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UPDATED: Police incident in Argenta resolved, one officer injured

The RCMP officer suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries after being shot during the incident. — Screenshot photo

RCMP have made an arrest following a standoff Friday in Argenta, approximately 40 kilometers north of Kaslo that saw one of their officers shot during the incident.

In media release Friday, RCMP said the end to the standoff, which began at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday when Kaslo RCMP officers attended to a rural property in the Argenta area to execute arrest warrants on an individual known to police, came following a lengthy and exhaustive negotiation between RCMP Crisis Negotiators and a barricaded 28-year-old man.

RCMP investigating suspicious death near Vallican

The Southeast District RCMP Major Crime Unit and the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment are now investigating the sudden death of the 47-year-old man.

The Southeast District RCMP Major Crime Unit and the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment are now investigating the sudden death of the 47-year-old man RCMP said in a media release Thursday.

RCMP said Tuesday (October 8) at approximately 10 a.m., Nelson RCMP received a call of a deceased person in the Vallican area, 50 kilometers northwest of Nelson.

RCMP officers responded to the call and found a deceased male on private property.

Ferry disruptions continue for Kootenay Lake boats; union resumes Francois, Arrow, Adams Lake bargaining

More than 100 people came out in support of seeing an end to ferry disruptions during the ommunity-led Unity Sailing rally. — Submitted photo

On Tuesday, in a media release, the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) announced it is resuming bargaining with WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment, operators of Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake ferries.

The news is not as good for ferry workers on Kootenay Lake.

The union said the BCGEU has not received an invitation to resume bargaining from Western Pacific Marine (WPM), which operates the ferries on Kootenay Lake.

Cranbrook joins BC Hockey League as 18th franchise

The Cranbrook Bucks will begin play in the 2020-21 season, playing out of Western Financial Place in Cranbrook.

The BC Hockey League announced today that the city of Cranbrook has been awarded an expansion franchise.

The Cranbrook Bucks will become the league’s 18th team and will begin play in the 2020-21 season, playing out of Western Financial Place in Cranbrook.

“We are pleased to add Cranbrook as the 18th member of the BC Hockey League,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. “The city already has a rich hockey history and we are excited to see them add to that legacy and bring BCHL hockey to another great community in our province.”

Selkirk College Saints Prepared for Weekend Home Opener

The 2019-2020 Selkirk College Saints leadership group features (L-R) Parker Wakaruk, Nolan Percival, Tristen Cross and Edward Lindsey. The Saints open the home schedule of their BCIHL season this weekend at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre where they will take on the University of Victoria Vikes on Friday and Saturday night starting at 7 p.m. — Selkirk College photo

Winning a championship happens on the ice, but it’s off the ice where the culture to get a team to the title is built.

As the Selkirk College Saints prepare for their home opener of the 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season this weekend, the foundation has been successfully laid for the 25 players who hope to end the campaign by hoisting the championship trophy. 

Column: Choose your government: Canadians and a perilous future

The moment, the prospects, the significance

This is my second and final column on the federal election at hand.

I write this feeling very uncertain about what Canadians want from politics. I have just recently told a friend in a conversation about the election – one of many –  that I think conservatism in Canada is weak. But I wonder...

Nelson Hydro alerts customers about phone scam

Scammers are contacting customers by phone and telling clients they owe money and will be disconnected unless immediate payment is made via pre-paid credit cards or bitcoin.

Nelson Hydro is alerting customers of a scam circulating in and around the power network the City of Nelson utility said in a recent media release.

Nelson Hydro said scammers are contacting customers by phone and telling the client they owe money and will be disconnected unless immediate payment is made via pre-paid credit cards or bitcoin.

Nelson Hydro said Nelson Police is currently investigating the scam and advise anyone in contact with scammers to contact the department at 250-354-3919, ext 3.

Current business practices by Nelson Hydro:

Western Pacific Marine Ltd. issues media release regarding Kootenay Lake Ferry Labour dispute

East Shore residents affected by the recent Kootenay Lake Ferry Labour dispute held a Unity Rally Friday, starting at the Kootenay Bay Terminal. — Submitted photo

Western Pacific Marine Ltd, operators of the Kootenay Lake Ferry system, issued a media release Saturday explaining their side of the ongoing dispute that has caused service interruptions and that has seen regular sailings reduced to a few essential sailings per day during the past few weeks.

UPDATED: RCMP locate person involved in suspicious interaction near Nakusp school

A woman, believed to be in her late 50's or early 60's, grabbed one of the students by the arm which prompted the student to kick the woman in order to get away.

RCMP said they have identified the person involved after four students from Nakusp Secondary School were approached by a suspicious woman in a mini-van Wednesday.

“This situation is still under investigation, however, the evidence gathered does not suggest that this incident was an attempted abduction or involved any other criminal activity,” RCMP said in a media release Friday.

RCMP said officers continue to work with the woman, school officials, students and their parents towards a resolution of this matter.

Peaceful protest planned for Kootenay Lake Ferry terminals

Organizers "Our Ferry Matters" have planned a peaceful gathering to draw attention to the importance of the ferry to the Kootenay region.

There is a peaceful protest planned for Friday at the Kootenay Lake Ferry terminals to raise awareness of the struggles by frequent users of the operation that binds the communities on the West and East shores of Kootenay Lake.

The group called Our Ferry Matters has planned a “peaceful gathering to draw attention to the importance of the ferry to the Kootenay region.”

“We believe the ferry is an integral link that bounds the people and businesses of our communities together,” said a post on the Our Ferry Matters Facebook page.

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