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By Contributor on Monday Jun 03 2019

The RBC Foundation has donated $50,000 to the Take a Hike Foundation through RBC Future Launch. Dale Verdon, Manager at the Nelson RBC Branch met with the West Kootenay Take a Hike class to present the $50,000 cheque that will help one hundred vulnerable youth graduate high school and support Take a Hike’s expansion to Vancouver Island.

As part of their commitment to creating positive social impact andempowering youth, RBC Foundation and RBC employees have supported the Take a Hike Foundation since its inception in 2000.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 03 2019

The West Kootenay Timberwolves kicked off the first of two back-to-back home weekends in Rossland on June 1.  The visiting Cranbrook Outlaws were looking for their second win of the season against the Timberwolves. The players did not disappoint the fans, with both teams delivering a strong and entertaining performance. The game ended tied at 6, with neither team able to score in the 5‑minute sudden death overtime.

By Trail Champion on Monday Jun 03 2019

A Trail man is facing charges after an altercation at a local pub, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Wicentowich said that, on June 1 at roughly 6 p.m., thepolice responded to a call of an assault with a weapon at the Tunnel Pub on Schofield Highway. 

"A 54-year-old male was hit in the face with a beer glass by another 54-year-old male assailant during a verbal dispute.  Alcohol was a factor in the situation," Wiocentowich said. 

By Trail Champion on Monday Jun 03 2019

A suspected arsonist has been arrested in connection with a fire Tuesday, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“On May 28, at 5:44 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to the report of an intentionally set fire outside of the Gescan building in the 1300 block of Columbia Avenue in Trail,” Wicentowich said.

He said the RCMP located and arrested a 34-year-old male suspect near the area of the fire.  

By City of Castlegar on Friday May 31 2019

The City of Castlegar has received a grant that will make an important re-investment in the West Kootenay Regional Airport in 2019.

A $1,050,000 grant received from the BC Air Access Program (BCAAP) will rehabilitate taxiway B and two-thirds of the apron at the airport. The City will contribute $350,000 (25% of total project costs) to the $1,400,000 project.

By Contributor on Friday May 31 2019

Job seekers, employers and the public are invited to the grand opening of the new WorkBC Centre in downtown Trail on Thursday, June 6. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors can check out the brand-new space at 1499 Bay Avenue, meet staff and discover all the services and programs offered by WorkBC.

The new centre will serve job seekers and employers in Trail, Rossland, Warfield, Fruitvale, Montrose and RDKB Electoral Areas A and B.

By RDKB on Friday May 31 2019

Representatives from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Greater Trail Victim Services Program, the RCMP Trail Detachment and the Greater Trail Community Justice Program gathered with Metis and First Nations representatives, the Trail Kiwanis Club and dozens of other community members to unveil a bench to memorialize victims and survivors of crime on May 28 at Jubilee Park.

By Castlegar Source on Friday May 31 2019

The West Kootenay Regional Airport will be receiving $1.05 million through the B.C. Air Access Program to improve safety and convenience for people travelling through the Castlegar.   

“Airports are a key link for the people who live, work and play in our beautiful region,” said New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy. “Our government sees the value and importance of investing in rural transportation infrastructure.”

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday May 31 2019

Keep your eyes peeled this Sunfest for our newest iteration of police patrols in Castlegar – the bicycle cop.

Castlegar RCMP actually has two new e-bikes now and two officers trained to use them, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 30 2019

If the Nelson Curling Club didn’t have any bad luck, the organization would have no luck at all.

The club experienced its second ammonia leak less than five months Tuesday at the facility next to the Nelson and District Community Complex on Cedar Street.

Club president Gord Wiess said in a media release the executive was aware of the potential of a small leak in the dormant system but was hoping the remaining ammonia could be removed before any additional leaks occurred.