February 2017

Fraser, Strohman power Wolves to Junior Bomber Invitational Title

Wolves forward Kyle Strohman blocks the shot by Jaiah Lotus during action between Grand Forks and LVR at the Hangar. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daiy

Liam Fraser and Kyle Strohmann combined for 40 points to lead the Grand Forks Wolves to a 65-53 victory over Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar in the final of the Bomber Junior Boy's Invitational Saturday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

Strohman, playing most of the game in foul trouble, finished with a game-high 23 points while Fraser, lights out from behind the three-point line, had 17 including five threes.

After community input received, wayfinding signage design tabled by city council

The community had voted for the current sign design as one of the three options developed in consultation with the business community.

Wayfinding signage designs chosen by the community have yet to be approved by city council as final decision on the project has been tabled.

At its Jan. 16 regular meeting city council was perplexed with the final look and location of the signs, despite having significant input from the community and business community on its development.

The community had voted for the current sign design as one of the three options developed in consultation with the business community.

City looks to shell out for its own multi-million dollar substation

A picture of the Rosemont Substation in Nelson provides a visual of what a Grand Forks station might look like. — Photo: City of Grand Forks

The city will be pulling on its reserves to help fund a new $5.6-million substation construction in order to reduce its power purchasing costs.

City council granted the early budget approval of $500,000, to be funded from capital reserves (gas tax reserve), for city staff to proceed with the design of the estimated $5.6-million electrical substation.

The project cost was significant and Coun. Julia Butler was hesitant to approve the funding of it, since the cost of a $50,000 feasibility study was not included in the project estimate.

Chamber asks for greater share from city as visitor numbers, costs climb in new location

With the new location at the foot of Baker Street now up and running, theNelson and District Chamber of Commerce is asking for its first increase in funding since 2007.

An increase in tourism visits in the city and a new building has the city’s chamber of commerce asking for its first visitor centre operating expense increase from the city in almost 10 years.

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce has asked the city for a three per cent inflationary increase to the annual fee for service contract it has with the city — something it has not asked for since 2007 — as city council entertained presentations from various city-funded groups while it prepares its next budget.

No stretch run here as Leafs drop pair on the weekend

Nelson missed out on two chances to move up Murdoch Division standings after dropping a pair of weekend games.

A promising start to the New Year is turning into a nightmare for the Nelson Leafs.

The Green and White lost its third straight — fourth in the last five games — 3-2 to the Castlegar Rebels in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.

Nelson lost to Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-3 Saturday as the Leafs completed a long 10-game home stand with a 3-4-1-2 record.

The Leafs took a 1-0 lead on the Rebels as Alex Meeker, back from serving a suspension, scored on the power play six minutes into the game.

Nelsonites hold vigil for victims of Quebec City mosque attack

People from all beliefs came together Sunday a Prayer Vigil & Candlelight Procession show sympathy and support for the victims of the appalling attack at the mosque in Sainte- Foy, Quebec. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson DailyFoy, Quebec.

Close to 100 people from all faiths joined together at the Anglican Church in Nelson for a Prayer Vigil & Candlelight Procession after a gunman shot six people last week at a Quebec City mosque.

"It was nice to see everyone come together to show our support for the Muslim community in Quebec," said a person as she left the vigil outside Nelson City Hall.

The Vigil was organized by the Anglican Church in Nelson to show sympathy and support for the victims of the appalling attack at the mosque in Sainte-Foy, Quebec.

UPDATED: Snowfall Warning leaves Kootenay/Boundary region with major cleanup

The pickup truck shows the depth of the avalanche deposit on Kootenay Pass Monday. — Photo courtesy West Kootenay District Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure

While the snowfall warning has been rescinded, Environment Canada is continuing an snow alert for Highway 3 from the Paulson Pass through to the Elk Valley, which includes the Kootenay Pass from Salmo to Creston.

"The low pressure system that brought heavy snow to the Kootenays will move east of the area today. Snow will continue to ease through the day with additional amounts of 5 to 10 cm expected."

The alert said snow will continue today and tonight over the Elk Valley and Kootenay Pass with additional amounts of 15 to 25 cm.

Representative for Children and Youth: Alex's Story Prompts Acting Rep to Recommend Key Changes

Bernard Richard, BC's Acting Representative for Children and Youth

Lacking any permanent connection to his family and culture and without the mental health supports that might have made a difference, an 18-year-old Métis youth in care took his own life in an act of desperation, says an investigative report issued today by British Columbia’s Acting Representative for Children and Youth.

Trail cop runs into freezing river to save local woman after car crash

Trail cop runs into freezing river to save local woman after car crash

The fire department's river rescue boat was deployed and a police officer got to swim in the river this afternoon after an accident at around 2:45 p.m.

Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke said it all stemmed from a two-vehicle MVI between Birchbank and Genelle.

“There was a small van heading northbound and a larger van heading south,” Oelke explained. “The northbound vehicle crossed over (the centre line), essentially sideswiping the other vehicle, and sending both vans off the road.”

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