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Op/Ed: B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Responds to Provincial Announcement on Decriminalization

In British Columbia, we know all too well the severity of the toxic drug crisis. On April 14, 2016, it was deemed a public health emergency in British Columbia. Since this time, tragically, more than 14,000 British Columbians have died from accidental overdose: 7 people a day. In recognition of the magnitude of this crisis, […]

Cranbrook search warrant takes 6 kg of drugs off the street

Cranbrook RCMP have taken a large amount of drugs off the street. Police said that on April 16th, 2024, the Cranbrook RCMP Enhanced Response Unit executed a search warrant in the 200-block of 3rd Avenue South with a combined total of six (6) kilograms of suspected Meth, Fentanyl, Cocaine and Psilocybin were seized. RCMP said along […]

Province announces moves to ban drug use in public spaces

B.C. is taking action to make illicit drug use illegal in all public spaces, including inside hospitals, on transit and in parks. It’s part of several new measures introduced by the Province, focused on providing police with more tools to address public safety while offering support and access to treatment for people living with addictions. […]

Suspicious fire results in arrest of Trail woman

Trail RCMP said that a local woman is facing charges after a fire broke out near a downtown business recently in the Silver City. RCMP said that on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 2:49 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District received a report about a suspicious fire in the 1200 block of Esplanade Avenue, […]

UPDATE: Tip from public leads to arrest of suspect in Nelson

The Nelson Police Department is expressing its deepest gratitude to the public for their assistance in apprehending a man wanted in relation to numerous files from multiple jurisdictions Friday. In a media release Friday afternoon, Nelson Police said Aza Tobias Hanbury was located and apprehended without incident in the 200 block of Baker Street thanks […]

Southeast RCMP seeking witnesses in suspected abduction/killing

On April 14, during the process of investigating an allegation of an abduction from the Lumby area, the North Okanagan RCMP located a deceased female in a rural location, according to Staff Sgt. Jason Smart, NCO i/c of the Southeast District Major Crime Unit. A male believed to be involved in this death was arrested […]

Man arrested after assault, threats towards another person

On Saturday, April 6 at 3:46 p.m., frontline Trail and Greater District officers received a report that a 30-year-old Maple Ridge man (formerly of Trail) had allegedly threatened and assaulted another person with a knife. At the same time, witnesses reported that the man was driving erratically and speeding in a vehicle on Hospital Bench […]

Chicken leads to car crash, massive fines

A driver in Rossland ate the most expensive bite of chicken in his life, according to Trail top vop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “On Sunday, April 7, 2024, at 2:57 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 3, near the Nancy Green […]

Woman drives off highway and into marsh near Oasis, RCMP seek witnesses

On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer responded to a report of a single vehicle incident on Highway 22, near Oasis. A 53-year-old Greenwood woman was still on scene when police arrived, and reportedly uninjured. She told police that she was driving to Castlegar when her and her vehicle […]

Theft leads to impaired and assault charges for Rossland man

On Sunday, March 30, at 5:59 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report that a 44-year-old Rossland man allegedly attempted to steal liquor from a business in the 1900 block of Columbia Avenue, in Rossland, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. He said the liquor was recovered; however, the man […]

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