May 2017

Mock disaster tests local departments as part of Emergency Preparedness Week

This rescue was real as Nelson firefighters carry the injured woman to safety following a fall down a steep bank near Mountain Lake in Feburary. — Photo courtesy Nelson Fire Rescue

Residents are invited to watch a disaster and the resulting emergency response unfold on Saturday, May 6th when a training scenario is staged at the vacant land at Mount St. Francis Hospital, 1300 Gordon Road in Nelson.
As part of Emergency Preparedness Week, the exercise will require several agencies to work together to respond to a mock bus accident that involves mass “casualties” and hazmat conditions.  

BC Election 2017: Kim Charlesworth, Green Party — A veteran environmental voice raises the Green banner

Kim Charlesworth doesn't believe the Nelson-Creston riding have been well served at all.

Only a few more sleeps for candidates as voting has commenced in BC's the 41st general election with advance polls now open.

On Tuesday, May 9th the rest of voting will conclude to elect members to the Legislative Assembly in Victoria.

To help voters gain some insight into the five candidates vying for the Nelson-Creston seat, The Nelson Daily will profile all five of the candidates running.

Today, The Nelson Daily Reporter Tim Schafer speaks with Green Party candidate Kim Charlesworth

No one injured after bear shreds camp near Red Sands Beach

NPD would like to remind the public that this is the time for bears to be looking for food and to ensure that garbage, compost, and waste products are disposed of in a secure manner to avoid any possible confrontations with wildlife.

After a man was charged by a grizzly last week on the Great Northern Trail above Stanley Street entrance and the Nelson Cemetery Nelson Police report another possible bear encounter Thursday evening near Red Sands Beach on Bealby Road.

Nelson Police dispatch received a call Thursday (May 4) at approximately 9:13 pm of a possible party at Red Sands Beach. 

UPDATED: RCMP release name of man buried in landslide

UPDATED: RCMP release name of man buried in landslide

RCMP have identified the man who is missing and presumed dead after a landslide at Tappen, near Salmon Arm Saturday as 76-year-old Roy Frederick Sharp.

Police said Sharp was last seen inside his home along Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road.

That area was hit by a mudslide early Saturday.

According to RCMP, search crews have been on site throughout the weekend but have been unable to locate Sharp.

RCMP confirm Tappen senior missing following mudslide

Bylaw deals Compassion Club out of the picture as cannabis regulations handed down

Council decided which applicants would be in line for the six available medical cannabis licences in the City of Nelson.

Only five of the city’s seven medical cannabis business licence applications made the cut under the new Medical Cannabis Business Licence Bylaw, with one long-time business left on the outside looking in.

On Monday night Nelson city council flexed the muscle of its newly minted bylaw and determined which of the seven applicants for the six available medical cannabis licences would be granted a pass.

Mock disaster challenges local emergency agencies

Local emergency services respond to a mock bus accident Saturday at former Mount St. Francis Hospital. — Submitted photo

The former Mount St. Francis Hospital was a beehive of activity Saturday morning as Emergency Agencies from throughout the region participated in the mock disaster exercise training scenario.

The training scenario was part of Emergency Preparedness Week.

The exercise required several agencies to work together to respond to a mock bus accident that involves mass “casualties” and hazmat conditions. 

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Weather awful, but fishing great

This was one happy camper after pulling in a nice fish. — Photo Reel Adventures Sportfishing

It seems like Mother Nature refuses to cooperate with some good weather.

However, that didn't stop fishermen from flocking to the lake for an exceptional month on the water as Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing discusses the past month and what's on the agenda for May in this installment of Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

Letter: Must voice my opinion

Letter: Must voice my opinion

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Advertorial — Mayor and Council and fellow citizens

City of Nelson downtown core.

Mayor and Council and fellow citizens:

Brand new sculptures to be unveiled next week

Imagine the Stories by Rabi'a and Carl Schlichting

Get your Sculpturewalking shoes ready! On Saturday, May 13, 30 sculptures will be landing in Castlegar’s downtown, marking the seventh year of the internationally-renowned Castlegar Sculpturewalk.

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