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By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jan 23 2018

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has confirmed the identity of the remains found in the trunk of a burnt out vehicle left abandoned and ablaze on Hwy 22 on Jan.14.

Following the completion of a forensic examination of the remains found in a vehicle near Trail, the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit and Trail and Greater District RCMP have confirmed the identity of the remains as those of 38-year-old Jordan Workman of Castlegar. RCMP investigators in conjunction with the BC Coroners Service have also determined that Workman’s death was a homicide.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 23 2018

The worst is over, unless a person lives in the higher elevations, after Environment Canada ended its snowfall warning.

Drivers are advised to check DriveBC for any delays on Highways, especially the Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass — the latter experiencing delays Thursday morning as work crews deal with avalanche deposit removal.

By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Jan 23 2018

Cannabis is now on the municipal menu as the city served up the recipe for its three-month public engagement strategy for cannabis legalization beginning later this month.

City council passed a resolution approving the strategy on Monday night during its regular meeting, noting that a professional facilitator has already been retained to work with the city’s Development Services staff to prepare a detailed engagement strategy for cannabis legalization.

By CBT on Monday Jan 22 2018

From counting bird species to increasing composting, 32 projects from around the Columbia Basin will address environmental well-being thanks to $870,000 from Columbia Basin Trust Environment Grants.

By Bob Hall on Monday Jan 22 2018

The Selkirk College Saints kept their first-place hopes alive with a pair of victories over southern rival Eastern Washington University in a home-and-home weekend series.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jan 22 2018

Castlegar RCMP are reminding people not to fall for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scams, according to Sgt. Laurel Mathew. 

“On Jan. 22, a resident was scammed out of $1,200 when the ‘CRA representative’ stated that they would be arresting this person if the ‘debt’ was not paid ASAP,” Mathew said. “The victim was told to purchase $1,200 in STEAM Fast Cards (video game play), scratch the bar codes, and provide the code to a fellow named David Ordon who claimed to be from the CRA.  

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 22 2018

Grand Forks RCMP are recommending charges after two males were arrested following theft of Canada Post mailboxes in Christina Lake police said a media release Monday.

Acting on a complaint from citizens of Christina Lake, Grand Forks RCMP responded to a theft in progress from some Canada Post mailboxes.

“While members were responding to Christina Lake they were able to intercept the suspects in a Dodge truck,” RCMP said.

“Two males have been taken into custody.”

By Contributor on Monday Jan 22 2018

This National Non-Smoking Week (January 21-27), the Clean Air Coalition of BC is recommending ways the provincial government can take action to prevent youth from smoking, help those most heavily addicted, and address increasingly complex smoking patterns.  

By Trail Champion on Saturday Jan 20 2018

Highway 22 near Genelle was reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic briefly Saturday afternoon after a single-vehicle roll-over, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Grant Tyson.

He said four firefighters from Genelle and three from Trail responded to a call that came in at 2 p.m.

He said the vehicle, an SUV, had three occupants, all of whom were treated for minor injuries by BC Ambulance Services.

The cause of the crash is unknown, as road conditions were clear.

The incident is being investigated by RCMP.

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jan 18 2018

The city will be turning to one of the major culprits of climate change and asking them to help fund the costs associated with the environmental degradation it has caused.

A resolution will be brought forward to the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments’ annual general meeting this year to request fossil fuel companies help fund the costs associated with climate change, and to ask the province and the federal government to review their legislation toward that end.

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