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By Trail Champion on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

It was a busy weekend for Trail RCMP, according to Cpl. Devon Reid.

On July 29, Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a report of an assault with a weapon in Trail. Both parties involved claimed they were sprayed with bear spray by the other party. The investigation is ongoing, but Trail RCMP feel that there is no risk to the public as the parties were well known to each other.

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By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 02 2019

BC Wildfire helicopters and North Shore Fire Department crews attended the scene of a fire north of Nelson on the mountainside above Highway 3A approximately two to three kilometers from the Big Orange Bridge.

BC Wildfire Service said reports the fire started after a tree hit the power line. 

There was a severe gust of wind over the Nelson area at approximately 3 p.m. A short time later smoke could be seen from Nelson.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Aug 02 2019

Charges against six employees of a marijuana dispensary in Nelson following a raid by City Police on the morning of March 20, 2018 have been dropped said Chief Constable Paul Burkart in a media release Friday.

Chief Burkart said NPD received written communication on July 30, 2019, from the Public Prosecutors Service of Canada confirming that the charges against the six employees of MMJ would not be approved. 

Chief Burkart added the document confirmed that the reason for no charge approval was the lack of public interest.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 01 2019

Following two years of hot, dry weather to begin summer holidays, July returned to relatively cool, showery month said Ron Lakeman, meteorologist at the Southeast Fire Centre in the monthly weather synopsis.

Lakeman said July averaged out to be near normal as far as the total amount of rain and the mean monthly temperature.

“The average daily high temperature was 1 (one) degree cooler than normal and even though the amount of rain was near normal the number of days in which measurable rain fell was greater than normal,” Lakeman explained.

By Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Aug 01 2019

By way of a press release, Conservative Party candidate Helena Konanz issued a challenge to all the other candidates in our riding to participate in a comprehensive set of debates that span the entire riding in the lead up to the election this fall.

Green Party candidate Tara Howse was quick to accept the challenge, as were  NDP candidate Richard Cannings and Liberal candidate Connie Denesiuk. 

By Contributor on Thursday Aug 01 2019

With increasing temperatures and drier conditions in many parts of the province, British Columbians are urged to do everything they can to prevent wildfires on the B.C. Day long weekend and in the weeks ahead.

By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Jul 30 2019

The city slammed the door on another non-medical cannabis retail licence application for Grand Forks, denying a development variance deemed for Donaldson Drive in the old Greyhound Bus depot.

City council narrowly voted against approving the development variance permit application recently to reduce — from 100 metres to 36 m. — the setback distance from a building or structure in the Community Use Zone at 7500 Donaldson Drive for Weeds Glass and Gifts.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 30 2019

ICBC is taking the next step into telematics research with a one-year pilot project—this time recruiting as many as 7,000 drivers to see if technology can improve their driving and make B.C. roads safer.

Drivers can sign-up today to join the pilot which starts in November. If you have less than four years driving experience, either in the novice stage of the Graduated Licensing Program or with your full licence, you're eligible to join.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 30 2019

A man who walked away from the Trail Daily Pavilion was apprehended by police without incident Tuesday near the 800 block of Front Street, Nelson Police said in a media release.

Nelson Police was requested by Trail RCMP Monday (July 29th) to be on the lookout for the male who walked away from the Trail Daly Pavilion against authority to have him assessed under the Mental Health Act. 

By RDKB on Tuesday Jul 30 2019

The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College is conducting research on behalf of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary to help local government better understand how prepared local residents are for the impacts of climate change.

Residents of RDKB Electoral Area ‘A’ are invited to complete a short survey about backyard food production and emergency preparedness at https://jointheconversation.rdkb.com. The survey will remain open until August 30, 2019.

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