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Speed contributing factor in fatal crash in East Kootenay — RCMP

A single vehicle motor vehicle crash late Tuesday night has left three people dead RCMP said in a media release. RCMP said that on July 9, 2024, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Columbia Valley officers responded to a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle collision on Westside Road, near Panorama Drive, in Wilmer, BC, which […]

Fatal accident involving truck and semi-trailer closes Highway 6 south of Nakusp

RCMP said a passenger truck, travelling with four occupants from Nelson, was involved in a fatal accident on Highway 6 north of Hills Friday afternoon. Slocan Lake RCMP responded at approximately 5:50 p.m on Friday, July 5 to a report of a collision north of Hills and south of Crown Road in Hills, according to […]

Suspect flees from Creston police, prompting manhunt

On July 2,  Creston RCMP identified a 37-year-old man believed to be responsible for several recent property crimes, and who was also wanted on an outstanding warrant. While trying to locate the man, officers attempted to stop a truck being driven by the suspect. The suspect failed to stop for police and continued at a […]

Motorcyclist dies in accident near Winlaw

Nelson RCMP is reporting that a teenager has died as a result of a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon on back road near Winlaw. RCMP said officers responded on Tuesday, June 25th 2024 at 12:35 p.m., to a report of a head on collision between an SUV and a motorcycle on the Slocan River Road near Winlaw. […]

Eleven-year-old boy drowns at Wasa Lake

RCMP said a young boy drown Sunday on Wasa Lake, north of Cranbrook. Police said Kimberley RCMP were called to Wasa Lake, a popular summer recreation spot, on June 23, 2024 after a an inflated tube with three children on board flipped over due to high winds and rough waters. RCMP said that one of […]

Update: BC Highway Patrol continue investigation following a collision on Highway 97 near Lac la Hache

BC Highway Patrol are continuing to investigate the serious school bus collision on June 21, 2024, near Lac la Hache. RCMP said in a media release that prior to the collision, the school bus was on a class trip and had been travelling southbound on Highway 97, from Likely Highway, before going down a 50-foot […]

Bystander lends a hand - and foot - to help officer capture a wanted Trail man

On Wednesday, June 12, at 2:30 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was conducting a routine patrol when he spotted a 36-year-old Trail man with outstanding arrest warrants riding his bicycle on McQuarrie Street, in Trail, acoridng to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “The officer activated his emergency lights and sirens in an […]

UPDATE: RCMP confirm motorcycle rider no longer in critical condition

RCMP said Tuesday that the motorcycle rider who suffered serious injuries following an accident last week, north of Nelson is recovering in hospital. “We checked on the driver today and he is still receiving treatment in hospital but no longer considered to be in critical condition,” the RCMP emailed statement read. Nelson RCMP responded to […]

ICBC and police launch campaign to address increase in impaired related crashes

Over the summer months every year, impaired driving-related crashes where someone is injured or killed increase by 27% in B.C. The largest increase occurs in northern B.C. (up 63%) followed by the Southern Interior (up 53%), Vancouver Island (up 21%) and Lower Mainland (up 11%). This is why ICBC and police are launching a summer-long […]

Traffic stops near Rock Creek leads to contraband tobacco seizure — RCMP

A routine traffic stop netted police illicit tobacco and a large amount of currency RCMP said Monday in a media release. The traffic stop by Midway RCMP officer, to check for valid driver’s license and registration, happened near Rock Creek on Highway 3, Saturday, June 1, 2024. RCMP said during the interaction with the driver, […]