Two men charged in Williams Lake homicide

On May 5, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Williams Lake Mounties, attended a fatal stabbing death. Richard Richie Todd (19) was found critically injured and died in hospital from his injuries. The North District Major Crime Unit took conduct of the investigation and worked tirelessly with Williams Lake RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service on the investigation. […]

Kootenay memoir wins historical book award

Heritage House is proud to announce Galena Bay Odyssey: Reflectionsfrom a Hippie Homesteader has received a 2024 Historical Writing Award, presented by the British Columbia Historical Federation. On Saturday, May 4, the recipients were announced and acknowledged at the BC Historical Federation’s annual conference and awards dinner, held this year in Chilliwack. Author Ellen Schwartz […]

Kelowna: Impaired driver hits parked police vehicle

On May 4, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Kelowna RCMP officers were assisting paramedics in the 400-block of Lawrence Ave when an officer observed an unrelated white SUV backing up nearby and come into contact with a parked police vehicle before attempting to drive away. The driver was stopped immediately after where officers noted indicators of […]

Castlegar's Travis Green named the next head coach of the Ottawa Senators

The long-awaited search for the next head coach of the Ottawa Senators has officially come to an end. President of Hockey Operations and GM, Steve Staios announced that Travis Green, originally from Castlegar, BC, has been named the next head coach in franchise history, a title he will hold through the end of the 2027-28 […]

RCMP seek identity of suspect in Warfield break/enter/theft

On Friday, May 3, 2024, 6:51 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer investigated a break, enter, and theft at a residence in the 300 block of Whitman Way, in Warfield, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “The front door to the residence sustained damage from the suspect entering the residence,” Wicentowich said, […]

COUNCIL MATTERS: Rossland City Council Meeting, May 6, 2024

A new Rossland Farmers Market in the works. Attend the FREE FireSmart Forum! What’s going on at the RDKB and where the money goes. New rules about public hearings and Public Input Period. Present: Mayor Andy Morel and Councillors Stewart Spooner, Craig Humpherys, Eliza Boyce, Maya Provençal (virtual), and Jeff Weaver, Lisa Kwiatkowski. Staff: CAO […]

Trail sees uptick in human/bear conflict

On Friday, May 3, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report of a bear in the yard of a residence in the 2000 block of 7 Avenue in Trail, according to RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. The officer attended and locate the approximately two-year-old brown coloured […]

192 British Columbians lost to toxic drugs in March 2024

Data released by the BC Coroners Service shows toxic drugs claimed the lives of at least 192 people in March, and at least 572 lives in the first three months of 2024. The data reflects an 11% decrease in the number of lives lost when compared with March 2023 (215), when 6.9 people died each […]

BC Hydro’s Columbia and Duncan Operations Update Meeting May 15

We are pleased to invite you to attend our Columbia and Duncan operations update meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. PDT. This meeting will be held virtually via MS Teams. During this meeting, we will provide information about this year’s snowpack, forecasted inflows, and the expected summer levels for Kinbasket Reservoir, Revelstoke Reservoir, Arrow Lakes […]

BC SPCA reminds guardians of the importance of having a plan for their pets

The BC SPCA wants to remind guardians during emergency preparedness week and National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on May 11, that when they make an emergency plan for their family, they need to plan for their pets too.           “Making a plan for your pet not only ensures their safety, it also plays a role […]

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