Six Nelson Police officers will have the opportunity to prepare a defence after being found to have committed discreditable conduct following an investigation by Vancouver Police Department into messages sent in a WhatsApp chat group.
The VPD, on behalf of the Office of the Public Complaints Commissioner (OPCC), released findings of its investigation on February 9 into the 'WhatsApp' chat group matter relating to the alleged posting of inappropriate messages and memes by some members of the NPD between 2018 - 2020.
The city needs to step up and advocate for better transit not only in Nelson but for the creation of a province-wide electric transit network, says the representative of a newly-formed transit coalition.
Keith Wiley of the Nelson and Area Action Group for Better Public Transportation admitted transit service delivery — both locally and throughout the province — was a very “rough” job, but it was an essential one worth fighting to improve.
BC Highway Patrol Cranbrook is looking for Dash Cam video following a collision near Moyie that left one passenger deceased at the accident scene.
RCMP said that on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 4:45 PM, officers received a report of a collision between two vehicles on Highway 3 south of Moyie, which is located approximately 31 kilometers from Cranbrook.
RCMP said BC Highway Patrol, along with Cranbrook RCMP, responded to the collision between a Subaru and a commercial Tractor Trailer.
Basketball Officials in the West Kootenay are once again joining with their provincial colleagues to raise money and awareness in the 14th Call a Foul on Cancer — Pink Whistle Legacy Fund — which strives to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society — B.C. and Yukon Division.
A small amount of residential properties distributed around Kootenay Lake are expected to suffer the highest proportion of economic losses if the lake were to flood, a study commissioned by the regional district found.
According to the BGC Engineering study — Kootenay Lake Flood Impact Analysis — a disproportionate amount of the losses due to flooding would be concentrated in a small number of properties distributed around the lake.
On February 21, 2023 at 4:40 p.m., Grand Forks officers attended to a report of a collision involving two semi trucks and a SUV on Highway 3 and McRae Road in Christina Lake, BC.
Grand Forks RCMP said it appears that the SUV was trying to pass a semi on poor roads when an oncoming semi’s trailer began to lose control and crossed into the path of the SUV sideswiping the SUV.
The two semi's then met becoming stuck to each other on the side of the highway in the ditch.
Bright futures await graduates from Selkirk College’s School of Hospitality & Tourism and employers from across the province who are eager to meet potential industry stars descended on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus to get acquainted.
The annual School of Hospitality & Tourism Job Fair was held at Mary Hall in mid-February with more than 20 employers setting up booths in an effort to entice more than 100 current students looking for both mid-program work terms and after-graduation permanent employment.
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The province is off-loading its responsibility on municipalities for the decriminalization of illicit drugs without providing any financial support, claims a new resolution coming from the City of Nelson.
Toward that end, city council has written the missive to be sent to the next Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) meeting to begin the lobbying for funding for the consequences of decriminalization.
Be prepared for another blast of winter.
Environment Canada issued a Snowfall Warning for most of BC, including the West Kootenay/Boundary region Saturday.
Environment Canada said the Snowfall Warning is for this weekend, with the threat of 15 to 25 cm of snow expected beginning Saturday afternoon and into Sunday.
“A significant weather system is forecast to move across the BC Interior this weekend,” Environment Canada said.
“Snow will begin (Saturday) afternoon and become heavy tonight.