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Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo

Rural health service reductions to last up to 4 weeks: Interior Health president

Susan Brown says emergency room access is being prioritized

L-R: Rotary Club of Trail President Bruce Fawcett; Salvation Army Officers Andrew and Olivia Sweet; Richard Fish, Rotary President Elect; and Rotary Carol Festival Co-ordinator Ardith White with the $2,270 presentation cheque for the Salvation Army in lieu of the Carol Festival. Photo: Submitted

Rotary Club of Trail hopeful to carol this year

In the meantime, Rotary Bingo raises money for locals in-need

The RDCK is investing in an inventory to help locals find regional food suppliers, which can be accessed in case of emergency. Photo: Mike Thomas

Inventory in West Kootenay to bolster food security plans

The inventory will help businesses find local suppliers

Construction continues on the 46-unit, five-storey building located on Victoria Street. The building is expected to be completed by August. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson issued record number of building permits in 2021

Construction association concerned about increasing building costs

Construction continues on the 46-unit, five-storey building located on Victoria Street. The building is expected to be completed by August. Photo: Tyler Harper
Call outs for paramedics attending drug overdoses doubled in Trail in 2021. (File photo)

Paramedic calls for drug overdose doubles in Greater Trail in 2021

“We have seen a dramatic increase in drug overdoses in the area,” said Trail Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Call outs for paramedics attending drug overdoses doubled in Trail in 2021. (File photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s family angry and frustrated as her murder remains unsolved

It’s been one year since the Port Moody woman disappeared. Her body was found in Hope weeks later

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
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Rossland launches COVID safe Winter Carnival

Rossland’s Winter Carnival is back on although with some COVID considerations

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New ECE seats opening at Selkirk College. Photo: Patrick Davies
New ECE seats opening at Selkirk College. Photo: Patrick Davies
The best time to apply for the grant is in May after people have received both their BC Assessment notice and their municipal property tax notice. Photo: Unsplash

Homeowner grants remain unchanged for West Kootenay

Assessment roll and jurisdiction numbers are needed to apply.

The best time to apply for the grant is in May after people have received both their BC Assessment notice and their municipal property tax notice. Photo: Unsplash
Photo: Mufid Majnun on Unsplash

City of Trail responds to rising COVID cases

Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, the Trail Local Health Area had 121 new COVID-19 cases

Photo: Mufid Majnun on Unsplash
Utilities will cost homeowners $816.50 this year. Photo: Unsplash

New year, new utilities rates for Trail

If paid in full, the early payment discount deadline is Monday, Feb. 28.

Utilities will cost homeowners $816.50 this year. Photo: Unsplash
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: A New Year

‘Let us plan on making 2022 the healthiest and happiest year that we can.’

  • Jan 16, 2022
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
Photo: Black Press stock

Alberta man pleads guilty in 2016 Castlegar motel robbery case

Owner of Flamingo Motel was assaulted during the crime

Photo: Black Press stock
This 12-part series of columns called “Creston in Transition” will focus on working towards a greener future. (Pixabay)

Creston in Transition: Attempt the Impossible

‘Take some time to imagine what our town might look like without oil.’

  • Jan 14, 2022
This 12-part series of columns called “Creston in Transition” will focus on working towards a greener future. (Pixabay)
Interior Health says it investigated 34 cases of seniors abuse in Nelson from January 2019 to December 2021. Photo: Kindel Media/Pexels

Advocates concerned elder abuse underreported in Nelson area

Interior Health says there were 34 cases investigated over last 3 years

Interior Health says it investigated 34 cases of seniors abuse in Nelson from January 2019 to December 2021. Photo: Kindel Media/Pexels
Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Everyone aged 18-plus will receive an invitation to book their appointment for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine approximately six months after the date of their second dose. Photo: Chris Young/Canadian Press
Everyone aged 18-plus will receive an invitation to book their appointment for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine approximately six months after the date of their second dose. Photo: Chris Young/Canadian Press
The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees and members Kathy Moore and Dave Cornelius (front) as well as Moore’s son Nick Blue (left) helped Afghan refugee Ramin Nuri (top right) get settled in Phoenix. Photo: submitted

West Kootenay Friends of Refugees help settle Afghan émigré

Rossland refugee group go above and beyond to help Ramin Nury find a safe place in the U.S.

The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees and members Kathy Moore and Dave Cornelius (front) as well as Moore’s son Nick Blue (left) helped Afghan refugee Ramin Nuri (top right) get settled in Phoenix. Photo: submitted
Rendering of the seniors condominium development proposed for Trail. Image: Submitted

Trail city council makes tough decision on seniors development

Despite opposition, council amends bylaws and goes forward with seniors development

Rendering of the seniors condominium development proposed for Trail. Image: Submitted