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By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Commissioner Larry Martel said the league has started an investigation following a report of racial taunting by a player during Saturday’s game in Nelson between the Leafs and the Kamloops Storm.

Martel said the incident happened during the game when a Leafs player came to his coach and told him about comments made toward him, and the coach then informed the officials.

“None of the on-ice officials had heard anything but all crews are aware that this type of incidents can and has happened,” Martel told The Nelson Daily.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

A Saskatchewan man was taken into custody following a report of an assault in the Rosemont area last month Nelson Police said in a media release Monday.

Nelson Police said Eldon Lemaigre was arrested without incident inside Our Daily Bread on 500 Falls Street and now faces various charges in relation to the Rosemont assault.

Lemaigre, 40, is charged with Assault with a weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Breach of his release conditions.

Police said the arrest was made after a man was assaulted in Rosemont a few days before.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 03 2019

Cooler and drier was the overall assessment of weather in October said Jesse Ellis of the Southeast Fire Center Weather Forecaster in the monthly synopsis released Friday.

Ellis said a northwesterly or northerly flow aloft that dominated much of October helped bring cooler and drier than average conditions to the area.

“The month's peak temperature (17.4 degrees) that occurred under mainly sunny skies on the afternoon of the November 6th fell well short of the monthly record of 27.2 degrees set in 1980,” Ellis said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 31 2019

Could this be the last time the clocks turn back one hour in BC to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time?

Thursday, on the eve of time change weekend, the first Sunday of November when most places fall back at 2 a.m., the BC Government introduced the interpretation amendment act to allow for a future move to permanent daylight saving time (DST) after 93% of British Columbian respondents indicated support for the change in a record-breaking public engagement.

By Letters to the editor on Thursday Oct 31 2019

To The Editor:

I had the privilege of growing up in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program which was started by war amputee veterans. Through Operation Legacy, which is made up of members of CHAMP, we pay tribute to the veterans who founded the Association and all those who have served our country.

By Katrine Conroy on Thursday Oct 31 2019

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming over $91,000 in Community Gaming Grant funding to Parent Advisory Councils to benefit students in Kootenay West.

“This is great news for parents and students in the Kootenays,” said Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West. “These gaming grants will continue to support PACs with the important work they do to enhance and enrich the school experience for our kids.”

By Trail Champion on Thursday Oct 31 2019
A Trail woman has died after being struck by a vehicle at an intersection, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
"On Oct. 30 at 1:44 p.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a report of a collision between a car being driven by a 68-year-old male of Trail and a 81-year-old female pedestrian of Trail at the intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue in Trail," Wicentowich said. "The 81-year-old female pedestrian received injuries to her head, arm, and leg and was transported to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.
By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 30 2019

There’s never been a better time to Fall Head Over Tails in Love. 

The BC SPCA is teaming up with Hill’s®Pet Nutrition on Saturday, Nov. 9 to offer its second annual province-wide adoption promotion.

During this one-day event, animals at each branch across the province will be able to go to a loving home at a reduced fee. Most of the animals in SPCA care, including dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, rats and guinea pigs will be eligible for 50 per cent off the adoption fee and BC Pet Registry fee. Adoption discounts for farm animals will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Oct 30 2019

The Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP is wishing everyone a fun and safe Halloween on Thursday, Oct. 31.  Sunset will occur at 5:32 p.m. on Halloween, which means that most Treat-or-Treaters will be walking around local neighbourhoods in the darkness.    

The RCMP are offering the following tips for Trick-or-Treaters:

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Oct 30 2019

Fifteen officers are now cleared to use tasers, thanks to a training exercise in Trail, according to Trail Top Cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"From Oct. 21 to 25, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP hosted taser training, which resulted in the certification of eight police officers and the re-certification of seven police officers in its operation."

He said all police officers were from within the West Kootenays (including Trail Detachment) except one who had recently transferred. 

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