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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:43pm

While Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak calls for a “Regional Transit Task Force” to spearhead improvements and to use BC Transit dollars more effectively, the Chair of the West Kootenay Transit...

by Colin Payne on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:35am

Love to eat meat? Do you know where the meat you buy comes from and how it gets to you? Care about local food? If these questions piqued your interest, you might want to head out tomorrow to the...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:47pm

The Nelson RCMP has received several complaints from concerned citizens regarding a mail distribution fraud currently targeting the City of Nelson and surrounding Central Kootenay Regional District areas said RCMP Cst. Stathis Dimopoulos in a prepared media statement.

"Yellow coloured cards titled "FINAL NOTICE" are being received in mailboxes," Cst. Dimopoulos...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:53pm

The Selkirk College Carpentry Program shop has become a safer place to learn with the addition of three top end table saws that employ the latest flesh-saving technology.

Using an elk sausage, Carpentry Instructor Dan Brazeau held a demonstration of the new industrial SawStop table saw that uses an electrical signal to stop the blade in less than five milliseconds when flesh is detected...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 26 2015

The Selkirk Saints Varsity Men's Hockey Team held a noon celebration party Wednesday in The Pit on the Castlegar Campus.

More than 150 students, staff and community members into packed into the Pit to recognize the incredible 2014-15 season that saw the two-time defending BCIHL champions peak at the perfect time of the season and capture the historic triple crown.

The...

by Bruce Fuhr on Tuesday Mar 24 2015

For Nelson’s Julien Locke, good things really do come to those who wait.

The local cross country skier finally found a place on the podium recently after winning a silver medal at the Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Locke placed second in the in the classic sprint race, finishing as the top U23 skier.

“After some back luck this year, I am...

Community News

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Pension income splitting could mean tax savings

Pension income splitting could mean tax savings

 There’s a federal tax provision that seniors should know about because it could mean tax savings. 

If you are eligible, you can ‘split’ up to 50% of eligible pension income with a spouse or common-law partner for tax purposes in order to create overall tax savings for you and your partner.  
 
It’s called pension income splitting and here’s an example of how it works:

Chief Economist for Central Credit Union, Helmut Pastrick, discusses Kootenay economy Friday at Selkirk College

Chief Economist for Central Credit Union, Helmut Pastrick, discusses Kootenay economy Friday at Selkirk College

The man who knows a lot about the economy in BC is coming to Selkirk College Friday (March 27).

Helmut Pastrick, Chief Economist for Central Credit Union 1, the
central financial facility and trade association for the BC and Ontario credit union systems is speaking at the college thanks to Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College.

Pastrick is editor of the Economic Analysis of British Columbia and Economic
Analysis of Ontario publications.

Regional News

Fatality on Hwy 3 west of Christina Lake -- road closed in both directions

-- Drive BC photo

Highway 3 is closed in both directions tonight after a fatal motor vehicle incident kilometres west of the Christina Lake, right near Texas Point.

Christina Lake fire chief Ken Gresley-Jones said the call came in at roughly 2 p.m.

"It was a tree that fell on the car, crushing the driver's side. The vehicle then went off the road and into the rocks," he said, adding the vehicle was a small SUV.

"The driver did not survive."

Habitat for Humanity withdraws from MAAP project

Habitat for Humanity withdraws from MAAP project

Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC regrets to announce that it will no longer be involved with the Multi Agency Accommodation Project (MAAP).

Grand Forks City Council`s decision to further delay their support has resulted in the collapse of the project funding. Their decision at the March 23rd Council meeting has meant that the thousands of volunteer hours and tens of thousands of dollars invested up to this time by Habitat and the MAAP partners has been lost.

Provincial & National

Richmond RCMP seek public help after mistaken identity leads to bizarre attack

Richmond RCMP seek public help after mistaken identity leads to bizarre attack

On Feb. 28 at roughly 11 pm, Richmond RCMP officers responded to a noise complaint originating from a secluded location along River Road between No. 7 Rd and No. 8 Rd. Officers were taken aback when three adults were discovered, bound and badly beaten. The trio of victims, one female and two males, were transported by BC Ambulance Service to local area hospital for treatment. One of the victims suffered extensive lacerations to his face and head. The victims, all residents from the lower mainland, have since been released from hospital. They have been cooperating with investigators.

Alleged pedophile to face charges 40 years later despite fleeing country

Alleged pedophile to face charges 40 years later despite fleeing country

The Prince George RCMP have assisted in the successful deportation of a former Prince George resident wanted on sexual assault and assault related offences dating back to 1974.

In September 1974, Raymond Douglas MacLeod, then 32 years old, was arrested in connection with an assault and sexual assault of a female who, at the time, was under the age of 10. The offences were alleged to have taken place at a residence on Upland Street in Prince George, BC.