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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 11 2018

The morning commute on Highway 3A west of Nelson was slowed Tuesday following a two-vehicle accident meters from Taghum Bridge.

At approximately 8 a.m., two vehicles collided near the bridge sending both drivers into the ditch on the south side of the highway.

RCMP attended the scene along with Beasley Fire Department and BC Ambulance.

By Contributor on Monday Dec 10 2018

By Michael Jessen, The BC Lung Association

The JUUL has invaded the school.

A wildly popular vaping device, the JUUL has become the go-to e-cigarette for school-age young people.

This despite the claim on the JUUL manufacturer’s Canadian website that “JUUL products are intended for adult smokers who want to switch from combustible cigarettes.” Website users must be at least 19 years old to purchase products on JUUL.ca.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Dec 09 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters opened the scoring but couldn’t build off of that momentum as they fell by a 3-1 score to the Langley Rivermen on Saturday night at George Preston Arena.

By Contributor on Sunday Dec 09 2018

Princeton RCMP are warning local merchants about a younger couple and older couple who have been purchasing or attempting to purchase items from at least 9 stores in Princeton with counterfeit American $20 and $50 bills.

In a recent media release, RCMP said the group tore through town on Wednesday (December 5,v 2018) and maybe headed west towards the Lower Mainland.

By Trevor Miller on Saturday Dec 08 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters played a hard, physical game and got rewarded for their strong efforts with a 4-1 victory over the Coquitlam Express on Friday night at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre. 

Chase Dafoe collected his first career BCHL goal as the Smoke Eaters earned their 12th victory of the season with Owen Ozar, Kent Johnson and Michael Hodge chipping in on the offence as well with 20-year-old netminder Adam Marcoux making 30 saves in the win. 

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Dec 07 2018

Christmas came early for local police after the capture and arrest of a Fort St. John man believed to have indulged in a months-long crime spree in this area.

Twenty-one-year-old Ishmani Baker was apprehended in a multi-agency bust on a rural property near Trail at 10:40 a.m. Friday after repeatedly eluding police in the months previous, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Dec 07 2018

The newest edition of city council put its stamp on the cultural landscape of Nelson when, in its first regular meeting of the new term, agreed to exempt cannabis retail store applications from being deducted points for continuing to operate without a valid business licence.

Council exempted Leaf Cross, Kootenay’s Medicine Tree and Nelson Potorium from being penalized since the regulatory body for cannabis reverted to the province and the municipal business licence in Nelson has become redundant.

By Llora McTeer on Thursday Dec 06 2018

Cadets from 131 Kootenay Royal Canadian Sea Cadets took time from their regular training on Tuesday evening to write Christmas cards to deployed Canadian Armed Forces members who won’t make it home for Christmas this year.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Dec 06 2018

Grand Forks to receive funds for a new pumper truck, the Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association giving information about a lack of land base for timber harvesting and continuation of the Wood Stove Exchange Program were just some of the items on the agenda during the recent board meeting of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) held in November.

New pumper for Grand Forks Fire/Rescue

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

One of the worst kept secrets in Nelson is about to see more discussion around the water cooler after the Royal Canadian Legion, Nelson Branch 51 announced the decision to sell the building at 402 Victoria Street to Mulberry Holdings.

The decision to proceed with the sale to Malberry Holdings principal owner Greg Malpass followed a special meeting of Nelson Branch 51 membership Sunday.

There were 96 eligible members attended the meeting,with 95 voting in favour of the sale.

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