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Man arrested with loaded firearm in Creston

On September 27, 2023, police were called to a disturbance at a residence in Creston. Officers arrested the man, 19-year-old Zachary Muise, for allegedly breaching his conditions for being at the residence. Officers located a loaded firearm on Muise when he was arrested. Muise was held in custody and is facing multiple charges. “I am […]

New Facility Support Dog at Trail RCMP Victim Services

Ireland is our new Facility Support Dog at RCMP Victim Services at the Trail and Greater District Detachment. She is a black lab/golden retriever cross and was purpose-bred and specially chosen for her new working role. Ireland was raised and trained by the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides […]

RCMP responds to helicopter crash east of Prince George

Prince George RCMP confirm two people have died in a helicopter crash shortly before 7:45 a.m. near Purden Ski Hill, which is located approximately 60 kilometers east of the B.C. Interior city. “There was a total of six people on board the aircraft at the time of the incident; regrettably, two of the individuals did […]

RCMP investigating fatal pedestrian collision near Kootenay Pass Summit

Salmo RCMP said that a 65-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 3 Friday evening. In a media release Monday, Salmo RCMP said on September 22nd, 2023, at 9:30 p.m., emergency crews responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle near the summit of the Kootenay Pass. […]

Legal action to be taken against rave organizers

The owners of Slocan Valley properties where two raves were held this summer may find themselves facing a judge for having the events take place. The RDCK board of directors approved moving forward with legal action against the owners at the in-camera portion of the board’s August meeting. The ‘Labour of Love’ and ‘High Frequency’ raves were […]

BC SPCA seizes 30 Dachshunds from terrible living conditions in the Okanagan

The BC SPCA said officials seized 30 Dachshund dogs from an Okanagan breeder, ranging in age from four months to five years of age. The BC SPCA said the dogs were found to have dental disease, overgrown nails, exposure to high ammonia levels and were living in unsanitary conditions and were kept in small crates; […]

Castlegar house target of arson — RCMP

Castlegar RCMP are currently investigating a suspicious house fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the Sunflower City. RCMP said at that approximately 1 a.m., on September 12, 2023 a resident in the 2900 block of 5th Avenue in Castlegar, BC observed fire coming from his neighbour’s property. RCMP said the witness and […]

Kootenay River Secondary School teacher arrested for allegations of sexual offences

A teacher from Kootenay River Secondary School has been arrested for allegations of sexual offences against two students Creston RCMP said in a media release Monday. The RCMP media release said that on Friday, September 8th, 2023, Kianuko Wayne Louie was formally charged with Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Assault, Criminal Harassment, Extortion, Telecommunications to lure a child […]

Traffic stop nets seizure of loaded firearm, fentanyl and methamphetamine

Castlegar RCMP are continuing to investigate after a traffic stop earlier this week led to the seizure of a loaded firearm, fentanyl and methamphetamine. In a media release Thursday, RCMP said the seizure happened just after midnight on September 3, 2023, when officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle observed on Columbia Avenue, contravening […]

Last Stand West Kootenay halt logging at Duncan Reservoir

Members of Last Stand West Kootenay stood united Tuesday morning in blocking logging operations to continue on the West Side of the Duncan Reservoir (KM 58), 90 minutes north of Kaslo. Last Stand West Kootenay, in light of a record year of wildfires nation-wide,  is demanding an immediate moratorium on old growth logging and other […]

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