RCMP arrest man trying to cut down power pole; suspect's house later destroyed by fire

Nakusp RCMP were kept busy dealing with a pair of calls in Edgewood.

A noise complaint Saturday night in the community of Edgewood was just the start of a few hectic days for Nakusp RCMP.

RCMP were called to the to a residence (January 28th) in the community of Edgewood, — approximately 55 kilometers south of Nakusp and 220 km northwest of Nelson — after receiving a complaint that a neighbour took matters into his own hands after being upset by a loud party.

IIO BC called to Salmon Arm following police involved shooting

Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia is in Salmon Arm after man was shot.

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) has been called in to investigate a Salmon Arm police involved shooting.

While all aspects and circumstances around this incident will be subject to independent investigation and verification, police can advise that Monday (January 30) shortly before 12:20 a.m., Salmon Arm RCMP received a complaint of a theft in progress at a local car wash.

Police attended the car wash located in the 2300 block of 10th Avenue SW and located the suspect, a lone male, in one of the wash bays.  

BCNU President says Thursday’s shooting at Boundary District Hospital could have been much worse

A man walked who walked into Boundary District Hospital Thursday and shot himself is now being treated for his injuries and is in stable condition.
Nurses and front-line staff who work at Boundary District Hospital in Grand Forks are traumatized after a man walked into the emergency room on Thursday evening, pulled out a gun and shot himself.

The victim was airlifted to a Vancouver-area hospital and his condition is unknown.

Teenager uttering threats at Mount Sentinel Grad sentenced

Denver Sky was sentenced to time served and three years probation at Nelson Courthouse Tuesday.

The teenager who threatened people at Mount Sentinel High School in June of 2016 was sentenced to time served and three years probation at Nelson Courthouse Tuesday.

Denver Sky, 18, was found guilty of two counts of uttering threats. He has spent the equivalent of five months in jail while in custody.

In June 2016, RCMP was alerted to a possible threat at the school, located 20 kilometers west of Nelson near the junction of Highway 3A and 6.

COLUMN: What Scientists Said 25 Years Ago

One tiny sample of trash pollution: just one symptom.

The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we’re seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.

RCMP warn public of CRA scam making rounds

 RCMP is warning the public about the fraudulent requests for money transfers during the holidays.

During the holiday season people are known for being a little more charitable.

However, the festive season also brings out crooks who find ways of tugging on purse strings of the public in fraudulent ways.

Constable Andrew McCabe of the Nelson RCMP warns the public in a media release about the fraudulent requests for money transfers during the holidays.

Avoid these distracted driving excuses and save $543

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris says still no excuse to dial or text at the wheel.

With the holidays in the rear-view mirror, most of us have bills to pay and don’t need another.

That’s why, as a 32-year-cop-turned-solicitor general, I’d like to share some information that may help you to save yourself at least $543 in penalties – not to mention a trip to a body shop, the hospital or worse.

Charges Laid in Crawford Bay Cheetah Incident

Two have been charged after a cheetah was observed wandering on the East Shore in December of 2015. — Photo courtesy RCMP

Two people have been charged after a cheetah was seen wandering the roadside by a motorist on Highway 3A near Kootenay Bay in December 2015.

The Conservation Office Service Facebook page said man and woman have been charged with one count each under the Controlled Alien Species Regulation.

The Facebook page said both individuals have a first appearance date of February 17, 2017 at 09:30 a.m. in Creston Provincial Court.

The missing cheetah last seen roaming along Highway 3A in the afternoon of December, 17 2015, near Crawford Bay and Kootenay Bay.

IIO sends investigation of Castlegar police-involved shooting to Crown

IIO sends investigation of Castlegar police-involved shooting to Crown

Ed Note: IIO spokesman Martin Youssef underlined these facts in an interview regarding this release: A) The threshold for referral to Crown is very low; B) No charge has been recommended and C) "If there is even a potential likelihood there was any kind of offense, even a traffic offense, we have to refer it to Crown. That's not to say that's the issue here, but the IIO has an obligation to send to Crown any time an offense may have been committed under any enactment."

Scammers now using pet purchases to steal from unsuspecting buyers

Scammers now using pet purchases to steal from unsuspecting buyers

A new scam making the rounds involves people selling pets online, taking the buyer's money, then never sending the animal (if, indeed, there ever was one to begin with), according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

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