August 2016

Federal lawyers elect to lay charges in Lemon Creek fuel spill

Federal government lawyers have agreed to bring a total of eight charges to court after a 2013 tanker truck accident spilled 33,000 litres of jet fuel spilled into the Lemon Creek.

Justice is back on the menu for those awaiting an outcome in the Lemon Creek fuel spill.

Federal government lawyers have agreed to bring a total of eight charges to court in the aftermath of a Slocan Valley tanker spill three years ago.

Last Tuesday in Nelson Provincial Court Last week, the federal government laid eight charges against Executive Flight Centre, the province and the driver of the tanker truck under the Fisheries Act and the Environmental Management Act.

Cyswog'n' Fun Olympic Distance Results

Dallas Cain of Rossland once again was the man to beat during Sunday's Nelson Nelson Cyswog 'n' Fun triathlon.

                                         34th Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun
                                         Olympic Distance Individual Results

Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Sprint Distance Results

Choppy waters welcomed competitors to the 34th annual Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun triathlon in Nelson. — Brendan Quinn photo, The Nelson Daily

                                                   34th Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun
           Sprint Distance Individual Results

Number of abandoned campfires during long weekend alarm Southeast Fire Centre

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail.

While there were no major fires to report in the Southeast Fire Centre, officials are sending out a warning to the public after the BC Wildfire Service responded to 32 abandoned campfires over the B.C. Day long weekend in region.

"The public is being urged to be more careful with fire use to help reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires," the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release.

Measurable rain recorded 14 of 23 days in July

Lakeside Rotary Park in Nelson was a place to be as summer finally arrived during the end of July. — The Nelson Daily photo

There were no records were broken in the month of July after a broad upper trough of low pressure settled over the province said Ron Lakeman, Weather Forecaster at the Southeast Fire Centre.

Lakeman, in his monthly media release, said a series of Pacific disturbances provided unsettled conditions and near to cooler than seasonal temperatures during the initial 23 days of July.

"The showers and thundershowers were relatively frequent with measurable rain recorded 14 of the 23 days," he said.

UPDATE: Local woman faces charges after car crash yesterday

UPDATE: Local woman faces charges after car crash yesterday

A local woman is facing multiple charges after an accident near the airport yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

Avoid risky behaviour and prevent bad habits when learning how to drive

To help your teen gain as much driving experience as possible consider signing them up for lessons through a professional driving school, if you can.

Somethings are better left up to the experts.

Which is why ICBC is urging teens to get a good start to their driving careers by building strong foundational skills that will make them safe and confident drivers for life.

Summer is the busiest time at Driver Licensing Offices. In August alone, an average of 5,500 B.C. teens get their learner’s licence.

Neptunes have eyes on Provincials as team prepares for Kootenay Regional Meet in Colville

Neptunes Olivia Cowan cuts through the water during the 100 meter Breaststroke in Colville. — Photo courtesy Nelson Neptunes

The numbers game doesn't seem to scare the Nelson Neptunes.

Despite being kicked out of home due to renovations to the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, which has severely curtailed registration, the Neptunes continue to be a force on the Kootenay Summer Swim Association circuit.

And now Neptune swimmers take aim at the grand prize of the season, a berth in the BC Summer Swim Association Championships when the circuit shifts to Colville this weekend for the Regional Meet.

Attorney General’s statement on national inquiry

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton congratulates the Honourable Judge Marion Buller-Bennett of Port Coquitlam.

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton has issued the following statement regarding Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls:

“Today, the Government of Canada honoured a commitment it made during the federal election to launch a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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