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By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Monday Aug 19 2019

 Join Robson Fire Fighters on and Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 as they host the fifth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Be sure to attend this FREE family friendly event that will kick off with opening ceremonies at 11a.m Saturday at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Grounds!

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 19 2019

In a media release Monday, RCMP issued another plea for the public to come forward with any information that may aid them in locating a missing Nakusp man.

36-year-old Christopher Sanford was last seen on August 4, 2019 in Nakusp. 

He was reported to police as missing on August 5, 2019, after his black GMC S15 pickup truck was located abandoned in Fauquier. At that time, it was believed that Christopher had been travelling to the Kelowna area.

By Trail Champion on Monday Aug 19 2019

A spike in thefts and a resulting backlash on social media have local police cautioning residents about taking matters into their own hands.

In a press release issued Monday, Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich asked the public to remain vigilant, but to leave any punitive action to police.

By CBT on Saturday Aug 17 2019

Several Columbia Basin communities will soon have newly acquired, state-of-the-art data that will help them work toward reducing the risks and impacts associated with flooding. This is thanks to a project that is collecting LiDAR and orthophoto imagery of major water bodies near populated areas across the majority of the southern part of the Basin. Columbia Basin Trust brought partners together to secure the $2-million project.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 16 2019

The Nakusp RCMP is once again seeking public assistance in locating Christopher Sanford who was reported missing on August 5, 2019.

Christopher Sanford is a 36-year-old male who was last seen on August 4, 2019 in Nakusp, at that time his plan was to travel to Kelowna. Sanford’s vehicle was located abandoned in Fauquier, BC on August 5, 2019.

Extensive search in the area his vehicle was located has not been successful in locating him.

Sanford’s family has not had any contact from him which is very unusual.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 16 2019

Following a single-vehicle accident early Friday morning that sent the driver to hospital with minor injuries, Nelson Police has recommended charges of Possession of Methamphetamine against the 25-year-old male driver in this incident.

In a media release Friday, Nelson Police added that a female associated with the male driver is also facing charges.

“As a result of the investigation conducted, police have also identified a 29-year-old female who was determined to be associated to the male driver,” Nelson Police said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 15 2019

Concern is growing for recreation groups in the Boundary, West Kootenay after Recreation Sites and Trails BC with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development proposed cancelation of trail designation for the former Canadian Pacific Railway line route between Castlegar and Christina Lake.

Recreation Sites and Trails BC is proposing to turn the 67 kilometer section of the Columbia and Western Rail Trail — formally known as the Trans Canada Trail — into a road tenure.

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 15 2019

This isn’t your typical mussel beach.

One of the greatest current threats to the region’s watersheds and beaches is the Zebra and Quagga mussels, according to the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS).

The mussels — only the size of a fingernail — are being monitored in approximately 750 lakes throughout the West Kootenay and across North America, said CKISS development coordinator Laurie Carr in a recent presentation to the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 14 2019

RCMP Traffic Services in southeastern British Columbia were kept busy with traffic stops due to the influx of vehicles due to the recent Shambhala Music Festival near Salmo.

RCMP said during the week leading up to the festival police took seven alcohol and two drug impaired drivers off the road, had 133 contacts related to speeding of which 26 were excessive speed (more than 40 kilometers over the speed limit), and 178 other violations.

By RDKB on Monday Aug 12 2019

The Oasis Recreation Committee has seen a summer wish come true. At their June grand opening they gave away free burgers, smokies and pickleball paddles with the hope that the nearly 100 people who turned up would keep on coming to the Oasis Community Park to play pickleball— one of the fastest growing sports in Canada. And they have.

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