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By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 04 2018

RCMP said in a media release that two people and two horses died after a semi trailer collided head-on with a pickup truck early Saturday morning on Highway 3/95 west of Creston.

Police received a call at 9 a.m. Saturday (February 3) of a serious motor vehicle collision on Higheay 3/95 near Irishmen Creek outside Moyie, BC.

"Investigation revealed that a westbound tractor trailer unit had lost control on black ice, jack knifed and went into the oncoming lane, colliding head on with an east bound pickup truck, which was towing a horse trailer," RCMP said.

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Feb 02 2018

The city’s public engagement process for cannabis has begun and, although it is headed in the right direction says a proponent of the plant, the steps the municipality will need to take to get to June with a new regulating bylaw in place must continue to be careful, considerate and well informed.

The city seems to be well aware of their role — zoning, business licencing and home cultivation — said Brenton Raby, but they still need to be mindful of adding too many elements to the existing bylaws.

By Letters to the editor on Wednesday Jan 31 2018

On Feb. 27, the Selkirk College Board of Governors will vote on whether to once again increase tuition fee rates for the coming academic year. Students are reasonably agitated – the College has increased fees every year for over a decade. From 2008/09 to 2017/18, arts program tuition fees, on which average tuition fees are estimated, increased 19 percent at Selkirk College.

By Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

In mid-January I attended the British Columbia Natural Resources Forum in Prince George.  This is one of the biggest gatherings of resource companies, government leaders and nongovernment organizations in Canada, and is always a good place to hear the latest news from that sector.

By Claire Paradis on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

The Village of New Denver and its surrounding residents may have been given a reprieve when Interior Health changed its decision to curtail emergency department hours at the Slocan Community Health Centre (SCHC).

But residents realize this fight isn’t over. IH has said talks will resume in the spring about cutting hours at the Health Centre if there aren’t more physicians to cover on-call hours.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jan 29 2018

Two passengers and a bus driver walked away from an MVI involving a BC Transit bus Saturday morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

"I was en route to another call when I came across that incident, it had happened moments before," Lattanzio said, adding he continued on to the the original call and had Deputy Fire Chief Nick Ahlfeld take command of the incident. "There were two passengers and the bus driver, none of whom were injured."

Sharman Thomas, transit supervisor for Trail and Castlegar, attended the scene and said the incident occured at roughly 9:30 a.m.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 29 2018

Interior Health is asking the public to be extra vigilant if using drugs after BC Coroners Service Monday morning confirmed an additional two deaths in region that are also suspected drug overdoses.

Friday, in a media release Friday, IH said the authority was urging residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider or take steps to prevent overdose in the wake of a recent increase in suspected drug overdose deaths in the IH region.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 28 2018

One suspect remains in custody as Grand Forks RCMP work with their counterparts in Forensic Identification Section process hundreds of exhibits following a crime spree that included thefts in Cranbrook, Nelson and Castlegar.

In a media release, Grand Forks RCMP said that numerous criminal charges have been laid against the two suspects involved several break-and-enters, theft of mail, including thefts in Nelson earlier this month, and possession of property obtained by crime.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 28 2018

Anyone planning to drive in the Southern Interior of BC should be prepared to take it slow after Environment Canada continued its Snowfall Warning Sunday.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jan 26 2018

No one was hurt after a man known to police grabbed a knife and threatened officers along with himself during an incident last week at Waits News a Nelson Police Department media release said Thursday.

The incident began at approximately 1:15 p.m. (Thursday) January 18, 2018 when Nelson Police Department officers responded to a report of a male causing a disturbance at a local health service provider.

Staff asked the man to leave the location before police were called due to his aggressive and unsafe behavior.

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