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Man arrested after RCMP execute search warrant in Sunflower City

Castlegar RCMP are continuing their investigation after a search warrant was executed in the city earlier this week. On July 17th, 2024 the Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, with support from general duty officers, executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 1600 block of Silverwood Crescent in Castlegar. RCMP said the search […]

Speed contributing factor in fatal crash in East Kootenay — RCMP

A single vehicle motor vehicle crash late Tuesday night has left three people dead RCMP said in a media release. RCMP said that on July 9, 2024, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Columbia Valley officers responded to a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle collision on Westside Road, near Panorama Drive, in Wilmer, BC, which […]

Fatal accident involving truck and semi-trailer closes Highway 6 south of Nakusp

RCMP said a passenger truck, travelling with four occupants from Nelson, was involved in a fatal accident on Highway 6 north of Hills Friday afternoon. Slocan Lake RCMP responded at approximately 5:50 p.m on Friday, July 5 to a report of a collision north of Hills and south of Crown Road in Hills, according to […]

Suspect flees from Creston police, prompting manhunt

On July 2,  Creston RCMP identified a 37-year-old man believed to be responsible for several recent property crimes, and who was also wanted on an outstanding warrant. While trying to locate the man, officers attempted to stop a truck being driven by the suspect. The suspect failed to stop for police and continued at a […]

Pilot confirmed dead after helicopter crashes near Invermere

RCMP said in a media release that a person has died in a helicopter crash south of Invermere on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. RCMP said Columbia Valley RCMP were notified of a helicopter crash south of Invermere, BC, near Brewer Creek at approximately 7 p.m. A ranch owner piloted the privately-owned helicopter, who had two […]

Eleven-year-old boy drowns at Wasa Lake

RCMP said a young boy drown Sunday on Wasa Lake, north of Cranbrook. Police said Kimberley RCMP were called to Wasa Lake, a popular summer recreation spot, on June 23, 2024 after a an inflated tube with three children on board flipped over due to high winds and rough waters. RCMP said that one of […]

ICBC and police launch campaign to address increase in impaired related crashes

Over the summer months every year, impaired driving-related crashes where someone is injured or killed increase by 27% in B.C. The largest increase occurs in northern B.C. (up 63%) followed by the Southern Interior (up 53%), Vancouver Island (up 21%) and Lower Mainland (up 11%). This is why ICBC and police are launching a summer-long […]

RCMP investigate break in at Vaagen Fiber Canada mill near Midway

Midway RCMP are looking for the owners of a white Ford pickup after the vehicle was seen on surveillance footage early Tuesday morning leaving the Vaagen Fiber Canada mill with a box full of tools and equipment. Midway RCMP said that June 11, 2024, officers responded to a report of a break and enter into […]

Traffic stops near Rock Creek leads to contraband tobacco seizure — RCMP

A routine traffic stop netted police illicit tobacco and a large amount of currency RCMP said Monday in a media release. The traffic stop by Midway RCMP officer, to check for valid driver’s license and registration, happened near Rock Creek on Highway 3, Saturday, June 1, 2024. RCMP said during the interaction with the driver, […]

Grand Forks RCMP searching for heartless thief after seniors E-bike stolen

Grand Forks RCMP are reaching out to the public to assist in finding a stolen E-bike from a senior resident at Silver Kettle Village in the Boundary City. RCMP said on (Wednesday) May 22, 2024, Willard Trainor, a 96-year-old resident of the Silver Kettle Village was a victim of a theft when his $3,000 E-bike […]