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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 02 2015

RCMP in BC is asking for public assistance to help the Calgary Police Service locate a missing woman.

Penny Firth, 51, was last seen at her residence at approximately 12 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in the 2400 block of 17 Ave S.W. in Calgary, Alberta.

Her family reported her missing and have not heard from her since.

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 07 2015

A child in Hope has died due to injuries received after a being hit by a truck on Wednesday afternoon, according to RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail.

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 15 2015

RCMP have found what they believe to be the body of two year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette in a rural area near Blairmore, Alta. The body was located this afternoon during a police search based on information received in their efforts to locate her. Hailey’s family has been notified.

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 30 2015

Salt Spring Island - Shortly after 12 a.m. on Aug. 29th, officers with the Salt Spring Island RCMP were conducting an impaired driving checkpoint in the 100 Block of Upper Ganges Road, when a man driving a Chevrolet Blazer attempted to avoid the checkpoint, nearly striking an officer who was on foot.

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 05 2015

Responding to continuing dry conditions, the Government of B.C. has announced a Level 4 drought rating for the Okanagan Region, and taken the additional action of suspending angling on the Okanagan River (main-stem only) between Okanagan Lake and Osoyoos Lake due to warming water temperatures.

by Contributor on Friday Jul 10 2015

Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson issued the following statement in response to a July 10 incident involving a firefighting aircraft working on the Puntzi Lake wildfire:

“On the afternoon of July 10, 2015, an Air Tractor AT-802F Fire Boss amphibious airtanker working on the Punzti Lake wildfire in the Cariboo Fire Centre went down in Puntzi Lake.

by Contributor on Friday Jul 10 2015

The Regional District of Peace River opposes Site C.   The BC government ignored the Joint Review Panel's recommendation about the proposed project.  The Union of BC Indian Chiefs opposes the dam, and released the following statement on July 10. 

by Trail Champion on Monday Jun 08 2015

Around 11:00 p.m. on June 6, 2015 the Williams Lake RCMP received multiple reports of several shots being fired in the 900 block of Western Avenue. 

by Murray Dobbin on Saturday May 30 2015
   

Opponents of so-called free trade deals have always struggled with the question of why these international treaties don't generate more alarm and vocal opposition from Canadians.

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