February 2016

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert series presents The Clinton Swanson Quartet

The Clinton Swanson Quartet includes, from left, Don Clark – Trumpet, Doug Stephenson – Guitar, Rob Fahie – Bass and Clinton Swanson – Saxophone. — Submitted photo

For its third concert of the season, the Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series is proud to present the Clinton Swanson Quartet. 

“Nelson’s hardest working musician” teams up with some of the region’s finest to present an evening of intricately arranged chamber jazz. 

Inspired by ensembles like the Modern Jazz Quartet, the group will present original music and arrangements of pieces by jazz legends such as John Coltrane, John Lewis and Charlie Parker.

Depleted Leafs back at in again against rival Rebels

Leaf forward Levi Hulston is expected to be in the lineup Friday against Castlegar Rebels. —  Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Already playing with a reduced roster, the Nelson Leafs begin the stretch run in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season — nine games in 17 days — starting Friday at home against Castlegar Rebels.

The last time the teams met a week ago, the teams combined for more than 100 minutes in penalties following a second-period donnybrook that saw a handful of player ejected for fighting.

Nelson City Council — Hospital capital costs

Nelson City Council is concerned municipal government can’t sustain the increased load in meeting hospital board expenditures.

During the recent meeting of Nelson City Council, council has resolved to ask the UBCM to petition the provincial government to acknowledge that property tax revenue is an unsuitable avenue to fund hospital infrastructure renewal projects.

Council felt local government could not sustain the increased load in meeting hospital board expenditures.

Council turns green as it considers business bylaw changes to deal with medical marijuana dispensaries

The Kootenay Compassion Collective on Front Street is one of a handful of medical marijuana dispensaries now open in Nelson. — The Nelson Daily photo

The growing proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in Nelson not only prompted city council to roll up a change to its business licence bylaw, but it piped up two resolutions directed at upper levels of government to help deal with it.

Over the past year, several storefronts — at least five — selling medical marijuana have opened in Nelson, a city staff report to city council on Monday night read.

Best in BC Men's Curling on display in Nelson at Canadian Direct Insurance Curling Championships

Sixteen teams from throughout the province begin play to decide BC's rep at the Tim Horton's Brier. — Curl BC

Want to see the Tim Horton’s Brier?

Head to Ottawa’s TD Place to see Canada’s top men’s curlers in action.

Want to get a taste of what it’s going to be like in the Nation’s Capital?

Then pick up tickets immediately at the Nelson Chamber of Commerce for the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships beginning Wednesday at the Nelson Curling Club.

UPDATED: Missing man found, safe and sound

UPDATED: Missing man found, safe and sound

BC RCMP are reporting that a missing Trail man has been found, safe and sound.

"Thank you to the media and the public for their assistance," said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

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The Trail RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating missing person Michael George Neville, 33, according to Trail top cop Darren Oelke.

OPINION: TPP -- Forfeiting Our Health and Sovereignty?

OPINION: TPP -- Forfeiting Our Health and Sovereignty?

Are Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland's officials misleading her about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Freeland signed the agreement Thursday in New Zealand, but repeated her assurances that critics shouldn't worry -- the government hasn't committed to ratifying it and consultations and a full debate will precede a vote in Parliament. That could be up to two years away.

Yet so far the consultation process has not penetrated the ideological bubble created by trade department officials.

BlackJack's Julien Locke Wins Sprint at the NORAM

Julien Locke of Rossland's BlackJack Ski Club won his second sprint race in a row. — Photo courtesy Patrick Haag

Snow conditions left a lot to be desired in the Outaouais region, but the skiers dealt with it.  Before the races, there had been rain and warm temperatures; on race day, the weather was fine -- sunny, and a bit below freezing.

Julien Locke of Rossland's BlackJack Ski Club won the sprint in the previous Buff race, and also in the US Nationals in January.

Salmo RCMP investigate credit card fraud

Salmo RCMP is currently investigating fraudulently compromised credit cards from area financial institutions.

Salmo RCMP is advising the public to contact the detachment if anyone has credit cards problems after a report was recently received said Cpl Riordan Bellman in a media release.

"Salmo RCMP is currently investigating fraudulently compromised credit cards from area financial institutions," Bellman said.

"If you have had your credit card compromised, report it to the financial institution and to the local police."

Greening Up — Disrupting the Narrative

Greening Up — Disrupting the Narrative

“It is impossible to argue with a story that simply reflects the experience of the storyteller.”Mary Pipher