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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 23 2017

Police are reminding the public on the eve of the holiday season of the dangers of drinking and driving.

The message comes after a 39-year-old Castlegar man was caught driving in Nelson with blood alcohol allegedly three times the criminal limit said Sgt Chad Badry West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit Monday.

Badry said the incident occurred (Sunday) October 15,...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

First, the cannabis news:  as readers of the "Council Matters" column already know, the provincial government is seeking input from municipal governments to help guide provincial policy on the decriminalization of cannabis.  The federal government is preparing to pass Bill C-45 and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 05 2017

A local retired RCMP officer played a huge role in getting six Castlegar residents to safety during the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night.

Jo-Ann Bursey, a local realtor, and her husband, retired RCMP Const. Wally Bursey, were part of a group of eight people attending the country music festival (six were from Castlegar and two from Texas).

“We went there specifically for...

by Trail Champion on Thursday Oct 05 2017

A Trail woman is in police custody after a drug raid last month, according to a press release issued by Trail RCMP Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

“On Sept. 22, the Trail Crime Reduction Unit with the assistance of Castlegar Crime Reduction Unit and Regional General Investigation Section executed a search warrant granted under the authority of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

An accident near Grand Forks on Highway 3 has claimed the life of three people police said in a media release.

At approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, Grand Forks RCMP and RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services attended to a head-on collision on Highway 3.

Police arrjved to a two vehicle head-on collision, 9 kilometers West of Grand Forks on Highway 3.

"Upon the initial...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

Conservative Member of Parliament Mel Arnold wants to make theft of firefighting equipment, which theft causes "actual danger to life,"  a specific Criminal Code offense with a maximum penalty of imprisonment for life. That's the same maximum penalty as mischief causing actual danger to life.

Anyone who was evacuated from their homes during the raging progress of BC's record-breaking...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 29 2017

Interior Health (IH) said in a media release Friday the Authoity has enlisted the support of external security and privacy experts as it investigates information breaches involving the personal information of about 500 current and former employees.

IH said the information was found in the possession of two separate individuals arrested by Lower Mainland RCMP on two separate occasions in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 29 2017

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) said in a media release Friday, the company is warning customers to delete any text messages purporting to be sent from ICBC, after a number of customers reported to have received these texts over the last 24 hours.

ICBC said the text messages tell the receiver they've been sent a refund for a traffic fine or red light ticket and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 28 2017

Nelson Police said the driver was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Thursday (September 28) morning at the intersection of Highway 3A/6 and Government Road.

Nelson Police received the call at 1:10 a.m. of a report of an accident just east of Nelson on the edge of the city boundary.

Police said a black SUV was travelling...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 27 2017

A 60-year-old Trail woman is facing a handful of charges after police executed a warrant at her Columbia Heights home, according to RCMP Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

“On Sept. 22 (Friday), the Trail and Greater District Crime Reduction Unit and the Kootenay Boundary Regional General Investigation Section executed a search warrant … and seized what are believed to be cocaine and fentanyl,”...

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