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By Province of British Columbia on Monday Jun 29 2020

The voices of B.C. Columbia Basin communities are captured in a new report that details a series of Columbia River Treaty meetings held in fall 2019.

The 2019 Columbia River Treaty Community Meetings Summary Report reflects in-person engagement between the Province and communities, as Canada-U.S. talks about the treaty’s future continue.

In October and November 2019, the Province hosted public meetings in 12 Columbia Basin communities: Revelstoke, Valemount, Cranbrook, Jaffray, Creston, Golden, Invermere, Genelle, Nelson, Meadow Creek, Nakusp and Fauquier.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jun 29 2020

 Former BC Minister and Kootenay MLA Ed Conroy passed away Friday at the age of 73 of natural causes.

"It is with a heavy heart we learned of the passing of our dear friend Ed Conroy, " said New Democrat BC Government Caucus Chair Jagrup Brar. "Ed gave so much to the province of British Columbia, and did so with kindness at every step.

"Our entire New Democrat caucus sends our condolences and love to Ed's wife Katrine, and their whole family."

By Contributor on Monday Jun 29 2020

Like many other organizations, Cops for Kids is facing the reality that large group fundraising events aren’t allowed under social distancing restrictions; but this group of dedicated cops aren’t willing to throw in the towel because the need for funds still exists.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 29 2020

COVID-19 pandemic has put a major kink in the way operating plans of the community and the Columbia Basin Trust is no different.

The CBT is currently developing a short-term plan to help guide its activities during the next 18 to 24 months.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trust postponed its process to renew the Columbia Basin Management Plan, including public engagement and community meetings.

The CBT said given the extraordinary situation in the Basin and the ongoing public health concerns, the Trust is now moving to develop a short-term plan.

By Boundary Sentinel on Friday Jun 26 2020

A man in his 40s was arrested Thursday by police in Castlegar following a stabbing June 1 in Midway RCMP said Friday in a media release.

The incident began on Wednesday, June 1, 2020 when RCMP received multiple emergency calls regarding a man reported to have been stabbed.

RCMP said officers and emergency services personnel immediately attended the parking lot of a local motel where they found the victim sitting on the sidewalk.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 25 2020

After weeks of being cooped up indoors due to COVID-19, many Canadians are making plans to enjoy the summer outdoors. With tick season running from now until October, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is urging people to take precautions on trails and in forests against little freeloaders.

Blacklegged ticks (also called deer ticks) can carry various bacterial diseases that are harmful to humans. Lyme disease, for example, is an infectious disease spread by blacklegged tick bites. 

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Jun 25 2020

Police officers with the Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit arrested six individuals during the execution of a search warrant, obtained under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a local home on Wednesday.

On June 24, the Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) executed a search warrant on a residence situated in the 3100-block of Columbia Avenue in Castlegar BC. The search warrant was authorized by the courts as part of an active investigation into suspected drug trafficking in the Castlegar area.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 24 2020

RCMP said response from an Ainsworth resident after hearing cries for help early Monday morning may have save a woman’s life.

RCMP said Monday at 8:45 a.m. officers were called to the report of a single vehicle motor vehicle incident near Davidson Street, a few kilometers west of Ainsworth.

Police said an area resident was outside with his dog when he heard a woman cry for help.

The resident subsequently found the woman nearby, pinned beneath her passenger vehicle off the roadway.

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.

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