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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005.
Toadfest celebrates a milestone this year – it turns 10! Toadfest 2019 is at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp, on Wednesday Aug. 21, 2019 from 4: to 7 p.m., and Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Police have released a new image of missing Nakusp man Christopher Sanford, taken July 30, 2019.
"It is a true reflection of his appearance when he went missing," said RCMP Cpl. Jaime Moffat.
Nakusp RCMP is seeking assistance in locating Christopher Sanford, who was reported missing on August 5, according to RCMP Cpl. Jaime Moffat.