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Appeal court rules to let Slocan fuel spill class action proceed

Appeal court rules to let Slocan fuel spill class action proceed

Slocan Jan 27, 2023 / 4:00 am

A class action lawsuit over the 2013 spill of aviation fuel into Lemon Creek took a dramatic step forward last week. BC’s Court of Appeal dismissed an...

Mounties in Trail investigate pair of stranger danger reports

Mounties in Trail investigate pair of stranger danger reports

Trail Jan 25, 2023 / 6:13 pm

The Trail and Greater District RCMP are investigating two suspicious incidents involving strangers approaching or following children. Police say on Jan. 23 at...

Interior Health warns of multiple recent drug poisonings in Cranbook

Interior Health warns of multiple recent drug poisonings in Cranbook

Cranbrook Jan 25, 2023 / 4:10 pm

UPDATE: 4:10 p.m. Interior Health has received reports of 10 overdoses in Cranbrook within the past 24 hours, leading to the issuance of a drug alert Wednesday....

Scammers impersonating tech support scam Kootenay woman out of $7,000

Scammers impersonating tech support scam Kootenay woman out of $7,000

Trail Jan 24, 2023 / 2:09 pm

A woman in the Kootenays is out nearly $7,000 thanks to a bogus tech support scam. RCMP said in a news release they were called on Jan. 20 by a 47-year-old...

Second off-duty Nelson officer succumbs to injuries after avalanche

Second off-duty Nelson officer succumbs to injuries after avalanche

Nelson Jan 21, 2023 / 12:05 pm

A British Columbia police officer, who was in the hospital with critical injuries after being hit by an avalanche, has died. Const. Mathieu Nolet, a member of...

B.C. officer who died in avalanche posthumously promoted to detective, funeral hears

B.C. officer who died in avalanche posthumously promoted to detective, funeral hears

Nelson Jan 18, 2023 / 2:50 pm

The British Columbia constable who died in an avalanche last week has been posthumously promoted to detective for his dedication as an officer and commitment to...

Toddler orphaned by triple-fatal crash in Kootenays

Toddler orphaned by triple-fatal crash in Kootenays

Castlegar Jan 17, 2023 / 10:05 am

A two-year old girl in the Kootenays has been orphaned by a crash that claimed the life of three people Monday. RCMP say they were called at 4 p.m. for a report...

Officer who survived deadly avalanche making 'incremental progress': City of Nelson

Officer who survived deadly avalanche making 'incremental progress': City of Nelson

Nelson Jan 16, 2023 / 5:08 pm

The City of Nelson says a police officer who suffered critical injuries in an avalanche that killed a colleague last week is making "incremental...

Processing facility ‘a game changer’ for West Kootenay cannabis producers

Processing facility ‘a game changer’ for West Kootenay cannabis producers

Slocan Jan 12, 2023 / 1:59 pm

Growers, processors and cannabis marketers all say a new business in the south Slocan Valley will be a ‘game changer’ for the cannabis industry in...

Community of Nelson grieves officer killed in avalanche

Community of Nelson grieves officer killed in avalanche

Nelson Jan 12, 2023 / 6:17 am

Flowers of condolence are stacking up at the police department in Nelson as the close-knit community mourns an officer killed in an avalanche this week. Const....

BC RCMP investigating Trail officer accused of hosting satirical website

BC RCMP investigating Trail officer accused of hosting satirical website

Trail Jan 11, 2023 / 8:00 pm

A B.C. Interior RCMP officer is in hot water after launching a satirical, political website called the Church of Trudeau. CBC News is reporting that the website...

GoFundMe started for victims of fatal Kaslo avalanche

GoFundMe started for victims of fatal Kaslo avalanche

Nelson Jan 11, 2023 / 3:30 pm

A GoFundMe campaign has started to help the victims involved in a fatal avalanche in Kaslo on Monday. Off-duty Nelson police officers Const. Mathieu Nolet and...

Avalanche victim was mentor to younger officers: police chief

Avalanche victim was mentor to younger officers: police chief

Nelson Jan 11, 2023 / 6:42 am

A Nelson police officer who died in an avalanche earlier this week is being remembered as a gentle man who looked out for those who were new to the force....

Nelson Police Department identifies officer killed in avalanche, says second officer still in critical condition

Nelson Police Department identifies officer killed in avalanche, says second officer still in critical condition

Kaslo Jan 10, 2023 / 12:44 pm

UPDATE 12:45 p.m. The City of Nelson, B.C., says 43-year-old Const. Wade Tittemore was the victim of an avalanche Monday that rolled over him and a fellow...

Avalanche risk 'scary' as off-duty police officer killed near Kaslo

Avalanche risk 'scary' as off-duty police officer killed near Kaslo

Kaslo Jan 10, 2023 / 8:43 am

An off-duty police officer has died in an avalanche in southeastern British Columbia, less than a week after Avalanche Canada warned the snowpack across much of...

Member of the Nelson police force killed in avalanche near Kaslo

Member of the Nelson police force killed in avalanche near Kaslo

Kaslo Jan 9, 2023 / 9:15 pm

An avalanche has claimed the life of a police officer with the City of Nelson. Few details have been released, however, a post attributed to the Nelson Police...

Interior's first baby of the year born in Cranbrook overnight

Interior's first baby of the year born in Cranbrook overnight

Cranbrook Jan 1, 2023 / 9:20 am

UPDATE: 9:20 a.m. The first baby born in the Interior this year was born in Cranbrook. Brandi Cann had the Interior's first baby at 2:10 a.m. MST, or 1:10...

Overnight crash on Highway 3 near Cranbrook cleared as of 3:20 a.m.

Overnight crash on Highway 3 near Cranbrook cleared as of 3:20 a.m.

Cranbrook Dec 28, 2022 / 5:53 am

UPDATE: 5:50 a.m. DriveBC advises a crash that had closed Highway 3 west of Cranbrook was cleared as of 3:20 a.m. and the highway reopened. ORIGINAL: 9:15 p.m....

Kaslo area man to receive addiction treatment while awaiting trial, judge rules

Kaslo area man to receive addiction treatment while awaiting trial, judge rules

Kaslo Dec 17, 2022 / 7:09 pm

A Kaslo-area man has been remanded to the care of an alcohol treatment facility while he awaits trial on several charges. A Kelowna judge ordered Alejandro...

Highway 3A closed for hours by police incident north of Creston

Highway 3A closed for hours by police incident north of Creston

Creston Dec 14, 2022 / 3:28 pm

UPDATE: 3:25 p.m. Highway 3A has reopened to single-lane, alternating traffic at the scene of a police incident north of Creston that has had the highway closed...