Interior Health (IH) is urging residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider, or take steps to prevent overdose, following several severe illicit drug overdoses in the Castlegar area.
The overdoses appear to be the result of cocaine contaminated with fentanyl.
Anyone using illicit drugs is advised to take steps to reduce the risk:
· Don’t mix different drugs (including pharmaceutical medications, street drugs, and alcohol).
The judge hearing the case of a man charged in the shooting of an RCMP officer last week near Argenta has decided not to place a publication ban on information surrounding the case.
Publication bans prohibit the publication or disclosure of certain information in otherwise open court proceedings.
Preliminary estimates indicate a higher turn-out for advanced voting this election, compared to the previous one in 2015, according to a news release issued by Elections Canada.
The release said advance polls were open from Friday, Oct. 11, to Monday, Oct. 14,and,for the first time, for 12 hours each day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
“According to the preliminary figures, some 4,700,000 electors voted at the advance polls in this general election. This is a 29-per-cent increase from the 3,657,415 electors who voted in advance in the 2015 general election.”
The vibe in the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre this past weekend felt more like early-March than mid-October with the Selkirk College Saints and University of Victoria Vikes battling in a two-game series that had the intensity of the post-season.
The Saints home opening weekend featured a pair of terrific British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) games that resulted in a tight 3-2 win for Selkirk College on Friday night and a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory on Saturday.
RCMP have made an arrest following a standoff Friday in Argenta, approximately 40 kilometers north of Kaslo that saw one of their officers shot during the incident.
In media release Friday, RCMP said the end to the standoff, which began at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday when Kaslo RCMP officers attended to a rural property in the Argenta area to execute arrest warrants on an individual known to police, came following a lengthy and exhaustive negotiation between RCMP Crisis Negotiators and a barricaded 28-year-old man.
The Southeast District RCMP Major Crime Unit and the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment are now investigating the sudden death of the 47-year-old man RCMP said in a media release Thursday.
RCMP said Tuesday (October 8) at approximately 10 a.m., Nelson RCMP received a call of a deceased person in the Vallican area, 50 kilometers northwest of Nelson.
RCMP officers responded to the call and found a deceased male on private property.
Castlegar and Trail CRUs have arrested a 53-year-old Castlegar man after a search warrant was executed Tuesday, according to RCMP A/Sgt. Brett Turner.
“On October 8, 2019, the Joint Castlegar and Trail RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, along with the assistance from the Castlegar General Duty members, executed a search warrant on the 700 block of 10 Avenue in Castlegar,” Turner said in a release Thursday. “Bradley Morehouse, a 53-year-old resident of Castlegar was arrested on scene.
On Tuesday, in a media release, the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) announced it is resuming bargaining with WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment, operators of Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake ferries.
The news is not as good for ferry workers on Kootenay Lake.
The union said the BCGEU has not received an invitation to resume bargaining from Western Pacific Marine (WPM), which operates the ferries on Kootenay Lake.
Winning a championship happens on the ice, but it’s off the ice where the culture to get a team to the title is built.
As the Selkirk College Saints prepare for their home opener of the 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season this weekend, the foundation has been successfully laid for the 25 players who hope to end the campaign by hoisting the championship trophy.
Trail police are looking for a man who flashed three little girls Saturday, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.