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By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 18 2017

RCMP put a stop to a pair of significant marijuana grow-ops last month in the Slocan Valley police said in a media release Monday.

The two busts came within a few days during mid-August.

The first seizure happened on (Tuesday) September 12 when police executed a search warrant at property on Highway 6 near Winlaw.

“One female was arrested at the property and more that 400 very large marijuana plants were located along with marijuana bud and various marihuana products,” the RCMP release said.

By Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

With more than $150,000 in prizes on the line, the

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 17 2017

This can't be happening.

But Environment Canada is not mincing any words when it issued a Special Weather Statement Sunday for Highway 3, the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

"We expect the first taste of winter at higher elevations tonight and Monday morning in central and southern BC," the Enivronment Canada Weather Statement said.

By John Boivin on Thursday Sep 14 2017

Water managers across the region say despite the two-month-old drought that’s gripped the Boundary and Kootenay areas, community and regional water supplies remain stable.

“Surprisingly, we’ve had no problems yet,” says Uli Wolf, the general manager for environmental services with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. “The creeks we are monitoring for water supply have held up reasonably well.”

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Sep 14 2017

The city could come to the rescue of Grand Forks Search and Rescue by entering into an annual fee-for-service agreement with the only search and rescue team in the Boundary.

Members of the Grand Forks Search and Rescue (GFSAR) appeared before council recently with the request for annual financial and in-kind contributions, including a $10,000 standing annual request for the services it provides.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 13 2017

The suspect sought for an early-morning jewelry store robbery in Nelson that netted thieves stolen items and caused damage to the tune of $30,000 is believed to be the same man involved in a car accident on Highway 3 east of Hope Monday afternoon — an accident that left a 35-year-old mother of four dead at the scene.

Sergeant Nate Holt of the Nelson Police Department confirms the suspect does have ties to the Nelson area, and is well-known to police.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 13 2017

On Sept. 7, Castlegar RCMP arrested 35-year-old Brandon Malkinson of Nelson in relation to this break and enter/assault matter (see coverage below). He was held in custody until his court appearance on Sept. 11, and on that date he was found guilty of two counts of break-and-enter, assault, and breach of probation, according to Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 12 2017

Police in Nelson are looking for man following a brazen early-morning robbery of a well-known Heritage City jewelry store Tuesday.

Nelson Police in a media release said the robbery happened at Ted Allen’s Jewelry, which is located at 431 Baker Street.

"In the early morning hours of September 11, 2017 Ted Allen’s Jewelry was broken into by a male who was wearing a disguise to conceal his identity from police," the NPD release said.

"The suspect used a hammer or similar tool to gain entry by brazenly smashing the front window of the business."

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 12 2017

A trio of FortisBC workers from the Kootenays arrived in in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Sunday, September 10 to begin in helping restore power to the area devastated by Hurricane Irma over the weekend.

FortisBC said in total, six power line technicians and one supervisor from FortisBC joined a 58-person operation crew from Fortis Inc.’s Canadian operations to help restore the Islands’ power to critical infrastructure.

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Sep 10 2017

Calls regarding problem bears are down this year compared to last year in the city but are still well above previous years, says the region’s WildSafe BC coordinator.

David White said the quandary of bears in the city right now is around 80 calls, down from the nearly 200 the city withstood last year, but still above the 35 average from 2013 to 2015.

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