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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]

Police Beat — Human remains discovered, a B&E, drunk driving, and Trail Pride Market

POLICE BEAT: Human remains discovered in Trail On Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at 6:15 p.m. frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers received a report from a resident who had discovered human remains near Highway 3B and Lins Road, in Trail, BC. The resident was looking for her lost dog when she stumbled upon the...

IIO investigating police-involved shooting incident in Grand Forks

In a media release Monday, the BC RCMP said it has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Grand Forks where one man suffered serious injuries. The IIO release on its website said that at about 9:50 a.m., on August 13, 2023, police attended a rural residence on Willow Road...

Wanted: Peter Burgie of Trail

  RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating Peter Burgie of Trail, BC, who is wanted on numerous outstanding British Columbia warrants. Burgie was last known to be in the Pend-d’Oreille River area near Trail, BC. Please do not approach Burgie, as he is considered armed and dangerous. Description of Peter Burgie:...

A police incident in Fruitvale peacefully resolved

On Aug. 1, at 9:56 a.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report of a distraught woman who was allegedly making plans to injure a police officer. The woman was believed to have access to weapons at her residence located in the 100 block of Nelson Avenue in Fruitvale. Trail and Greater District ...

Shambhala again sees staggering number of party-goers charged: BC Highway Patrol

Over the past two weeks, BC Highway Patrol has been working hard to keep the roads safe while attendees travelled to and from the Shambhala music festival near Salmo, according to Insp. Chad Badry of BC Highway Patrol.  During the week leading up to the festival, BC Highway Patrol members took 3 impaired drivers and 3 prohibited...

Castlegar man charged with arson

The Castlegar RCMP along with the Castlegar Fire Department have responded to a volume of suspicious fires that are believed to have been deliberately set in Castlegar parks, forested areas, and on one occasion inside the bathroom of a local business, according to Castlegar RCMP NCO/ic Sgt. Monty Taylor. He said in one of...

BC Coroners Service announces inquest into death of Waylon Jesse Edey

A coroner’s inquest into the death of Waylon Jesse Edey will begin on Aug. 28, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. at the Nelson Law Courts, 320 Ward St. The death of Edey, 39, was reported to the BC Coroners Service by Castlegar RCMP on Jan. 29, 2015. Under Section 18(2) of the Coroners Act, inquests are mandatory for any deaths that occur...

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