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Same alleged B.C. drug house busted repeatedly

Same alleged B.C. drug house busted repeatedly

Creston May 16, 2024 / 3:08 pm

Alleged B.C. drug dealers busted by RCMP reportedly returned to what they were doing and were raided twice more, police say. Creston RCMP reported they executed...

New neonatal intensive care unit opens at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

New neonatal intensive care unit opens at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Trail May 1, 2024 / 5:26 pm

An upgraded neonatal intensive care unit in Trail, B.C. means mothers in the region facing early deliveries can stay closer to home. The new tier three NICU at...

Safety gear, training, helped B.C. wildfire pilot survive crash, safety board says

Safety gear, training, helped B.C. wildfire pilot survive crash, safety board says

Cranbrook May 1, 2024 / 11:39 am

A Transportation Safety Board report says experience, recent training and safety equipment were key factors in a pilot surviving the crash of a firefighting...

Castlegar residents charged with drug trafficking, RCMP seize Audi

Castlegar residents charged with drug trafficking, RCMP seize Audi

Castlegar Apr 19, 2024 / 2:26 pm

A pair or Kootenay residents have now been charged after a search in Castlegar almost a year ago. RCMP searched a property in the 2600-block of 5th Ave in...

Nakusp resident hit with drug trafficking charges

Nakusp resident hit with drug trafficking charges

Nakusp Apr 18, 2024 / 5:23 pm

Nakusp RCMP have announced charges as a result of two investigations that took place in May and June of 2023. Cpl. Thomas Gill, RCMP detachment commander for...

Kootenay man sentenced to 6.5 years for beating death of senior

Kootenay man sentenced to 6.5 years for beating death of senior

Trail Apr 8, 2024 / 5:06 pm

A Trail, B.C. man has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison for manslaughter after setting his father’s house ablaze and kicking a 78-year-old...

Trail RCMP catch group of youths playing 'knock knock, it's Jesus' prank

Trail RCMP catch group of youths playing 'knock knock, it's Jesus' prank

Trail Apr 5, 2024 / 6:18 pm

Police in the Kootenays responded to some "Holy mischief" this past Easter weekend, being called out to a Trail community late Monday night. According...

Two killed in head-on collision near Creston Thursday, alcohol believed to be involved

Two killed in head-on collision near Creston Thursday, alcohol believed to be involved

Creston Apr 5, 2024 / 3:14 pm

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash east of Creston Thursday afternoon, and alcohol impairment is believed to have played a role. In a press release...

Federal government reaches $7M settlement with B.C. First Nation

Federal government reaches $7M settlement with B.C. First Nation

Cranbrook Apr 4, 2024 / 2:40 pm

The federal government and a British Columbia First Nation have reached a $7-million settlement over a lumber grievance that dates back to 1942....

Sewage leak that dumped 1M litres of sewage per day into Kootenay River now fixed

Sewage leak that dumped 1M litres of sewage per day into Kootenay River now fixed

Nelson Apr 3, 2024 / 5:10 pm

UPDATE: 5:10 p.m. The sewage leak in the Kootenay River near Nelson has been stopped Wednesday afternoon. In a brief statement, Ministry of Environment...

Nakusp's Arrow Lakes Hospital ER to temporarily close due to staffing shortage

Nakusp's Arrow Lakes Hospital ER to temporarily close due to staffing shortage

Nakusp Mar 12, 2024 / 8:25 pm

The emergency department at Nakusp’s Arrow Lakes Hospital will be unavailable over Tuesday night due to limited nursing staff availability, according to...

Trail RCMP looking for 'Chris' the accused truck thief

Trail RCMP looking for 'Chris' the accused truck thief

Trail Mar 12, 2024 / 6:22 pm

Police in the Kootenays are looking for Chris. RCMP say an officer in Trail B.C. was on patrol on March 10 at 5:30 a.m. when he observed a pickup come to a dead...

Mountie saves distraught woman from bridge in Trail, B.C.

Mountie saves distraught woman from bridge in Trail, B.C.

Trail Mar 5, 2024 / 7:15 pm

Police in the Kootenays say an officer helped a distraught woman off a bridge last week. RCMP say they were called on March 1 at 7:12 p.m. for a 33-year-old...

Insurer must pay B.C. widow $400K accidental death claim

Insurer must pay B.C. widow $400K accidental death claim

Cranbrook Feb 29, 2024 / 7:48 am

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered a life insurance company to pay a widow $400,000 after she had to prove her 59-year-old husband’s death was an...

New Denver health centre ER closed Thursday due to nurse shortage

New Denver health centre ER closed Thursday due to nurse shortage

New Denver Feb 28, 2024 / 9:17 pm

The Slocan Community Health Centre’s emergency department in New Denver will be closed for much of Thursday due to limited nursing availability. In an...

Firefighters rescue teen from cliffside outside Trail, B.C.

Firefighters rescue teen from cliffside outside Trail, B.C.

Trail Feb 27, 2024 / 6:33 pm

A teen was rescued from a Kootenay cliffside last week. RCMP say they were called Feb. 23 at noon for a report of a 17 year old stuck on a cliffside near Trail,...

RCMP arrest suspect in Trail, B.C. motel explosion

RCMP arrest suspect in Trail, B.C. motel explosion

Trail Feb 27, 2024 / 4:23 pm

Police in the Kootenays have made a second arrest in relation to an explosion at a motel. A blast on Feb. 10 at 10:30 p.m. in a room at the Glenwood Inn in...

Tactical police help with drug bust in Creston, B.C.

Tactical police help with drug bust in Creston, B.C.

Creston Feb 21, 2024 / 4:06 pm

Police say they have made a dent in a local drug trade in Creston, B.C. RCMP said Wednesday in a news release that officers executed a search warrant on Feb. 20...

Texan visiting Kootenays goes missing, found dead after car slides down embankment

Texan visiting Kootenays goes missing, found dead after car slides down embankment

Nelson Feb 20, 2024 / 2:32 pm

It was a tragic end to an American family's visit to B.C. over the weekend. On Feb. 17, just before midnight, Nelson RCMP received a missing person report...

Stolen trucks linked to break-ins, thefts in Castlegar

Stolen trucks linked to break-ins, thefts in Castlegar

Castlegar Feb 20, 2024 / 12:38 pm

The Castlegar RCMP has released CCTV footage of a suspect in a series of break-ins linked to stolen vehicles. Police are investigating multiple cases of...