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By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday May 16 2019

Emergency officials at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Program are currently monitoring river levels forecasted to rise quickly in the Boundary.

Environment Canada is calling for between 15 and 30 millimeters of rain are expected in the region over the next 48 hours.

“After such a long stretch of sunny weather, we just want residents to be aware that there may be a rapid rise in stream and river levels and muddy water that contains debris lifted from banks and channels,” said Mark Stephens, Interim Manager of Emergency Programs at the RDKB.

By Bob Hall on Thursday May 16 2019

Employment opportunities in today’s digital environment are abundant and a new Selkirk College program aims to prepare learners for a rewarding career vital in the foundation of tech.

The eight-month Web Development Program launches in September 2019 where students will be provided the tools to enter a field where demand is high. The certificate program gives graduates the skills and knowledge required to start a career as a full stack web application developer.

By Contributor on Thursday May 16 2019

Ed. note: The following is a press release issued by Toward The Heart, the harm reduction arm of the BC Centre for Disease Control:

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday May 16 2019

It didn’t take long for the city to determine the fate of an application for a fourth recreational cannabis business for downtown.

In fact, council did not even have to debate the matter of Quadz Cannabis’ application for 752 Vernon St., which could have put the city at two cannabis enterprises over the allotted two for the downtown.

A city staff report recommended denying the application for several reasons, including the downtown zone cap having been reached.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 14 2019

Nelson Police is issuing a Public Safety message after the department received lab results from Health Canada following a seizure of suspected cocaine that was sent in for analysis.

Health Canada said lab results show the sample contained a cutting agent identified as Phenacetin. Police said cutting agents are added to illicit drugs by dealers to dilute the quantity of the drug and increase the profits for the dealer. 

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

Trail RCMP were kept busy over the weekend with drug and alcohol-related calls – some examples of which are as follows:

“On May 9 at 3:30 p.m. West Kootenay Traffic Services conducted an investigation into a 38-year-old male driver, of Trail, for allegedly operating his vehicle while suspended from driving and being impaired by alcohol,” said RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “The driver was travelling on Highway 3B in Warfield at the time of the incident.    

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

A local couple got a rude interruption Friday night, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On May 10, at 1:31 a.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP were called by a couple who were having intimate relations in the back of a pick up truck in the 1400 block of Green Lane, in Trail," he said. "The couple were upset when they attracted a male onlooker who was wearing all black and hide behind a pole watching them during the event. The male ran off once he was noticed by the couple." 

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue crews were kept busy Friday night with seven suspicious wildland fires, according to Cpt. Grant Tyson.

Tyson said the initial call came in at 11:27 p.m., to Riverside and Columbia Avenues, and six Trail firefighters responded.

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

It was a busy and productive weekend for the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP during the 2019 Trail Silver City Days, acccording to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Trail Champion on Monday May 13 2019

A 33-year-old Trail man may be facing a laundry list of charges after a sharp-eyed, off-duty police officer attending Silver City Days with his family noticed suspicious behaviour, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

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