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By Bob Hall on Tuesday Jul 16 2019

 A pair of Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) grads are headed to the mountains as they transition into post-secondary with the Selkirk College Saints.

Blake Sidoni and Tristen Cross spent their final season of junior hockey with the Virden Oil Capitals. With impressive resumes of success at the junior level, the pair will help fuel the Saints at both ends of the ice during the 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Jul 16 2019

Renowned sculptor Christina Nick has gifted a beautiful welded steel and mixed media piece for permanent display on the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus.

By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 15 2019

A vehicle fire Saturday morning was not suspicious, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On July 13 at 10 a.m., (we) were dispatched to a vehicle on fire on Hwy 22 at the Birchbank Golf Course," Wicetowich said, adding they were called by Kootenay Boundary Regional FIre Rescue (KBRFR). "When we arrived, a 2018 Jeep Compass with BC plates was fully engulfed in flames."

He said the fire department rapiudly extinguished the blaze.

"The 46-year-old female dirver said she was just driving along and saw smoke coming from under the hood," he said.

By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 15 2019

This from the police: "Thank you for your help! Neville was safely located by Nelson City Police and taken back to the hospital."

Previous coverage:

Police are seeking public assistance in locating a man they fear might be a danger to himself, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 15 2019

Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich sent out an email at 1:56 p.m. indicating police have apprehended Frederic Roy.

"We have arrested Mr. Roy thanks to a tip from the public," he said.

Previous coverage:

Police are looking for a 31-year-old Trail man who failed to appear to start serving an intermittent, 60-day jail sentence, according to Trail top cop, RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 15 2019

An unexpected wind storm is believed to be the blame for two kayakers capsizing their boats Sunday afternoon said Nelson Police in a media release.

Police said dispatched received several 911 calls at 4:49 p.m. reporting that two kayaks had capsized on Kootenay Lake in front of the Chahko Mika Mall. 

Calls added that the two kayakers were in the water struggling to return to shore. 

By Contributor on Sunday Jul 14 2019

As climate conditions change, farmers in the Kootenay and Boundary regions will have more support with planning and preparing for growing crops and raising livestock and poultry.

This support follows development of the Kootenay & Boundary Regional Adaptation Strategies.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 12 2019

A press release by the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force is warning drug users to be aware of a pill being sold as fentanyl that includes a deadly synthetic cannabinoid.

In a release Thursday, the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force said Green tablets that have the letters CDN inscribed on one side and the number 80 on the other include fentanyl, caffeine and cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA.

The release said the pill was brought into ANKORS Nelson on Baker Street for testing on June 19.

There have been no reports of deaths due to the drug in the West Kootenay.

By Contributor on Friday Jul 12 2019

The Outlaws claimed the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League (RMLL) Championship series at home this weekend. The Timberwolves fell to the Outlaws in two games, in a 13-7 loss on Friday, and a 14-6 loss on Saturday.

Castlegar’s Eric Reid and Dustin Perepolkin each scored 4 goals, and Brian Martin from Genelle contributed 2 goals. Salmo’s Cale Seftel and Rossland’s Alex Forshaw and Mitchell Bowman each added 1 goal to the series total. That was not enough to stay ahead of the Outlaws in a Championship series that saw both teams deliver a solid effort. 

By Castlegar Source on Friday Jul 12 2019

Police have called off the search for a missing Salmo man, Cory McKay, but say they will continue the investigation into his disappearance, according to Salmo top cop Cpl. Darryl Orr.

He said the search was suspended on July 11 at 11 p.m., after search efforts failed to locate McKay.

Details of the search:

·         1,400 square km of airplane searching;

·         30 km of lake shoreline searching by helicopter;

·         70 search and rescue volunteers

·         2,100 man hours of searching by foot, vehicle, quads and UTVs;