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by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Apr 01 2011

Castlegar RCMP are standing by their raid of a marijuana grow-op in Pass Creek last month after the grow’s owner, Velma Mullaney, alleged unfair treatment by police.

Mullaney spoke to several local media outlets, claiming she and her partner had permits to grow 49 plants each, and that police refused to either look at her permits or count the plants. She also suggested the possibility...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 28 2011

A fire in the isolation room on the third floor of Kootenay Lake Hospital has sent one person into police custody under the suspicion of arson.

Nelson Fire Department firefighters and hospital staff managed to contain the fire that broke out in the room occupied by one person at the time.

The lone occupant of the room — a 34-year-old female, a...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Mar 28 2011

Fire took the one of the oldest hotels in the Boundary region last night in Beaverdell. Witnesses say that the fire was noticed at about 2 a.m. and the intense heat took the building quickly.

Although there is speculation flying around the small community, the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Local residents in the north end of town experienced a loss of power during the blaze...

by Michael Wirischagin on Thursday Mar 24 2011
Self-proclaimed “bear dude” Allen Piche plead guilty to charges of feeding dangerous wildlife under the Wildlife Act.
 
The case, heard Tuesday in Grand Forks Provincial Court, stemmed from a raid on his property at Christina Lake that uncovered a grow-op along with up to two dozen black bears.
 
Last month Piche plead not guilty to...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Mar 23 2011

Saturday saw four locals, two men and two women, arrested after police raided a grow op in a residence on Lady Bird Creek Forest Service Road in Pass Creek.

 
Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr said the search warrant was executed at roughly 6 p.m., and the subsequent search yielded 285 marijuana plants and 12 pounds of distribution-ready marijuana bud.
 
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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Mar 09 2011

A 16-year-old arrested and charged with sexual assault has been released on conditions.

 
The charges stem from an incident Feb. 7,  in which a 28-year-old woman was accosted in the changeroom at the Castlegar Complex, but successfully fought off her assailant, who then fled.
 
Castlegar RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Laurel Mathew said the young man...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 03 2011

The immediate penalties that impaired drivers face are the reason behind the early success of the Immediate Roadside Prohibition legislation, say the BC RCMP.
 
“From October 2010 to January 2011 we’ve seen about a 40 per cent drop province-wide in alcohol related traffic fatalities, compared to the five year historical average,” said Superintendent Norm Gaumont, head of Traffic...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

The RCMP and the Integrated Road Safety Units from across BC announced they have caught over 3,000 people using electronic devices while driving during February’s Distracted Driving Campaign. 

“Last year, distracted driving was a contributing factor in 104 collision fatalities in British Columbia," said RCMP superintendent Mike Diack, “E” Division Traffic Services.
 
He...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

Two 30-year-old men were arrested under the Mental Health Act by Nelson Police Department officers in separate incidents in the city over the weekend.

One man was arrested in his home without incident on Feb. 25 and the other was arrested on Feb. 27 in the downtown core, said NPD Sgt. Dino Falcone.

"They were both transported to the Kootenay Lake Hospital where a...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A green SUV collided with a house late Monday afternoon, with the home coming out on top in the encounter, Nelson Police reported.

The vehicle tumbled down an embankment and landed at the foot of a house near the Nelson and District Community Complex, causing slight damage to the house and structural damage to the vehicle,...

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