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Shot while in handcuffs: suit

Apr 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Kootenay RCMP officer is facing a new lawsuit after he allegedly shot a man with a non-lethal round who was already detained in handcuffs. Police had first...

'Seriously, visit another time'

Apr 5, 2021 / 10:15 am

A restaurateur in the Kootenays says he closed his restaurant in the middle of a busy Saturday on a long weekend after being overwhelmed by rude tourists. Nick...

Multi-vehicle crash on 3A

Mar 29, 2021 / 12:15 pm

A multi-vehicle collision is causing delays on Highway 3A in the Kootenays. DriveBC reports single-lane, alternating traffic about five kilometres east of...

Wildfire near Creston

Mar 28, 2021 / 7:58 pm

UPDATE: 7:58 p.m. Highway 3A between Kuskonook Rest Area and Bathie Road is now open, according to DriveBC. ORIGINAL: 7:18 p.m. BC Wildfire Service is...

Imposter Mountie sighting?

Mar 27, 2021 / 4:22 pm

Ongoing incidents of cars being stopped by alleged police imposters have Trail RCMP investigating a truck with red and blue lights in its grill. RCMP are...

Largest fisheries fine ever

Mar 26, 2021 / 1:10 pm

UPDATE: 1:10 p.m. Mining giant Teck Resources was hit with a record $60-million penalty Friday related to its East Kootenay coal operations. The company’s...

Snow-clearing court battle

Mar 24, 2021 / 6:45 am

It's starting to feel like spring for many Canadians, but the country's top court is about to wade into the issue of snow removal from wintry city...

Skiing toddler on CNN

Mar 22, 2021 / 12:53 pm

A B.C. family has been featured by CNN after they placed a microphone of their toddler to capture her commentary on the slopes. Erich Leidums of Fernie, B.C....

Putting food waste to use

Mar 16, 2021 / 11:34 am

A dehydrator and a spice grinder are all Joe Roth needs to turn 400,000 pounds of leftover fruit, commonly sold as pig mash, into flour. Apple flour, as Roth...

Father killed in avalanche

Mar 8, 2021 / 10:38 am

A man has died after being caught in an avalanche while snowmobiling in the West Kootenays. The Kaslo RCMP says they received a notification of an inReach spot...

Charge in officer's death

Mar 7, 2021 / 7:46 pm

A Castlegar man has been charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of an off-duty Abbotsford police officer in Nelson, B.C. in July 2020. The Nelson...

Maybe miscarriage of justice

Feb 25, 2021 / 4:38 pm

A special prosecutor says there may have been a miscarriage of justice when a babysitter was convicted of criminal negligence causing death in the drowning of a...

40 sled dogs seized

Feb 18, 2021 / 12:27 pm

The BC SPCA has been forced to confiscate 40 sled dogs from a West Kootenay sled dog operation after the owner failed to properly care for the animals. The dogs...

Two injured in shootout

Feb 9, 2021 / 4:49 pm

Two men were wounded during a shootout in Creston Monday night. RCMP Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey said on Feb. 8 just after 10 p.m., police responded reports of...

RCMP save elderly couple

Feb 9, 2021 / 11:40 am

An RCMP officer and his police service dog, Denim, are being hailed as heroes after rescuing an elderly ATV operator near Cranbrook. Cranbrook RCMP received a...

Interior overdose alert

Feb 3, 2021 / 12:18 pm

Interior Health has issued a drug alert for the community of Castlegar. IH says the street drug known as down, which is light pink in colour, is being sold in...

New virus cluster revealed

Jan 27, 2021 / 3:46 pm

Another COVID-19 community cluster has been announced in the BC Interior. Since the start of the year, 81 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in...

Shots fired in Salmo

Jan 15, 2021 / 9:03 pm

A 43-year-old Salmo woman is facing potential criminal charges after she allegedly fired shots in a Salmo home early Friday morning. Around 3:50 a.m., Salmo...

Cougar attacks, kills dog

Jan 11, 2021 / 4:25 pm

A dog was attacked and killed by a cougar in a backyard in the Kootenays over the weekend. Police and conservation officers were called Sunday at 5:45 p.m. for...

Mayor resigns after travel

Jan 8, 2021 / 2:00 pm

The mayor of Castlegar resigned Friday after he faced criticism for travelling to Mount Baldy over the holidays. On Friday, the City of Castlegar posted a...