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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 […]

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 […]

Crash claims life of 20-yr-old Castlegar man

On Saturday, Sept. 16,  at 8:35 p.m., Castlegar RCMP were alerted to a motor vehicle collision that occurred approximately 10 kilometers on the Deer Park Forest Service Road. A witness reported seeing a vehicles lights after hearing the sound of trees breaking which alerted them to the collision. The witness drove to an area where […]

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 […]

Orange Shirt Day Design Places Focus on the Guardians

A safe and supportive future for Indigenous children was the creative fuel used for second-year student Payton Maffioli’s Orange Shirt Day design that will be worn across the Selkirk College region on September 30. The chosen design for 2023 features two bear pawprints, a smaller cub’s mark inside the mother’s protective imprint is surrounded by […]

Calls for service over summer months decrease — RCMP

September has arrived — the unofficial end to summer — and Grand Forks RCMP have seen a decrease in the calls for police assistance a police media release said Wednesday. “Calls for service can range from noise complaints and missing license plates to break and enters, thefts, serious assault calls, impaired driving and much more,” […]

Cops For Kids Roll into Castlegar Sunday

On Sunday, the Cops for Kids will arrive in Castlegar to end their third day as a part of the 2023 Cops for Kids Ride presented by the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation. The 24 cyclist group consists of law enforcement officials from across South Eastern BC who are all committed to helping kids in their […]

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