September 2016

No one seriously injured following truck accident Saturday on Giveout Creek Road

A police officer slowly climbs down the steep bank following a truck accident Saturday on Giveout Creek Forestry Road. — Photo courtesy Nelson Fire Rescue

Two people were taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a truck accident Saturday on Giveout Creek Road south of Nelson.

Nelson Fire Rescue Michael Daloise said in a media release firefighters were called to an accident near the one kilometer road marker on Giveout Creek Forestry Road at approximately 5:25 p.m. Saturday (September 3).

A Ford pickup truck ended up down a steep bank.

The entrance to Giveout Creek Road is few kilometers south of Nelson on Highway 6.

UPDATED: Early morning fire on Baker Street remains under investigation

Nelson Fire Rescue responded to a call in the 400 Block of Baker Street Sunday morning. — Submitted photo

Nelson Fire Rescue firefighters spend most of the day mopping up after a containing a fire in a Baker Street building early Sunday morning.

The call came in at 7:53 a.m. that smoke was showing from a downtown business at 444 Baker Street.

Both on duty members responded immediately with all available off-duty members responding from home. In total 10 firefighters responded to the call.

Labour Day: B.C. seniors need our support

Jennifer Whiteside is the secretary-business manager for the Hospital Employees’ Union

This Labour Day, members of the Hospital Employees’ Union are joining Canadians across the country in celebrating the contributions working people make towards building a healthier, fairer, more equitable society.

But as we enjoy the holiday with family and friends, let’s remember the hard-won accomplishments our seniors have made and how they have improved our workplaces and communities throughout their lives.

We owe the generations that preceded us a great deal of gratitude.

Sell out crowd helps celebrate 20th Annual Kootenay Pride Parade

There was a whole lot of love happening Sunday afternoon on Baker Street in Nelson during the Kootenay Pride Parade. — Photos by Brendan Quinn, The Nelson Daily

The Kootenay Pride Parade celebrated its 20th anniversary with style and pomp on Sunday afternoon.

Hundreds of people lined Baker Street in Nelson waving rainbow flags and clever signs to cheer on the parade, which is marking its 20th year since beginning in 1996.

NDP MLA for Nelson-Creston Michelle Mungall was in attendance yet again, tossing candy out of the sunroof as children scrambled with each other to get their piece.

It's back to school, and back to 30 km/h speed in school zones

A 30 km/h speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — The Nelson Daily

As more than 600,000 students back to school, it's important for motorists to respect speeds zones, school and transit buses and crosswalks near schools.

In the Heritage City, Nelson Police will be out monitoring schools zones watching for drivers exceeding the 30 km/h zones.

"Drivers need to step up their awareness on our roads as children return to school," said Mike Bernier, Minister of Education.

Salmo roads asset management advanced by Selkirk Paving pilot

The report creates the framework for Salmo to plan and make informed decisions about road upgrades.

A comprehensive report titled Asset management Plan for Salmo Road Infrastructure was delivered to the Village of Salmo by Selkirk Paving Limited Tuesday as part of a pilot project to help small communities assess current road conditions and maintain road assets sustainably.

“We are incredibly grateful to have been selected for this pilot project,” says Chief Administrative Officer Diane Kalen-Sukra.

Biologists call on hunters to help fight deer disease

The ministry wants hunters to drop off the head of their kills to local BC wildlife or conservation officers. — Submitted photo

Kootenay hunters preparing for the opening of deer hunting season in September are being asked to help fight the spread of a disease that’s killing the animals in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is calling on hunters to contribute the heads of their kills to a program monitoring for Chronic Wasting Disease.

Biggest event in the West Kootenay set to touch down Friday as Road Kings Queen’s City Cruise comes to Nelson

There's only a few more sleeps until 2016 Nelson Road Kings Queen’s City Cruise.

The calendar on the wall says September.

Which means the Nelson Road Kings Queen’s City Cruise is ready to kick off one of the biggest weekends of the year for the Heritage City.

Next to Shambhala, the Nelson Road Kings Queen’s City Cruise car show is quite possibly the most economically impactful weekends for the city of Nelson, with restaurants, hotels and shops preparing for the horde of tourists and car aficionados looking for places to spend some cash.

B.C.’s new curriculum

Tuesday was the start of the second year of a three-year process of phasing in the new curriculum.

The world is changing and parents expect their kids to be taught the skills they need to succeed in that changing world.

That’s why, for the past few years, the Ministry of Education has partnered with teachers and education experts to develop a new curriculum that will make sure British Columbia’s students and education system remains a global leader.

B.C.-based Paralympians headed to Rio

B.C.-based Paralympians headed to Rio

British Columbia will be sending another strong contingent of athletes to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games with more than a quarter of the team hailing from this province.

Of the 162 athletes representing Team Canada, 44 of them either live or train in British Columbia. These Paralympians hail from 20 geographic regions throughout the province and will be participating in 14 events, with the majority competing in wheelchair rugby, rowing and athletics.

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