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By Trevor Miller on Thursday Jul 04 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club, along with the British Columbia Hockey League, is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2019 BCHL Showcase Festival presented by Bauer that will take place at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. 

By Contributor on Thursday Jul 04 2019

Since being established in 1969, Kootenay Savings has made it a priority to make a lasting and meaningful impact in the Kootenays. One of the main ways the credit union invests back into the region is through the work of the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation, which this month distributed more than $57,000 in new grants as part of the Foundation’s Spring/Summer granting cycle.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Jul 04 2019

On June 28 at 8:11 p.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a report of a vehicle with Alberta plates that had several persons of interest travelling through the Trail area. The vehicle was stopped and a 16-year-old male and a 19-year-old male, both from Edmonton, were arrested for not being in compliance with their release conditions from the courts and several police agencies in Alberta. Both males had warrants for their arrest out of Alberta as well. The 16-year-old male was released and charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel for approval.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jul 03 2019

The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 11th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest. Amateur photographers 14 years and older can submit their awe-inspiring images of hummingbirds, bears, bees, seals and other amazing creatures until Aug. 31.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 03 2019

For the fourth consecutive month, there was a lack of precipitation said Ron Lakeman, Weather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre, in his monthly synopsis.

Lakeman said the deficit of precipitation continues, with June checking in as another month with a below normal amount of precipitation.  

“The June rainfall was two thirds of normal,” Lakeman explained. “The March through June 30th total amount of precipitation is 54% of normal.”

Lakeman said the dry westerly flow prevailed for unseasonably warm temperatures during the initial four days of the month.

By Trail Champion on Friday Jun 28 2019

Police and fire officials are investigating a vehicle fire just off Hwy 22 by Oasis yesterday, according to KBRFR Cpt. Greg Ferraby.

He said the call came in at 1:09 p.m and crews were on scene by 1:20 p.m., with the situation under control by 1:28 p.m.

“The vehicle was fully engulfed in a wooded area,” he said, adding only the vehicle and a few neighbouring trees were involved.

The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.

By Bob Hall on Friday Jun 28 2019

A group of recent Selkirk College grads boarded planes in early-June to destinations across the planet as part of Global Affair Canada’s International Youth Internship Program.

By Trail Champion on Friday Jun 28 2019

Police are hoping this long weekend doesn’t mirror last weekend’s alcohol-related issues, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. 

“Over the weekend (June 21-23), the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received multiple complaints about public intoxication and consensual fights between people under the influence of alcohol,” Wicentowich said in a press release. “As summer begins, the RCMP typically respond to an increased number of these types of incidents.” 

By Trevor Miller on Friday Jun 28 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce defenceman Jackson Murphy-Johnson has committed to the team for the 2019/20 season.

Murphy-Johnson, 17, comes to the Smoke Eaters after playing with the Vancouver North East Chiefs of the BC Major Midget League, where he played in all but two games over the course of his last two seasons. The 6’2”, 180-pound rearguard played in 78 career games with the Chiefs, tallying 5 goals and 22 assists for 27 points while accumulating 89 penalty minutes. 

By Contributor on Friday Jun 28 2019

The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) is funding a project that will restore the intakes at Murphy Creek Spawning Channel, just north of Trail. The channel provides prime spawning habitat for Rainbow Trout.  

Led by the Trail Wildlife Association, in partnership with Okanagan Nation Alliance, Teck, and Birchbank Golf Club, the project is one of 38 FWCP-funded projects in the Columbia Region of British Columbia in 2019—2020, for a total value of approximately $5.8 million.