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by Gwen Chernenkoff on Wednesday Oct 12 2016

Castlegar Citizens on Patrol (COP) are actively recruiting for volunteers, according to chairman Paul Thederahn.

“Currently, we are operating with seven volunteers but the ideal number of volunteers is 15,” he said. ”We are trained in using safe practices at all times and have fun while patrolling. We have taken over speed watch and can be set up at any time monitoring vehicle speeds...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 12 2016
The Castlegar RCMP are investigating a disturbing incident of animal cruelty, according too RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
"Some time in the early morning hours of Oct. 12, a resident in the rural 2000 block of Charleston Avenue in Robson went into her yard and discovered a cat that had been hung on her fence."
Mathew said the woman  was able to cut the cat down from...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 30 2016

The flood of sirens and police cars descending on lower Gyro Park concluded with the arrest of man for assault Friday afternoon said a Nelson Police media release.

"A local man was arrested and charged with assaulting police, resisting arrest and obstruction after an incident in the lower Gyro Park area," said Acting NPD Sergeant Matt Caldwell in the media release.

Caldwell said...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 29 2016

A proactive online investigation by the BC Integrated Child Exploitation (BC ICE) Unit has resulted in charges of Making Child Pornography and Arrangement or Agreement to commit a sexual offence against a child. 

On March 10, 56-year-old Ronald Gardner, of no fixed address, was arrested and subsequently charged with the above noted offences, as well as Failing to Comply with Prohibition...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 24 2016

The City of Nelson has decided to try to recoup legal fees from former Constable Drew Turner.

"At the September 20th board meeting, the Nelson Police Board reached a decision to recover legal fees from former Officer Drew Turner for defense of assault charges laid against Mr. Turner in 2014," said the City of Nelson media release Friday.

"Mr. Turner has been notified of the Board...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 21 2016

The number of illicit drug deaths continued to drop slightly in August but the number of deaths from illicit drug use remains significantly increased from previous years, the latest statistics from the BC Coroners Service show.

In the first eight months of 2016 (Jan. 1 through Aug. 31), the total number of deaths from illicit drug use was 488, an increase of 61.6 per cent from

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by Trail Champion staff on Friday Sep 16 2016

Three local people are in police custody after an armed robbery of the BC Liquor Store in Fruitvale this morning.

“A male entered the store at around 9 a.m., brandishing a handgun, and confronted the employee, making off with a great deal of cash,” said Trail top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke.

Later the same morning, police arrested three people, two men and a woman, in front of the Bank...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 14 2016

Charges have now been laid against 28-year-old Kenneth Jacob Fenton in regards to the motor-vehicle-related death of West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett on April 5.

The arrest was a result of a criminal investigation led by the RCMP Island District GIS with assistance from the Saanich Police Department who conducted the collision scene investigation.

Fenton will be facing five...

by John Boivin on Tuesday Sep 13 2016

A provincial court judge in Nelson has set the start of a criminal trial stemming from a 2013 aviation fuel spill in the Slocan Valley for mid-October.

Judge Robert Brown told lawyers attending a preliminary hearing by conference call that the trial will begin on October 11.

The Executive Flight Centre, one of its employees, and the provincial government are all co-defendants in...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 13 2016

Provincial Health officer Dr. Perry Kendall and director of police services Clayton Pecknold, co-chairs of the Joint Task Force on Overdose Response, have released the following statement.

"We strongly commend the RCMP for proceeding with a national rollout of naloxone for both their member's safety, as part of their personal protective equipment, but also for emergency treatment of...

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