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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.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jun 22 2020

A local woman has died after a head-on collision near Thrums Saturday, According to RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. Chad Badry.

Badry said police responded to a call just after 3 p.m.

"A Toyota Corolla and a Mazda Protege collided after the Corolla crossed the centre line," Badry said, adding the driver of the Corolla, an elderly local woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Badry said the two occupants of the Protege were sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday Jun 21 2020

"The Castlegar RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 50-year-old female reported missing on June 19, 2020 has been located, and she is safe and sound, " said RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor.

"Thank you to the media and public for your assistance."

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An extensive search continues for a local woman who went missing earlier this week, and police are now asking for public assistance, according to RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 18 2020

The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) in media release Thursday announced $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year.

“This is no small feat,” said Dan Buffett, CEO of HCTF.

“It reflects a diversity of funding from our core contributors [hunters, anglers, trappers and guides], court awards, provincial government contributions and endowments, and our partners such as the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC).”

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 18 2020

The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce Tim Fragle as the team’s next General Manager and Head Coach.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 18 2020

Ed. Note: This mistake was mine and mine alone - I misunderstood and said the first 9-1-1 call was sent immediately to the correct dispatch centre. This was incorrect - the first two calls were automatically routed to Kelowna. The third call was correctly dispatched. The third call came in with 40 seconds of the first call. I apologize for my error. ~ Kyra Hoggan

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 18 2020

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall said a step-by-step online guide that helps simplify and streamline the licensing process will benefit small scaled producers in the area, and throughout the province.

A BC Government media release said the Cannabis Production Regulatory Navigator has been created to help prospective cannabis cultivators and processors work their way through the steps required to get their regulated and approved products to market.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 16 2020

Finally, some good news for a graduating student in Kootenay Lake School District during the final high school term interrupted by the — COVID-19 — pandemic.

Mount Sentinel Grad Freya Emery was recently selected to receive a 2020 Beedie Luminaries Scholarship.

The Beedie Luminaries Scholarship Program is aimed at giving promising BC students the opportunity to advance their education, achieve their dreams and inspire others.

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