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UPDATED: Missing skier found

Edward Perello, 47, of Ymir, had been missing since departing into the backcountry near the Whitewater Ski Hill at approximately 8 a.m. Monday. — Photo courtesy Facebook

There's a happy ending in the searcg for missing backcountry skier Edward Perello.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Leanne Tuchscherer has confirmed that, as of 11:15 a.m. Search and Rescue have located the 47-yer-old Ymir resident. 

"Perello is being extracted from his location and willl be taken to a waiting ambulance," Sgt. Tuchscherer in a media release.

"His medical condition is unknown at this time, however, the search team has indicated that he appears to be doing well.

Fatal crash leads to charges against local woman

Fatal crash leads to charges against local woman
On November 30, 2013, at approximately 9:02 p.m., Trail RCMP were dispatched to a single vehicle motor vehicle crash involving an automobile on Hwy 3B just south of Fruitvale. Investigation has revealed that the vehicle was driven by a Linda Enoksen, 57 years old, of  the Genelle area with three male passengers when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve.

UPDATE: Search for missing skier suspended for the night

UPDATE: Search for missing skier suspended for the night

The Nelson RCMP with the assistance of bthree Search and Rescue teams are searching for a missing skier believed to be in the vicinity of
the Whitewater ski hill, Nelson, BC. The missing skier has been identified as Edward Perello, 47 years old. He went skiing alone at
approximately 8 a.m. on Dec. 8 and did not return home. He was reported missing in the late afternoon of Dec. 9.
A ground search was conducted today with negative results. Due to the terrain and night time setting in the SAR teams will complete

Home invasion/assault in Quesnel

Home invasion/assault in Quesnel

On Dec. 7, Quesnel RCMP requested the public to be vigilant in locking their doors and securing their homes after an unknown male broke into a residence in the 4000 block of Hixon Road and assaulted a female occupant early that morning. 

Extensive book collection donated to Jumbo Wild

Since 1990, Kim was very active on the West Kootenay side in working to preserve the Jumbo Creek  valley from a massive mega ski resort. — Submitted photo

The late Kim Kratky was passionate about many things.

Besides being an ardent West Kootenay mountaineer, he was a committed advocate for keeping the Jumbo valley wild. And he loved books.

Kratky’s career as an English instructor dated back to 1969 and his varied and extensive book collection reveals his love of English and Spanish literature, classics, Australia, Canadiana, history, music and much more.

Car submerged in river; police welcome public input

Car submerged in river; police welcome public input

Trail RCMP are dealing with a bizarre set of circumstances that saw a Suzuki SUV submerged in the Columbia River last night.

RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke says there was no one in the car when police found it, but the Search and Rescue jet boat has been deployed to search the river as a precaution.

Cabinet appoints three to Forest Practices Board, including Nelson's Marlene Machmer

Nelson's Marlene Machmer appointed to Forest Practices Board.

Nelson's Marlene Machmer, R.P.Bio, is one of three members appointed to the Forest Practices Board by the BC Cabinet.

Angeline Nyce, RPF, and current board member Bill Dumont, RPF, reappointed to a two-year term, joins Machmer on the board.

Nyce and Machmer are appointed to two-year terms.

"I am very pleased to see Bill Dumont reappointed, and I welcome Marlene Machmer and Angeline Nyce to the board," said board chair, Tim Ryan.

West Kootenay region got an early taste of winter thanks to Arctic outbreaks

Cooler temperatures in November was thanks to two Arctic outbreaks. — The Nelson Daily photo

The month of November saw winter arrive in the form of precipitation and cold temperatures said Jesse Ellis, Fire Weather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre.

“The first snowfall of the season occurred the night of the (November) 10th as the first of two Arctic outbreaks pushed into the area,” Ellis explained in the monthly media release.

MP says local seniors going with out due to government error on pension cheques

MP says local seniors going with out due to government error on pension cheques

Some local seniors are part of a group of pensioners across the country who have not been getting their pension cheques from the federal government recently due to what’s being called by Service Canada a ‘glitch’ in the system, according to BC Southern Interior MP, Alex Atamanenko. 

Rally slated for striking city workers Friday

Rally slated for striking city workers Friday

A rally is scheduled tomorrow at City Hall for those who wish to show support for striking city workers of CUPE 2262.

The rally, scheduled for 3 p.m., should see as many as 30 striking union members, as well as members of other union travelling to Castlegar from other communities to show their solidarity. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

In related news, CUPE 2262 issued a press release this afternoon indicating morale on the picket lines remains strong. The release reads as follows:

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