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By Castlegar Source on Thursday May 23 2019

RCMP officers from New Denver are currently investigating a report of a deceased male located on an Appledale property in the Slocan Valley, aocording to RCMP Cpl. Chris Manseau.

"When frontline officers arrived on May 20, they discovered the 59-year old Appledale resident man who was pronounced dead on the property," he said.

The investigation is ongoing, and RCMP South East District major crimes is assisting with the matter.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday May 23 2019

At 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, a Grand Forks woman was assaulted during a home invasion at her residence.

The woman, who was home alone at the time, was assaulted when an unknown man pushed his way into her house.  The man allegedly punched the woman numerous times. He indicated that he had a knife and stated he would use it on her.  The suspect then began to ransack the residence and search through the house for unknown items. The man departed the residence after stealing two 100 anniversary Bowie knives and cash from the woman’s wallet.

By Contributor on Wednesday May 22 2019

Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences in Nelson will celebrate the graduation of its first class of the Registered Massage Therapy Program on May 26 at 2pm at the Nelson Commons. The ceremony is a private ceremony for the RMT graduates as well as for graduates from the school’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and Holistic Nutrition Certificate programs.

By Contributor on Wednesday May 22 2019

If you have room in your home and your heart for a new best friend, the BC SPCA invites you to check out the amazing cats looking for their furr-ever family during our upcoming adult cat adoption promotion. The event, proudly presented by Hill’s® Pet Nutrition, takes place May 25-31 in SPCA shelters across B.C.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 21 2019

Members of the RCMP West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit continued its month long High Risk Driving Provincial Campaign by taking a pair of impaired drivers off the road said Sergeant Chad Badry in a media release Tuesday.

Badry said one impaired driver was netted while officers were enforcing a school zone speed limit in Warfield and another on the long weekend illegally towing a broken down vehicle.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday May 20 2019

The early morning hours of May 20 saw fire crews respond to two apparently suspicious fires in a four-plex in Trail.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Greg Ferraby said the call came in at 2:39 a.m., and crews arrived on scene at 2:43 a.m.

“The first arriving engine with three firefighters (was) met with multiple fires (at 1406 4 Ave.),” Ferraby said. “The duty crew (was) able to contain the fire until more crews arrived.”

Ultimately, four Warfield firefighters and nine Trail firefighters attended the blaze, which was deemed under control by 3:14 a.m.

By Trail Champion on Monday May 20 2019

Big White Resort may soon be boasting a non-medicinal cannabis store in the near future, according to a press release issued last week by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) regarding their April 24 regular meeting.

“The Board supported the application by Monashee Mountain Cannabis for a proposed non-medical cannabis retail store at Big White Resort,” the release read.

“The application was referred by the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) to the RDKB for review and comment.”

By Contributor on Monday May 20 2019

Health Canada has approved Canadian Blood Services’ request to reduce the blood donation waiting period for men who have sex with men from one year to three months.

The change will take effect across the country on June 3, 2019. Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec, Québec’s blood operator, will make the change at the same time.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday May 19 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club have added a pair of members to their hockey staff, bringing on Jeff Urekar as the team’s Assistant General Manager while Sean Murray joins the organization as the team’s goaltending coach. 

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday May 19 2019

The RCMP's advanced driver training course was without a doubt the most fun of any course many of the participants had taken in their service. We used an inactive runway at the Boundary Bay airport in Delta and a collection of well used Crown Victoria police interceptors to polish our driving skills. Contrary to what you might think, this was not a high speed driving situation as we never got going faster than about 65 km/h.

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