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By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jan 28 2020

Over 150 Cadets and Officers from all 12 East and West Kootenay units meet this past weekend to engage in friendly sports and fitness competition. Sea, Army and Air Cadets from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Golden, Elkford, Cranbrook, Trail, Nelson and Kimberly joined their host, the 581 Castlegar Air Cadets, at Selkirk College to take part in activities ranging from volleyball and basketball to 20 m shuttle runs and push-upsand even a dance.

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jan 28 2020

Columbia Valley RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Invermere resident.

On Jan. 26, Columbia Valley RCMP received a missing person report for Belinda Dawn Eugene, who was last seen earlier that morning in the Radium Hot Springs area. There is nothing to indicate foul play at this time, and police have reason to believe that Belinda may have been hitch hiking, destined for the Kamloops area.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 27 2020

The Columbia Basin Trust board has elected a new chairperson to replace retiring Rick Jensen a media release said Monday.

Columbia Basin Trust announced that Jocelyn Carver has been elected Chair of the board.

CBT also announced that David Raven has been elected Vice-Chair and Castlegar’s Bill van Yzerloo is joining the board as a director.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 27 2020

Following 18 months of lobbying and letter writing, a portion of the land around Nelson’s beloved Cottonwood Lake has been saved from clear cut logging.

However, the Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society (CLPS) will not rest until all of the remaining 67 percent of the prized parcel — roughly 121 acres located on the steep old growth slopes directly above the lake — has been preserved.

And the CLPS has one year to raise upwards of $750,000 to preserve the remaining lands thanks to a negotiated temporary halt to private logging.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Jan 24 2020

Organizers of Make A Change Canada Nelson got more than they bargained for when a sellout crowd took to the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena Thursday night to watch the Montreal Canadiens alumni in action against the Kootenay Patricks.

The game not only treated the more than 1,400 fans in attendance, but also raised money for Make A Change Canada Nelson, a local charity that provides online career assistance training as well as a web development and design program.

Make A Change Canada Nelson was the main organizers of Thursday’s charity contest.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 23 2020

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for Highway 3, from Grand Forks to Creston, which includes the Kootenay Paas and Paulson Summit.

Environment Canada said anyone traveling Highway 3 can expect a long period of snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 25 cm.

“A frontal system will bring heavy snow to Kootenay Pass and Paulson Summit (Thursday) tonight,” Environment Canada website said.

“Warm air moving into the interior will cause snow levels to rise tonight, and snow will change to rain at lower elevations.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jan 22 2020

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RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown male suspect who is believed to be responsible for the theft of a package from the porch of a Castlegar home in mid-December.

By Trail Champion on Monday Jan 20 2020

Scads of snow kept police busy with MVIs this past weekend, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Trail Champion on Monday Jan 20 2020
Police are warning residents to be wary of wildlife after a house cat mixed it up with a bobcat in Trail, according to top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
 
"On Jan. 15, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a complaint about a wild bobcat that had an altercation with a house cat in the area of Gryo Park, in Trail. The house cat was reported to be in good condition after the incident. The bobcat hung around the park and a RCMP officer took the attached pictures.
By DriveSmartBC on Monday Jan 20 2020

One wouldn't think that stopping at a stop sign would be such a problem for drivers. It seems relatively simple, come to a complete stop, look both ways and then go if it is safe to do so. With the poor compliance rate, we should ask is the stop sign the best form of traffic control for intersections that are not controlled by traffic signals?

Let's examine what making a proper stop means and where it has to be done. You may be surprised to learn that the stop sign itself simply tells you what you must do, not where you have to do it.

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