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By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 27 2019

During peak times of the year, the Kootenay Lake Ferry system struggles to keep up with the traffic flow, especially when the MV Opsrey is out of commission for maintenance during low water in the West Arm of Kootenay Lake or when Highway 3 Kootenay Pass is closed to avalanche controls.

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday May 26 2019

A motor vehicle incident has sent one to hospital Sunday afternoon, according to KBRFR Capt. Grant Tyson.

Tyson said, in a press release, that a collision between a motorcycle and a car happened in the 500 block of Columbia Gardens Road, between Waneta and Fruitvale.

He said the call came in at 1:43 p.m., and that a crew of three Trail firefighters were on scene by 1:55 p.m. The incident was under control by 2:15 p.m.

He said one patient was transported to hospital, but there is no word on the condition of the patient. The RCMP are investigating the situation.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday May 26 2019

West Kootenay Bags of Love Foundation originally started to provide bags of personal care essentials and comfort items for children moving to more secure living environments. Each of these large bags contains a handmade quilt and age appropriate personal care items, toys, books etc.  Often times children are not able to take anything with them, so the goal of providing a Bag of Love is to help ease the transition for these children as well as give them something that is just for them.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday May 26 2019

In my travels this week I was overtaken by a marked police vehicle traveling at 110 km/h in the posted 90 km/h zone. No emergency equipment was being operated. Instances like this are often complained about by the public as they see the police failing to follow the same traffic rules that they force everyone else to obey.

So, lets examine the rules that allow the police, fire and ambulance drivers to disobey some traffic rules and what they must do the exercise these privileges.

By Castlegar Source on Friday May 24 2019

The man allegedly responsible for the death of a Creston woman in 2015 has been arrested and charged.

Katherine McAdam, 58, of Creston, was last seen on August 15, 2015. Her remains were discovered in nearby Erickson on August 27, 2015, and the Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) have continued their investigation into her murder since that time.

Nathaniel Jessup, 32 of Creston, has now been charged with the Second Degree Murder of Katherine McAdam and with offering an indignity to a body. He was arrested earlier today, on May 24, by SED MCU investigators.

By Contributor on Friday May 24 2019

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, a parliamentary committee of the legislative assembly, will hold a public hearing in Castlegar on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, as part of its Budget 2020 consultation.

The committee invites British Columbians to meet with the committee to share their priorities and ideas on what should be in the next provincial budget.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday May 23 2019

RCMP officers from New Denver are currently investigating a report of a deceased male located on an Appledale property in the Slocan Valley, according to RCMP Cpl. Chris Manseau.

"When frontline officers arrived on May 20, they discovered the 59-year old Appledale resident man who was pronounced dead on the property," he said.

The investigation is ongoing, and RCMP South East District major crimes is assisting with the matter.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday May 23 2019

At 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, a Grand Forks woman was assaulted during a home invasion at her residence.

The woman, who was home alone at the time, was assaulted when an unknown man pushed his way into her house.  The man allegedly punched the woman numerous times. He indicated that he had a knife and stated he would use it on her.  The suspect then began to ransack the residence and search through the house for unknown items. The man departed the residence after stealing two 100 anniversary Bowie knives and cash from the woman’s wallet.

By Contributor on Wednesday May 22 2019

Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences in Nelson will celebrate the graduation of its first class of the Registered Massage Therapy Program on May 26 at 2pm at the Nelson Commons. The ceremony is a private ceremony for the RMT graduates as well as for graduates from the school’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and Holistic Nutrition Certificate programs.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 22 2019

Trail RCMP are asking people being pestered by aggressive panhandling to contact police, according to Trail top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On May 17, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received two separate complaints of five people allegedly aggressively panhandling in downtown Trail," Wicentowich said. "The RCMP located three of the five people believed to be responsible. The three people were spoken to by the RCMP and left the area. The remaining two people were not located as they had left the scene after the RCMP were contacted.