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by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

Mounties in Kelowna helped to prevent an elderly Kelowna couple from falling victim to the prevalent Grandparent Scam and want to warn others.

On November 21, 2017 a concerned couple in their 70’s attended the Kelowna RCMP Detachment on Richter Street seeking police assistance in locating their grandson. The elderly man and woman arrived at the detachment’s front counter with cash in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 19 2017

RCMP is asking for public assistance in locating the driver who left the scene of an accident in Slocan Valley Sunday morning.

RCMP said in a media release, the accident occurred at approximately 9 a.m. Sunday, November 19th.

"A 1990's Jeep Cherokee Wagon was observed travelling at a high rate of speed from Little Slocan South Road onto Indian Point Road in the Slocan...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 08 2017

It seems odd that a major U.S. government climate report released November 3rd didn’t receive more media attention. But then, the main thing newsworthy about the Climate Science Special Report is that it was released at all, apparently without political interference.

Although the U.S. government is required by law (enacted by President George H.W. Bush in 1989) to report to the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

Maybe this BC government decision will get the attention of drivers still balking the urge to put down the cell phone when driving.

Monday, the Government of B.C. took a major step by designating distracted driving as a high-risk driving behaviour under the ICBC Driver Risk Premium program.

In a media release, the government's decision means a driver with two distracted driving...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 01 2017

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, District Advisory NCO for the South East District of the RCMP said in a media release Wednesday that the Major Crime continues to investigate the discovery of human remains located as a result of the ongoing search of a property located on Salmon River Road in Salmon Arm.

"Significant efforts have been underway since the remains were located," the release said...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

Nelson Police are warning the public and the business community to be aware of several recent high value frauds after a a male suspect made several purchases with stolen pre-paid credit cards at several locations last week.

Nelson Police said in a media release estimates exceed $10,000 in total value.

"Nelson Police investigators have been able to determine the identity of the...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

The Revelstoke Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Revelstoke RCMP Victim Services, Revelstoke Women's Shelter Society, and various community partners release the following information to the public: Recent information has come to light of sexual assaults in the community.

Information of several sexual assaults have been indirectly provided. Without absolute information, the multiple...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 24 2017

The Lower Mainland District RCMP are reminding the public that virtual kidnapping incidents are continuing in light of three recent incidents.

Back in July of 2017, RCMP issued a news release warning the public about an extortion scheme that tricks victims into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped.  

RCMP said numerous victims reported being contacted by suspects...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 23 2017

Police are reminding the public on the eve of the holiday season of the dangers of drinking and driving.

The message comes after a 39-year-old Castlegar man was caught driving in Nelson with blood alcohol allegedly three times the criminal limit said Sgt Chad Badry West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit Monday.

Badry said the incident occurred (Sunday) October 15,...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

First, the cannabis news:  as readers of the "Council Matters" column already know, the provincial government is seeking input from municipal governments to help guide provincial policy on the decriminalization of cannabis.  The federal government is preparing to pass Bill C-45 and...

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