Eleven-year-old boy drowns at Wasa Lake

RCMP said a young boy drown Sunday on Wasa Lake, north of Cranbrook. Police said Kimberley RCMP were called to Wasa Lake, a popular summer recreation spot, on June 23, 2024 after a an inflated tube with three children on board flipped over due to high winds and rough waters. RCMP said that one of […]

Update: BC Highway Patrol continue investigation following a collision on Highway 97 near Lac la Hache

BC Highway Patrol are continuing to investigate the serious school bus collision on June 21, 2024, near Lac la Hache. RCMP said in a media release that prior to the collision, the school bus was on a class trip and had been travelling southbound on Highway 97, from Likely Highway, before going down a 50-foot […]

Bystander lends a hand - and foot - to help officer capture a wanted Trail man

On Wednesday, June 12, at 2:30 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was conducting a routine patrol when he spotted a 36-year-old Trail man with outstanding arrest warrants riding his bicycle on McQuarrie Street, in Trail, acoridng to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “The officer activated his emergency lights and sirens in an […]

UPDATE: RCMP confirm motorcycle rider no longer in critical condition

RCMP said Tuesday that the motorcycle rider who suffered serious injuries following an accident last week, north of Nelson is recovering in hospital. “We checked on the driver today and he is still receiving treatment in hospital but no longer considered to be in critical condition,” the RCMP emailed statement read. Nelson RCMP responded to […]

ICBC and police launch campaign to address increase in impaired related crashes

Over the summer months every year, impaired driving-related crashes where someone is injured or killed increase by 27% in B.C. The largest increase occurs in northern B.C. (up 63%) followed by the Southern Interior (up 53%), Vancouver Island (up 21%) and Lower Mainland (up 11%). This is why ICBC and police are launching a summer-long […]

UPDATE: Missing Nelson woman located

Nelson Police is advising the public that the Nelson woman reported missing last week has been found. Nelson Police said that 49-year-old Marieke Thiessen, who was last seen May 29th, was safely located Tuesday. Nelson Police would like to thank the public with assisting in locating Marieke Thiessen. Previous Story: Nelson Police requesting public assistance […]

Traffic stops near Rock Creek leads to contraband tobacco seizure — RCMP

A routine traffic stop netted police illicit tobacco and a large amount of currency RCMP said Monday in a media release. The traffic stop by Midway RCMP officer, to check for valid driver’s license and registration, happened near Rock Creek on Highway 3, Saturday, June 1, 2024. RCMP said during the interaction with the driver, […]

Trail RCMP respond to single-vehicle rollover

On Friday, May 24,  at 3:35 a.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report about a single motor vehicle rollover incident near the intersection of Carnation Drive and Hwy 3B, in Trail, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue was at the scene when the officer arrived. […]

Nelson Police confirm cause of explosions near Government Road to be small propane canisters

Multiple 911 calls reporting explosions and a large fire near the intersection on the west side of the Heritage City saw officers respond quickly Nelson Police said in a media release Tuesday. The incident happened on Saturday, May 18, 2024, near the intersection of Government Road/Highway 6/3A in Nelson. Officers, joined by Nelson Fire Department, […]

Creston RCMP conduct third drug related search warrant at the same residence

Crestone RCMP executed a third search warrant and the same residence for related reasons today, May 14. The subject residence had two previous search warrants conducted on it. Find the last two media releases here: RCMP in British Columbia – Creston RCMP seize drugs during search warrant (rcmp-grc.gc.ca) RCMP in British Columbia – Creston RCMP […]
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