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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 The survey will remain open until August 30, 2019.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 30 2019

West Kootenay EcoSociety is setting up in Silver City. Our non-profit community driven organization has recently opened an office in downtown Trail, and we’re having a grand opening on August 7. Please join us!

Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 4 -6 p.m., we’ll have an open house and refreshments to open our Trail office officially. Drop by at 954A Eldorado Street.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 30 2019

Coming soon, well maybe in a few years for West Kootenay Transit riders, to a BC Transit bus stop near you — a fully electric provincial fleet.

In a media release, BC Transit announced its pathway to a fully electric provincial fleet.

BC Transit said the low carbon fleet program aligns with the Province of BC’s CleanBC plan, supports provincial targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and supports local government climate action goals. Moving to a fully electric bus fleet will provide customers with a cleaner, quieter, and more comfortable transportation journey.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jul 29 2019

Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor said today that missing Castlegar woman Darilee Nolie was found, safe and sound, over the weekend in Calgary, and offered his thanks to the public for their assistance in finding her.

Previous coverage:

Castlegar RCMP are searching for a 57-year-old woman who ran away from the care of her group home.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 29 2019

Swiftwater Rescue technicians from Nelson and South Columbia Search and Rescue received some first-hand training after a man on a kayak was reported in distress late Saturday evening.

The call came into Nelson SAR 7:42 p.m. Saturday of a person in a boat experiencing trouble with their boat taking on water while crossing Kootenay Lake.

“We were called out by number of messages that a small vessel in water was struggling and the person floundering person had possibly drowned,” said Lindsay Eastwood, Manager for Nelson SAR.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 26 2019

Water activist Jessica Ogden escaped the wrath of the court system Thursday in Nelson when Madam Justice Jennifer Duncan tossed out a contempt of court charge on a technicality.

Odgen appeared in court after being arrested June 21 by RCMP for disobeying a court order at a logging operation near Balfour.

However, after the arrest and before Thursday’s court hearing, Cooper Creek Cedar failed file the appropriate documentation in the courts, thus forcing Madam Justice Duncan to toss out the case on a technicality.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 26 2019

In a media release Friday, the BC Wildfire Service said effective at noon Pacific time on Monday, July 29, 2019, Category 2 open burning will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction, including the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District.

In the release the BC Wildfire Service said it is implementing this prohibition to help prevent wildfires sparked by Category 2 open burns and to protect public safety. It will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

A Trail man is facing charges in connection with a break-and-enter in Warfield earlier this month, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

He said that on July 6, policereceived a report that an unknown/unknown suspect(s) broke into a detached garage overnight in the 600 block of Shakespeare Street, in Warfield, adding that the follow items were stolen:

·         A Makita DHP4802 blue cordless hammer drill, battery, and charger with "Kiwi" written on the battery;

·         A black Craftsman 18-volt reciprocating saw and 2 batteries with charger;

By Contributor on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

FortisBC experienced storm-related damage to its electricity system overnight and this morning and we’re working to restore service to about 1,500 FortisBC customers in the Christina Lake and communities between Nelson, Crawford Bay and Kaslo.

Our crews are committed to restoring power quickly and safely 24 hours a day in all weather. Five crews worked throughout the night to assess damage, remove trees and repair lines. Five additional crews, including one brought in from the South Okanagan, continue to work in the area today.