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By Castlegar Source on Monday Jun 29 2020

 Former BC Minister and Kootenay MLA Ed Conroy passed away Friday at the age of 73 of natural causes.

"It is with a heavy heart we learned of the passing of our dear friend Ed Conroy, " said New Democrat BC Government Caucus Chair Jagrup Brar. "Ed gave so much to the province of British Columbia, and did so with kindness at every step.

"Our entire New Democrat caucus sends our condolences and love to Ed's wife Katrine, and their whole family."

By Contributor on Monday Jun 29 2020

Like many other organizations, Cops for Kids is facing the reality that large group fundraising events aren’t allowed under social distancing restrictions; but this group of dedicated cops aren’t willing to throw in the towel because the need for funds still exists.

By Boundary Sentinel on Friday Jun 26 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said in a media release Friday, the risk of flooding has abated and will continue in a downward trend over the coming weeks.

The RDKB Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) advises residents they can remove sandbags around homes or businesses.

The EOC will not collect sandbags, and instead encourages residents to do one of three things:

1. Store sand and sandbags for next year. If you have room on your property to store sand and sandbags for future freshet use, do so.

By Boundary Sentinel on Friday Jun 26 2020

A man in his 40s was arrested Thursday by police in Castlegar following a stabbing June 1 in Midway RCMP said Friday in a media release.

The incident began on Wednesday, June 1, 2020 when RCMP received multiple emergency calls regarding a man reported to have been stabbed.

RCMP said officers and emergency services personnel immediately attended the parking lot of a local motel where they found the victim sitting on the sidewalk.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 25 2020

After weeks of being cooped up indoors due to COVID-19, many Canadians are making plans to enjoy the summer outdoors. With tick season running from now until October, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is urging people to take precautions on trails and in forests against little freeloaders.

Blacklegged ticks (also called deer ticks) can carry various bacterial diseases that are harmful to humans. Lyme disease, for example, is an infectious disease spread by blacklegged tick bites. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 24 2020

RCMP said response from an Ainsworth resident after hearing cries for help early Monday morning may have save a woman’s life.

RCMP said Monday at 8:45 a.m. officers were called to the report of a single vehicle motor vehicle incident near Davidson Street, a few kilometers west of Ainsworth.

Police said an area resident was outside with his dog when he heard a woman cry for help.

The resident subsequently found the woman nearby, pinned beneath her passenger vehicle off the roadway.

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

To The Editor

The Nelson Police Board issued the following statement:

As a Board, we collectively believe in the inherent dignity of every person and are committed to our mission in providing independent civilian oversight, governance and strategic leadership to the NPD in order to reflect the needs, values, and diversity of our communities.

Should the Province of BC choose to initiate a province-wide review of policing in BC, the Nelson Police Board and the NPD will fully co-operate and assist in every way.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

For the second time in two weeks, a Trail RCMP officer has been bitten while dealing with an arrest.

In a press release issued Tuesday, Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich described the events surrounding the most recent alleged assault.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

Kaslo Search and Rescue said in media release Tuesday the body of the missing woman involved in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon west of Kaslo has been found.

Kaslo Search and Rescue managers, Robyn and Glen Skobalski said woman’s body was located Monday afternoon in the Kaslo River.

“Unfortunately (the woman) had not survived the ordeal,” Skobalski said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 22 2020

Staff at ANKORS (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society) in Nelson is concerned that contaminated drugs found in the Kamloops area may have made its way to Nelson, Castlegar and Grand Forks.

ANKORS issued the Drug Alert Monday after contaminated cocaine turned up in the Kamloops region, prompting Interior Health to issue an overdose alert for North Thompson City after results showing powder cocaine laced with Fentanyl and Phenacetin.