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By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 06 2019

Western Pacific Marine Ltd, operators of the Kootenay Lake Ferry system, issued a media release Saturday explaining their side of the ongoing dispute that has caused service interruptions and that has seen regular sailings reduced to a few essential sailings per day during the past few weeks.

By LoneSheep on Friday Oct 04 2019

The effort to make Selkirk College more environmentally sustainable is working according to an organization that engages a full spectrum of post-secondary institutions from across North America and around the world.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 03 2019

RCMP said they have identified the person involved after four students from Nakusp Secondary School were approached by a suspicious woman in a mini-van Wednesday.

“This situation is still under investigation, however, the evidence gathered does not suggest that this incident was an attempted abduction or involved any other criminal activity,” RCMP said in a media release Friday.

RCMP said officers continue to work with the woman, school officials, students and their parents towards a resolution of this matter.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 03 2019

Fraudsters are willing to try anything to deceive the public out of their hard-earned cash.

Case in point, Wednesday, after a local woman received a fraudulent call from a number appearing as the Nelson RCMP on the call display said RCMP in a media release Thursday.

RCMP said fraudsters are using Caller ID spoofing, which the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre describes as disguising telephone numbers on a caller ID display.

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Oct 03 2019

Plastics could be on the endangered species list for October in Nelson.

The city is considering legislation to declare October as a plastics free month, following up on a July city council resolution declaring October to be “Plastics Free Month” and directing city staff to take action to advance and promote the campaign with the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce.

At the request of city council, city staff has met with the chamber of commerce staff late last month to plan to implement the plastics free month and to discuss how to proceed, and a plan is developing.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

The RCMP officer involved in a shooting that critically injured a man last year in Grand Forks could face a charge of attempted murder following a report by the Independent Investigation Office of B.C. to the B.C. Prosecution Service.

The IIO released a media statement Wednesday regarding the May 10, 2018, incident in Grand Forks.

The IIO release said initial information provided by the RCMP suggests that just before 3:30 p.m. on May 10, 2018, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop after responding to reports of an erratic driver.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

A blaze that destroyed a local house/marijuana grow-op may be continuing to prove problematic for its owner, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. (See previous coverage: https://castlegarsource.com/news/fire-guts-home-licensed-grow-op-trail )

“On Sept. 27, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP assisted the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Department with the investigation into a residential fire located in the 1400 block of Neilson Street in Trail,” he said.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

There is finally an end result to an explosion in the Gulch almost a year-and-a-half ago, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. (See previous coverage: https://castlegarsource.com/news/trail-man-charged-gulch-explosion-drug-seizure )

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

September 2019 was a month that began like summer but concluded like winter, Ron Lakeman Meteorologist for the Southeast Fire Centre said in the monthly weather synopsis.

Lakeman said warm weather, busting out to a high of 32.2 C on the first day of September, dropped to a chilling 0.2 C in the early morning of September 30th.

Dominating the middle of September was cool, wet weather.

“An upper ridge of high pressure allowed for dry, mainly sunny and very warm conditions during the initial five days of the month,” Lakeman explained.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 30 2019

People living on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake woke up Monday to more disruption of the Kootenay Lake Ferry system.

DriveBC is reporting the Kootenay Lake Ferry would be out of service from 6:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Monday, except for esstential service sailings at 6:30 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. from Balfour and 7: 10 a.m. and 9 a.m. from the Kootenay Bay terminal.

Priority is given to people with medial appointments, healthcare workers, school staff, students and parents transporting students.

Regular service is expected to return at 2:50 p.m. Monday.

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