November 2014

UPDATED: RCMP arrest Alberta man wanted on 51 outstanding warrants in Dawson Creek

Chance Aaron Shaw

The RCMP finally got their man Monday when Chance Aaron Shaw, was arrested by Dawson Creek police Monday.

Shaw, 23, is wanted on 51 Canada-wide warrants issued out of Alberta.

These warrants related to property offences such as: Theft and Possession of Stolen Property, Theft of motor Vehicles, Frauds, False Pretense, Uttering Forged Documents, Forgery, breach of release conditions, and physical assaults.

Braves nip Leafs 4-3 to climb to within two points of Murdoch leaders

 Aidan Geiger celebrates his first goal with the fist pump as Nelson edged Columbia Valley 4-3 Saturday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Spokane Braves snapped the five-game winning streak of the Nelson Leafs, edging the Murdoch Division leaders 4-3 Sunday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Lilac City.

Tanner Stolz and Sean Collins scored less than a minute apart in the third period to snap a 2-2 tie to spark the Braves to the win.

Nelson had just tied the game up in the third period when team captain Aaron Dunlap scored.

Nelson led 1-0 after one period on a goal by Rayce Miller before the Braves took a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes on goals by Collins and Stolz.

October 'warmest on record' says Weather Forecaster
 Ron Lakeman

Great way to start November following a record-breaking October. —The Nelson Daily photo

For anyone who thought the thermometer was hovering a little higher than normal that was correct according to Ron Lakeman, Weather Forecaster
 for the Southeast Fire Centre in Castlegar.

“The mean temperature during the month was 10.4 degrees which makes this the warmest October on record,” Lakeman said adding along with higher temperatures came more wet weather.

Lakeman said the pervious maximum mean temperature during October was 9.9 degrees recorded in 1979 and the monthly rainfall (no snow) was 82 percent greater than normal.

Renovations almost complete at Queen Elizabeth Park

Small crew of baseball players and dads finishing the new improved queen elizabeth baseball diamond in Fairview Sunday. — Submitted photo

The finishing touches were being applied to renovations at Queen Elizabeth Park in Nelson Sunday afternoon as baseball players, volunteers and parents filled the base paths with crush shale from Cache Creek.

The crush shale is part of the $20,000 renovations to the Nelson and District Baseball Association home park that will be completed in time for the 2015 season.

Police warn southern interior drivers of challenging road conditions

When snow arrives, and it will eventually, reduce speed.

As the temperature drops and conditions get darker, ICBC and police are warning drivers to be prepared for the challenges of driving in the fall and winter in the Southern Interior and adjust their driving to the road conditions they encounter.

Every October, there is an average of 26 crashes resulting in injuries or death due to driving too fast for the conditions in the Southern Interior.

That number more than triples to 97 in December as driving conditions worsen.

Municipal Election 2014: Challenger Marken takes on Incumbent Faust in RDCK Area E

Rick Marken and incumbent Ramona Faust (right) are in a duel to see who will represent Area E at the RDCK board table.

Two-term incumbent Ramona Faust and challenger Rick Marken square off in Area E elections Saturday, November 15 to see who will represent Blewett, Balfour, Harrop and Proctor around the board table of the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

Faust, who has lived in the area for the past 40 years, has worked in a management role for the past 16 years and now has a consulting business, focusing on grant writing and community development. 

David Thompson posts upset of Bombers at Kootenay AA Boy's Soccer Championships

David Thompson posts upset of Bombers at Kootenay AA Boy's Soccer Championships

There's no joy in Bomberville after the defending champs were upset in the final of the Kootenay High School AA Boy's Soccer Championships Saturday in Creston.

David Thompson Lakers of Invereme scored three times in the opening half to post a 5-3 victory over L.V. Rogers in the final at Prince Charles Secondary pitch.

The Lakers, which took advantage of the suspect defence, held a 3-1 lead at half against a Bomber team that was missing its starting center back.

Bomber starter Nick Wethal was unable to make the trip to the zone finals.

Council relationship fine, ‘sustainable lens’ in all decisions, says incumbent John Dooley

John Dooley . . . hard on issues, easy on people

The EcoCentric host Bruce Edson rolled out the red carpet to all candidates for the mayor's chair in Nelson.

Know the signs: help prevent violence against B.C. women

Know the signs: help prevent violence against B.C. women

Nearly seven in 10 Canadians have known a woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse.

As part of Crime Prevention Week (November 1-7), the BC Government wants to help ensure British Columbians know the signs of violence against women and how they can help.

Violence against women happens in all cultures, religions, and ethnic communities, at every age, and in every income group. Violence against women can include:

League leading Cariboo Cougars feast on Kootenay Ice

Kootenay goalies Jason Mailhiot (pictured) and Solomon Burk saw a lot of rubber during a two-game BCMMHL set in Trail. — The Nelson Daily photo

Playing in the friendly confines of the Cominco Arena proved to be, unfriendly, for the Kootenay Ice during a two-game weekend set against the Cariboo Cougars.

The Cougars scored five second period goals to waltz past the Ice 11-1 in the opener of the BC Hockey Major Midget League contest Saturday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.

Sunday, the result wasn’t much better as the BCMMHL leaders skated to an 8-1 victory.

Austin Gray led the Cariboo attack in the opener, finishing the game with five points including a pair of goals.