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by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Feb 28 2011

Sunday night saw an armed robbery at the Mowhawk gas station on Columbia Avenue. Police were called at around 9:20 p.m.

“A lone male suspect entered the gas station wearing a scarf covering his face,” said Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew. “The employee asked the male to remove the face covering, but instead, the suspect handed the employee a note.
 
“At that...
by Wikinews on Saturday Feb 26 2011

 Two individuals are in custody after eleven secondary school students were injured in a firearms incident near a school Auchinleck Academy, in East Ayrshire, Scotland, yesterday afternoon. Police have said they are carrying out "extensive enquiries" into the incident, which reportedly involved an air gun or BB gun.

One pupil said he was walking near the school during the lunch hour and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

RCMP are alerting the public to 10 of BC’s Most Wanted suspects. 

The individuals are wanted for offences ranging from homicide to drug offenses and multiple frauds and police are hoping that with the help of the public they will be located and arrested soon.

“We want the community to know who these people are, and to remind the public if they see them not to approach, but to call...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

A 52-year-old disabled Nakusp man was the victim of a home invasion on the morning of Friday, Feb. 11 in Nakusp, RCMP in that area have just reported.

The man had disabilities resulting from several accidents and relied on morphine to relieve his pain, said Cpl. Bryson Hill of the Nakusp RCMP.

He was asleep when the suspect knocked down his...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 17 2011

British Columbia’s justice system is starving to death because of a severe lack of funding for Provincial courts, says the Nelson-Creston MLA.

In yesterday’s Question Period, MLA Michelle Mungall asked both the Solicitor General and the minister of Finance to account for the chronic underfunding and increased cuts in this year’s budget.

“Is...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 17 2011

The proposed amendments to the Citizen’s Arrest and Self-Defence Act are expected to expand the circumstances in which citizens’ arrests can be made, and streamline and simplify the self–defence and defence of property provisions in the Criminal Code.

Currently, the ability to make a citizen’s arrest is very restricted and is...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 07 2011

A suspected abduction of  a 13-year-old boy in Salmo Tuesday morning is a hoax according to Salmo RCMP.

The boy was suspected to be abducted by a male between 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. It was later found the boy did not want to go to school that day, said Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment’s operations NCO, Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel, and he made up a story as to why he was absent.

"During...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 04 2011

There is another fraud that the public needs to be aware of, according to the RCMP.

The modus operandi of this one is both clever and unique in that the caller provides the victim with almost all of the victim's information except for one crucial piece.

Their goal, however, is neither clever nor unique: They mean to rip you off, said RCMP...

by Wikinews on Thursday Feb 03 2011

 The Ipswich serial murders, in which five female prostitutes were killed in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, are to be turned into a show entitled London Road. The "documentary musical" is expected to debut in the Royal National Theatre in London this April.

The concept has been criticised. When ITN conducted some vox populi interviews, members of the public reacted negatively: "[A]lmost...

by Nelson Daily editor on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

Traffic services units throughout the West Kootenay will join other traffic units across the province as they focus on distracted drivers throughout the month of February. 

Despite the new legislation banning the use of cell phones and other handheld electronic devices while driving, police have noticed more drivers taking chances, talking and texting while driving....

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