July 2015

Delta Police release video of motorcyle rider exceeding 200 km/hr

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Delta Police released footage Tuesday of a motorcyclist exceeding 200 kilometer per hour on a ride on the Pacific Highway.

The GoPro video shot on the ride shows the 27-year-old Lower Mainland man shows the rider dangerously weaving through traffic and between rows of cars on a ride in April on Highway 17.

He was clocked by police travelling 213 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone.

“This motorcyclist was pulled over after registering 213 km/hr on a laser in an 80 km/hr zone,” the Delta Police media release said.

Nelson man believes 'Lady Luck' on his side after tree crushes trailer during Monday's thunderstorm

Rich Nelson escaped serious injury when a tree crashed through the family trailer during Monday's thunderstorm. — Submitted photo

A Nelson man believes “Lady Luck” was on his side during Monday’s thunderstorm that rocked the Heritage City.

Richard Nelson, at home alone at the time of thunderstorm Monday evening, was inside the family dwelling at the Rosemont Trailer Park when a huge tree crashed through the roof as a result of the Gale Force winds the storm packed.

“I was watching the storm from the living room window when I saw two trees (next to the trailer) bend at a 45 degree angle,” Nelson told The Nelson Daily.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Stick to shorelines

Kerry Reed (left) helps a client hold a catch during a Reel Adventures outing. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

June is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for July in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

It is now July and we are excited to announce that we have placed our boats in all of our favourite fishing locations.  

We now have our two boats on Kootenay Lake, as well as one boat on the Columbia River, and just recently placed our other boat on the westcoast of Vancouver Island out of Ucluelet.  So, we have plenty of options for everybody throughout the summer months.’

Nelsonites ring in Canada Day 2015 in grand style

The fireworks display over Kootenay Lake capped off an eventful Canada Day for Nelsonites Wednesday. — The Nelson Daily

By Heather Austin, The Nelson Daily

Thanks to the great work of City of Nelson Public Works crews, patriotic Nelsonites were able to celebrate Canada Day at Lakeside Rotary Park Wednesday.

However, before the cake was ready to serving, Nelsonites started Canada Day off right with short stacks of pancakes and maple syrup on Baker Street, courtesy of the nice folks at the Lions Club.

Always have a Plan B — Nelson's Dryden Hunt to attend Canadiens Development Camp

Dryden Hunt, who was at the Carolina Hurricanes camp in 2014, is off to Montreal to attend the Canadiens Development Camp beginning Sunday. — Photo courtesy Jamie Kellner

It’s a proven fact to always have a backup plan just in case that original idea goes south.

Dryden Hunt knows all too well things do not always go as planned as the Nelson Minor Hockey product prepares to enter the world of professional hockey.

After not hearing his name called out for the second consecutive year last week at the 2015 National Hockey League entry draft  in Sunrise, Florida, the 6-foot, 200-pound forward already has a direction in place.

2015 Artwalk kicks off summer season Friday

The 2014 Grand Opening of Artwalk was well attended as people flocked from venue to venue in and around downtown Nelson.

Artwalk is a singularly Nelson activity celebrating 27 years of local and regional artist promotion.

Artwalk attracts custom to local businesses along Baker Street, Vernon Street and Front Street by presenting the work of local artists in business locations as venues and galleries.

In partnership with Blue Night, a new start up arts presenter in Nelson, we plan to enhance the activities in Nelson by increasing presentation and performance through collaboration.

Opening night for Artwalk 2015 is Friday (July 3rd) from 5-9 p.m.

British Columbians support tougher distracted driving penalties

An overwhelming number participants in the survey are in favour of tougher penalties.

The numbers are in — and it's only at the halfway point.

BC residents are concerned about this dangerous behaviour of distracted driving and would support tougher penalties to curb it.

Since June 16, 2015, the website has been visited over 11,800 times.

Nearly 90% of those leaving feedback say they’re “very concerned” about distracted driving, and 96% support escalating sanctions for repeat offenders.

Nelson Hydro continues to work to restore power to all areas following Monday's thunderstorm

Nelson Hydro continues to work to restore power to all areas following Monday's thunderstorm

Nelson Hydros said some areas remain without power following Monday's massive thunderstorm that downed trees and debris in the region in record time.

Nelson Hydro in a media release said the areas in Upper Longbeach, Carlson Rd., Harrop, Beggs Rd., Rogers Rd., Upper Balfour, Johnson Rd., Ymir Rd., Tagham, Sproule Cr., Carleson Rd., and most of Blewett Road had power restored Tuesday night.

Although Nelson Hydro said power was lost in Harrop again at this morning to an unknown reason.

Nelson Police report quiet Canada Day in Heritage City

Nelson Police report quiet Canada Day in Heritage City

Nelson Police reported very little crime during the Canada Day 2015 festivities in and around the city Wednesday.

Nelson Police Department Sergeant Corey Hoy said staff faced minimal challenges throughout the day. 

"There were several alcohol pour outs during the festivities and minimal drug use was observed," Hoy said in a media release.

"During the lead up to the fireworks display there was minimal boat / marine traffic and no infractions involving open liquor were observed. 

Killjoys blast Dam City to capture second Golden Boot Trophy in three years

Action was intense in the 40 C degree temperature inside the NDCC Arena Saturday at the Mountain Mayhem Championship. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Killjoys scored early and often en route to reclaiming the West Kootenay Roller Derby title at the Mountain Mayhem Championship Saturday in the NDCC Arena.

The Killjoys dominated the contest from the opening jam, scoring a 220-146 win over defending champion Castlegar Dam City Rollers to claim the Golden Boot Trophy.

“Winning the title was very rewarding after a season of hard training and determination,” said Jennifer Worman, AKA, Meg Ablast of the Killjoys.