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By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 21 2019

Water activist Jessica Ogden will appear in front of a judge in Nelson Court Monday (July 22) at 9:30 a.m. after being arrested by RCMP in June for disobeying a court order at a logging operation near Balfour.

Ogden, who spent a week in custody after the arrest, was part of a protest camp set up at the entrance to the Balfour Transfer Station, at the base of the Balfour Face Forest Service Road.

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Jul 19 2019

New plantings and building materials have been restricted in the new regulations passed to move the city closer to becoming more resistant to wildfires.

People across the city will no longer be able to plant highly combustible coniferous evergreen trees and bushes within close proximity of their homes as council passed changes last week to its bylaws to improve the city’s resiliency to the effect of wildfire.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jul 18 2019

During is June regularly scheduled board meeting, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary board members endorsed the new Responsible Conduct Guiding Principles Policy/Code of Conduct for RDKB elected officials.

The document sets out clearly articulated expectations and minimum requirements related to integrity, accountability, respect, leadership and collaboration. The Principles and Code serve as a foundation for responsible behavior expected of the RDKB Board of Directors, Alternate Directors as well as other appointed officials while assuming their roles and responsibilities.

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."

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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.

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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.