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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.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 12 2019

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada said afrontal system currently over southern BC will continue to give heavy snow to the Kootenay Pass Tuesday.

“Snow will ease this evening as the front moves south of the US border,” the Environment Canada website said. “Total accumulation of 15 to 25 cm can be expected by (Tuesday) evening.”

By Trail Champion on Monday Feb 11 2019

A little girl is home safe after a being rescued from a traumatizing incident last week by Kootenay Regional Fire Rescue last Thursday.

Fire Chief Dan Derby said KBRFR was called to Beaver Bend Park at 2:32 p.m. to help a child trapped under logs.

“Upon arriving on scene (at 2:36 p.m.) we found a child who had been trapped under a pile of logs for approximately an hour, extremely cold and unable to free herself,” Derby said. “

 Firefighters used tools to extricate the child and a rope rescue hall system to transport her up the bank to awaiting BC Ambulance.

By Bob Hall on Monday Feb 11 2019

Stellar goaltending and timely goals combined to help lift the Selkirk College Saints to a pair of weekend victories over the Vancouver Island University Mariners.

By Trail Champion on Monday Feb 11 2019

A cooking fire gone awry brought 19 firefighters to a Cedar Avenue home Sunday, according to Acting Captain Lee De Pellegrin of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue.

He said the call came in at 1:14 p.m. and crews arrived 1667 Cedar Avenue at 1:18 p.m., with the situation controlled at 1:40 p.m.

“(The) initial three-member crew found heavy smoke and fire conditions in the kitchen, and made an offensive attack to confine the fire to the kitchen area,” De Pellegrin said. “The home sustained extensive smoke damage.”

By Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

A new report by BC Hydro finds when it comes to heating the home, British Columbian couples are at odds – with four in 10 admitting to arguing over the temperature.

The report titled Thermostat wars: How the battle over household temperature is turning up the heat on relationships found that while arguments about the temperature are common across the province, five per cent of couples describe their situation as an “all-out thermostat war.”

By Castlegar Source on Monday Feb 11 2019

Three people were stabbed in the village stroll are of Whistler, according to RCMP S/Sgt. P.K. Hayes.

“On Feb. 11 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Whistler RCMP responded to a report of a fight and stabbing in the 4200-block of Village Square,” Haynes said in a press release Monday..

By Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

A pair of Penticton Peach Festival favourites will be dropping in to Okanagan Lake Park at this year’s festival.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds and The SkyHawks have officially announced they will perform for one show only at PeachFest, thanks to the sponsorship of Peters Bros. Construction.

“As we are every time the Canadian Forces Snowbirds confirm their attendance at Peach Festival, our committee is ready and excited to host the world’s best aerobatic squadron,” said Fred Trainor, chairman of the Snowbirds committee.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Feb 10 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a six-goal 1st period and a season-high ten tallies to help them to their 20th victory of the season in a 10-3 win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Saturday night at the Trail Memorial Centre.