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.
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.
While other teams in the province had the chance to fight it out for bragging rights on the pitch at respective Girl’s Soccer Provincial Tournaments, the Grand Forks Wolves had their season unceremoniously ended in the boardroom after BC School Sports ruled the team used ineligible players.
The Wolves thought they would be in Kelowna Thursday, representing the zone at the BC High School A Girl’s Soccer Championships.
Emcon Services Inc., maintenance contractor for the Paulson pass continues to monitor a section of Highway 3 washed out Sunday.
The parts of the shoulder and road were washed away leaving travelers using the road to deal with single-alternating traffic control.
The TranBC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastruture website said the maintenance contractor is currently monitoring that stretch of Highway 3 and is working on repairs.
The washout is located on Highway 3 two kilometers east of the Paulson Bridge.
The Boundary region appears to have dodge a flooding bullet, for now, prompting the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre to cancel the States of Local Emergency.
“River and stream levels in the Boundary forecasts downgraded significantly (Saturday) morning . . ..River levels expected to be well below last weekend's levels,” the RDKB media release said.
“Although the predicted floods will not happen this weekend, spring melt and runoff is not over. Snowpack at high elevations remain well above seasonal averages.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary issued an Evacuation Alert for Manly Meadows Area.
The RDKB said the alert is being issued due to the potential for a second spike in flooding from the Kettle River in the Manly Meadows Area.
"Predictions are that the water level could exceed those experienced on Saturday, May 6," the media release said.
"Your property is on alert due to concerns associated with responders and resident’s safety considering the potential loss of road access to your property if water levels rise."
On a night when Christy Clark and the BC Liberals were able to hold on to power, albeit, a minority government, not much changed in the BC Interior as most of the incumbents won return trips to represent their respective ridings in the BC Legislature.
Michelle Mungall and Katrine Conroy of the BC NDP Party easily won their ridings in Nelson-Creston and Kootenay West, respectively, while Linda Larson of the BC Liberal Party is back to represent Boundary-Similkameen.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is urging residents of the Boundary region to expect rivers to rise beginning Thursday.
This comes as Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement for the Boundary region for Thursday.
Environment Canada is forecasting rain and possible thunderstorms beginning late Thursday over the Southern Interior.
"A developing cold front will stall over the Southern BC Interior late Thursday and begin to transition out of the area on Friday," the statement on the Environment Canada read.
An arrest on an outstanding warrant led police to seize a quantity of drugs said Sgt. Jim Fenske Detachment Commander in a media release Monday.
Fenske the drugs were recovered Saturday (May 6th) when officers arrested a man on an outstanding warrant.
"A search of the male resulted in the seizure of four (4) grams of methamphetamine, five (5) grams of marihuana and over $4000 in cash," Fenske said.
The man was released and will appear at future court date.
On the same day, a routine traffic stop netted Midway RCMP drugs and cash.
The DriveBC website said Highway 3 east of Greenwood is now open to alternating single-lane traffic.
The Highway was closed early Friday morning due to a mudslide.
Mudslide closes Highway 3
The highway between Grand Forks and Greenwood is closed thanks to a mudslide that washed across Hwy. 3, early Friday morning.
The mudslide, located 5 km east of Greenwood, was published on DriveBC at 7 a.m. It is in the process of being evaluated.