A 26-year-old man from Trail was caught by Grand Forks RCMP after a rash of petty break-ins and thefts had Riverside residents feeling uneasy.
Zachery Shobolm arrived in Grand Forks around Thursday, Jan. 12 according to Grand Forks RCMP. By Sunday, Jan. 15 he had allegedly commited his first crime and by Friday, Jan. 20 Grand Forks RCMP had him in custody and sent him back to Trail RCMP.
Shobolm had been recently living on 82 Avenue in Grand Forks, said Grand Forks RCMP Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.
With abundant snow, more on the way and temperatures holding steady, the seven dog sled teams competing in the 2012 Rail Trail 200 Dog Sled Race headed out on the trails with an optimistic air, Friday, Jan. 20.
The race, which is now in it's third year, had seven sled teams from across Western Canada -- one more than last year. The eight-dog 100 mile (161 km) race will end in Beaverdell and has only two competitors. The 200 mile (322 km) race will end in Greenwood with the remaining five mushers.
Champions are among us! If you know someone who has played a significant role in promoting tobacco free living why not give them a pat on the back and nominate them for a Smoke Free Champions for Change Award?
A backpack containing 18 pounds of drug ecstasy valued at $135,000 was found abandoned along the border just west of Danville on Monday.
The United States Border Patrol seized the “designer” drug and $14,000 in American currency near the port of entry on the American side. The ecstasy was packaged in powder form.
Agents discovered the contraband and currency concealed in the backpack abandoned in an area adjacent to the border.
A former BC Ambulance Services (BCAS) paramedic says he thinks the situation that saw Castlegar without ambulance coverage over the holidays (see http://castlegarsource.com/news/bc-ambulance-services-speak-lack-castlegar-coverage-over-holidays-16050) is symptomatic of a much larger problem.
The Nelson Police Department has been called into investigate an arrest of a man by RCMP on New Year's Eve in the South Okanagan City of Penticton.
On Saturday, December 31, about 11:30 pm a man allegedly stumbled onto the street in front of a RCMP vehicle.
The police officer stopped to talk to the man, who appeared to be intoxicated. A struggle with police ensued and the man suffered an injury to his leg. He was taken to hospital where it was determined that his leg was broken.