Marijuana and bears and raccoons, oh my!
Fifty-year-old Castlegar woman Robin Mackay appearing in court today facing the charge of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing her 73-year-old father repeatedly with a kitchen knife Sunday morning.
A group of officers from the RCMP Integrated Road Safety Unit say nothing surprises them anymore – except this story.
A 73-year-old Castlegar man is in Trail hospital after being repeatedly stabbed early this morning, according to police.
A fire that completely gutted a house in the 1000 block of 7th Avenue last night may well have taken the homeowner's life as well, had it not been for the man's pets.
Fire chief Gerry Rempel said the homeowner was the only person in the house, and he was sleeping right through the smoke alarm when his dog jumped on him.
The man awoke to find both his dog and cat trying to get his attention, at which point he heard the alarm, smelled smoke and left the house, calling the fire department from a neighbour's place.
My son did a really neat thing this week – a neat thing that served to underline some ugly truths of our modern world.