March 2015

Nelson Police warn public of hydro scam making rounds in Heritage City

Hydro scam comes to Nelson.

A hydro scam making its rounds through the province has finally found its way into Nelson.

Nelson Police Department said Tuesday (March 3) a local business received a telephone call from a person claiming to be employed by a local hydro company.

The person told the business’ electricity was going to be disconnected immediately unless the business owner purchased “smart pay” cards/vouchers and followed the instructions provided.

GV Giants end season for Kootenay Ice with pair of shutout wins

The Kootenay Ice concluded the BC Major Midget season with a 5-29-6 record. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Greater Vancouver Giants tuned up for the BC Hockey Major Midget League playoffs by posting a couple of lopsided wins over the Kootenay Ice this past weekend at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.

The Giants, second in league standings with a 26-10-4 record, bounced the Ice 6-0 Saturday and 2-0 Sunday to conclude the regular season for both clubs.

The Giants now meet the South Island Royals in a best-of-three playoff series beginning Friday in Burnaby.

Saturday, Greater Van scored four times in the second period to break open a close game.

An Evening of Love Songs in Rossland

An Evening of Love Songs in Rossland

Noémi Kiss (soprano) & Rita Deane (classical guitar)

Saturday, March 7

FREE FILM!

FREE FILM!

Women Creating Change presents Wonder Women:  The Untold Story of American Superheroines

VALDY Coming to Rossland March 14!

VALDY Coming to Rossland March 14!

Juno award winner Valdy is coming to the Rossland Miners Hall on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  Part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for over 30 years, Valdy has four gold albums and Juno awards for Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year.

This is an evening not to be missed:

"Valdy remains one of the country's purest and most credible storytellers."Toronto Star.

LETTER: Community support may win Castlegar resident international recognition

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Ed. Note: The Source only heard of Krystal yesterday when she messaged me (the editor) on Facebook about her endeavours. As I see our role as sharing unique success stories and neat Castlegar-based efforts, I was only too happy to share Krystal's message. It was incredibly fun to watch Source readers respond with 61 comments (so far), 111 shares, and hundreds upon hundreds of votes for Krystal on the L'Oreal contest page. It made for a wonderful Sunday for myself, Krystal and her supporters. If she makes it into the Top 5 for Canada, you can bank on Source coverage of the finals. Way to go, Castlegar!

Teck to start building $4-mill groundwater treatment plant

Teck to start building $4-mill groundwater treatment plant

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by Teck:

Teck Trail Operations will begin construction on a $40 million groundwater treatment plant as part of our overall groundwater remediation plan. The remediation plan was submitted to Environment Canada in 2012, and is designed to address groundwater affected by the site’s historical activities.

BC Coroners Service identifies man killed in Kimberley avalanche

BC Coroners Service identifies man killed in Kimberley avalanche

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after being involved in an avalanche incident near Kimberley on Feb. 28, 2015.

The man was Robert Bradley Fuller, aged 50, from Kimberley. 

City illuminates both process and walkway

City illuminates both process and walkway

As the city budget process gets into full swing, a public question at city council’s regular meeting Monday night has the city illuminating both the decision-making process and the Millennium Walkway for residents.

A question regarding repair of the Millennium Walkway lights (roughly one in every three lamps needs fixing on the south leg of the pathway after catastrophic floodwaters two years ago shorted the electrical systems – four or five in total) prompted Councillor Florio Vassilakakis to explain why the city is exploring solar versus LED alternatives.

$50,000 buys city new revenue stream/saves 'critical' service

$50,000 buys city new revenue stream/saves 'critical' service

A new agreement with the Southeast Fire Centre will see the city spending roughly $50,000 initially – but recouping the loss over the term of the agreement and creating a new revenue stream for the city while ensuring the city's continuing role as the operations base for an important regional service.