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Police report missing woman has been located

NPD would like to thank everyone who assisted with this file.

Nelson Police would like the publlic for assistance in locating a woman missing since Friday, November 22, 2019.

Police would like to inform the public the 32-year-old woman has been found.

NPD would like to thank everyone who assisted with this file.

NPD need public assistance in locating missing woman

Nelson Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a woman last seen in the city on Friday, November 22, 2019.

Rare rash of rats rocks reaches of city

Rat sightings have been reported on an ever-increasing basis in several areas of the city within the last year, compared to no prior sightings in Nelson. — Photo: WildsafeBC

A rat epidemic has bit the Heritage city.

Rat sightings have been reported on an ever-increasing basis in several areas of the city within the last year, compared to no prior sightings in Nelson.

David White from WildsafeBC has informed City Hall of the proliferation of the rodent, and has been fielding calls from Nelsonites searching for rodent remedies to rid themselves of the unwanted pests.

Castlegar says yes to 100 per cent renewable energy transition

Castlegar’s City Council and residents celebrate Castlegar’s commitment to the 100 per cent renewable energy transition.

Half of the Canadian municipal governments that have committed to transitioning onto renewable energy are in the West Kootenays.


Castlegar City Council voted last night to be part of the 100 per cent renewable energy transition by 2050 in all energy use sectors in the community, including heating and cooling, transportation, electricity and waste management, becoming the seventh local government in the West Kootenays and the 15th in Canada to pass such a council resolution. 

Weekend blitz targets impaired drivers in Nelson area

Officers from Nelson Police Department, Nelson RCMP and West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit work together to check up to 300 vehicles during the weekend.

A weekend blitz by local police resulted in seven drivers being removed from the road due to alcohol impairment said RCMP in a media release Monday.

The blitz involved officers from Nelson Police Department, Nelson RCMP and the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit work together targeting impaired drivers in the Nelson area. Officers checked between 200 to 300 drivers.

‘Those drivers lost their drivers licences ranging from 3 to 90 days and their vehicles impounded ranging from 3 to 30 days for varying degrees of impairment,” the media release said.

Kootenay initiative to create jobs, support cannabis businesses

From right, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Shane Simpson, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, Paul Kelly, Cannabis Transition Initiative Program Manager, (center back row), Andrea Wilkey, executive director, Community Futures Central Kootenay, front far left) and staff, announced Thursday the new Cannabis Business Transition Initiative in Nelson. — The Nelson Daily photo

Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Shane Simpson and NDP colleague and Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall made a stop at Community Futures in Nelson Thursday to announce new initiative to support cannabis businesses in the Kootenays.

Head-on collision near Beasley sends four to hospital

Police said alcohol is considered a factor in the two-vehicle accident that closed the highway and force traffic to detour on Beasley Road. — Submitted photo

RCMP said a 33-year-old male is in critical condition following a two-vehicle accident that closed Highway 3A/6 west of Nelson for a considerable amount of time Wednesday evening.

RCMP Nelson Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services said Wednesday at 5:15 p.m., officers responded to a head-on collision a kilometer west of the Beasley Fire Hall — eight kilometers east of the South Slocan Junction — that resulted in a lengthy highway closure.

Inquest scheduled into death of Peter de Groot

The inquest begins on May, 19, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. at the Rossland Courthouse.

The BC Coroners Service announced Wednesday dates in the public inquest into the death of Peter John de Groot.

The inquest begins on May, 19, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. at the Rossland Courthouse located at 2288 Columbia Ave.

The death of de Groot, 45, was reported to the BC Coroners Service on Oct. 13, 2014, following a police-involved incident at a cabin near Slocan.

Under Section 18(2) of the Coroners Act, inquests are mandatory for any deaths that occur while a person was detained by or in the custody of a peace officer.

UPDATED: NPD reports missing man located

Police said in a media release Wednesday night the man had been located.

Nelson Police Department would like to inform the public the missing man that was reported missing Wednesday, has been located.

Police gave few details regarding the man's disappearance, but would like to thank the public for their assistance.

Nelson Police looking for missing man

Nelson Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing male by the name of Joshua Street.

Highway 3A/6 open to traffic

First responders, including RCMP, Beasley Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance, attended the accident scene. — Submitted photo

DriveBC website now shows Highway 3A/6 near the Beasley Fire Hall, closed Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning due to a two-vehicle accident, is now open.

Traffic through most of the night was forced to detour using Beasley Road while a police reconstruction assessement team viewed the accident scene.

Major accident closes Highway 3A/6 west of Nelson

Highway 3A/6 near the Beasley Fire Hall has been closed due to a vehicle accident Wednesday evening DriveBC said on its website.

Villa Motel fire 'does not appear to be suspicious in nature'

Firefighters spent most of the day hitting the fire with water. — Nelson Fire Rescue photo

Nelson Fire Rescue said the cause of the fire Wednesday in the pool area at the Villa Motel, meters north of the Big Orange Bridge, does not appear to be suspicious but remains under investigation.

In a media release Thursday, Nelson Fire Rescue said it was all hands of deck with assistance require from neighbouring Regional District of Central Kootenay Fire Departments, to extinguish the blaze that sent smoke Wednesday morning that could be seen from Nelson.

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