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Castlegar man facing charges in connection with attempted armed robbery

Castlegar man facing charges in connection with attempted armed robbery

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 responded by saying that she didn't have any money on hand, and the male then left the hotel.”

Peace & Justice Studies Conference Brings Informal Evening with Bright Minds

Peace & Justice Studies Conference Brings Informal Evening with Bright Minds

His whole life revolves around missing and murdered Indigenous women. James Favel is the leader of the Bear Clan Patrol in Winnipeg. He revived the grass roots, peaceful street patrol group in his community in the summer of 2015 after growing frustrated at what he saw going on in his neighbourhood. It was the disappearance of Tina Fontaine that finally drove him to action.

New Navigation Proposal To Increase Safety and Weather Reliability for Landings at West Kootenay Regional Airport

New Navigation Proposal To Increase Safety and Weather Reliability for Landings at West Kootenay Regional Airport

Mayor Chernoff, City Council and representatives from the Regional Districts of Central Kootenay and Kootenay-Boundary and local business representatives met today to consider a new proposal to improve the regional airport’s landing and departure navigation system.

Think before you drink

If you are planning to consume alcohol at any time, please do so safely and responsibly.

With summer in full swing and more British Columbians and visitors taking the time to enjoy all of our province’s beautiful outdoor offerings, it is important to remember that alcohol should not always be in the mix.

If you are planning to consume alcohol at any time, please do so safely and responsibly.

BC man pleads guilty to cocaine smuggling in US court

BC man pleads guilty to cocaine smuggling in US court

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.

Police call on residents to be part of the solution

Police call on residents to be part of the solution

Local police are becoming increasingly frustrated with fundamentally preventable crimes that are both victimizing residents and chewing up police resources, according to RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr.

“RCMP have recently responded to a number of complaints involving thefts from motor vehicles,” Orr said. “In a majority of these investigations, it was determined the vehicles which had items stolen from them were left unlocked. RCMP suggest that in additional to always locking your vehicle, items of any value should never be left inside your vehicle.”

Fatal motorcycle accident between New Denver and Kaslo

Fatal motorcycle accident between New Denver and Kaslo

A 41-year-old Cranbrook man has died after a motorcycle accident Sunday, according to RCMP Inspector Tom Roy.

“On Aug. 14, (the motorcyclist) was travelling westbound on Hwy 31A between New Denver and Kaslo,” Roy said. “He was the lone occupant of the 2007 Yamaha, but was travelling with a friend, who was also driving a motorcycle.

“He approached a corner on the road, and crossed the centre line into oncoming traffic. A couple travelling eastbound in their SUV were struck by the motorcycle as it crossed the centre line.

Byelection dates and nomination deadlines announced

Byelection dates and nomination deadlines announced

Public Notice is given to the electors of the City of Castlegar that nominations for the offices of: Councillor – 1 position, for a two-year term (November 2016 to October 2018), will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows:

Variable rain puts damper on current fire season

The Southeast Fire Centre has been fortunate not to experience the wildfires scares of 2015, but August and September receives the least amount of precipitation meaning the fire season could pick up.— Photo courtesy Ryan Flett

A consistent peppering of precipitation at the right time has put a damper on the current fire season and made it one of the quietest in several years.

The region bounded by the Southeast Fire Centre — which covers the area extending from the U.S. border in the south to Mica Dam in the north and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains in the west to the B.C.-Alberta border in the east — has been experiencing variable precipitation amounts since June, said the centre’s fire information officer, Karlie Shaughnessy.

Break-and-enter at Castlegar DQ prompts police to ask public for information

Break-and-enter at Castlegar DQ prompts police to ask public for information

A break-and-enter at the DQ last night has police requesting public assistance and information, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

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