This isn’t your typical mussel beach.
One of the greatest current threats to the region’s watersheds and beaches is the Zebra and Quagga mussels, according to the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS).
The mussels — only the size of a fingernail — are being monitored in approximately 750 lakes throughout the West Kootenay and across North America, said CKISS development coordinator Laurie Carr in a recent presentation to the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors.
RCMP Traffic Services in southeastern British Columbia were kept busy with traffic stops due to the influx of vehicles due to the recent Shambhala Music Festival near Salmo.
RCMP said during the week leading up to the festival police took seven alcohol and two drug impaired drivers off the road, had 133 contacts related to speeding of which 26 were excessive speed (more than 40 kilometers over the speed limit), and 178 other violations.
From Friday, Aug. 9 to Sunday Aug. 12, 2019, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP had a busy summer weekend by responding to 71 calls for service from the public.
Theft from Vehicles
On Friday, Aug. 9, sometime overnight, two fishing rods and a tackle box were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 2100 block of Topping Street.
A wallet containing BC driver’s licence, a credit and debit card, and other cards was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1900 block of Fifth Avenue.
An MVA outisde Creston has taken the lives of two people, including a four-year-old girl, according to RCMP Cpl. Mike Halskov.
"On Aug.12 at approximately 10 p.m. East Kootenay Traffic Services (EKTS-Creston) responded to a two-vehicle collision on Hwy 3 west of Creston," he said in a press release..
"Upon arrival it was determined that an east-bound Saturn SUV driven by a lone occupant crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a west-bound RV with a family of five from Alberta. The RV left the highway and came to a rest on its roof and caught fire.
The Oasis Recreation Committee has seen a summer wish come true. At their June grand opening they gave away free burgers, smokies and pickleball paddles with the hope that the nearly 100 people who turned up would keep on coming to the Oasis Community Park to play pickleball— one of the fastest growing sports in Canada. And they have.
The Regional District of Central Kootenay issued a media release Monday afternoon regarding the mudslide at Morley Creek, north of Nelson.
Upon recommendation by subject matter experts (SMEs) from the Province, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is removing the Evacuation Alert issued yesterday for properties in the Morley Creek area at 10 Mile, north of Nelson on Highway 3A, effective immediately. The Evacuation Alert had been issued for about 30 properties in the area due to a debris flood.
Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005.
Toadfest celebrates a milestone this year – it turns 10! Toadfest 2019 is at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp, on Wednesday Aug. 21, 2019 from 4: to 7 p.m., and Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Police have released a new image of missing Nakusp man Christopher Sanford, taken July 30, 2019.
"It is a true reflection of his appearance when he went missing," said RCMP Cpl. Jaime Moffat.
Nakusp RCMP is seeking assistance in locating Christopher Sanford, who was reported missing on August 5, according to RCMP Cpl. Jaime Moffat.
A shipment of drugs en route to Shambhala has been seized by police, according to a police press release issued Thursday.
“Central Saanich Police have arrested a man in his 20s and are recommending several charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking,” the release said. “The man is the subject of a months-long investigation and the most recent search warrant was executed on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
A truck and travel trailer bound for an electronic music festival was stopped on the way to the Swartz Bay ferry terminal and seized.