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By Trevor Miller on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters got a late shorthanded goal from Spencer McLean but fell once again in overtime, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Penticton Vees on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. 

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

The Castlegar Fire Department had a busy afternoon yesterday (Tuesday), according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said they received a call regarding a gas leak at a construction site on Arrow Lakes Drive at just after 1 p.m.

“There’s a multi-family housing complex there, and everyone had to be evacuated to their mustering points until the gas was shut off,” he said, adding the process took roughly one-and-a-half hours. “Just as we were clearing that up, at 2:23 p.m., we got another call about a possible structure fire in the 2500 block of Columbia Avenue.”

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace and the Nelson Police Department’s Restorative Justice Program will welcome author and advocate Shannon Moroney to the West Kootenay in late-November to discuss her personal story of violence, grief and ultimately forgiveness.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

Police are seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect who robbed a Trail liquor store at gunpoint Friday evening, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Nov. 9 ... at 6:45 p.m., a lone male entered the BC Liquor Store‎located at  1629 2 Ave. ... stole two bottles of vodka, and then approached an employee at the cash register brandishing a handgun," Wicentowich said. "The suspect demanded money from the employee; however, the employee did not give any money to him. The suspect fled the store and the scene on foot with the two bottles of vodka."

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

It has never been easier to start at Selkirk College with an event called Admission on the Spot that aims to help soon-to-be students with the application process.

In three events hosted on November 20 in Castlegar, November 21 in Nelson and November 22 in Trail, those with their sights set on post-secondary will be able to have their application processed on the spot and be conditionally accepted to the program of their choice. There is no admission fee and participants walk away with a limited edition Selkirk College toque.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

The Kootenays received a major contribution to support habitat conservation in the Selkirk Mountain Range between Nelson and Creston following a major announcement Wednesday in Victoria.

The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia announced total $14.65 million ($7 million from the Government of Canada through the Natural Areas Conservation Program and $7.65 million from the Province of British Columbia) to be used to support the addition of 7,900 hectares (19,500 acres) to the Darkwoods Conservation Area between Nelson and Creston.

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Nov 09 2018

Weather was the primary factor in two multi-vehicle MVIs this morning, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

First was the “schmozzle” called in at 10:15 a.m. involving nine vehicles on Hwy 3 west just before 14 Avenue.

Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio said there were actually two groups of vehicles involved in this.

By Bob Hall on Friday Nov 09 2018

The sound of whirring tablesaws and smell of fresh cut wood has taken centre stage at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus with the opening of its new carpentry shop.

As part of the ongoing $23 million renewal of the Nelson-based campus, the 4,500 square foot stand alone shop space replaces the old 3,100 square foot location where learners previously honed their skills. 

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 08 2018

The Castlegar RCMP are continuing their investigation into the alleged criminal behaviour of 28-year-old Sean Patrick Byrne from Lake Country, BC, which spanned over a two day period. Byrne faces potential charges ranging from dangerous driving, flight from police, theft and attempted robbery.

By CBT on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Whether biking to work, hiking peaks or walking pets, Columbia Basin residents prize the trails in our communities and surrounding areas. To improve these paths and support healthy outdoor lifestyles, Columbia Basin Trust is launching its new three-year, $1.5-million Trail Enhancement Grants.

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