May 2017

Seasonal residences burglarized between New Denver and Kaslo

Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to contact the Slocan Lake RCMP at (250) 358-2222 or the Kaslo RCMP at (250) 353-2225.

RCMP in Slocan Lake and Kaslo are asking for public assistance after reports that seasonal residences were broken into during the winter.

Const. Herder of the Slocan Lake RCMP said in a media release that thieves stole multiple items from residences located in remote areas between the Villages of New Denver and Kaslo.

Selkirk College Releases 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book

Journeys Taken: Selkirk College - The First 50 Years is now available for purchase.The commemorative coffee table book’s co-authors Takaia Larsen (left) and Bob Hall (right) opened the first boxes hot off the press last week at the Castlegar Campus loading dock.

Five decades in the making, a beautiful coffee table book on the history of inspiring post-secondary education in the West Kootenay and Boundary has been released to help mark Selkirk College’s 50th Anniversary.

Journeys Taken: Selkirk College - The First 50 Yearsstarts at the beginning and chronicles the rich history of post-secondary through words, photographs and brilliant design.

Neptunes return back to calm waters of NDCC

The Nelson Neptunes are back to training at home again in the NDCC Aquatic Centre. — The Nelson Daily file photo

After a few years of living a life of a gypsy, the Nelson Neptunes are officially returning home to the friendly confines of the Nelson and District Community Complex pool as the Kootenay Summer Swim Association squad opens the 2017 season Monday.

The Neptunes were forced to take the show on the road due to ongoing upgrades to the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, last season training out of the Salmo June through August.

Mallards Team of the Week — Junior Dragons Den Regionals

Competitors from the 2017 West Kootenay Boundary Junior Dragons Den regional competition, presented by Community Futures Central Kootenay (CFCK) in Nelson, appear on stage following the competition in Nelson. — Submitted photo

Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports decided to take a bit of a trek outside the sporting venue to the Shambhala Music and Performance Theatre as Students from all over the West Kootenay- Boundary took the stage to compete in the Junior Dragons Den regional championship.

Updated budget documentation leads to higher municipal tax rate than first proposed

There's now a 6.35 per cent rise to cover a facilities shortfall for the Civic Centre Arena.

A recent city budget meeting less than two weeks ago has erased the once proposed 4.85 per cent municipal tax increase, instead replacing it with a 6.35 per cent rise to cover a facilities shortfall for the Civic Centre Arena.

City council passed third reading on the Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw Monday night in city council chambers during its regular meeting, based on updated budget documentation received at its April 19 budget meeting.

April — wettest since 1996

At least there was one day in April that was a keeper, April 22 when the temperature busted out to 19.6. — The Nelson Daily photo

There wasn’t much of that massive, blazing ball of heat in the sky the past month as the cool, wet weather pattern of March continued through into April said Ron Lakeman of the Southeast Fire Centre in Castlegar.

Lakeman said, during his monthly weather synopsis that measureable rain was recorded 22 of the possible 30 days in April as a series of Pacific systems pushed across southern BC.

“The total rainfall (no snow) of 84.2 millimetres is 42 percent greater than the normal amount of precipitation which falls during April,” Lakeman explained.

Three explosions force evacuation of local business

Three explosions force evacuation of local business

Employees at KC Recycling in Waneta got a bit of a fright this morning when an electrical fire caused three explosions.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Captain Grant Tyson said they received the emergency call at 10:18 a.m. and responded with six Trail firefighters and another three from Montrose.

Abbotsford man clocked exceeding 200 km on highway near Castlegar

Warmer weather has seen an increase of speeding drivers on local highways.

The weather has only turned warmer during the past few days but already RCMP have found drivers cranking up the speed on local highways said Sergeant Chad Badry West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit in a media release Tuesday.

Badry said with the warmer weather out, police are seeing the speeds increasing, leading to an Abbotsford man having his vehicle impounded for seven days for exceeding the 200-km mark.

BC Election 2017: Michelle Mungall — Passionate about issues that matter to people

Representing Nelson-Creston would alllow Michelle Mungall the opportunity to work to build a better BC.

In less than a week, Tuesday, May 9 to be exact, voters in BC will elect members to the Legislative Assembly in the 41st British Columbia general election.

To help voters gain some insight into the five candidates vying for the Nelson-Creston seat, The Nelson Daily will profile all five of the candidates running.

Today, The Nelson Daily reporter John Boivin speaks with two-time MLA for Nelson-Creston Michelle Mungall of the BC NDP.

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