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By Castlegar Source on Sunday Feb 21 2021

Castlegar RCMP are investigating the stabbing of two Castlegar teenagers, according to Castlegar RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Monty Taylor.

"On Feb. 21, at approximately 1:30am Castlegar RCMP and Emergency Services were called to the 1000 block of 2 Street., Castlegar, for a report of a distraught female requiring emergency services," Taylor said. "Within minutes, police arrived and were re-directed to Castlegar Paramedics who were a short distance away from the initial call, tending to two Castlegar youths under the age of 16, both suffering from stab wounds. 

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Feb 21 2021

If you are stopped by the police, just what is it that the officer is entitled to do? This is a simple enough question, and one that I'm not sure that many drivers and their passengers have stopped to consider. Now that we have the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, does a driver have to do anything at all?

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Feb 20 2021

Interior Health said in a media release that the COVID-19 community cluster in Fernie has been contained.

Interior Health said the final tally had 97 cases connected to this cluster declared January 31, with all confirmed cases now recovered.

“Interior Health is thankful for the support of local physicians, health care staff, elected officials, community leaders and residents who pulled together to limit further COVID-19 exposures after the cluster was declared in late January,” the Interior Health release said.

By Trail Champion on Friday Feb 19 2021

While police don’t generally encourage the public to jump into the Thompson River this time of year, Kamloops RCMP members are pushing for one of their sergeants to get in there -- for a good cause, of course.

In support of the Special Olympics, Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk has pledged to plunge into the icy-cold river on March 7, if he reaches his $2,000 fundraising goal for the BC branch of the organization.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 18 2021

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By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Feb 11 2021

As the five-year anniversary of the province’s illicit drug toxicity public health emergency approaches, the BC Coroners Service reports 2020 was B.C.’s worst year yet in terms of number of lives lost due to the effects of toxic illicit drugs.

There were 1,716 deaths due to illicit drugs in 2020 in B.C., representing a 74% increase over the number of deaths recorded in 2019 (984). The number of illicit drug toxicity deaths in 2020 equates to about 4.7 deaths per day, which is two deaths per day higher than in 2019 (2.7).

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Feb 09 2021

Interior Health said Tuesday that COVID-19 outbreak has been declared in a Kamloops group home known as Highridge Home and Singh House, respectively. 

Interior Health said six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Public Health contact tracing has contacted anyone potentially exposed to COVID-19 and they are now self-isolating and monitoring for symptoms.

"Highridge Home and Singh House are privately operated by Prima Enterprises for people who require 24-hour support," the IH media release said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 08 2021

Nelson Police have charged a Winlaw woman with being in contravention of the COVID-19 Measures Act following a rally Saturday afternoon in Nelson.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 08 2021

Three fishermen were rescued Sunday by Search and Rescue after being stranded overnight on Kootenay Lake.

South Columbia Search and Rescue said the three men in their late 40s were not injured and were located Sunday morning.

“South Columbia's Jet boat located the three overdue fisherman late this morning all in good health and escorted them back to the boat launch with their watercraft for safety,” the South Columbia Search and Rescue Facebook page said.

“It was a cold breezy night and morning but they made it through,” the Facebook posted added.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 05 2021

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Friday that health officials have once again extended the province-wide ban on social gatherings and events, citing concerns around the growing number of COVID-19 variant cases.

Dr. Bonnie Henry said in a media briefing Friday morning that the tough restrictions first imposed back in November will need to be continued indefinitely.

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