a cement barricade, and leapt over it before further colliding with a hydro pole containing live power lines," Wicentowich said.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 18 2020

The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) in media release Thursday announced $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year.

“This is no small feat,” said Dan Buffett, CEO of HCTF.

“It reflects a diversity of funding from our core contributors [hunters, anglers, trappers and guides], court awards, provincial government contributions and endowments, and our partners such as the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC).”

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 18 2020

The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce Tim Fragle as the team’s next General Manager and Head Coach.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jun 18 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are announcing eight new COVID-19 confirmed positive cases, for a total of 2,783 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 190 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,425 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 18 2020

Ed. Note: This mistake was mine and mine alone - I misunderstood and said the first 9-1-1 call was sent immediately to the correct dispatch centre. This was incorrect - the first two calls were automatically routed to Kelowna. The third call was correctly dispatched. The third call came in with 40 seconds of the first call. I apologize for my error. ~ Kyra Hoggan

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 18 2020

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall said a step-by-step online guide that helps simplify and streamline the licensing process will benefit small scaled producers in the area, and throughout the province.

A BC Government media release said the Cannabis Production Regulatory Navigator has been created to help prospective cannabis cultivators and processors work their way through the steps required to get their regulated and approved products to market.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 16 2020

Finally, some good news for a graduating student in Kootenay Lake School District during the final high school term interrupted by the — COVID-19 — pandemic.

Mount Sentinel Grad Freya Emery was recently selected to receive a 2020 Beedie Luminaries Scholarship.

The Beedie Luminaries Scholarship Program is aimed at giving promising BC students the opportunity to advance their education, achieve their dreams and inspire others.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Jun 15 2020

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, has released the following statement in response to calls for British Columbia’s Police Act reform:

“Everyone deserves to be treated fairly by the police, and our government acknowledges that for many Black, Indigenous and other people of colour, that hasn’t always been the case. Ensuring the police are held accountable to the highest standards for fair and unbiased conduct is crucial to maintaining public trust.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jun 15 2020

A man has died after a shooting in Oliver, according to a press release issued Sunday.

By Bob Hall on Monday Jun 15 2020

To ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season will not begin its regular season any sooner than January 2021.

At last week’s annual general meeting, the Selkirk College Saints and other member teams decided that safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic require an approach that protects players and team personnel.

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