January 2017

New Year, same great time at the 2017 Nelson Polar Bear Swim

I survived the Kootenay Co-op Radio 2017 Polar Bear Swim, Sunday at Lakeside Park Beach in Nelson. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

The man at the microphone said it all prior to the start of the Kootenay Co-op Radio 2017 Polar Bear Swim — “it’s 32 C in Honolulu, Hawaii."

However, that didn’t seem to bother the 60-70 brave souls from jumping into Kootenay Lake to kick off 2017 in style at the annual Polar Bear Swim Sunday at Lakeside Park Beach in Nelson.

“This is such a great community event,” said Stephanie Myers of Kootenay Co-op Radio.

December 2016 was colder, drier than the average final month of year

It's going to be a clear and cold start to 2017, similar to what December was like for the West Kootenay region. — The Nelson Daily photo

It’s sure beginning to look a lot like winters of old as a cold Arctic air mass blanketed the region during parts of December said Ron Lakeman Weather Forecaster
 Southeast Fire Centre in the monthly synopsis.

Lakeman said December 2016 was colder and drier than an average final month on the calendar.

“The mean monthly temperature was 1.8 degrees colder than normal,” he said in the release.

Cold, cough and influenza season has arrived in Interior Health

If your symptoms are getting worse or you are not recovering, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 for medical advice.

It’s that time of year where sniffles, sneezes, and other ailments seem to be lurking around every corner.

In most healthy people, influenza symptoms such as headache, fever, coughing and sneezing and sore throat can last five to seven days. These symptoms are best treated at home by resting, drinking lots of fluids, and taking medicine to lower a fever.
 
Anyone suffering from influenza symptoms should minimize contact with others by staying home from work, school and holiday gatherings to reduce the risk of spreading infection to others.

RCMP warn public of CRA scam making rounds

 RCMP is warning the public about the fraudulent requests for money transfers during the holidays.

During the holiday season people are known for being a little more charitable.

However, the festive season also brings out crooks who find ways of tugging on purse strings of the public in fraudulent ways.

Constable Andrew McCabe of the Nelson RCMP warns the public in a media release about the fraudulent requests for money transfers during the holidays.

Avoid these distracted driving excuses and save $543

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris says still no excuse to dial or text at the wheel.

With the holidays in the rear-view mirror, most of us have bills to pay and don’t need another.

That’s why, as a 32-year-cop-turned-solicitor general, I’d like to share some information that may help you to save yourself at least $543 in penalties – not to mention a trip to a body shop, the hospital or worse.

Letter: Is Nelson Hydro a Stealth Tax?

Letter: Is Nelson Hydro a Stealth Tax?

To The Editor:

'Expect an increase' — Kootenay Columbia Property Assessment Notices in the mail

In 2016, there was an increase. And there's another increase coming for 2017.

It’s that time of year when taxpayers get a handle on part of the cost-of-living equation in the New Year.

One of those expenses is reflected in theassessed value of their properties for 2017, which according to Ramaish Shah, Deputy Assessor for the Kootenay Columbia region, is increasing.

"The majority of residential home owners within the region can expect an increase, compared to last year's assessment," Shah, in a media release Tuesday.

"There are some markets that have moved more than others,” Shah adds.

Strategy putting B.C. foods on the global menu

The guide represents B.C.’s diverse agri-food and seafood sector, and includes profiles of about 100 B.C. producers.

A new international market development strategy is the latest item on the menu offering B.C.’s agrifood and seafood products to the world. The strategy aims to build on the record $3.5 billion worth of B.C. products exported in 2015.

The strategy focuses on providing programs and services that support three key areas: market knowledge, generating investment, and building networks, that collectively support success for B.C. companies in the marketplace.

Mallards Team of the Week — Team Hatrick Swayze

The team includes, back row, L-R, Maddie Sternloff, Mitch Melanson, Ryan Lewis, Luke Mori, Titouan Chopin, Danny Santano and Kevin Lewis. Front, Ameeta Bhabra, Abbie Willans, Brynn Forsey and Taylor Stewart. — Submitted photo

It sure looked easy on paper, and on the scoreboard.

Team Hat-Trick Swayze coasted to the Co-Ed Open Division crown at the Nelson Youth Soccer Winter Tournament held during the holidays at the Indoor Facility on Cedar Street.

The Team cruised to the title in the three-team open division.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the squad with Team of the Week honours.

Bombers host hoop tournament beginning Friday at the Hangar

Bombers host hoop tournament beginning Friday at the Hangar

School has resumed and so has the High School Basketball season at L.V. Rogers in Nelson.

LVR kick off 2017 by hosting the Bombers Senior Boy's Basketball Tournament beginning Friday at the Hangar.

Five teams, Nakusp Cougars, Fernie Falcons, Mount Sentinel Wildcats, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and Osoyoos Rattlers,  join the host Bombers in this annual event.

The Bombers tip-off the tourney Friday afternoon against Nakusp at 2:15 p.m.

Fernie meets Mount Sentinle in Pool B play at 4 p.m. before the Bombers tangle with the Storm at 6:30 p.m.

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