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By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

Midway RCMP are asking the public to be vigilant in not dealing with any strangers as police search for a 27-year-old man in the area of Beaverdell.

In a media release late Tuesday, RCMP said they are “actively looking for a male approximately 27 years old 6'3" 221 pounds with heavy stubble wearing heavy black pants and work boots.”

The release gave little information as to why police are searching for the man. Instead, RCMP advised the public not to pick up any hitchhikers in the area of Beaverdell, Highway 33, Beaver Creek Road and Christian Valley Road.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

It seemed like only yesterday residents of the BC Southern Interior were on flood watch.

However, following the first major lightning storm of 2017 Summer, BC Wildfire Service crews were back on the job after there were numerous lightning-caused fires throughout the Arrow Fire Zone and the Kootenay Lake Fire Zone.

Fortunately, none of these fires is currently threatening any structures or communities the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Tuesday.

The Southeast Fire Centre said the fires include:

By Contributor on Monday Jun 26 2017

The recent dry spell hovering over the province has prompted the BC Wildfire Service to remind the public that a Category 3 fire prohibition is in place throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

"As weather conditions get drier and hotter, people are urged to use extreme caution while conducting any outdoor burning activities," the media release said. "Almost all wildfires in the region at this time of year are caused by people. Human-caused wildfires are completely preventable and can divert crucial firefighting resources away from naturally occurring wildfires."

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 26 2017

“Repulsive” is the reaction from Regional District of Central Kootenay Parks Operation Supervisor Cary Gaynor, to the reports of vandals earlier this month who painted a set of swastikas along a public access road to Morning Mountain Recreation Site located west of Nelson.

“It’s always alarming when graffiti of this kind is found,” Gaynor told The Nelson Daily.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 25 2017

Nelson Police Department is asking for public assistance in locating a Nelson man missing since early June.

Darwen Greyeyes, 55, was last seen at 9:30 p.m. on (Sunday) June 4, 2017.

"He was last seen in the 200 block of Anderson Street in Nelson," said Nelson Police Sergeant Dino Falcone in a media release Sunday. "Mr. Greyeyes is a 55-year-old First Nations male (who is) 5-foot 9 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds."

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 22 2017

RCMP Senior Media Relations Officer Annie Linteau says the search for missing Crawford Bay teacher Alvin Dunic remains a mystery.

Linteau said members from Nelson Search and Rescue as well as Swift Water Teams from Kimberley, Oliver/Osoyoos and Penticton searched Crawford Creek this week again with no success.

“Swimmers in the water targeted areas using underwater cameras, sight tubes and probes,” Linteau said after improved clarity and lower water levels allowed searchers to return to the scene Monday where Dunic was last seen.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jun 21 2017

The City of Grand Forks announced Wednesday it has reached an agreement with its union workers following two days of bargaining.

Mayor Frank Konrad said the agreement with CUPE Local 4728 is for four plus years.

“I’m pleased that everything worked out so well, and I’m very happy with the results for the corporation and CUPE members," Konrad said in a media release.

Konrad said management and the Union worked together to find new terms that saw a unanimous ratification by the Union and by Council.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jun 19 2017

The past few months have been very trying for a Grand Forks family.

Kyla Hermsen’s two-year-old son Brian spent four weeks in hospital after becoming ill from eating raw cookie dough made from the same Robin Hood flour that was part of a national recall.

“Nothing has changed . . . my son is still recovering,” Hermsen told the Boundary Sentinel recently.

The Robin Hood flour recall has led to 30 reported illnesses in Canada said the Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the product infected with a strain of E. coli.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 18 2017

RCMP media spokesperson Cpl Dan Moskaluk said Friday, the search for missing teacher Alvin Dunic will resume Monday (June 19th).

The 57-year-old Crawford Bay Elementary School teacher was reported missing Monday, May 29 at 2:45 p.m. after leaving the school to look for a suitable location for a class project in the Crawford Creek area.

Moskaluk said since suspension of the search effort to locate 57 year old on June 4th, 2017, the water levels in Crawford Creek have been closely monitored and have now receded sufficiently for search efforts to resume.

By Castlegar Source on Saturday Jun 17 2017

Investigators with the Trail and Greater District RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services attended a fatal collision on Hwy 22 near Genelle this past Tuesday.

On June 13 at 3:20 p.m. the Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report of a head-on collision on Highway 22 near Genelle. Upon attending the location, investigators determined that a northbound 2010 grey Toyota Yaris crossed the center line over into the southbound lanes and struck a southbound 2002 red Subaru Impreza.

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