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Motorcycle rider suffers serious injuries after morning crash on Highway 3A

RCMP said a motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries from a three-vehicle accident that halted traffic Tuesday morning on Highway 3A north of Nelson. RCMP said officers responded to a report of a three-vehicle motor vehicle collision that occurred near Nasookin Road approximately seven kilometres from the Heritage City. “Investigation showed the collision was the result […]

Local activists pushing for better public transit, stage rally Friday

West Kootenay Transit Action will be highlighting the need for a big boost in bus public transit services at a roadside rally on Friday, June 7th.  At the, “I need a bus to….” rally, activists, mainly seniors, will be holding signs alongside the Highway just south of the intersection at the lights with Baker Street. […]

Rossland family forced to hide when bear breaks into residence

On June 2, at 12:52 a.m., frontline Trail and Greater District officers received a report from a homeowner that a bear was breaking into her residence in the 1400 block of Columbia Avenue in Rossland, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. He said the woman, her children, and a dog locked themselves in an upstairs […]

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, […]

Bear season ‘unprecedented’ and likely to continue if measures not taken: WildsafeBC coordinator

With no black bears destroyed in 2023 and a laundry list of bear problems in downtown Nelson the same year, the program that manages human-wildlife conflict in the region was questioned on the issue. It was considered another “unprecedented season” in Nelson with no bears extinguished due to human conflict — although two animals were […]

Wildlife overpass near Radium will enhance safety for drivers, bighorn sheep

A new wildlife overpass south of Radium Hot Springs is set to significantly decrease vehicle collisions with bighorn sheep enhancing safety along Highway 93/95 for highway users while safeguarding the iconic local bighorn sheep population. The project, designed to ensure safe wildlife passage across the highway, includes a 30-metre-wide steel-and-concrete arch overpass. Additionally, approximately six kilometres […]

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, […]

Public feedback opens on Record Ridge mine environmental assessment

A month-long public feedback period opens today on whether WHY Resources’ proposed open pit magnesium mine at Record Ridge, outside of Rossland, B.C., should require an environmental assessment. The feedback period comes in response to a formal request from Wildsight to the province, in which the organization pointed to several technical issues with the mine […]

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 […]