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by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Sep 02 2017

A grass fire, likely caused by a discarded cigarette butt, burned a 20 by 30 metre section of the bank near 17 Street (behind Safeway) before crews could extinguish it, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

“This was definitely human-caused, most likely from smoking materials,” he said, adding they got the call at 12:20 p.m. and seven firefighters had the blaze dealt with and were back...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Sep 01 2017

This, from Trail RCMP Acting Sgt. Devon Reid:

On Aug. 21, Trail RCMP located and arrested a 30-year-old male for at least six offences stemming from the theft of items from unlocked motor vehicles in the Trail, Fruitvale and Montrose areas. The offences include Possession of Stolen Property, Theft of a Credit Card, Use of a stolen Credit Card and Theft Under $5000.

Police are...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

A routine traffic stop Tuesday by West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit and West Kootenay Traffic Services netted police a large drug seizure said RCMP Sergent Chad Badry in a media release.

Badry said the incident happened Tuesday afternoon on Highway 3B near the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

RCMP is currently canvassing the Nakusp area in connection with a series of alleged sexual assaults which took place from the mid-60s and onwards to the 70s.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, District Advisory NCO for the South East District of the RCMP said in media release Wednesday police are reaching out to the community on behalf of a file generated by the Victoria Police Department....

by Trail Champion on Thursday Aug 24 2017

A suspect being held in Trail RCMP cells has be re-arrested and charged with new crimes, according to Acting Sgt. Devon Reid.

Reid said the 25-year-old Trail man was arrested on Aug. 22 after a series of crimes over a 24-hour period (beginning Monday) saw the man allegedly commit arson, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats and break-and-enter to a residence in Trail, in four...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

Nakusp RCMP have confirmed that the body recovered from Upper Arrow Lake Tuesday (August 22, 2017) was that of missing person Jared Szabo.

RCMP said Tuesday at approximately 7:20 a.m., a body was located in Upper Arrow Lake, by civilian search members who have been actively searching for Szabo since he was reported missing on (Thursday) August 3, 2017.

The body was located in the...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

The opioid crisis is deeply troubling, for many reasons.  One reason is the tragic deaths of so many, so unnecessarily; another reason is the likelihood that those deaths were precipitated by pain, either physical or psychological, that caused a search for relief in the illicit drugs that were fatally used. Another reason is the threat felt by many parents of young people who, they fear, may...

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

A 26-year-old Trail man is behind bars with a laundry list of charges, according to Trail Acting Sgt. Devon Reid.

He said the charges stem from four separate incidents that occurred over the course of two days.

“He’s charged with Arson, Uttering Threats, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, and Break-and-Enter,” Reid said.

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man remains in police custody...

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

What appears to be a bizarre home invasion/attempted arson early Tuesday morning has a local Trail woman completely rattled, and warning her fellow residents to lock their doors.

Angela Lamoureux, mother of three, said her children had gone to their father’s home, and she and her husband had indulged in several drinks before bedtime.

“We went to bed, and I got up this morning at...

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

A fire on East Street this morning saw 16 firefighters from Warfield and Trail struggling to contain the blaze, according to KBRFR Cpt. Ryan Smyth.

The call came in at 4:33 a.m. and fire crews arrived at 1674 East Street in Trail at 4:39 a.m.

“When crews arrived on scene, there was heavy black smoke showing from the home,” Smyth said. “Crews had a tough time, as they were facing...

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