by Castlegar Source on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 3:37pm

The Nelson Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with locating the bicycle used in a recent mid-day armed robbery at the Kootenay Currency Exchange.

Police say the bicycle was used by the suspect to arrive at, and depart from, the scene, and that it was stolen prior to the robbery, which occured on April 11 at about 1:15  p.m. The suspect brandished a weapon, which he fired once, but no one was injured.

Recent News

Trail police seek dangerous offenders

RCMP on on the lookout for David "Grant" Mack.
The Trail Crime Reduction Unit is looking for two local prolific offenders who currently have outstanding warrants from the Rossland Court House, according to RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff.
 
"Nelson Crown Counsel has approved charges and issued a warrant for David "Grant" Mack after police received a report from the Trail Hospital on March 21, of a male who had been severely beaten while in his residence," she said in a press release issued today.

Police applaud civilian assistance in tragic car crash

Police applaud civilian assistance in tragic car crash
On April 13, at approximately 10:25 pm, Castlegar RCMP, along with the Robson and Castlegar Fire departments, responded to the 1700 block of Pass Creek Road in response to a vehicle that had left the road, rolled, and was now upside down in the creek.
 
Local residents had gone to the vehicle to assist the driver and lone occupant who was trapped in the vehicle and help him hold his head above the water and offer comfort until he could be rescued.

Nitehawk explosion rallies Beaver Valley to 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup

Hawks Jacob Boycuzk was screaming for joy along with BV captain Archie McKinnon during the award ceremonies following the Cyclone Taylor Cup win by the KIJHL Champions from Fruitvale. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Beaver Valley Nitehawks sure know how to keep team supporters on the edge of their seats.

Trailing by one with 10 minutes remaining in the game, the Hawks struck for four goals en route to a 5-2 victory over the Aldergrove Kodiaks in the final of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday afternoon before more than 1,200 fans at the NDCC Arena.

The victory ends a 13-year BC Junior B Hockey Championship drought for the Hawks.

The last time the Fruitvale-based club won the Cyclone Taylor Cup was in 2001 with current skipper Terry Jones at the helm.

Regional News

Police need public assistance in finding 28-year-old Tyler Sheriff

Police provided a picture of missing Tyler Sheriff taken several years ago. RCMP now believe Sheriff to have a moustache and beard. — Photo courtesy Nelson RCMP

Nelson RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in locating a 28-year-old man missing since Wednesday (April 16).

Tyler Sheriff was last seen Wednesday hitchhiking east at the Highway 3A/6 Junction at South Slocan.

Police believe Sheriff had the intention of finding a ride to Nelson.
 
Sheriff is approximately 5'7", 145 pounds with brown hair. He was last wearing a long blue/green coat with a camouflage hoodie underneath. 

LETTER: Why Teachers May Be Forced Into Job Action

LETTER: Why Teachers May Be Forced Into Job Action

Like all of you, teachers only want the best for their students.

Despite bargaining for more than a year with the government there has been little progress made at the negotiating table.

We have been waiting, very patiently, for the government to provide the necessary funding required for us to move forward in achieving a negotiated collective agreement.

Local home-building design company gets featured in Huffington Post

Rachel Ross and Lars Chose of Mandala Homes are thrilled to get some national exposure.

A local couple received some unexpected press for their home-building design company from Huffington Post Canada.

Lars Chose and Rachel Ross own and operate Mandala Homes, a company that uses sustainable B.C. wood to build energy efficient houses.

Provincial & National

Police not confirming that Dutch arrest of 35-year-old is connected with Amanda Todd

Police not confirming that Dutch arrest of 35-year-old is connected with Amanda Todd

The suicide of B.C.'s 15-year-old Amanda Todd (in October 2012) is being rehashed in the media after a much-publicized arrest in the Netherlands, of a 35-year-old man whom police are not confirmiing may have been one of Todd's tormentors.

Police issue the following statement this afternoon:

CAMRA calls for better beer legislation

-- file photo

Despite the growing popularity of craft beer in British Columbia, many consumers are still being left in the dark when it comes to knowing exactly what’s in their glass and a local consumer advocacy group is asking them to make a fuss about it.