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By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jun 18 2019
On June 17, 2019, at 8:04 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a report of a male suspect driving a scratched up red van bearing an Alberta licence plates following a 10-year-old boy walking home in the area of Dhalia Crescent and Tulip Street in Trail.  
At one point, the male suspect ask the boy to get into his vehicle to which the boy replied "no" and ran home to report the incident to his mother.  The male suspect was described as wearing a "DC" shirt and blue jeans.
By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jun 18 2019

A bizarre intrusion has police asking for public assistance in identifying a man who frightened a small family early this morning, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

"On Tuesday June 18, a Castlegar woman and her son were awoken by an intruder who came into their house at approximately 4:40 am.," said a press release issued today.

By BC Hydro on Monday Jun 17 2019

The navigational lock at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam will be closed starting at noon on Friday, June 21. The lock will reopen at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 22.   

This closure is necessary to undertake maintenance activities that will ensure the long-term, reliable and safe operation of the navigational lock. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this closure may cause and thank you for your support while this work is completed.

By Interior Health Authority on Monday Jun 17 2019

Starting today, work begins to replace old nuclear medicine technology at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) with a new SPECT CT camera, which will provide better images and enhance patient care.

Redeveloping the nuclear medicine department is also part of this $1.63 million project, funded by the Province of B.C./Interior Health (IH) and the West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District.

Construction will temporarily suspend nuclear medicine testing at the hospital for about 15 weeks, with expected completion at the end of September.

By Bob Hall on Monday Jun 17 2019

A fresh look for Selkirk College athletics reflects the rugged beauty of the region while maintaining an important connection to post-secondary history.

Earlier this year, the college reached out to students, employees, alumni and community members about the Selkirk College Saints look, logo and name. Through online input and commenting via Rossland-based ThoughtExchange, it was clear that the name Saints should remain in place and a new logo would be welcomed.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 13 2019

Police are looking for public tips to help find a man who almost ran down a toddler while fleeing police on a dirt bike this afternoon, according to RCMP. Cpl. Brett Turner.

“I was doing patrols and witnessed what appeared to be an uninsured dirt bike tailgating a car near Columbia Road and Waterloo Road (south side of Hwy 3 in Ootischenia),” Turner said, adding that’s when police activated their emergency equipment in an attempt to pull the dirt bike over.

“The driver then accelerated and sped away, and in the process, almost struck a young child on a tricycle.”

By Bob Hall on Thursday Jun 13 2019

When Charles Mak first arrived to Selkirk College from Hong Kong in late-1986, international education was a virtually unknown post-secondary entity in the West Kootenay. Much has changed over the last 33 years.

Now working for a successful Shanghai-based office furniture company, Mak spends half his year traveling to all parts of the world where his time spent getting an English language education in British Columbia comes in handy. On his way to Chicago from Vancouver in early-June, Mak touched down in Castlegar for the first time since he left in 1989.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Jun 13 2019
In a brief press release issued this morning, police confirmed that missing Trail man Steven Sutherland was found.
"Steven Sutherland has been LOCATED and is being assessed. Thank you to the public, SAR, and media for the assistance."
Previous coverage:
On June 12, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a report that Steven Sutherland, a 58-year-old male, was missing somewhere in the Trail and Greater area.
By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

The BC Wildfire Service is advising the public that effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, which includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District.

The BC Wildfire Service is implementing this prohibition to help prevent wildfires caused by Category 3 burning and to protect public safety.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

Well, the warm weather is upon us, and the water temperatures have warmed up and the fish have become aggressive!  Here’s the latest reports:

Kootenay Lake:

The Lake has been super productive for the last month.  Water temp has finally jumped above 50 degrees, and the fish are feeding.  We saw a pretty good flying ant hatch earlier in the month, and that got everything started.  The fish are now all looking up. Surface fishing seems to be the best technique now.