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By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Nov 19 2019

A Castlegar resident is back in custody after allegedly breaching conditions he was to abide by while awaiting trial. 

Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor said 35-year-old Andrew Cancela had been released by the courts after two separate RCMP investigations that included a traffic stop in March of 2018, in which Cancela was allegedly found in possession of cocaine, and another incident in July of 2018, in which RCMP executed a search warrant on Cancela’s residence allegedly locating cocaine and an amount of Canadian currency. 

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Nov 17 2019

A commuter asked "I would really like to see the article written about what to do when we see a commercial transport vehicle that is driving in an unsafe manner. You gave us a phone number to call that specifically relates to tractor trailers, and who to call when we witness a driving infraction. I see it on a regular basis and most of the times the trucks are unmarked."

By Contributor on Sunday Nov 17 2019

Want to learn more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance? Attend a free workshop with Krista Patterson, who will share how to apply and what to expect from the application process.

Individuals working in all artistic disciplines as well as arts and cultural organizations residing in the Columbia Basin are invited to attend the workshops.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 15 2019

Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Shane Simpson and NDP colleague and Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall made a stop at Community Futures in Nelson Thursday to announce new initiative to support cannabis businesses in the Kootenays.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Nov 14 2019

Phony currency has police warning retailers and the public to be wary of high-denomination bills such as $50 and $100, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

``On Nov. 10, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received two separate reports of a male suspect using counterfeit $50 bills at businesses in the Trail area.

By RDKB on Thursday Nov 14 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Board of Directors elected new, first-time board chair Diane Langman at the November 13 board meeting. Director has represented the Village of Warfield on the RDKB Board for the last three years while she has served as mayor of Warfield.

Vice-chair Grace McGregor has returned to her role as vice-chair for the third consecutive term, acclaimed to the position.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Nov 14 2019

Recent thefts and the approaching holiday season have police reminding residents to be diligent in securing deliveries and packages.

Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said deliveries left on front doorsteps may be targeted by opportunistic thieves.

“On Nov. 8 at 12:28 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP were notified about two delivered Amazon packages stolen from a doorstep of a residence located in the 1700 block of Groutage Avenue,” he said. “This comes as an early warning to the public as Christmas approaches and home delivery begins to peak. 

By Trail Champion on Thursday Nov 14 2019

Police are looking for a man who hit a pedestrian with his vehicle last week, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Nov. 9 at 12:06 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP investigated a complaint of an collision between a pedestrian and vehicle in the 1200 block of Cedar Avenue," Wicentowich said in a press release. "A pedestrian was walking across Cedar Avenue when she was struck in the back by a reversing gold-coloured Hyundai Sante Fe being driven by an elderly male wearing a camouflage jacket, blue jeans, ball cap and glasses."

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Thursday Nov 14 2019

Students from the School of Business at Selkirk College recently got the chance to network with local accounting professionals, learning about career options in the finance and accounting industry.

Organized by the Selkirk College’s Business and Accounting Club, the event featured a question-and-answer session, and a networking lunch.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 14 2019

RCMP said a 33-year-old male is in critical condition following a two-vehicle accident that closed Highway 3A/6 west of Nelson for a considerable amount of time Wednesday evening.

RCMP Nelson Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services said Wednesday at 5:15 p.m., officers responded to a head-on collision a kilometer west of the Beasley Fire Hall — eight kilometers east of the South Slocan Junction — that resulted in a lengthy highway closure.

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