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Injured skier in Nelson rescued by helicopter long-line

Jan 23, 2022 / 9:45 am

An injured skier was rescued from the backcountry near Nelson Saturday afternoon by a helicopter long-line. Late in the afternoon, Nelson Search and Rescue were...

Police in Kootenays respond to S.O.S. signal, find woman who needs driveway cleared

Jan 13, 2022 / 3:40 pm

A Kootenays woman received a talking to from police after sending out an unwarranted S.O.S. The Trail RCMP were called on Jan. 4 at 11:13 p.m. for a report of a...

Tributes pour in for Prince George athlete who died in skiing accident near Nelson

Jan 10, 2022 / 9:46 am

Andre Lachance knew when the going got tough, he could always turn to Amanda Asay – his "PhD pitcher" – to think of a way to lead the...

Hospital worker assaulted in Trail, BC: RCMP

Jan 6, 2022 / 2:51 pm

Charges are pending against a young Trail, B.C. man for allegedly assaulting a hospital employee. RCMP say they were called to the Kootenay Boundary Regional...

Fernie, B.C. teen performs on Stephen Colbert's Late Show

Jan 5, 2022 / 7:00 pm

A British Columbia teen had the experience of a lifetime on Tuesday night. Nell Smith, 14, of Fernie B.C. made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen...

Kootenay search and rescue crews kept busy on New Year's Eve

Jan 1, 2022 / 1:20 pm

It was a busy New Year's Eve for search and rescue volunteers in the Kootenays, with crews responding to two separate incidents in the backcountry. At 2...

Avalanche in Kootenays seriously injures two Monday afternoon

Dec 28, 2021 / 1:45 pm

An avalanche seriously injured two people in the Kootenays Monday afternoon. On Dec. 27 at 3:30 p.m., Nelson Search and Rescue along with the Whitewater Ski...

Kaslo mayor says vax compliance won’t threaten cultural centre tax exemption

Dec 17, 2021 / 4:06 pm

The operators of the Langham Cultural Centre in Kaslo won’t have to fear any blowback from the Village for following the orders of the provincial health...

Accused in Cranbrook mistaken double killing should be acquitted, court hears

Dec 8, 2021 / 3:45 pm

Evidence against two men accused of first-degree murder in a May 2010 Cranbrook so-called mistaken identity killing falls short, and the pair should be...

Crown gives closing submissions in Cranbrook double murder trial

Dec 4, 2021 / 9:45 am

The sister of a woman killed near Cranbrook had a masked man point a gun to her head, a B.C. Supreme Court judge heard Friday. It was after the gunman and an...

Trail RCMP rescue elderly woman trapped in bathroom, twice

Dec 3, 2021 / 3:37 pm

RCMP in the Kootenays recently came to the rescue of an elderly woman twice in three days. Police in Trail, B.C. were called on Nov. 26 at 10:30 a.m. to a home...

Three female mule deer killed, left on roadside near Castlegar

Nov 13, 2021 / 10:10 am

BC Conservation officers are investigating after the discovery of three dead deer near Castlegar. West Kootenay Conservation Officers said the three female mule...

City of Fernie condemns online and 'real' world harrassment

Nov 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

The City of Fernie British Columbia has taken the unusual step of posting a message about social media, bullying, and harassment. The message on the cities...

Cranbrook RCMP investigate after memorial vandalized Thursday

Nov 12, 2021 / 9:12 am

The City of Cranbrook has released a statement after a memorial to war veterans was vandalized on Thursday. The wall of honour in Cranbrook, B.C. was covered by...

Police help man climbing Highway 3B with shopping cart

Nov 2, 2021 / 5:13 pm

RCMP in Trail came across an unusual sight in the middle of a highway on Sunday. Police were called at about 8 a.m. for a complaint about a road obstruction on...

Halloween car decorations prompt police calls in Kootenays

Oct 27, 2021 / 2:09 pm

A Halloween display in the Kootenays was taken down this week after it was deemed a little too scary for the police. RCMP in Trail were called Sunday at 8 p.m....

Criminal investigation into serious crash on Highway 22

Oct 25, 2021 / 2:14 pm

Highway 22 is closed south of Castlegar while police conduct a criminal investigation into a crash. Emergency crews were called at about 7:30 a.m. to the...

Virtual open house on Zincton goes green in theme as approval process continues

Oct 24, 2021 / 1:30 pm

The environmental question took the centre stage recently during the virtual public open house for the region’s potential newest ski hill. Although the...

Formal proposal for Zincton mountain resort project released

Oct 21, 2021 / 12:57 pm

The proponent behind an all-seasons resort project between New Denver and Kaslo has released its formal proposal for public review. New Denver businessman David...

Nelson woman takes injury lawsuit over snow plowing to Supreme Court of Canada

Oct 21, 2021 / 9:18 am

The Supreme Court of Canada says a woman will get another chance to sue for damages over an injury she suffered while climbing through snow piled by a B.C....