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By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 24 2019

Nelson Police would like the publlic for assistance in locating a woman missing since Friday, November 22, 2019.

Police would like to inform the public the 32-year-old woman has been found.

NPD would like to thank everyone who assisted with this file.

NPD need public assistance in locating missing woman

Nelson Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a woman last seen in the city on Friday, November 22, 2019.

By BC Hydro on Friday Nov 22 2019

A new BC Hydro report finds despite experiencing the most damaging winter storm in BC Hydro’s history last year, many British Columbians remain unprepared for storm-related power outages.

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Nov 22 2019

Here's a message from Interior Health for everyone who needs to go to the Kootenay Boundary  Regional Hospital:

Patients and visitors are advised that the access route to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) is changing. The walkway that runs around the construction zone will be adjusted effective Nov. 25.

Signage will be in place to direct patients and visitors to the right place.

A shuttle vehicle remains available to drive anyone who requires assistance from their cars in the parking lot to the hospital access.

By Benjamin Phillips on Thursday Nov 21 2019

Hockey Canada unveiled its 44 man selection camp for the upcoming World Junior A Challenge in Dawson, BC which included five Trail Smoke Eaters.

Smoke Eaters captain Philippe Lapointe, assistant captains Kent Johnson and Powell Connor, forward Owen Ozar and goaltender Logan Terness were all named to the selection camp. The camp takes place in Calgary, Alberta from December 1st-3rd before a final team roster is picked and the tournament begins December 7th vs the USA.

By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Nov 20 2019

A rat epidemic has bit the Heritage city.

Rat sightings have been reported on an ever-increasing basis in several areas of the city within the last year, compared to no prior sightings in Nelson.

David White from WildsafeBC has informed City Hall of the proliferation of the rodent, and has been fielding calls from Nelsonites searching for rodent remedies to rid themselves of the unwanted pests.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Nov 19 2019

An elderly Trail couple got a nasty wake-up call at roughly 9 a.m. when an intruder entered their home, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“On Nov. 17, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a complaint of a break, enter, and theft at a residence located in the 2000 block of Topping Street, in West Trail,” he said. “An unknown suspect ‘jiggled’ open a basement door in the residence and stole a small amount of money, fishing rods, a tackle box, 8-track cassettes, camping gear, rifle bolts, and a Bushnell range finder.”

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Nov 19 2019

A Castlegar resident is back in custody after allegedly breaching conditions he was to abide by while awaiting trial. 

Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor said 35-year-old Andrew Cancela had been released by the courts after two separate RCMP investigations that included a traffic stop in March of 2018, in which Cancela was allegedly found in possession of cocaine, and another incident in July of 2018, in which RCMP executed a search warrant on Cancela’s residence allegedly locating cocaine and an amount of Canadian currency. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 18 2019

A weekend blitz by local police resulted in seven drivers being removed from the road due to alcohol impairment said RCMP in a media release Monday.

The blitz involved officers from Nelson Police Department, Nelson RCMP and the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit work together targeting impaired drivers in the Nelson area. Officers checked between 200 to 300 drivers.

‘Those drivers lost their drivers licences ranging from 3 to 90 days and their vehicles impounded ranging from 3 to 30 days for varying degrees of impairment,” the media release said.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Nov 17 2019

A commuter asked "I would really like to see the article written about what to do when we see a commercial transport vehicle that is driving in an unsafe manner. You gave us a phone number to call that specifically relates to tractor trailers, and who to call when we witness a driving infraction. I see it on a regular basis and most of the times the trucks are unmarked."

By Contributor on Sunday Nov 17 2019

Want to learn more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance? Attend a free workshop with Krista Patterson, who will share how to apply and what to expect from the application process.

Individuals working in all artistic disciplines as well as arts and cultural organizations residing in the Columbia Basin are invited to attend the workshops.