The Nelson Police Department has been called into investigate an arrest of a man by RCMP on New Year's Eve in the South Okanagan City of Penticton.
On Saturday, December 31, about 11:30 pm a man allegedly stumbled onto the street in front of a RCMP vehicle.
The police officer stopped to talk to the man, who appeared to be intoxicated. A struggle with police ensued and the man suffered an injury to his leg. He was taken to hospital where it was determined that his leg was broken.
A skier triggered avalanche left one man dead in Revelstoke, B.C. on Friday as a group of heli-skiers took to the backcountry.
Ronald Gregory Sheardown, age 45, from Dubaï, a former Canadian from Stouffville, Ontario, was the victim of the heli-skiing avalanche on Friday, Dec. 30.
Shearman was with a group of eleven skiers and one guide heli-skiing with Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), in the Selkirk Mountain range southeast of Revelstoke at the time of the avalanche.
Now that Santa has come and gone, it’s time for Nelsonites to focus on the next big event — and no, it’s not New Year’s Eve.
Push ahead one more day to New Year’s Day and the annual Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation Polar Bear Dip into Kootenay Lake.
The Foundation welcomes all of Nelson’s swimmers and floaters, young and not so young, to take the plunge for health, personal pride, and appropriately, to raise money to support surgical services at our local hospital with the purchase of an Insufflator, camera system and three high definition monitors.