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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People in Nelson will have the opportunity to participate in a consultation meeting to discuss the development of accessibility legislation for British Columbia the province said in a media release.
Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, will host an in-person session on Thursday, November 14th at the Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre, 701 Lakeside Drive.
What has long been the calling card of the region’s underground economy is now looking for above-board validation in the budding of a new industry for Nelson.
Kootenay cannabis is the product ready to begin cultivation in the Heritage city as the Nelson Cannabis Collective has applied for an indoor cannabis operation use at 45 Government Road on the edge of the city.
Love of literature united writers from both sides of the border as Eastern Washington University’s (EWU) graduate students recently returned to Selkirk College for the third annual A Stone’s Throw Writing Symposium.
Held at the Mir Centre for Peace on the Castlegar Campus on Saturday, October 26, Creative Writing students from Selkirk College spent the afternoon putting pen to paper in workshops with graduate students in EWU’s Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing.
The fire at the Villa Motel has moved to the mop-up stage said Nelson Fire Rescue after confirming the blaze was extinguished as of 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
Nelson Fire Rescue Chief Len MacCharles said fire suppression tactics continued throughout the day after initial reports came in early Wednesday morning.
The main fire was located in the pool building adjacent to the main building.