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by Contributor on Sunday Sep 11 2016

Statement by Assistant Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr

Good afternoon. I am Assistant Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr and I am the acting Commanding Officer of the RCMP in British Columbia.

I am here today to provide a statement with respect to allegations of police misconduct in connection with a file that has been unfolding within the last 40...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 04 2016

Two people were taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a truck accident Saturday on Giveout Creek Road south of Nelson.

Nelson Fire Rescue Michael Daloise said in a media release firefighters were called to an accident near the one kilometer road marker on Giveout Creek Forestry Road at approximately 5:25 p.m. Saturday (September 3).

A Ford...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Aug 30 2016
Four commercial businesses, all on 6 Avenue, were broken into this weekend, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew, who said a variety of valuables were stolen. "All the crimes were reported the morning of Aug. 29," she said. "Police have also had reports of private sheds being broken into in varying parts of town." Residents are asked to report crimes to the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721 or...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 30 2016

Inconsiderate drivers and bears and kept Nelson Police Department busy Monday said Acting Sergeant Brain Weber in a media release Tuesday.

Smartphone photo solves fender-bender case

Nelson Police issued a hefty fine to a driver who left the scene of an accident Monday afternoon on Baker Street.

Officers were helped tracking down the offender thanks to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 27 2016

The BC Coroners Services has confirmed the woman rescued by Nelson Fire Rescue after falling into the ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park died from injuries suffered in the accident.

Media spokesperson Barbara McLintock confirmed to The Nelson Daily Monday the woman died in Kootenay Lake Hospital early Saturday morning.

McLintock said the BC Coroners Services continues to...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

Police are requesting public assistance after six break-and-enters Friday night, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“Castlegar RCMP are investigating a rash of commercial break and enter crimes that occurred overnight on Aug. 19. The break-ins were discovered early the next morning. Two of the break-ins were on 6th Ave., two in Blueberry, one on Columbia Road and one on Minto Road....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 20 2016

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) has been called to investigate a police incident Thursday in Terrace.

RCMP report that around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday (August 18) police received a call from a woman at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace who advised that a male was walking towards her with an axe and he may try and hurt himself.

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by Castlegar Source on Thursday Aug 18 2016

A Castlegar man will be in court today facing several charges after an attempted robbery yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“On Aug. 17 at 12:30 a.m., Castlegar RCMP responded to a complaint of a robbery at a local hotel,” Mathew explained. “A male had entered the lobby and approached the lone female clerk, where he then brandished a weapon and demanded money. The clerk...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 18 2016

The BC Wildfire Service has reported another act of vandalism, this time on Vancouver Island near Bowser.

According to a BC Wildfire Service media release, someone broke into and vandalized the station last week by hopping a five-foot fence into the compound.

The vandal broke into the cabinet by bending the door up and then proceeded to remove the power supply by...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 17 2016

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr, announced Monday that Alvin Randhawa, 35, of British Columbia, Canada, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to export from the United States into Canada five kilograms or more of cocaine, before U.S. Magistrate judge Leslie G. Foschio. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.

“This case...

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