The Cops for Kids contingent (including Castlegar’s own Const. Ron George, as well as four people riding out of Nelson – two sheriffs, one constable and one administrative staff member) wound up Day Three of their 10-day, 1,000-km ride at the Castlegar Safeway Sunday afternoon, at the triumphant and tired end to another day of this stunning endeavour to help kids in our region.
The CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) Foundation is calling for an end to discrimination against Canadians who depend on guide dogs for mobility, safety and increased independence.
In all of Canada's 10 provinces and three territories, legislation prohibits discriminating against a person with a disability who is working with a guide dog. Discrimination includes denial of access to any premises to which the public would normally have access.
West Kootenay hockey fans will get a chance to capture some of the magic that comes along with Canada’s most storied hockey franchises when the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Team touches down in Nelson this winter.
Make A Change Canada is hosting the charity hockey game on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the Nelson and District Community Complex where some of the legends of the Montreal Canadiens’ past will take the ice against a team that features local hockey heroes and supporters.
Two local victims of theft have had their property returned to them, but may have to wait a little longer for justice as police continue to investigate.
Trail Top Cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said two suspects have been identified in the thefts, but police could not proceed with charges due to insufficient evidence at the time of the offences.
But there remains cause for optimism.
On Sept. 1, at 7:02 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a complaint of an unknown male who had ripped a screen of the front door of a residence in the 2000 block of Riverside Avenue, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich..
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has hired a new Senior Energy Specialist.
Members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) were on the picket lines Sunday in Balfour as part of a weekend strike that shutdown the Kootenay Lake ferry between Balfour and Kootenay Bay.
Ferry workers walked the picket line in front of the entrance ramp, shutting down the MV Osprey and MV Balfour to routine travel during the Labour Day long weekend.
DriveBC listed on its website the ferry will be out of service through Monday, September 2, with the alternate route now listed as Highway 3 Kootenay Pass.
A Rossland man was reported overdue when he failed to return on Monday, August 26, from a solo hike on Gimli Mountain. He was located deceased the following day.
The 28-year-old Rossland man who is described as an experienced hiker, departed alone for a hike at Gimli Mountain west of Slocan Lake on the morning of August 26th. He was supposed to return by 7 p.m. but never contacted his friends, who subsequently filed a missing person report to South Slocan RCMP.
Investigators are seeking public assistance and ask anyone that travelled on Forest Crowne Gate (between Kimberley and Marysville) between 10 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, August 25, 2019, to contact police after woman was found unresponsive and died RCMP said in a media release.
“RCMP and BC Coroners Service are continuing their investigations into the Sunday evening death of a 38-year-old woman near Kimberley,” police said. “Although the woman has been identified, her identity is not being disclosed at this time to respect the privacy of her family.”
It must be getting close to the Federal Election.
Why else would NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pay another visit to Nelson.
Singh, member of parliament for Burnaby South riding, was in the Heritage City Tuesday speaking to the electorate while offering up ice cream during an informal Meet and Greet outside Save-on-Foods in the Chalko Mika Mall.
“What’s your biggest concern,” asked one happy customer prior to receiving a cone filled with chocolate ice cream.