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By BC Hydro on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

A BC Hydro report finds the increased use of A/C in B.C. workplaces is leading to worker discomfort and conflict between employees and employers.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

The usual rash of summertime thefts is well under way again this year, and police are reminding residents to lock their homes and vehicles, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

In a press release, he detailed just some of the recent calls to which police have responded:

“On July 19, 2019, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a report that a black shoulder bag containing personal paperwork was stolen from an unlocked vehicle located in the 1900 block of Wilmes Lane in Trail.”

Stolen Kayak

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 23 2019

The City of Nelson wants to hear from residents about concerns and ideas and is collaborating with the tech company Thoughtexchange to engage the community.

In a media release Monday, the City of Nelson announced it is teaming up with Thoughtexchange platform to foster open and constructive conversations on important issues, while providing real-time powerful analytics with actionable data.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 23 2019

RCMP have issued a warning to the public Tuesday to be on the lookout for two teens from Port Alberni believed to be involved in the double homicide of Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, and Lucas Robertson Fowler, 23 and a suspicious death in northern B.C.

"Given these latest developments, Kam and Bryer are no longer consider missing," the RCMP media release said.

"RCMP are considering Kam McLeod (19) and Bryer Schmegelsky (18) as suspects in the Dease Lake suspicious death investigation and the double homicide of Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese."  

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 22 2019

The operator of a motorcycle was medevacked to hospital Monday afternoon following highway accident on Highway 6 in Crescent Valley.

The accident happened shortly after noon when the operator collided with a truck on Highway 6 near the Crescent Valley Fire Department.

Crescent Valley and Tarry’s Fire Departments responded to the accident which slowed traffic to single lane while first responders dealt with the victims’ injuries.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jul 22 2019

On July 19, after 12 a.m., the Castlegar RCMP responded to a break and enter after a Castlegar home owner disrupted a break and enter to their residence. The Castlegar resident was home at the time of the incident when an unknown male attempted to gain entry through an unlocked door. After a brief struggle the suspect departed on foot and the resident was able to lock the door and contact police. Castlegar RCMP arrived within in minutes of the report and arrested the suspect.  The homeowner suffered no injuries during the incident.  

By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 22 2019

It would appear someone is trying to send a message to Trail City Hall, but it's not clear exactly what that message would be, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By City of Trail on Monday Jul 22 2019

The City of Trail Parks and Recreation Department will welcome Dave Loverock, the Vice President of Jet Ice Limited, to Trail as a guest instructor for the Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia (RFABC) Arena Ice Maker Course taking place on July 25 and 26 in the Trail Memorial Centre. Dave Loverock brings vast experience to the ice making industry with many years spent perfecting the ice for the New York Rangers.

By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 22 2019

On June 26, 2019, Corporal Steve McKeddie joined the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP as the third operational supervisor.  Corporal McKeddie has 16 years of service and transferred to Trail from the Langley Detachment.  Corporal McKeddie has also served with the RCMP overseas in a South Sudan UN Mission and at the Burnaby Detachment RCMP.  Corporal McKeddie came to Trail, BC, to pursue rural policing and to enjoy all the Kootenays has to offer.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 21 2019

Water activist Jessica Ogden will appear in front of a judge in Nelson Court Monday (July 22) at 9:30 a.m. after being arrested by RCMP in June for disobeying a court order at a logging operation near Balfour.

Ogden, who spent a week in custody after the arrest, was part of a protest camp set up at the entrance to the Balfour Transfer Station, at the base of the Balfour Face Forest Service Road.