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By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Apr 18 2023

Grand Forks RCMP said BC RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit is investigating a fatal shooting on Granby Road.

RCMP said the investigation happened after frontline officers with the Grand Forks RCMP responded to a report of a man being shot inside a rural residence on Granby Road on Sunday, On April 16th, 2023, at 2 a.m.

RCMP said when police and BC Ambulance Service first responders immediately began life-saving measures on a 33-year-old adult man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 18 2023

The Honour House Provincial Tour of Honour recently made a stop in the West Kootenay, including a presentation last week at the Royal Canadian Legion No. 51 in Nelson as well as other stops in Castlegar, Trail, Grand Forks and Greenwood.

The Tour of Honour, which began on April 3rd, will cover thousands of kilometers as it travels throughout BC and the Yukon.

The Tour of Honour will visit more than 40 communities during the next three months to bring local awareness to emergency responders and military personnel and their families about PTSD and Honour House.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Apr 17 2023

On April 11, 2023 at 6:20 PM, Grand Forks RCMP received a report that a vehicle ran a roadblock set up by highway crews on Highway 3, just east of Christina Lake due to the road closure caused from last weeks’ landslide.

The driver ignored requests to stop and drove around the debris and highway crew personnel.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Apr 17 2023

In the evening of April 16, 2023 Castlegar RCMP responded to a report that a student allegedly made a threat through social media of violence toward the Stanley Humphries High school in Castlegar, according to RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor.

School officials were immediately engaged and the student, along with their parents, was contacted by police.

Through the course of the investigation, the threat level to the school, students and staff was low and the school can remain open the following day.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Apr 17 2023

Although regional district taxes are only increasing seven per cent for Nelsonites in 2023, compared to almost 24 per cent in some RDCK municipalities, the city still pays the lion’s share of regional district taxes.

The board of directors at the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) stamped the newest version of the 2023-2027 Financial Plan late last month and decreed that Nelson will be paying $4.973 million (12.8 per cent) to cover the services it shares.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Apr 17 2023

Invasive plant species are going to be met head on this summer as the regional district has handed the reins of a strategy to eradicate them to a local environmental group.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has entered into a contribution agreement with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) for the development and coordination of the regional government invasive species working group.

The Regional Invasive Species Strategy was formulated late last year to deal with invasive plants on RDCK-owned or leased properties.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Apr 17 2023

The West Kootenay region is staying steady when it comes to snowpack and now sits higher than the rest of the province.

The Ministry of Forests Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin (March) has the West Kootenay pegged at 90 per cent of normal, above the average of 88 per cent from across the province — a number which dropped by six per cent in March — and the region was the only part of the province to not drop through March.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Apr 13 2023

In a media release, Interior Heath issued a DRUG ALERT for the entire Interior Heath Authority after Cocaine containing Fentanyl is believed to be causing a high risk of fatal overdoses.

Interior Health said this Cocaine is believed to be connected to multiple overdose incidents and fatalities throughout region.

“At this point we are aware of this occurring in the Central Okanagan and Kamloops area,” the Interior Health media release said.

“Anyone using Cocaine in the Interior Health region is advised to take safety measures and test their substance.”

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Apr 13 2023

On Saturday, April 1, the CFSEU Uniform Gang Enforcement Team seized firearms, ammunition, suspected illicit drugs and other drug trafficking related items from a vehicle and residence during an investigation in Fruitvale, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Wicentowich said UGET arrested a 40-year-old man, a 33-year-old Fruitvale man, 33-year-old Fruitvale woman, and 33-year-old Trail woman. All four suspects were released pending further investigation into an alleged drug trafficking and weapon possession offence.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 13 2023

In the bustling shop spaces on Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus, students training towards a career in trades are benefiting from a partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.

Committed to building and enhancing the local workforce through post-secondary education, the Trust is supporting Selkirk College and College of the Rockies to undertake projects that bolster student experience.

The funding enables the colleges to improve programs and services, including purchasing equipment that might otherwise be out of reach.