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By Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Jan 16 2023

In a media release Monday, the City of Nelson announced that a private funeral service is planned for Nelson Police Constable Wade Tittemore on Wednesday, January 18th at the Capitol Theatre at Noon PST.

The media release said that the service is for invited guests only and not open to the general public.

Const. Tittemore was killed in an avalanche while backcountry skiing in the mountains northwest of Kaslo on Monday, January 9.

By CBT on Monday Jan 16 2023

Some trails will be longer, get upgraded surfaces, or have new bridges or benches.

In 17 communities, 26 projects are improving trails, supported by Columbia Basin Trust. In addition,16 organizations are receiving Trust funds to offer 38 trail-crew jobs. 

“Together, these projects will give Columbia Basin residents and visitors access to even better and well-maintained trail systems as they experience the region’s incredible surroundings, while at the same time providing jobs,” said Justine Cohen, Manager, Delivery of Benefits, Columbia Basin Trust.

By Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Jan 16 2023

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 the West Kootenay.

About 50 people showed up for an open house a week before Christmas at Antidote Processing Inc., a new facility at the junction of Highways 6 and 3A in the South Slocan Valley.

By Local Journalism Initiative on Thursday Jan 12 2023

The first-responder community continues to band together to support their each other as they grieve the loss of Const. Wade Tittemore, killed in an avalanche earlier this week.

First responders from Nelson Police, Nelson Fire and Rescue Services, BC Ambulance, RCMP, BC Sheriffs, Regional District of Central Kootenay Fire Departments as well as members of the public lined the entrance to Nelson on Highway 3A/6 on a rainy Thursday afternoon as the body of Const. Wade Tittemore was transferred back to Nelson.

By Benjamin Phillips on Thursday Jan 12 2023

 The Trail Smoke Eaters have acquired forward Max Potvin from the Powell River Kings in exchange for Remy Spooner and future considerations.

Potvin, a 19-year-old left-shot forward, is in his second season in the BCHL. This season Potvin has recorded 18 points in 27 games.

Potvin comes from a long lineage of hockey talent, with his father Steve, head coach of the Tucson Roadrunners in the American Hockey League and grandfather, a four time Stanley Cup champion, Denis Potvin.

By Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Jan 10 2023

The community of Nelson is still reeling from the tragic news that a constable with the local city police force was killed in an avalanche near Kaslo Monday afternoon.

RCMP said officers were called at approximately 12:23 p.m. to a report of an avalanche near Goat Range Provincial Park, located north of Kaslo.

Two off-duty Nelson City Police officers were skiing in the area when the avalanche occurred.

The deceased officer has been identified as four-year Nelson Police member Wade Tittemore.

Tittemore, 43, is survived by a wife and two young boys.

By Trail Champion on Monday Jan 09 2023

Trail and Greater District RCMP requests assistance from the public to be on the lookout for 43-year-old Jarrid Richard Constantin. Constantin has an outstanding BC-wide endorsed warrant of arrest for Possession of a Firearm while Prohibited contrary to Section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code, Transporting a Prohibited Firearm contrary to Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code, and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle contrary to Section 94(1) of the Criminal Code.

Jarrid is described as:

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jan 09 2023

Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release that a random driver of an ATV on public roads led officers to find a large amount of various drugs and drug paraphernalia suspected to be fentanyl and methamphetamine.

"It is always great to get a decent seizure of drugs off the road and have someone that we plan on forwarding charges on," said Grand Forks Detachment Commander, Sergeant Darryl Peppler.

The arrest began to unfold on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 8:30 p.m.

By Trail Champion on Saturday Jan 07 2023

A Trail man is in police custody after allegedly stabbing his 74-year-old dad, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Thursday, Jan. 5, at 7:06 a.m. frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers and EHS responded to a report that a 27-year-old Trail man had stabbed his father, a 74-year-old Trail man, inside a residence in the 1100 block of Columbia Avenue in Trail.

By Trail Champion on Saturday Jan 07 2023

A Montrose man is facing criminal charges after allegedly stabbing his significant other, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.