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By Trail Champion on Thursday Apr 30 2020

An alleged assault in downtown Trail has led to the arrest of two men, according to a press release issued by Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 30 2020

A man wanted in multiple jurisdictions in the United States was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ashcroft B.C. Tuesday morning.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Apr 29 2020

Add the Nelson Queen City Cruise as the latest event in Nelson to be run over by COVID-19 pandemic.

Nelson Road Kings president Marcello Piro made the announcement Wednesday that the scheduled 2020 show set for September 11-12 in Nelson has also been cancelled.

“Unfortunately, as a result of COVID-19, so many things have changed in avery short time requiring us to restrict the gathering of people in large groups until at least the end of summer,” Piro said in an emailed statement. 

By Bob Hall on Sunday Apr 26 2020

The Selkirk College Saints put the official wraps on the 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season at the team’s annual awards evening using tools that have become a symbol for current times.

Gathering in their homes and connected using Zoom videoconferencing, players and coaches recognized outstanding contributions in a hockey season that came to a screeching halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Obviously it’s not the way we could have ever imagined a season ending,” says Saints’ head coach Dave Hnatiuk.

By Bob Hall on Friday Apr 24 2020

It’s post-secondary learning where the amount of dirt under your fingernails helps measure educational progress. With the adjournment of in-person delivery at Selkirk College due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and instructors in the School of Industry & Trades Training are taking on the challenge of completing vital coursework away from the shops on Nelson’s Silver King Campus.

By CBT on Thursday Apr 23 2020

People in the Columbia Basin are continuing to experience the broad and serious impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide immediate support, Columbia Basin Trust announced $11.7 million in funding earlier in April. In response to ongoing developments, the Trust has now expanded the types of services that qualify for this support.

By RDKB on Wednesday Apr 22 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas programs (CIP/AAP) 2020 project applications are available online for public comment until April 27 at

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 21 2020

Another one, count them, three major events in the West Kootenay have bitten the dust due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, Kootenay Pride cancelled the always-popular Pride Parade held on the Sunday of Labour Day weekend.

That decision was joined by the Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival postponing its 29th annual event and Shambhala Music Festival, hosted near Salmo, hoisting up the white flag.

By RDKB on Tuesday Apr 21 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has lowered flags to half-mast at its Trail and Grand Forks offices in response to the country's worst-ever mass shooting that took place near Portapique, Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Apr 21 2020
On April 21, at 10:28 a.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP and Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue responded to a call of a single person ATV injury incident in the Pend d'Oreille recreation area near the Seven Mile Dam, in Trail. A 68-year-old male of Fruitvale was navigating an uneven rocky section of a trail when it is believed that his ATV tipped over and threw him to the ground then possibly rolled onto him. The driver suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries.