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by Castlegar Source on Thursday Dec 15 2016

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.

“Castlegar RCMP would like to remind people to be extremely diligent when making purchases online … the varying scams are endless, and the local detachment has seen another one...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Dec 13 2016

Castlegar RCMP are investigating robbery and assault that occurred at the Flamingo Hotel in Castlegar at approximately 3 p.m. Dec.13, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“The owner of the motel was accosted by two persons inside the motel, restrained, and assaulted with a weapon. The suspects fled with assorted valuables,” she said.”The victim was transported to hospital but did not...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 12 2016

Kelowna RCMP is asking for public for help to identity of a suspect in an early morning robbery Monday in the Central Okanagan City.

At 12:15 a.m. Monday (December 12), Kelowna RCMP received a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Mac’s convenience store located in the 2100 block of Richter Street.

Police have learned that a lone male suspect entered the store,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 11 2016

Christmas is a festive time of the year.

However, as Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General says, it's not an excuse to drive while affected by alcohol or drugs.

Which is why motorists have seen increased of police on the highways throughout the province.

“Having fun and being festive is encouraged but risking lives doing it won’t be tolerated,” said...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 30 2016

Two long-standing investigations, the length of which have caused some outrage in the region, may finally be drawing to a close, according to Independent Investigations Office acting director of public engagement and policy Marten Youssef.

Both investigations involve officer-involved fatal shootings, the first of Slocan resident Peter de Groot on Oct. 13, 2014 in the Slocan Valley and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 30 2016

Three Break-and-Enters to local businesses along the north end of Columbia Avenue Monday night have police reminding business owners and residents alike to secure their valuables, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

“It's been an ongoing thing now, starting in mid to late summer,” Turner said, adding the rash of break-ins started primarily in the industrial area, but appears to have...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 29 2016

For the first known time in B.C., the highly toxic opioid carfentanil has been detected at the scene of an apparent illicit drug death.

A drug sample seized by the coroner and Vancouver Police at the scene of a death that occurred Nov. 17, 2016, in an East Vancouver residence was sent to a federal Health Canada laboratory for testing. The...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 25 2016

RCMP is asking for public assistance after fuel was stolen early Tuesday (November 22) morning from Whitewater Ski Resort south of Nelson.

Acting Corporal Bill Long said in a media release that this suspect was caught on video located at the hill.

"A lone male suspect dressed in a high visible top wearing a mask, gloves and dark pants drove a late 90's bronze/ brown GMC Suburban...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 23 2016

Lower Mainland RCMP said a 20-year-old driver from Delta learned the hard way after twice failing to stop for police earlier this month.

Sgt. Annie Linteau Acting, Senior Media Relations Officer said in a media release Wednesday the decision by the young driver quickly totalled up after police determined he twice failed to stop for police in two days.

The result added up to...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Nov 22 2016

The city’s police board has come to the municipal table and has once again asked for a significant budget increase, looking for an 8.7 per cent budget rise to almost $3.2 million.

In 2015 the Nelson Police board asked for a similar increase, one which was denied by council and was subsequently appealed by the board, landing on the desk of the provincial director of Police Services...

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