December 2016

Goodbye to old store, hello new era — Kootenay Co-op

The Kootenay Co-op is open for business in the new store beginning Wednesday. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

After years of cramped quarters, the Kootenay Co-op is kicking open the doors on a brand new store on the ground floor of the Nelson Commons Building.

Marketing and Outreach Manager Jaime Frederick said staff has been busy making the transition to open the new store Wednesday.

The new Kootenay Co-op Store will occupy 20,000 sq. ft., with a bakery, meat department, olive bar, kitchen, seating area for eating as well as larger areas for grocery and health and wellness products.

Inside KSA at Selkirk College – the Magic Revealed at Winter Show & Sale

Kootenay Studio Arts at Selkirk College is hosting the annual KSA Winter Show & Sale at its downtown Nelson campus. One of the artists featured in the show will be Sienna Estes who has been busy putting the finishing touches on some of the items that will be for sale on December 9 and 10. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

That one-of-a-kind treasure for under the tree—or for yourself—can be discovered while supporting artisans on the verge of making their dreams a reality at the annual Kootenay Studio Arts Winter Show & Sale.

The decade-long seasonal tradition is an amazing opportunity for the community to explore the stone heritage building on the corner of Josephine and Victoria streets. It’s inside where the magic happens.

B.C. offers increased protection for those at risk of family violence

This model strengthens the ability of police to enforce protection orders and of Crown counsel to prosecute breach charges.

Government is acting to ensure greater safety and protection of those experiencing or are at risk of family violence, by using professional process servers for delivery of protection orders at no cost to applicants, in all regions of the province.

This change means more than 1,000 applicants will no longer need to arrange for a friend or family member to serve a protection order or hire a professional process server when a respondent is not present in court to receive the order.

Alberta increasingly unattractive for oil and gas investment, according to annual global survey

This year Alberta dropped 18 spots to 43rd out of 96 jurisdictions worldwide on the Policy Perception Index.

Alberta continues to look less attractive for investment in the eyes of oil and gas companies, while neighbouring Saskatchewan keeps looking better, finds the annual global survey of petroleum-sector executives released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan, Canadian public policy think-tank.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Keep The Faith

Kerry Reed is still loving his job. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures

It's time for the best fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing.

Kerry says there continues to be some great days for fishing. Here's what's on tap for December.

Editorial: Seven Summits Centre For Learning is now partnered with SD 71; how is that working?

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Thanks to the Seven Summits Centre for Learning (Seven Summits), Rossland still has Kindergarten to Grade 12  (K -12) education within its city limits.  When School District 20 decided to close Maclean Elementary School, sell that building and move its former students into the former Rossland Secondary School building, and bus Grade 10, 11 and 12 students down the hill to the brand-new J.L Crowe Secondary School, a group of Rosslanders dedicated to maintaining K - 12 education within Rossland got busy. Very busy.  And so Seven Summits was born.

AED used on collapsed woman Wednesday in front of City Hall

Emergency vehicles line Ward Street in front of Kootenay Insurance Services Wednesday afternoon after a woman collapsed while driving her car. — Submitted photo

Some people enroll in a First Aid or CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) course or learn about employing an AED (automated external defibrillator) and never need to use their knowledge in an emergency situation.

Thankfully Deana Postnikoff remembered everything she learned during AED training.

Shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday, while returning to work from taking a late lunch, the City of Nelson employee witnessed a person in distress and jumped into action.

Stetski brings fight to keep Jumbo Wild to Parliament

Jumbo fight front and center in House of Commons.

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski has brought the two decade old struggle to Keep Jumbo Wild to parliament.

In a recent statement in the House of Commons, Stetski drew Parliamentarians attention to the Ktunaxa Nations challenge in the Supreme Court of Canada that began Thursday. 

He also highlighted the beauty of the Purcell Mountains and recognized the tireless efforts of the thousands of people across Kootenay-Columbia working to protect wild spaces.

Bombers outlast Wildcats as High School Hoop season tips off

Bombers outlast Wildcats as High School Hoop season tips off

It was a tale of two games, but the L.V. Rogers Bombers still prevailed over district rivals Mount Sentinel Wildcats in High School Senior Boy's Basketball action Tuesday in South Slocan.

The Bombers held off a late charge by the Wildcats to score a 74-64 victory as the High School Basketball season kicked off its exhibition season.

LVR hit the ground running, using full-court pressure to build a 25-11 advantage after one period.

However, the Wildcats kept pecking away at the lead, cutting the margin to 42-27 at recess and 49-46 after three quarters.

FortisBC receives approval for electricity rate change

Line crews in the Okanagan work to keep the infrastructure up to date to ensure power is kept on for customers.

In a media release Wednesday, FortisBC announced the company has received approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) for an electricity rate change effective January 1, 2017.

The rate customers pay is increasing by 2.76 per cent, which is approximately $3.65 more per month for the average residential electricity customer.

The BCUC has approved the rate as interim, and the final rate change is subject to change based on further regulatory review in 2017.

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