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By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday May 29 2019

In a media release, the Canadian Red Cross provided an update Tuesday on the relief and recovery work taking place in the B.C. Regional District of Kootenay Boundary more than a year after devastating floods forced thousands to evacuate their homes.

The 2018 B.C. Floods Fund has reached a total of $7.2 million thanks to the Government of B.C. and generous Canadians. To date, the Red Cross has spent or committed $5.2 million, which represents 71 per cent of the total funds. 

By Trail Champion on Tuesday May 28 2019

When following up the RCMP press release regarding 'Stag Night',  the Castlegar Source/Trail Champion editor asked about the legalities should a young person (particularly a minor) agree to be subjected to same.

Even without the issue of age of majority, RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich's response, sent to all local media, was unequivocal:

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday May 28 2019

Interfor mills outside of Castlegar, Grand Forks and Adams Lake are to see another production curtailment in the month of June, according to a press release issued by Interfor Tuesday.

“Interfor Corporation today announced plans to temporarily reduce production across its operating platform in the BC Interior during the month of June 2019 due to a combination of weak lumber prices and continuing high log costs,” the press release read.

By Bob Hall on Monday May 27 2019

The Selkirk College Saints are building their roster for the upcoming 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season by starting with commitments from a pair of outstanding players who wrapped-up their junior careers in the region.

By Trail Champion on Monday May 27 2019

From the strange-but-true Trail RCMP files:

“On May 24, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a call of male shooting arrows with a bow across Casino Road,” said Trail top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “The RCMP spoke to a 35-year-old and a 56-year-old male (both Trail residents) who didn’t realize the potential consequences of their actions. The males were compliant and ceased this activity after the warning from the RCMP. 

“Alcohol consumption was a factor in this matter. “

By Trail Champion on Monday May 27 2019

On May 26, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a report of a collision between a motorcycle and SUV vehicle on Columbia Gardens Road, in Fruitvale (see previous coverage here), according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 27 2019

During peak times of the year, the Kootenay Lake Ferry system struggles to keep up with the traffic flow, especially when the MV Opsrey is out of commission for maintenance during low water in the West Arm of Kootenay Lake or when Highway 3 Kootenay Pass is closed to avalanche controls.

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday May 26 2019

A motor vehicle incident has sent one to hospital Sunday afternoon, according to KBRFR Capt. Grant Tyson.

Tyson said, in a press release, that a collision between a motorcycle and a car happened in the 500 block of Columbia Gardens Road, between Waneta and Fruitvale.

He said the call came in at 1:43 p.m., and that a crew of three Trail firefighters were on scene by 1:55 p.m. The incident was under control by 2:15 p.m.

He said one patient was transported to hospital, but there is no word on the condition of the patient. The RCMP are investigating the situation.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday May 26 2019

West Kootenay Bags of Love Foundation originally started to provide bags of personal care essentials and comfort items for children moving to more secure living environments. Each of these large bags contains a handmade quilt and age appropriate personal care items, toys, books etc.  Often times children are not able to take anything with them, so the goal of providing a Bag of Love is to help ease the transition for these children as well as give them something that is just for them.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday May 26 2019

In my travels this week I was overtaken by a marked police vehicle traveling at 110 km/h in the posted 90 km/h zone. No emergency equipment was being operated. Instances like this are often complained about by the public as they see the police failing to follow the same traffic rules that they force everyone else to obey.

So, lets examine the rules that allow the police, fire and ambulance drivers to disobey some traffic rules and what they must do the exercise these privileges.