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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 22 2019

There’s a Federal Election happening in the fall that should be on the minds of all Canadians.

However, there is a bigger problem facing not just Canadians but everyone on the planet — Climate Change.

Wednesday, before a crowd of approximately 100 concerned citizens at the Nelson United Church, Kootenay Columbia NDP MP Wayne Stetski was joined by NDP colleague Peter Julian to discuss his Green New Deal legislation.

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Monday Aug 19 2019

 Join Robson Fire Fighters on and Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 as they host the fifth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Be sure to attend this FREE family friendly event that will kick off with opening ceremonies at 11a.m Saturday at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Grounds!

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 19 2019

In a media release Monday, RCMP issued another plea for the public to come forward with any information that may aid them in locating a missing Nakusp man.

36-year-old Christopher Sanford was last seen on August 4, 2019 in Nakusp. 

He was reported to police as missing on August 5, 2019, after his black GMC S15 pickup truck was located abandoned in Fauquier. At that time, it was believed that Christopher had been travelling to the Kelowna area.

By Trail Champion on Monday Aug 19 2019

 Ed Note: Police also issued a comprehensive list of recent thefts, which can be found at https://trailchampion.com/news/trail-police-caution-against-vigilantism-wake-theft-spike

Impaired Driving

By Trail Champion on Monday Aug 19 2019

A spike in thefts and a resulting backlash on social media have local police cautioning residents about taking matters into their own hands.

In a press release issued Monday, Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich asked the public to remain vigilant, but to leave any punitive action to police.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 16 2019

The Nakusp RCMP is once again seeking public assistance in locating Christopher Sanford who was reported missing on August 5, 2019.

Christopher Sanford is a 36-year-old male who was last seen on August 4, 2019 in Nakusp, at that time his plan was to travel to Kelowna. Sanford’s vehicle was located abandoned in Fauquier, BC on August 5, 2019.

Extensive search in the area his vehicle was located has not been successful in locating him.

Sanford’s family has not had any contact from him which is very unusual.

By Trail Champion on Friday Aug 16 2019
On Aug. 16, at 12:50 a.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP and the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Department responded to the scene of a suspicious camper/trailer and van fire on Casino Road, in Trail. The trailer and van had been parked in a dirt pullout approximately two kilometres from town for several months prior to this date. The owner of the trailer was not at home at the time of the fire and was notified about the incident.
By Trail Champion on Friday Aug 16 2019

Two Calgarian motorcyclists were badly injured in a crash Sunday, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 16 2019

Following a single-vehicle accident early Friday morning that sent the driver to hospital with minor injuries, Nelson Police has recommended charges of Possession of Methamphetamine against the 25-year-old male driver in this incident.

In a media release Friday, Nelson Police added that a female associated with the male driver is also facing charges.

“As a result of the investigation conducted, police have also identified a 29-year-old female who was determined to be associated to the male driver,” Nelson Police said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 15 2019

Concern is growing for recreation groups in the Boundary, West Kootenay after Recreation Sites and Trails BC with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development proposed cancelation of trail designation for the former Canadian Pacific Railway line route between Castlegar and Christina Lake.

Recreation Sites and Trails BC is proposing to turn the 67 kilometer section of the Columbia and Western Rail Trail — formally known as the Trans Canada Trail — into a road tenure.

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