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By Trail Champion on Thursday Jul 09 2020

A dramatic and potentially very dangerous series of events Friday ended peacefully, with one man taken to hospital for treatment of a mental health crisis, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Jul 09 2020

Police and the BC Coroner's Service are investigating the sudden death of a Maple Ridge man after a fishing accident near Trail, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On July 3, at 1:54 p.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to an incident where a fisherman fell approximately 20 feet down the bank of the Columbia River while fishing in the area of the Waneta Bridge near Trail," Wicentowich said in a press release.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Jul 09 2020

The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) announced yesterday that charges have been approved against Trail RCMP Const. Steven Allan Murchie of breach of trust in connection with the duties of his office, criminal harassment, and forcible entry.

The charges involve allegations of misconduct against two individuals between January 2017 and May 2020 at or near Trail. An Information charging Murchie with these Criminal Code offences was sworn on July 3, 2020, Rossland court file no. 22787-1.

By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

Transit ridership is down in a covid-19 infused world in Nelson but not nearly as drastic as most areas of the province, noted a BC Transit official.

Chelsea Mossey, government relations manager for BC Transit, said transit ridership in the Heritage city has dropped by 47 per cent compared to this time last year.

However, that pales in comparison to the 60 to 80 per cent drop in ridership in most transit systems in B.C., she told city council recently during its committee-of-the-whole meeting.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

Following years of planning, funding applications, feasibility studies and community engagement, the Nelson Innovation Centre, managed by KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology), is set to open in the Chamber of Commerce building at the foot of Baker Street on, Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jul 06 2020

Police have arrested three men allegedly caught looking to buy drugs, likely for trafficking purposes, according to Salmo RCMP detachment commander Cpl. Darryl Orr.

" On July 2 ... members of the Salmo RCMP arrested three adult males for conspiricy to commit an offence," Orr said in a release issued Monday morning. "The three males were arrested at a location just outside of the Salmo Village without incident."

Orr said $15,000 dollars in Canadian currency was seized from the vehicle the males were driving, along with a small quantity of magic mushrooms.

By Contributor on Monday Jul 06 2020

Roy Edward Conroy, known to everyone as Ed, was born October 21, 1946 in Rossland, BC, the first born of his parents Ed and Irene Conroy.

Ed died on June 26, at Vancouver General Hospital due to complications following surgery for a broken hip. He was 73.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 05 2020

Rain, rain and more rain.

The Southeast Fire Centre Weather Service in Castlegar said there were only five days without some form of moisture in June as low pressure system after low pressure system pounded the region.

“A succession of roughly ten low pressure systems and associated waves of Pacific moisture passed over the area within the prevailing westerly flow,” said the monthly synopsis from the Southeast Fire Centre Weather Service.

“Rain fell at some point during all but five days but the month's total rainfall was 23% below average.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 04 2020

Nelson Police officers were able to remove a considerable amount of fentanyl from the streets following a series of arrests this past week in the Heritage City.

In a media release Nelson Police said officers made a total of three arrests following two separate incidents Monday and Thursday.

Search warrant leads to seizure significant amount of street fentanyl

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Jul 03 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 announcing 13 new cases, for a total of 2,947 cases in British Columbia. Six cases previously reported have removed from the total, as they were identified as residents of another province and will be reported in their home province. This change is consistent with regular protocol.