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By Castlegar Source on Friday Aug 09 2019

A shipment of drugs en route to Shambhala has been seized by police, according to a police press release issued Thursday.

“Central Saanich Police have arrested a man in his 20s and are recommending several charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking,” the release said. “The man is the subject of a months-long investigation and the most recent search warrant was executed on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

A truck and travel trailer bound for an electronic music festival was stopped on the way to the Swartz Bay ferry terminal and seized.

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Aug 09 2019

A fire in downtown Castlegar early this morning has damaged an unoccupied house beyond repair, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at 5:27 a.m. to attend a structure fire in the 400 block of 11 Avenue. Crews, including Ladder One Engine One, a command vehicle and nine firefighters, arrived on scene at 5:39 a.m. to find a fully-involved blaze.

The fire spread to nearby evergreen trees as well, Lattanzio said.

By Interior Health Authority on Thursday Aug 08 2019

As summer temperatures increase, so does the risk of West Nile virus. The risk of getting West Nile virus is highest in August.

West Nile virus is a disease that is spread from infected corvid birds (crows, ravens, magpies, and jays) to humans through mosquito bites. It was first detected in B.C. in the South Okanagan during the summer of 2009. Since then there have been five human cases - all in the Okanagan.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 07 2019

Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement Wednesday for the Southern Interior, including the Boundary, Kootenay Lake and West Kootenay regions.

Environment Canada said a ridge of high pressure originating from the desert U.S. has set up shop over the BC interior.

“The spell of hot weather associated with the ridge will continue through Thursday,” Environment Canada said on its website.

At this time Environment Canada doesn’t expect to issue a widespread Heat Warning for the southern interior.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Aug 07 2019

In a media release, RCMP in Grand Forks said officers executed a search warrant on a hotel room in the downtown area and seized large quantities of drugs, cash, and weapons.

The search warrant was executed on Friday, August 2, 2019 at a hotel room in the downtown area of Grand Forks.

During the search, Terrance “Buck” Fiolleau, a 46-year-old Grand Forks man was arrested and charged with two counts of possession for-the-purpose of trafficking, two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, and three counts of failing to comply with an undertaking.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

Environmentalists are breathing a sigh of relief after the BC Appeal Court upheld a provincial government decision that Jumbo Glacier Resort no longer has a valid environmental certificate and the resort cannot be built until re-assessed.

Two of three BC Appeal Court Judges ruled that a decision by the Ministry of Environment four years ago was valid.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

When Cara Gallo arrived at Selkirk College as a member of the first Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program cohort in 2014, the idea of becoming a physician seemed distant. As she gets set to enter her first year of medical school at the University of Alberta, Gallo’s educational journey is now in full stride with an end-goal clearly in view.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Aug 02 2019

Charges against six employees of a marijuana dispensary in Nelson following a raid by City Police on the morning of March 20, 2018 have been dropped said Chief Constable Paul Burkart in a media release Friday.

Chief Burkart said NPD received written communication on July 30, 2019, from the Public Prosecutors Service of Canada confirming that the charges against the six employees of MMJ would not be approved. 

Chief Burkart added the document confirmed that the reason for no charge approval was the lack of public interest.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 01 2019

Following two years of hot, dry weather to begin summer holidays, July returned to relatively cool, showery month said Ron Lakeman, meteorologist at the Southeast Fire Centre in the monthly weather synopsis.

Lakeman said July averaged out to be near normal as far as the total amount of rain and the mean monthly temperature.

“The average daily high temperature was 1 (one) degree cooler than normal and even though the amount of rain was near normal the number of days in which measurable rain fell was greater than normal,” Lakeman explained.

By Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Aug 01 2019

By way of a press release, Conservative Party candidate Helena Konanz issued a challenge to all the other candidates in our riding to participate in a comprehensive set of debates that span the entire riding in the lead up to the election this fall.

Green Party candidate Tara Howse was quick to accept the challenge, as were  NDP candidate Richard Cannings and Liberal candidate Connie Denesiuk.