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Nelson News

Charge in officer's death

Mar 7, 2021 / 7:46 pm

A Castlegar man has been charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of an off-duty Abbotsford police officer in Nelson, B.C. in July 2020. The Nelson...

Maybe miscarriage of justice

Feb 25, 2021 / 4:38 pm

A special prosecutor says there may have been a miscarriage of justice when a babysitter was convicted of criminal negligence causing death in the drowning of a...

40 sled dogs seized

Feb 18, 2021 / 12:27 pm

The BC SPCA has been forced to confiscate 40 sled dogs from a West Kootenay sled dog operation after the owner failed to properly care for the animals. The dogs...

Two injured in shootout

Feb 9, 2021 / 4:49 pm

Two men were wounded during a shootout in Creston Monday night. RCMP Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey said on Feb. 8 just after 10 p.m., police responded reports of...

RCMP save elderly couple

Feb 9, 2021 / 11:40 am

An RCMP officer and his police service dog, Denim, are being hailed as heroes after rescuing an elderly ATV operator near Cranbrook. Cranbrook RCMP received a...

Interior overdose alert

Feb 3, 2021 / 12:18 pm

Interior Health has issued a drug alert for the community of Castlegar. IH says the street drug known as down, which is light pink in colour, is being sold in...

New virus cluster revealed

Jan 27, 2021 / 3:46 pm

Another COVID-19 community cluster has been announced in the BC Interior. Since the start of the year, 81 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in...

Shots fired in Salmo

Jan 15, 2021 / 9:03 pm

A 43-year-old Salmo woman is facing potential criminal charges after she allegedly fired shots in a Salmo home early Friday morning. Around 3:50 a.m., Salmo...

Cougar attacks, kills dog

Jan 11, 2021 / 4:25 pm

A dog was attacked and killed by a cougar in a backyard in the Kootenays over the weekend. Police and conservation officers were called Sunday at 5:45 p.m. for...

Mayor resigns after travel

Jan 8, 2021 / 2:00 pm

The mayor of Castlegar resigned Friday after he faced criticism for travelling to Mount Baldy over the holidays. On Friday, the City of Castlegar posted a...

Body linked to two others

Jan 7, 2021 / 3:50 pm

UPDATE: 3:50 p.m. RCMP have now confirmed the man found dead earlier this morning in Salmo is believed to be responsible for a double homicide Wednesday night...

Ski proposal sparks feedback

Dec 17, 2020 / 1:35 pm

A proposal to build a ski resort in the backcountry between New Denver and Kaslo has generated more than 3,000 comments from the public, a new government report...

Salmo cluster contained

Dec 4, 2020 / 4:23 pm

A COVID-19 community cluster in the Salmo region has been contained, Interior Health announced Friday afternoon (Dec. 4). A total of 25 cases were connected to...

Gets spit on, has heart attack

Nov 25, 2020 / 12:40 pm

A hotel worker in Nelson, B.C., suffered a heart attack shortly after a confrontation with a patron who refused to wear a mask and wouldn't leave the...

Man told to stop proposing

Nov 24, 2020 / 5:06 pm

A man in the Kootenays was looking for marriage but instead got a visit from the police. The Trail RCMP say they were called on Nov. 20 at 12:40 p.m. by a...

No more Bountiful charges

Nov 24, 2020 / 4:04 pm

A special prosecutor in British Columbia has declined to approve any further charges against people associated with the community of Bountiful where a...

23 cases linked to cluster

Nov 19, 2020 / 11:11 am

Interior Health says more cases of COVID-19 are now being reported as a result of a community cluster in the Salmo area of the Kootenays. Over the past two...

Watchdog to review arrest

Nov 10, 2020 / 3:01 pm

B.C.’s police watchdog has been called to investigate a police-involved shooting in Cranbrook. RCMP were called just before 5 p.m. Monday about a firearm...

Salmo COVID cases grow

Nov 9, 2020 / 4:56 pm

According to a Village of Salmo information release, the tiny Kootenay village has nine active cases of COVID-19. They started out with one on Friday, an...

Cop acquitted in killing

Nov 7, 2020 / 12:20 pm

A jury acquitted a Southern Interior RCMP officer of manslaughter Friday night, following eight weeks of trial. Const. Jason Tait was charged in 2018 with the...