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Booze involved in boater’s night on the lake

Posted on 23. Jun, 2011 by in Slocan Valley

Booze involved in boater’s night on the lake

Search and rescue crews and the RCMP helicopter were called out to Slocan Lake to find a missing boater this morning: They found him, safe, but believe alcohol played a role in his evening on the water.

The call came into police at 7 a.m. on Thursday, June 23 that a 56-year-old man was missing. According to a police press release, he was last seen pushing his boat – a 14-foot aluminum craft with an electric trolling motor – out onto the lake near New Denver the night before.

Culverts sabotaged at Perry Ridge

Posted on 30. May, 2011 by in Slocan Valley

Culverts sabotaged at Perry Ridge

Culverts on logging roads leading to Perry Ridge were sabotaged recently, but there was no serious damage and work continues at the disputed logging operation in the Slocan Valley, reports Greg Nesteroff for the Nelson Star. BC Timber Sales manager Ken Scown says it was clear the blockages weren’t natural. “We did have people enter [...]

UPDATED: RCMP’s version of dog dispute upsets everyone involved

Posted on 11. May, 2011 by in Slocan Valley

UPDATED: RCMP’s version of dog dispute upsets everyone involved

An incident that sent a 63-year-old Slocan man to hospital isn’t as clear cut as police make it out to be, say everyone involved in last week’s alleged assault. They’re upset with the way police presented events while the RCMP say they can only release details that relate to charges they can expect to successfully [...]

Dog dispute turns violent in Slocan

Posted on 10. May, 2011 by in Slocan Valley

Dog dispute turns violent in Slocan

UPDATE: The two women involved in the story below have contacted News in the Kootenays with their side of the story. Watch for a new story on this event with comments from them and the RCMP. An argument over a loose dog turned into an assault in Slocan, sending one man to hospital with a [...]

The view from the polling station

Posted on 04. May, 2011 by in Slocan Valley

The view from the polling station

Colin Payne, editor of the Slocan Valley Current, worked a polling station during Monday’s election and wrote up the experience for his site. It sounds like challenging work and possibly frustrating chasing down errors that seem minor when compared to the national scale of the election. I have just learned that the Conservatives have formed [...]

Dog poisoning fears continue in Pass Creek

Posted on 28. Apr, 2011 by in Crime, Slocan Valley

Dog poisoning fears continue in Pass Creek

The RCMP haven’t been able to solve a case of possible dog poisoning in Pass Creek and residents are still worried about their pets, reports Kim Magi for the Castlegar News. The coming warm weather has people even more worried as their pets will be out and about more. One woman in the area, who [...]

30 minute drive to vote for Crescent Valley

Posted on 27. Apr, 2011 by in Slocan Valley

30 minute drive to vote for Crescent Valley

More than 400 registered voters in the Crescent Valley are being asked to make a half-hour drive to Robson to cast a ballot on May 2, instead of using the polling station at Crescent Valley Hall reports CTV news. Jack Fisher, an 81-year-old resident of Crescent Valley, is none too pleased that he’s been asked to [...]

Historic tunnel collapses in Slocan Valley

Posted on 22. Mar, 2011 by in Slocan Valley

Historic tunnel collapses in Slocan Valley

The entrance of a historic tunnel in the Slocan Valley has collapsed, reports Colin Payne in the Slocan Valley Current, and he’s looking for community help to sort out just when the rocks fell. The Slocan Highway Tunnel isn’t part of the current highway system, but it used to be. This tunnel provided an alternative [...]

Perry Ridge blockade dismantled, no arrests

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by in Slocan Valley

Perry Ridge blockade dismantled, no arrests

A blockade meant to stop logging on Perry Ridge came down at the request of the RCMP, reports Chris Shepherd in the Nelson Post. There were no arrests and according to the police press release, the protesters were friendly and polite. Read the full story at the Nelson Post.

Perry Ridge protest, road building resume

Posted on 01. Mar, 2011 by in Environment, Slocan Valley

Perry Ridge protest, road building resume

Work setting the stage for logging on Perry Ridge started over the weekend and was then stopped by protesters today (Tuesday, March 1) reports Colin Payne on the Slocan Valley Current. Sunshine Logging started clearing snow off logging roads in the area after the Sinixt Nation lost their legal challenge in B.C. Supreme Court. When [...]