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Don't sell family online

Aug 7, 2020 / 2:54 pm

Please don’t list your family members for sale online, ask police. Trail RCMP said they were called by a local resident on August 1 with concerns after...

Arson over long weekend

Aug 7, 2020 / 2:34 pm

Police and fire officials in the Kootenays are investigating a series of fires suspected to be arsons. RCMP and Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue...

Actor Brent Carver dies

Aug 6, 2020 / 4:23 pm

Award-winning Canadian stage actor Brent Carver is being remembered for his natural love of theatre and zest for life. Longtime friend Janice Thomson shared a...

Drowning on Slocan River

Aug 6, 2020 / 12:47 pm

RCMP are seeking witnesses to a drowning in B.C.'s Slocan River. Police responded to the incident at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, just north of Winlaw, in the...

Crash landing in parking lot

Aug 3, 2020 / 2:05 pm

UPDATE 2:05 p.m. The Nelson Police Department tells Castanet they received multiple reports of a plane crash in the 400 block of Lakeside Drive in Nelson B.C....

Fires break out in Southeast

Aug 2, 2020 / 1:06 pm

Multiple lightning-caused wildfires have broken out in the Southeast Fire Centre in the past 48 hours. This weekend's lightning storm has sparked ignition...

Thief nabs hwy porta potty

Jul 31, 2020 / 4:04 pm

A maintenance company is facing a crappy situation after one of its portable toilets was apparently nicked from the shoulder of Highway 3 near Castlegar this...

Former BC MP dead at 77

Jul 28, 2020 / 9:26 am

A retired members of Parliament who represented the southeastern British Columbia riding of Kootenay-Columbia for 18 years has died. Several politicians,...

5.5 years for fatal kick

Jul 24, 2020 / 4:36 pm

A man has been sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for killing another street-entrenched man in an altercation over a panhandling spot in Nelson, B.C. Miles...

Officer likely won't survive

Jul 20, 2020 / 12:28 pm

A British Columbia police officer is on life support in hospital and a spokeswoman for the Abbotsford Police Department says the man is not expected to survive....

Shambhala pulls virtual plug

Jul 20, 2020 / 11:56 am

A prominent electronic music festival in British Columbia is postponing this year's virtual event after sexual misconduct allegations were made against one...

Officer in critical condition

Jul 19, 2020 / 7:40 pm

A police officer is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries following an off-duty incident in Nelson, B.C. The Abbotsford Police Department says...

RCMP officer faces charges

Jul 8, 2020 / 2:21 pm

An RCMP officer in Trail has been charged with several offences, alleged to have occurred over a period of more than three years. On Wednesday, the BC...

Storm takes out bridge

Jul 1, 2020 / 12:44 pm

A private bridge across Caribou Creek south of Nakusp was swept off its moorings by flooding as a result of the massive thunderstorm that moved through the area...

Pinned under car overnight

Jun 24, 2020 / 6:00 pm

A woman is safe after being pinned underneath her car overnight, all thanks to a resident who heard her cries for help on Monday morning. On June 22, at 8:45...

Police cruiser vandalized

Jun 17, 2020 / 4:50 pm

Police in Nakusp are looking to find a man who vandalized several vehicles last weekend, including a police car. In a press release, Nakusp RCMP said a man was...

Evacuation order for Salmo

Jun 1, 2020 / 9:05 am

More flooding woes, this time in the Central Kootenays. The Regional District of Central Kootenay has issued an evacuation order for the Salmo, Ymir area for...

New ski resort proposed

May 27, 2020 / 11:31 am

A New Denver developer’s plans to build a “world-class, all-season, backcountry-oriented mountain destination… complemented by a...

Teck told to stop watching

May 26, 2020 / 5:15 pm

B.C.’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has told Teck Coal to stop collecting certain employee information gathered from surveillance...

Arrest made in drug raid

May 23, 2020 / 11:30 am

A man was arrested in a Castlegar drug raid Friday, after police found what they believe to be fentanyl and cocaine/ As part of an investigation into drug...

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