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Nelson RCMP conduct patrols of Kootenay Lake, deal with numerous calls for service

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
July 8th, 2021

RCMP officers recently conducted patrols on Kootenay Lake and were happy to see a high level of compliance with the Canada Shipping Act regulations by boaters a Nelson RCMP media release said Thursday.

RCMP said boaters are encouraged to review the Safe Boating Guide that can be found on the Transport Canada Website prior to hitting the water. 

During the past few weeks, RCMP officers also attended numerous calls for service, including responding to reports of aggressive dogs in the Regional District of Central Kootenay, two sudden deaths, an assault, and charging impaired drivers in the area.

Public responsible for actions of their animals

Police would like to remind dog owners in the rural areas that are not governed by RDCK bylaws, that they are responsible for controlling their animals while not on their property and that owners could potentially face civil liability for damage and injuries caused by their dog.

RCMP said dog Control bylaws are in effect for Regional District electoral areas E, F as well as portions of I, J and K. Information regarding the RDCK Dog Control Bylaws can be found at the bylaw website.

RCMP respond to sudden deaths in Balfour, Crescent Valley

On Monday, July 5, 2021, Nelson RCMP were called after a report of a man who had suffered from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Balfour, approximately 50 kilometers north of Nelson.

Police said a 52-year-old man was pronounced deceased on the scene by medical personnel.

The BC Coroner Service is currently investigating the incident.

On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, the Nelson RCMP responded to a second report of a sudden death in Crescent Valley.

Officers arrived to find a 33-year-old Alberta woman, who was pronounced deceased on scene by medical personnel.

The BC Coroner Service is currently investigating the incident.

RCMP deal with impaired drivers in Nelson

On Monday, July 5th, 2021, the Nelson RCMP intercepted an impaired driver on Highway 3A near Nelson after receiving a report from a concerned citizen about the subject’s driving behaviour.

The driver, a 28-year-old man was issued a 90-day Provincial Driving Suspension as well as a 30-day vehicle impoundment after failing a roadside alcohol screening test.

On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, the Nelson RCMP intercepted an impaired driver in Nelson. The driver, a 19-year-old man was issued a 90-day Provincial Driving Suspension as well as a 30-day vehicle impoundment after failing a roadside alcohol screening test.

On Friday, June 18, 2021, the Nelson RCMP intercepted an impaired driver near Nelson BC.

A 30-year-old man was issued a 90-day Provincial Driving Suspension as well as a 30-day vehicle impoundment after failing a roadside alcohol screening test.

Nelson man facing mischief charges

On Monday, July 7, 2021, the Nelson RCMP arrested a 30-year-old Nelson Resident for Mischief. The man was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Nelson Provincial Court on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

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