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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 11 2017

The teenager who threatened people at Mount Sentinel High School in June of 2016 was sentenced to time served and three years probation at Nelson Courthouse Tuesday.

Denver Sky, 18, was found guilty of two counts of uttering threats. He has spent the equivalent of five months in jail while in custody.

In June 2016, RCMP was alerted to a possible threat at the school, located 20...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jan 04 2017

The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we’re seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Dec 21 2016

Ed Note: IIO spokesman Martin Youssef underlined these facts in an interview regarding this release: A) The threshold for referral to Crown is very low; B) No charge has been recommended and C) "If there is even a potential likelihood there was any kind of offense, even a traffic offense, we have to refer it to Crown. That's not to say that's the issue here, but the IIO has an obligation...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Dec 15 2016

A new scam making the rounds involves people selling pets online, taking the buyer's money, then never sending the animal (if, indeed, there ever was one to begin with), according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“Castlegar RCMP would like to remind people to be extremely diligent when making purchases online … the varying scams are endless, and the local detachment has seen another one...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Dec 13 2016

Castlegar RCMP are investigating robbery and assault that occurred at the Flamingo Hotel in Castlegar at approximately 3 p.m. Dec.13, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“The owner of the motel was accosted by two persons inside the motel, restrained, and assaulted with a weapon. The suspects fled with assorted valuables,” she said.”The victim was transported to hospital but did not...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 12 2016

Kelowna RCMP is asking for public for help to identity of a suspect in an early morning robbery Monday in the Central Okanagan City.

At 12:15 a.m. Monday (December 12), Kelowna RCMP received a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Mac’s convenience store located in the 2100 block of Richter Street.

Police have learned that a lone male suspect entered the store,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 11 2016

Christmas is a festive time of the year.

However, as Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General says, it's not an excuse to drive while affected by alcohol or drugs.

Which is why motorists have seen increased of police on the highways throughout the province.

“Having fun and being festive is encouraged but risking lives doing it won’t be tolerated,” said...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 30 2016

Two long-standing investigations, the length of which have caused some outrage in the region, may finally be drawing to a close, according to Independent Investigations Office acting director of public engagement and policy Marten Youssef.

Both investigations involve officer-involved fatal shootings, the first of Slocan resident Peter de Groot on Oct. 13, 2014 in the Slocan Valley and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 30 2016

Three Break-and-Enters to local businesses along the north end of Columbia Avenue Monday night have police reminding business owners and residents alike to secure their valuables, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

“It's been an ongoing thing now, starting in mid to late summer,” Turner said, adding the rash of break-ins started primarily in the industrial area, but appears to have...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 29 2016

For the first known time in B.C., the highly toxic opioid carfentanil has been detected at the scene of an apparent illicit drug death.

A drug sample seized by the coroner and Vancouver Police at the scene of a death that occurred Nov. 17, 2016, in an East Vancouver residence was sent to a federal Health Canada laboratory for testing. The...

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