Monthly Archives: December 2014

Suspect In Custody After Man Suffers Fatal Injuries (Fruitvale)

December 29, 2014

Fruitvale – A 24-year-old man is in custody after police responded to a Fruitvale residence on Sunday night where a 52-year-old man was suffering from life-threatening injuries.

On December 28, 2014 at 9:51 pm, the Trail & Greater District RCMP received a report of a man suffering serious, life-threatening injuries at a residence in Fruitvale, BC. Officers arrested a suspect without incident at the scene while the 52-year-old resident was rushed to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Pending notification of next of kin the family has requested that the name of the deceased not be released.

The suspect and victim were known to each other; the suspect remains in police custody pending further investigation.

The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit, with assistance from Kootenay Boundary Regional District RCMP and Trail & Greater District RCMP resources, continues the investigation.

Anyone with any information who has yet to speak with police is asked to contact the Trail & Greater District RCMP detachment at 250-364-2566. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Bomb Threat – Canada Safeway (Castlegar)

On December 18, 2014 at approximately 1300 hours, the Castlegar RCMP, Kootenay Boundary GIS, Trail Detachment, Castlegar Fire Department and emergency services responded to a complaint of a bomb threat called in to the manager of Canada Safeway.

Police immediately evacuated the Canada Safeway and attached shopping Plaza. A threat assessment was conducted and based on similar threats to other Canada Safeway stores across the Country, the threat was deemed low risk. The store was contained and the entire parking lot was blocked off while the area was searched. Officers observed that there were no explosives in the store and shoppers were able to return just after 3:00 PM.

The Kootenay Boundary General Investigative Section are continuing with the investigation.

Anyone with any information on this incident, is asked to call Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721.

Fatal Snowmobile Accident (Nakusp)

On December 15th, 2014 at 11:23 am the Nakusp RCMP responded to a report of a snowmobile fatality in a remote area approximately 25 kilometres north of Nakusp.

The fatal collision occurred approximately 7 kilometres from Hwy 23 on a non-maintained section of the Halfway Hotsprings Forest Service Road. The collision is believed to have occurred sometime during the previous evening.

Two residents of Slocan Park, a 27 year old male and a 29 year old female, died as a result of the collision with a downed tree. Neither were wearing helmets at the time of the collision.

The identity of the male and female are not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin and continued investigation by the BC Coroners Service.

Popup Market Adds Another Place to Shop Before Christmas

Until Dec 23rd there’s another place to shop in downtown Grand Forks, BC – a PopUp Market where Value Drug Mart used to be. Avalon Gardens and Xenja Wear have teamed up to have a retail space downtown for a little while. Open everyday from now until Dec 23rd I’m told they’ll be open from 10AM until the customers stop coming. (or 7PM)

I interview Kendra of Xenja Wear