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Police seek help finding perpetrator of cruelty to a dog

On June 17 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Castlegar RCMP responded to a call regarding a dog that had been thrown from a car window, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“The witness stated that a car had driven into the rural area of Woodland Drive near the gravel pit in Castlegar, thrown the dog out the window, then sped off, leaving the dog in the gravel, Mathew said.

Police attended the area and located a young dog curled up in the grass.  

Search resumes for missing teacher Alvin Dunic

Alvin Dunic has been missing since May 29. — Facebook photo

RCMP media spokesperson Cpl Dan Moskaluk said Friday, the search for missing teacher Alvin Dunic will resume Monday (June 19th).

The 57-year-old Crawford Bay Elementary School teacher was reported missing Monday, May 29 at 2:45 p.m. after leaving the school to look for a suitable location for a class project in the Crawford Creek area.

Moskaluk said since suspension of the search effort to locate 57 year old on June 4th, 2017, the water levels in Crawford Creek have been closely monitored and have now receded sufficiently for search efforts to resume.

CH-149 Cormorant helicopter searches over Nelson Sunday for missing plane

CH-149 Cormorant helicopter was seen flying over the Nelson area Sunday. The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson area witnessed Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) search and rescue (SAR) helicopter CH-149 Cormorant flying over the region Sunday as the search for missing plane with a B.C. man and Alberta woman continues.

Pilot Alex Simons, 21, of Kamloops, and Sydney Robillard, 24, of Lethbridge, were travelling from Lethbridge to Kamloops in a small Piper Warrior aircraft Thursday.

The plane refuelled in Cranbrook during the day, but never arrived at its Kamloops destination.

Selkirk College TESOL Program Brings International Experience Home

Emily Kandborg is gaining a world of experience at home in the West Kootenay after taking the TESOL Program at Selkirk College. She teaches English as a Second Language with Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy. Selkirk College photo

Selkirk College’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program has brought a world of cultural experiences to one alumna who’s chosen to build a career at home in the West Kootenay.

Emily Kandborg teaches English to speakers of other languages with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, a non-profit organization providing literacy programs for children, families, adults and seniors in the region. She currently teaches four classes – one in Trail, Rossland and two in Nelson – to students from around the world.

UPDATED: RCMP suspends search for missing Crawford Bay teacher

Alvin Dunic was last seen shortly before noon Monday, May 29. Facebook photo

Creston RCMP has confirmed that the search for missing person Alvin Dunic of Crawford Bay, BC, has been suspended.

The decision came Sunday afternoon (June 4) following seven days of extensive search efforts said RCMP Cpl Dan Moskaluk in a media release.

McBain Insurance Agency joins Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd.

Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd. just got a little bigger with the acquisition of McBain Insurance Agency.

Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd. (KIS Ltd.) announced Thursday that it has purchased McBain Insurance Agency in Summerland.

John Sullivan, CEO of Kootenay Insurance Services and Kelly Marshall, CEO of Summerland Credit Union made the announced in a prepared statement.

“This provides a great opportunity for Kootenay Insurance to expand beyond the Kootenay Region with two companies that hold similar values with an emphasis on our employees and  to provide superior service and products to our clients," Sullivan said.

More precipitation on the way for West Kootenay/Boundary

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

The West Kootenay dodged another bullet in regard to the Severe thunderstorm watch Wednesday, but rain is on the way with Environment Canada forecasting upwards of 10 mm of precipitation overnight and into Thursday.

Showers are expected to begin near noon Thursday with another risk of thunderstorm in the afternoon.

There's a risk of a thunderstorm into Thursday night.

The precipitation continues a flood watch for the Boundary and West Kootenay, including Slocan River.

Environment Canada issues Thunderstorm Watch for West Kootenay

Kootenay Boundary RCMP need public assistance in locating Richmond man

Lemar Halimi of Richmond, BC was last seen in the Nelson area on May 15, 2017.

The Kootenay Boundary Regional RCMP in Nelson are seeking the public assistance in locating missing person, Lemar Halimi.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a media release, Lemar Halimi of Richmond, BC was last seen in the Nelson area on May 15, 2017.

Moskaluk said the 22-year-old Halimi had been in the Nelson area for a few days and has not been heard from since Monday, May 15th.

Moskaluk said Halimi is believed to be associated with a grey 2011 Ford Mustang bearing British Columbia license plate EC6-55L.

HALIMI is described as:

BC Greens agree to work with NDP in BC Legislature

John Horgan of the BC NDP (left) and Andrew Weaver of the Green Party came together on a four-year Confidence and Supply Agreement that provides a path to forming a new government. Photo courtesy Facebook

Michelle Mungall said on Facebook the Nelson-Creston MLA is "very excited to be part of history with an NDP-Green agreement for a BC Government."

Mungall fired off the post after BC NDP leader John Horgan and Andrew Weaver of the Green Party reached an historic agreement making a New Democrat government one step closer.

The agreement gives the NDP the support of 44 MLAs — 41 elected members from the May 9 Provincial Election plus the three Green MLAs.