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By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

Trail RCMP were kept busy over the weekend with drug and alcohol-related calls – some examples of which are as follows:

“On May 9 at 3:30 p.m. West Kootenay Traffic Services conducted an investigation into a 38-year-old male driver, of Trail, for allegedly operating his vehicle while suspended from driving and being impaired by alcohol,” said RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “The driver was travelling on Highway 3B in Warfield at the time of the incident.    

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

A local couple got a rude interruption Friday night, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On May 10, at 1:31 a.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP were called by a couple who were having intimate relations in the back of a pick up truck in the 1400 block of Green Lane, in Trail," he said. "The couple were upset when they attracted a male onlooker who was wearing all black and hide behind a pole watching them during the event. The male ran off once he was noticed by the couple." 

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue crews were kept busy Friday night with seven suspicious wildland fires, according to Cpt. Grant Tyson.

Tyson said the initial call came in at 11:27 p.m., to Riverside and Columbia Avenues, and six Trail firefighters responded.

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

It was a busy and productive weekend for the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP during the 2019 Trail Silver City Days, acccording to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

A 33-year-old Trail man may be facing a laundry list of charges after a sharp-eyed, off-duty police officer attending Silver City Days with his family noticed suspicious behaviour, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 12 2019

The Capitol Theatre is wrapping up the 2018-19 season with a bang as CBC Radio’s Ali Hassan comes to the Heritage City.

Hassan, host of CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud, a frequent guest host on Q and the host of Canada Reads, will be at the Capitol Theatre Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 p.m.. as part of his  stand up comedy show Muslim Interrupted.

CBC television viewers may remember the Actor and Stand-Up Comedian from his season as the lead comedy panelist on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. 

By Letters to the editor on Friday May 10 2019

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Dear Minister Conroy,

After 16 years of a government that constantly picked fights with teachers and underfunded public schools, many in BC’s education sector felt relief when your government was elected. Teachers heard MLAs like you congratulate us on our Supreme Court win and back us up on our fight for more funding. 

By Contributor on Friday May 10 2019

The all-party Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is holding a public hearing in Castlegar on Thursday, May 23, 2019, to receive input on children and youth with neuro-diverse (e.g., ASD, FASD, developmental delay) special needs.

The committee invites parents, caregivers, service providers and advocates to share their experiences and challenges with assessment and eligibility processes, and their recommendations for improvement.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 09 2019

The city has drawn into the house for the curling club but it will be the regional partners that now hold the hammer on making sure the project to repair the ice plant is a complete sweep by October.

A request by the Nelson Curling Club (NCC) to the city for funding to help repair its ailing ice plant before the season begins in October has been met and raised to $30,000 by city council, after council passed a motion Monday night during its regular meeting.

By Contributor on Thursday May 09 2019

May is here, and so are the fish says Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. The weather has been awesome for the past couple weeks and the waters are coming to life. So Kerry & Company have been on the water on a regular basis and things are looking up.