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Castlegar hit-and-run crash investigated

On July 18 at approximately 2:05 p.m., the Castlegar RCMP responded to a hit and run collision involving a blue SUV and a black Harley Davidson motorcycle in the northbound lanes of Columbia Avenue, near the Kootenay Crossing Mall in the 1900 address block of Columbia Avenue, according to RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor. He said […]

Castlegar man arrested after RCMP execute search warrant

On July 17, the Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, with support from general duty officers, executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 1600 block of Silverwood Crescent in Castlegar, according to Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor. “The search warrant was obtained to further investigate the trafficking of drugs,” Taylor said. “Upon execution […]

Provincial & National

Aircraft crash and fire results in two fatalities — RCMP

RCMP in Tofino are investigating after a report of an aircraft crash and fire resulted in the deaths of two people and serious injuries to a third. RCMP said that on Thursday, July 18, 2024, at 12:48 p.m., the Tofino RCMP received a report of a plane crash on a runway at the Long Beach […]

New funding provided for local emergency operations centres, including RDCK and Nelson

Residents of nearly 30 communities will be safer during emergencies with provincial funding for emergency operations centres that will enhance local governments’ and First Nations’ response to emergencies. The RDCK EOC will receive $29,650 for equipment and training, while the Nelson EOC will get $30,000 for an enhancement project. Emergency operations centres (EOCs) are essential […]