September 2016

Leafs run exhibition record to 3-0 after edging Nitehawks 2-1

Off-season work by the coaching staff, from left, Isaac Macleod, Mario DiBella and Sean Dooley, appears to be paying off for the Leafs. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs continue to be the talk of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season.

Nelson ran its pre-season record to 3-0 following a 2-1 decision over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The Leafs scored twice on the power play in the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit to secure the victory.

Nelson concludes the pre-season Sunday in Castlegar. Game time is 2 p.m.

The Leafs open the regular season back in Fruitvale Friday against the Nitehawks.

Leafs rally past Nitehawks 4-2; run exhibition record to 2-0

Legislation in effect to regulate e-cigarettes

The act, as amended, requires retailers to ensure e-cigarettes are sold only to adults aged 19 years and older, and to ensure that no retail displays are seen by youth.

Laws around the sale, promotion and use of e-cigarettes are now in effect.

The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act is designed to protect youth from the unknown effects of e-cigarette vapour and from becoming addicted to nicotine, which is why it treats e-cigarette use exactly the same as tobacco, with the same bans and restrictions.

There are no restrictions on adults buying e-cigarettes.

The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act was introduced as an amendment in spring 2015 to help stop the growing use of e-cigarettes by young people in British Columbia.

Is climate change just a fable?

Is climate change just a fable?

“Waiting for others to act is not a solution – it compounds the problem. Taking refuge in the status quo because others refuse to change is not an answer. It’s avoiding responsibility and being generationally selfish.” – quote from 2008 Throne Speech
 

Car crashes up? Not so fast

ICBC applying for basic rate increase of 4.9 per cent. Which is vastly different story lines among Canada's four public auto insurers.

It's here somewhere.

Licence, car registration fees to drop 35 per cent in 2016. No, that's Quebec.

Average passenger vehicle owner would pay an additional $17 a year in premiums. Nope, that's Manitoba.

Auto Fund rate stabilization reserve hits $377 million – highest ever, $65 million profit in 2015. No, that's Saskatchewan.

Here it is: ICBC applying for basic rate increase of 4.9 per cent.
Vastly different story lines among Canada's four public auto insurers.

Local young people tackle the wild in youth backpacking adventure

Local young people tackle the wild in youth backpacking adventure

This summer, 15 youth from across the region tackled some of the most rugged and remote wilderness in the Kootenays on Wildsight’s six-day Go Wild Youth Leadership Adventure.

Led by Revelstoke’s Patagonia Ambassador and Pro Skier Leah Evans and Kimberley wildlife biologist and wilderness guide Dave Quinn, the team traversed both Elk Lakes and Height of the Rockies Provincial Parks.

UPDATED: Police Report Missing Nelson Man Located

UPDATED: Police Report Missing Nelson Man Located

Nelson Police are pleased to announce that Jason Davis was located by friends and family in the early evening on Thursday, September 1, 2016.

Police said Davis was given a ride home by friends and family and is doing well.
 
Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in providing the initial press release to a wide audience in a timely manner.

Police ask for public assistance in locating missing Nelson Man

Break out the lawn chairs, Kootenay Pride 2016 is coming to Nelson

Everyone loves a parade. And Sunday's Kootenay Pride is especially filled with love. — Brendan Quinn, The Nelson Daily file photo

The annual Kootenay Pride event kicks off this Friday in Nelson, and is shaping up to be one of the biggest ever.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, which started in 1996. Although the parade these days involves locals lining the streets and joining in the fun, it wasn’t always so.

MLA for Nelson-Creston Michelle Mungall has attended the event every single year since it began, and told The Nelson Daily that the big celebration we will see this weekend is a far cry from the first one she attended in 2002.

Liberals stand pat, raise price of bus passes for disabled riders

Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall said despite protests across the province, the B.C. Liberals have raised the price of bus passes for people with disabilities.

On the NDP website, Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall said despite protests across the province, the B.C. Liberals have raised the price of bus passes for people with disabilities from $45 a year to $624 a year.

“By raising the cost of bus passes for people with disabilities the Christy Clark government is forcing many people with disabilities to choose between food and other basics and the ability to get around,” said New Democrat social development spokesperson Michelle Mungall.

Lightning storm strikes up wildfires in West Kootenay

A wildfire is burning in the Slocan Valley near Winlaw. — Submitted photo

Following a rather slow fire scene in the Southeast Fire Centre, BC Wildfire Service is being tested after a lightning storm rolled through the West Kootenay earlier this week.

Almost 20 new wildfires have been reported, including the Koch Creek fire which is 10 kilometers west of Winlaw.

The Nelson Daily has learned there are two helicopters as well as an initial attack crew on this fire.

Revelstoke RCMP seeking public assistance to identify deceased male

The man used a blue "Super-Cycle bicycle” with a front basket with a rear fender to support additional items, such as in his case, camping gear. — Photo courtesy RCMP

Revelstoke RCMP is seeking public assistance in establishing the identity of a deceased adult male, whose body was discovered by sight-seers on Friday August 26, in a forested area along Highway 1.

RCMP Cpl. Thomas Blakney said in a media release on (Friday) August 26, shortly after 4 p.m., police received a report from a group of sight-seers, of the discovery of the body of an adult male at a makeshift campsite.

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