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New B.C. legislation to uphold Indigenous jurisdiction over child welfare

The Provincial Government has passed legislation to ensure Indigenous children remain connected with family, culture and communities. B.C. Government officials said the amendment will respect the rights of Indigenous communities to provide their own child and family services. The Indigenous Self-Government in Child and Family Services Amendment Act is meant to...

Two campers threatened at gunpoint in Blewett

Nelson RCMP are asking for help to identify four suspects after they pointed a rifle at occupants at a camper trailer on Rover Creek Forest Road near Blewett.  Police say the weapon was pointed at the victims and then fired in the air as a “scare tactic” before the four...

Nelson police request an increase of over a quarter of a million dollars

Nelson police have applied to city council for an increase in their budget of over a quarter of a million dollars. Nelson police chief Donovan Fisher says this increase mainly revolves around wage increases, and predicted wage increases for the department.  “The bottom line we are asking for is $275,800,” says...

Residents advised by IH to test for radon

Interior Health is reminding residents to test homes and businesses for the colourless and odourless gas radon. IH officials said higher radon levels are estimated in parts of the Interior region. Smoking also increases the risk of cancer-causing radon gas exposure. Radon levels will typically be higher in low levels of building...

Suspect arrested after Kaslo RCMP find dangerous chemicals 

Kaslo RCMP have taken a Meadow Creek man into custody after surveillance footage showing chemicals being poured from a jerry can into vehicles.  Police were called to service in the early morning of Nov. 18 to respond to a call of mischief in the community. Officers later discovered footage which showed...

New funding announced to beef up specialized units and rural police forces

The B.C. government will be spending $230 million over the next three years to help rural police forces and specialized units to have enough officers. “Everyone deserves to feel safe, and my government is working on every front to protect our communities and make them stronger,” said premier David Eby...
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