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By Trail Champion on Thursday Nov 14 2019

Police are looking for a man who hit a pedestrian with his vehicle last week, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Nov. 9 at 12:06 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP investigated a complaint of an collision between a pedestrian and vehicle in the 1200 block of Cedar Avenue," Wicentowich said in a press release. "A pedestrian was walking across Cedar Avenue when she was struck in the back by a reversing gold-coloured Hyundai Sante Fe being driven by an elderly male wearing a camouflage jacket, blue jeans, ball cap and glasses."

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Thursday Nov 14 2019

Students from the School of Business at Selkirk College recently got the chance to network with local accounting professionals, learning about career options in the finance and accounting industry.

Organized by the Selkirk College’s Business and Accounting Club, the event featured a question-and-answer session, and a networking lunch.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 14 2019

RCMP said a 33-year-old male is in critical condition following a two-vehicle accident that closed Highway 3A/6 west of Nelson for a considerable amount of time Wednesday evening.

RCMP Nelson Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services said Wednesday at 5:15 p.m., officers responded to a head-on collision a kilometer west of the Beasley Fire Hall — eight kilometers east of the South Slocan Junction — that resulted in a lengthy highway closure.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 13 2019

The BC Coroners Service announced Wednesday dates in the public inquest into the death of Peter John de Groot.

The inquest begins on May, 19, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. at the Rossland Courthouse located at 2288 Columbia Ave.

The death of de Groot, 45, was reported to the BC Coroners Service on Oct. 13, 2014, following a police-involved incident at a cabin near Slocan.

Under Section 18(2) of the Coroners Act, inquests are mandatory for any deaths that occur while a person was detained by or in the custody of a peace officer.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 13 2019

Nelson Police Department would like to inform the public the missing man that was reported missing Wednesday, has been located.

Police gave few details regarding the man's disappearance, but would like to thank the public for their assistance.

Nelson Police looking for missing man

Nelson Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing male by the name of Joshua Street.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 13 2019

DriveBC website now shows Highway 3A/6 near the Beasley Fire Hall, closed Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning due to a two-vehicle accident, is now open.

Traffic through most of the night was forced to detour using Beasley Road while a police reconstruction assessement team viewed the accident scene.

Major accident closes Highway 3A/6 west of Nelson

Highway 3A/6 near the Beasley Fire Hall has been closed due to a vehicle accident Wednesday evening DriveBC said on its website.

By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 12 2019

The Joint Castlegar/Trail RCMP Crime Reduction Unit with assistance from the Salmo RCMP have been conducting an ongoing investigation into a 39-year-old Salmo woman who was believed to be transporting controlled substances between Salmo, Castlegar and Trail.

On Nov. 6, 2019, a traffic stop was initiated on the 900 block of Columbia Avenue in Castlegar by CRU, Salmo and Castlegar RCMP members. The 39-year-old Salmo woman was arrested and her vehicle was searched. Police located almost two ounces of what is believed to be methamphetamine, along with some Canadian currency.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 07 2019

Nelson Fire Rescue said the cause of the fire Wednesday in the pool area at the Villa Motel, meters north of the Big Orange Bridge, does not appear to be suspicious but remains under investigation.

In a media release Thursday, Nelson Fire Rescue said it was all hands of deck with assistance require from neighbouring Regional District of Central Kootenay Fire Departments, to extinguish the blaze that sent smoke Wednesday morning that could be seen from Nelson.

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Nov 07 2019

What has long been the calling card of the region’s underground economy is now looking for above-board validation in the budding of a new industry for Nelson.

Kootenay cannabis is the product ready to begin cultivation in the Heritage city as the Nelson Cannabis Collective has applied for an indoor cannabis operation use at 45 Government Road on the edge of the city.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

Love of literature united writers from both sides of the border as Eastern Washington University’s (EWU) graduate students recently returned to Selkirk College for the third annual A Stone’s Throw Writing Symposium.

Held at the Mir Centre for Peace on the Castlegar Campus on Saturday, October 26, Creative Writing students from Selkirk College spent the afternoon putting pen to paper in workshops with graduate students in EWU’s Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing.

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