December 2014

Fruitvale family's Christmas stolen, police are asking for public input

Fruitvale family's Christmas stolen, police are asking for public input

Fruitvale families are asked too be on the lookout for suspicious behaviour, according to RCMP Cpl. Mike Wilson.

Police continue to seek assistance in murder of Rossland man Tom Feeney

Police continue to seek assistance in murder of Rossland man Tom Feeney

In the six months since Rossland's Tom Feeney was found murdered in his home, RCMP investigators have been following a number of tips but are still looking for more help in identifying the person or persons responsible for his death.

How to stop making your English "ugly and inaccurate"--in case you were wondering!

How to stop making your English "ugly and inaccurate"--in case you were wondering!

“A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts. The point is that the process is reversible.”

RELEASE: City workers target mayor and council for inaction on talks

RELEASE: City workers target mayor and council for inaction on talks

City workers, members of CUPE Local 2262, are holding a noon hour rally today outside city hall.  The event is a show of support from other unions and the community for the workers who have been on the picket line for more than a month.

CUPE Local 2262 president Leford Lafayette says it’s difficult to convey what the support of fellow unions like the Steelworkers and community members means to those 34 civic workers on strike.

CITY PUBLIC NOTICE V – RE CUPE STRIKE

CITY PUBLIC NOTICE V – RE CUPE STRIKE

The City wishes to advise Castlegar residents that City facilities remain open and City non-union staff will endeavor to provide prompt service to residents, businesses and visitors during the current labour strike. Your understanding and patience is appreciated.

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Kimberley Mountie releases elk; no charges pending

Kimberley Mountie releases elk; no charges pending

On Dec. 10, a Kimberley RCMP officer assisted an elk after she became entwined in a wire fence. Police were alerted to an elk in distress off Highway 95A east of Kimberley around 11:00 am. Sgt Darrell Robinson immediately attended and found a cow elk laying on her back with two legs caught in the wire. He was able to approach the animal and free one leg, using wire cutters he was able to free the second leg. Shortly after the elk stood up and walked away, with no apparent injuries.

Don't let a lending scam spoil your Christmas

Don't let a lending scam spoil your Christmas

British Columbia's regulator of mortgage brokers is warning consumers to watch out for scams targeted at people looking for easy access to mortgage funds.

The Office of the Registrar of Mortgage Brokers at the Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM) recently identified companies promoting their services through classified advertising that are not registered to do business in this province.

Nelson's Ross Steed turns to fundraising to help in his fight against chronic Lyme disease

Nelson native Ross Steed needs help in his battle against chronic Lyme disease, a disease not recognized by the Canadian medical system. — Submitted photo

The family of a 55-year-old Nelson man has taken to a fundraising website to raise money to help in the fight against chronic Lyme disease.

For the past five years, Ross Steed has endured a level of pain and discomfort on a day-to-day basis that is beyond what most people could ever imagine.

However, chronic Lyme disease is not recognized by the Canadian medical system, so there is no financial support for Steed in his quest to treat and recover from this debilitating illness. 

RCMP, BC Coroner continue to investigate body found in burned vehicle

RCMP, BC Coroner continue to investigate body found in burned vehicle

The Kelowna RCMP and BC Coroners Service continue to investigate after a body was found in a burned vehicle on Saturday night.
 
Kelowna RCMP were called for for assistance with a burning vehicle on Casorso Road at Barrera Road Saturday (December 13) 6:07 p.m.

Broadband to 'light up' downtown Trail in time for the holidays

Broadband to 'light up' downtown Trail in time for the holidays

Business-grade fibre broadband is ready to be lit-up in downtown Trail just in time for Christmas. Columbia Networks will be the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) to provide services on the new open access network. Initial business offerings include connectivity up to 100Mbps (upload and download), email, offsite data storage and Microsoft Partner software licensing.