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Police presence increases on local roads as season festivities heat up

‘Tis the season for designated drivers.

For those about to drink, think ahead. The Nelson Police and the RCMP have launched their CounterAttack Drinking and Driving campaign — an effort to avoid the mixing of alcohol, people and their automobiles.

With BC having the toughest drinking driving laws in Canada, the consequences are severe and immediate, beginning right at the roadside, said NPD Community Policing officer Howie Grant.

Kootenay Lake DPAC lobbies province, BCTF to end job action

By a unanimous vote, the Kootenay Lake District Parents' Advisory Council will be sending a letter to the province and BC Teachers’ Federation over the teacher job action and requesting both sides get back to genuine negotiations immediately.

The Kootenay Lake DPAC held its annual general meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27 and teacher job action remains an important discussion item at DPAC meetings to ensure parents and students are receiving the best education possible/

RCMP: Weekly beat - Missing teen found

 A 17-year old Christina Lake boy has returned home safely after getting lost looking for the family cat, Dec. 4.

The Christina Lake Fire Department was called to a Fife Road residence by the boy's parents after he didn't return from searching a forested area close to the home looking for the family cat. He'd been gone since 3 p.m. that day and was dressed in only sneakers and a hoodie, said Ken Gresley-Jones, Christina Lake Fire Department Fire Chief.

Rosslander's cartographical masterpiece gets backcountry skiers and boarders to the goods, faster and safer

Trevor Campbell high in the Plewman Basin, with Old Glory behind

British Columbia, like nowhere else in Canada, is blessed with a seemingly infinite playlist of backcountry skiing and snowboarding lines, among the best on the planet. Every year their siren song lures powder hounds into high altitude wilds, occasionally at the peril of the under-prepared. On December 11th, Rosslander, Trevor Campbell will unveil the result of eight years hard work and a lifelong passion for human powered powder days that will make help get backcountry riders, in the Kootenays, to the goods faster and safer.


RDCK updates resource recovery bylaw

The old solid waste disposal bylaw is now trash after the regional district installed a new framework for “resource recovery” across the region.

The new bylaw, which comes into effect Jan. 1, redefines what materials will be accepted at Regional District of Central Kootenay facilities, a simplified user fee schedule, as well as a schedule for managing hazardous materials.

The new bylaw reflects an aggressive approach to solid waste management, said RDCK chair John Kettle.

Rural Transcapes - A documentary

This topical film profiles four transgender folks who have chosen to live in the Kootenays. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion.

The documentary will take you into the lives of a group of trans-gendered folks who have chosen to live in a rural community as they seek medical support, navigate issues of safety, gain employment, begin a family, and create a place to call home.  

Occupy Nelson delivers accolades for a 'job well done'

To the Editor:

We of Occupy Nelson would like to thank the City of Nelson, the Nelson City Police and the helpful folks on City Council for assisting us with dismantling the physical Occupation in front of City Hall.

We would like to thank the incredibly helpful (and ever-thoughtful) City manager for waiting until our most vulnerable members were off site filling their bellies at a soup kitchen before giving the go-ahead for the take-down crew to begin disassembling the Occupation site.

RCMP arrest Passmore man for production and possession of marijuana

A Passmore man was charged with with production of marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking after Slocan Lake and Nakusp RCMP executed a warrant on a house situated in the 3900 block of Highway 6 late last week.

On Nov. 29, members of both detachments sought and obtained judicial authorization to search a property for a marihuana grow operation in the Slocan Valley.

The search warrant was executed on the same day, and when members arrived on the property, police arrested a 35-year-old male inside the residence.

RCMP: Weekly beat

Stolen guns, seasonal check stops and slick roads made a busy start to the holiday season for Grand Forks RCMP.
Stolen guns and a suspicious person
A break and enter and a suspicous incident left police looking for answers on Nov. 24.
The first was a break and enter at 12:12 p.m. into a storage locker located off of a rental basement suite on 82nd Ave.