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by Contributor on Saturday Jun 18 2011

The B.C. Criminal Justice Branch has put in place a team of professional Crown prosecutors who will work with police and lead all aspects of the prosecution related to the June 15 riot, Premier Christy Clark announced Friday.

Evidence amassed in the coming weeks will determine the ultimate size and extent of the prosecutorial team required.

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by Contributor on Thursday Jun 16 2011

An open letter to British Columbians from Premier Clark

British Columbians are understandably embarrassed and disappointed by
Wednesday night's activities. It should have been a celebration of the tremendous effort by the Canucks in their playoff run. It turned into a shameful display of behaviour by people bent on violence.

The vast majority of citizens gathered and...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jun 13 2011
A drug smuggling attempt failed when United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents seized five backpacks with 159 pounds of ecstasy at the Washington state border near Christina Lake last Friday.
 
CBP Public Information Officer James Frackleton explained that the seizure was a result of good coordinated tactical planning and utilization of advanced detection and...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 06 2011

Around 250 marijuana plants were seized by RCMP from two “sophisticated” grow operations in Salmo on Thursday.

The investigation into the property began following a traffic stop in May of 2011 in which 21 marihuana plants and several pounds of marihuana were seized from two adult men in the Salmo area.

Members of the RCMP West Kootenay Traffic...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Jun 03 2011

Ed note: The following is a press release issued by a lobby group, in which they name the Castlegar men who penned 'Deflowered in Seconds'. I agonized over whether to publish these names ... at first choosing not to, for fear of repercussions for myself and the young men involved. However, I now know this press release is being issued to many, many news organizations, country-wide, and the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 01 2011

Local police became the gurus of gross last weekend, after a local couple deposited a rotting corpse in the lobby of the Castlegar RCMP detachment. 

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff said a couple came in at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, after stumbling across a corpse in rural Castlegar. Believing the remains to be human, the duo laid the mess on a sheet of plastic and brought it to the...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday May 29 2011

An immigration violation by an “internationally well known DJ” from the U.S. landed the man in jail Friday night.

Nelson Police arrested the 27-year-old DJ and U.S. citizen at a local bar for the violations around 2:20 a.m. on Saturday.

The man was transported to the Nelson Police Department, served a detention order by Immigration officials...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday May 27 2011

A man who requested that people driving down Baker Street run him over as he rode his bike Wednesday evening is now in the hospital.

The 33-year-old man was arrested by Nelson Police under the Mental Health Act and was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital where a physician admitted him to a psychiatric facility.

Prior to...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 26 2011

A how-to manual detailing how to abuse young girls that was posted on Facebook by two Castlegar men is but the tip of a terrifying iceberg, according to local youth worker James McFaddin.

McFaddin, youth worker and men’s outreach coordinator for Castlegar & District Community Services Society, said the document ‘Deflowered in Seconds’ is the least of a sub-culture that should...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 25 2011

Castlegar police are reporting a quiet May long weekend, with only 28 calls for service, according to RCMP Cpl. Dan Pollock.

“That’s compared to 58 calls for service over the same time frame last year,” he said, explaining that number represents calls that came in between 5 p.m. Friday and 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Pollock said he can’t even begin to...

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