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By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Apr 08 2019

A current and ongoing child pornography investigation in the Trail area has RCMP warning residents and businesses alike how vulnerable they may be if their WIFI isn’t properly secured.

“We have a unit within the RCMP that monitors this kind of activity,” said Trail top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “They alerted us that it was going on in our area, and General Investigation Services Const. Jason Bilkie investigated, executing a search warrant (along with other RCMP members) April 5 at a residence located in the 3000 block of Highway Drive in Trail.”

By Contributor on Sunday Apr 07 2019

Ed. Note: Diane Kalen-Sukra was a senior city staffer with the City of Castlegar, as well as the award-winning CAO of the Village of Salmo.

Local author, speaker and veteran community builder Diane Kalen-Sukra’s new book Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What to Do About It is being hailed by national civility advocates, media pundits and governance experts as a must-read for community leaders and citizens.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 07 2019

This must have been Following Too Closely Week in British Columbia. I received the story of an incident in Sooke, an analysis of a video from Richmond and was subjected to this dangerous behaviour myself. You might be able to get away with ignoring the Motor Vehicle Act, but the laws of physics will eventually prevail.

The story out of Sooke goes like this:

By Trail Champion on Sunday Apr 07 2019
On April 5, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP and Trail Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 3000 block of Highway Drive in Trail, during the course of an investigation into the Possession of Child Pornography contrary to Section 163.1 of the Criminal Code. The RCMP questioned two local people, a 27-year-old female and a 65-year-old male, in regards to this investigation.
By kootenaygallery3 on Friday Apr 05 2019

West Kootenay youth Stanley Humphries, Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre (both Trail and Castlegar) and Rossland Summit School are featuring their art in the annual Young Visions 2019 exhibition.  It opens Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm at the Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar. Everyone is welcome to attend the free opening event. As a special treat this year, Ms Reddick’s Food 10 class will cater the opening evening.

By CBT on Thursday Apr 04 2019

More people in the Columbia Basin will have better access to nutritious food and healthy meals as ten food recovery projects move forward to reduce food waste and help families meet their basic needs. These projects are receiving over $440,000 from Columbia Basin Trust.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 04 2019

With a shifting focus northward, third-year Selkirk College Nursing Program students will make their final trip to Guatemala later this spring.

Since 2005, students in the four-year Bachelor of Science program have been able to complement their education with a Guatemala practice placement that provides participants the opportunity to work with local grassroots organizations to promote health and well-being in the Central American nation. A shift in faculty at the Castlegar Campus-based program now requires the focus to turn to other off-campus study avenues.

By Trevor Miller on Thursday Apr 04 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Connor Sweeney (’00) has committed to the team for the 2019/20 season. 

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 04 2019

The Ministry of  Transportation and Infrastructure has announced that deck resurfacing and other rehabilitation work will begin next week on the Paulson Bridge, providing a safer and more reliable structure and approaches for people travelling along Highway 3.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Apr 03 2019

As the temperature begins to rise, so will the number of tick bites said Interior Health in a media release.

The increase in bites generally comes as people begin spending more time outdoors in tall grass or wooded areas.

"Ticks are small bugs that feed on the blood of humans and animals and can sometimes transmit disease," the media release said.