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Accused shooter at Trail ambulance station served time for manslaughter

Francis Paradis is facing attempted murder charges in Trail; served 11 months in a Quebec prison

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Interior Health says these yellow and green drugs being sold in the Nelson and Castlegar areas have high concentrations of fentanyl and benzodiazepines. Photo: Interior Health

Drug alert issued for Nelson, Castlegar

Interior Health says yellow and green drugs have dangerous levels of fentanyl and benzos

Interior Health says these yellow and green drugs being sold in the Nelson and Castlegar areas have high concentrations of fentanyl and benzodiazepines. Photo: Interior Health
A Kaslo man is awaiting trial after allegedly trying to burn down this Home Hardware store. Photo: Google Maps
A Kaslo man is awaiting trial after allegedly trying to burn down this Home Hardware store. Photo: Google Maps
“Interior Health recognizes that many of our staff are tired and experiencing burnout,” said Lannon de Best. “We’ve been facing reallychallenging and unprecedented times in the last three years and our staff are really impacted.” Photo: Mulyadi/Unsplash

Patients treated in hallways as staffing levels wane at Trail hospital

“The health care sector is facing human resource shortages and KBRH is no exception,” de Best said.

“Interior Health recognizes that many of our staff are tired and experiencing burnout,” said Lannon de Best. “We’ve been facing reallychallenging and unprecedented times in the last three years and our staff are really impacted.” Photo: Mulyadi/Unsplash
Pend d’Oreille property owner Jim Urquhart gets about $500 per year for two transmission lines running through his back yard. Photo: Jim Bailey

West Kootenay landowner seeks fair land-use compensation from power companies

Jim Urquhart calls out landowners to protest power companies’ in perpetuity right-of-way agreements

Pend d’Oreille property owner Jim Urquhart gets about $500 per year for two transmission lines running through his back yard. Photo: Jim Bailey
The repairs included creating new, temporary, bridges for southbound traffic at the Bottletop and Jessica bridge sites, and for northbound traffic at the Juliet bridge site. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation photo)

Momentous moment as Coquihalla Highway reopens 4 lanes after flood repairs to bridges

Temporary repairs done to Jessica, Bottletop, and Juliet bridges with permanent repairs continuing

The repairs included creating new, temporary, bridges for southbound traffic at the Bottletop and Jessica bridge sites, and for northbound traffic at the Juliet bridge site. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation photo)
This bear cub in New Denver died after it was relocated to a wildlife shelter in Smithers. Photo: Submitted
This bear cub in New Denver died after it was relocated to a wildlife shelter in Smithers. Photo: Submitted
Travis Green, formerly the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, has been tapped to head up Team Canada’s coaching staff at the Spengler Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Green, Niedermayer named to Team Canada coaching staff for Spengler Cup

There will be a Kootenay connection on the Team Canada bench at…

Travis Green, formerly the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, has been tapped to head up Team Canada’s coaching staff at the Spengler Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A young Krestova community member donates $5 for the purchase of land for a new regional park in her neighbourhood. Photo: John Boivin
A young Krestova community member donates $5 for the purchase of land for a new regional park in her neighbourhood. Photo: John Boivin
A person was killed at the train crossing in Hope, on 6th Avenue early Thursday morning. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

Man dies after being found near Hope train tracks

Man was found near the tracks with injuries and transported to hospital where he died

A person was killed at the train crossing in Hope, on 6th Avenue early Thursday morning. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
FortisBC; Gas bills will decrease by about four per cent or $4 a month on average effective Jan. 1. Photo: Unsplash

FortisBC decreasing natural gas rates by 4% next month

Depending upon gas consumption, this equates to paying around $4 less per month

FortisBC; Gas bills will decrease by about four per cent or $4 a month on average effective Jan. 1. Photo: Unsplash
A house on 9 Ave S burned down on Sunday. (Photo by Erik Redding)

Creston home lost to blaze

A house on 9 Ave S burned down on Sunday

A house on 9 Ave S burned down on Sunday. (Photo by Erik Redding)
A four-kilometre stretch of Highway 3A near Wynndel has been closed. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 3A north of Creston opens to single-lane traffic

Highway was closed for nearly a full day due to police incident

A four-kilometre stretch of Highway 3A near Wynndel has been closed. (DriveBC)
The Castlegar courthouse. File photo

Woman who stabbed two Castlegar teens sentenced to six years

Sasha Prokaski previously pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and assault with a weapon

The Castlegar courthouse. File photo
The City of Castlegar’s Facebook page is back.
The City of Castlegar’s Facebook page is back.
Sculpturewalk Night of Fire. Photo: Betsy Kline

VIDEO: Castlegar Sculpturewalk event features fire-breathing dragon

Event to announce this year’s winners was a blazing success

Sculpturewalk Night of Fire. Photo: Betsy Kline
A man died after being struck by a red Dodge Ram truck on Sunday morning (Dec. 11) at Lefeuvre Road in Abbotsford and the driver fled the scene, APD says. /Shane MacKichan Photo

Pedestrian dies in fatal Abbotsford crash with driver still at large

Driver fled the scene after crashing red Dodge Ram truck on Lefeuvre Road

A man died after being struck by a red Dodge Ram truck on Sunday morning (Dec. 11) at Lefeuvre Road in Abbotsford and the driver fled the scene, APD says. /Shane MacKichan Photo
Photo: Trail Times

Heavy snow called for West Kootenay Saturday

Communities near Trail are expected to be particularly hit with snow today, Dec. 10

Photo: Trail Times
Facebook. (Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)
Facebook. (Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)
Finance Minister Katrine Conroy hugs Premier David Eby during the swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Conroy brings rural perspective to B.C.’s bottom line, may expand speculation tax

Veteran West Kootenays representative surprised she was appointed finance minister in new cabinet

Finance Minister Katrine Conroy hugs Premier David Eby during the swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito