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By The Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 30 2022

During a recent Counter Attack Road Check, officers removed more than $30,000 of illicit drugs from the streets and arrested two people Nelson Police Department said in a media release Friday.

The arrests happened at approximately 11 p.m. Thursday, July 28th during the summer Counter Attack blitz by NPD officers.

Nelson Police said that during the vehicle stop, officers found that both the driver and passenger of the vehicle were wanted on outstanding warrants.

"Both parties were arrested and transported to the Nelson Police Department," Nelson Police said.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Jul 29 2022

The question of affordability won’t be solved in the new waterfront development for Nelson.

With rising building costs, sky rocketing rents and soaring mortgages in Nelson the idea of how much people and families can, or should, afford has been debated as hotly as the heat dome settling in on the city.

But when it comes to Shoreline — the 120-housing-unit development proposed for the land beside the Chahko Mika Mall — that question of what is affordable in Nelson won’t really be answered.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Jul 27 2022

The closure of the city’s outdoor pool this summer is only part of the lifeguard shortage issue facing Nelson’s aquatic community, according to the general manager of Community Services with the regional district.

Joe Chirico said there is a shortage of lifeguards in Nelson and across the regional district, and it has begun to affect the delivery of the service, both outdoors and indoors.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jul 25 2022

Charges of first degree murder have been laid in the Whistler double-homicide.

Background: On July 24, 2022 at around 12:19 p.m., the Sea-to-Sky Whistler RCMP responded to shots fired at the Sundial Boutique Hotel in Whistler. First responders arrived and found two men deceased. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation and is working in partnership with the Sea-to-Sky Whistler RCMP.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jul 25 2022

A Nelson man is in stable condition after an alleged stabbing incident at Shambhala, according to Salmo RCMP NCO i/c Cpl.Darryl Orr.

"On Friday, July 22, shortly before 11 pm, Salmo RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at the Shambhala Music Festival," he said.

"Police immediately attended and upon arrival found that the suspect, an adult man, was with Shambhala security. The victim, an adult man as well, was taken to hospital for medical treatment where he was reported to be in stable condition. Injuries sustained are not believed to be life threatening.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Jul 25 2022

Community Services continues to perform at below normal service levels across the regional district, according to an RDCK report.

The Quarterly Report for the second quarter confirmed that, despite all Public Health Officer restrictions coming off April 8, attendance and revenue at recreation facilities across the Regional District of Central Kootenay are under performing.

By Contributor on Saturday Jul 23 2022

Bob and Starla Ackney weren’t expecting much when they set out on for a mid-morning paddle Kootenay Lake last month. 

“We took the kayaks out and decided to drop a line in the water and on my first cast I caught a nice rainbow trout,” Bob said.

“Starla was having trouble with her rod, so I handed her mine and she cast out a few times and she caught one, too.” 

Two shiny trout is a pretty successful morning, but it got so much better. 

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Jul 23 2022

Criminal contempt charges are being considered against 17 people arrested May 17 near Argenta-Johnson’s Landing during a logging protest.

On Tuesday, 19 people from the Last Stand West Kootenay and the Argenta Face community — two groups protesting logging in old growth forest between Kootenay Lake and the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy — attended the Nelson Courthouse on civil contempt charges.

The charges stemmed from two incidents near Argenta-Johnson’s Landing: arrests of two elders in June; and a mass arrest that happened May 17.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Jul 23 2022

A joint policy complaint has been filed by seven groups against the RCMP for the handling of the arrests made at the May 17 logging protest near Argenta.

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and six other groups submitted the complaint on July 21 against the RMCP’s Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG) for alleged “egregious behaviour and unlawful arrests” made at a protest area at Argenta-Johnson’s Landing.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jul 21 2022

Midway RCMP said Friday that the suspects involved in the theft of a vehicle have been arrested.

RCMP said that both suspects have been arrested and are no longer asking Midway residents to be on the lookout of them.

Late Thursday evening, RCMP issued an advisory asking the public to be on the lookout for the suspects.

RCMP issue warning to Midway residents