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By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 14 2019

BC Basketball Officials Association is calling an unsportsmanlike foul on cancer during its Pink Whistle Campaign.

During the first few weeks of February, fans watching local high school basketball games probably have noticed game officials using a Pink Whistle to make calls.

The annual campaign strives to raise funds for all cancers.

"Many of our members, along with players and coaches have in some way had to deal with someone suffering from cancer," said Bruce Fuhr, West Kootenay Basketball Officials Association President said.

By Trevor Miller on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a three-point night from Owen Ozar as well as coming from behind twice to help them to a 3-2 victory in overtime over the Penticton Vees on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

A smash-and-grab in the wee hours of Monday morning saw two Trail men arrested according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Micentowich.

He said the store’s alarm went off at 3:52 a.m. on Feb. 11, bringing police to the Shopper’s Drug Mart located at 1305 Cedar Ave. in Trail. P

“Police discovered that a window had been broken with a cement block and merchandise had been stolen from the store,” he said, adding RCMP then viewed the surveillance video and tracked down two 31-year-old male suspects in downtown Trail who were believed responsible for the incident.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

A Trail man will likely be facing charges after a crash Sunday that police believe to be drug-related, according to Trail top cop Mike Wicentowich.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

Two close encounters of the kitty kind have RCMP warning the public about potential wildlife conflicts, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment responded to a report of a cougar in the 3100 block of Iris Crescent, in Glenmerry," Wicentowich said in a press release. "The RCMP attended and verified that it was a cougar from the paw prints left in the snow.  A passing motorist flagged down the police officer at the scene and reported he had just seen the cougar near East Highway Drive."

By kootenaygallery3 on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

The Kootenay Gallery of Art exhibition season opens with two exhibitions. Both exhibitions feature installation art that allows the viewer to be immersed in the art as well as featuring art on the walls.

By Contributor on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

What better way to enjoy our beautiful Kootenay winter than an evening of guided snowshoeing or fat biking under the moonlight with friends and family?  Get ready for a great evening out in our third annual Moonlight Snowshoe & Fatbike Quest featuring excellent food, outdoor fun, adventure and prizes - all in support of a great cause!

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

Trail crime statistics topped the city council agenda at its regular meeting Monday night, as Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich provided a state-of-the-detachment report to mayor and council .

Wicentowich’s report compared crime statistics from the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

In a media release Wednesday (February 13), the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. said investigators have been sent to the Bonnington area, approximately 18 kilometers west of Nelson following an overnight shooting.

The IIO said shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, there was an officer-involved shooting in Bonnington.

By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

The seeds have been planted for a triad of recreational cannabis shops to begin operation in Nelson.

City council recently approved three out of four applications for licences at its regular meeting through a “lottery” vote, the criteria and scoring of which had been detailed by the previous city council in 2018.

The former Kootenay’s Medicine Tree — now the Kootenay’s Cannabis Tree — was given unanimous approval to operate in the Lakeside industrial zone, and was the only application for the area.