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By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

To The Editor

The Nelson Police Board issued the following statement:

As a Board, we collectively believe in the inherent dignity of every person and are committed to our mission in providing independent civilian oversight, governance and strategic leadership to the NPD in order to reflect the needs, values, and diversity of our communities.

Should the Province of BC choose to initiate a province-wide review of policing in BC, the Nelson Police Board and the NPD will fully co-operate and assist in every way.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

For the second time in two weeks, a Trail RCMP officer has been bitten while dealing with an arrest.

In a press release issued Tuesday, Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich described the events surrounding the most recent alleged assault.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

On June 20 at 4:45 a.m. the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment received another complaint about a black bear who had become a continued problem in the area of Nelson Avenue in Trail BC. The black bear, which was identifiable by a large and distinct bald spot on its side, was the one who had been recently entering homes and vehicles.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

Kaslo Search and Rescue said in media release Tuesday the body of the missing woman involved in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon west of Kaslo has been found.

Kaslo Search and Rescue managers, Robyn and Glen Skobalski said woman’s body was located Monday afternoon in the Kaslo River.

“Unfortunately (the woman) had not survived the ordeal,” Skobalski said.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a cluster of local fires, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On June 21, at 10:34 p.m. the Trail and Greater District RCMP conducted an investigation into a suspected arson to bushes at Butler Park located at 1800 Thom Street," he said. "Trail RCMP located and arrested a suspect a short distance from the scene. The criminal investigation into the incident continues and the blaze is believed to be linked to other fires in the area.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Jun 22 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are providing case updates for three 24-hour reporting periods.

“In the first reporting period from June 19 to June 20, we had 10 new cases. In the second reporting period from June 20 to June 21, we had six cases and in the last 24 hours, we have had a further 16 new cases.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jun 22 2020

An MVI early Monday morning saw one woman sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Wicentowich said the call came in at 4:33 a.m.

"A 41-year-old woman driving a Hyundai Genesis was heading southbound on Hwy 22 and made a left turn at a green light," Wicentowich said, adding the Genesis was struck by a northbound Toyota Tacoma at the Aldridge Avenue intersection. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 22 2020

Staff at ANKORS (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society) in Nelson is concerned that contaminated drugs found in the Kamloops area may have made its way to Nelson, Castlegar and Grand Forks.

ANKORS issued the Drug Alert Monday after contaminated cocaine turned up in the Kamloops region, prompting Interior Health to issue an overdose alert for North Thompson City after results showing powder cocaine laced with Fentanyl and Phenacetin.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jun 22 2020

A local woman has died after a head-on collision near Thrums Saturday, According to RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. Chad Badry.

Badry said police responded to a call just after 3 p.m.

"A Toyota Corolla and a Mazda Protege collided after the Corolla crossed the centre line," Badry said, adding the driver of the Corolla, an elderly local woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Badry said the two occupants of the Protege were sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday Jun 21 2020

"The Castlegar RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 50-year-old female reported missing on June 19, 2020 has been located, and she is safe and sound, " said RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor.

"Thank you to the media and public for your assistance."

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An extensive search continues for a local woman who went missing earlier this week, and police are now asking for public assistance, according to RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor.