August 2016

City’s recreation facility to get new recreation coordinator

City’s recreation facility to get new recreation coordinator

A new position slated for the city’s recreation facility is expected to bring new revenues into the municipal and regional institution.

The Nelson and District Community Complex and the city are going to get a new recreation coordinator position for a one-year term position.

The coordinator will develop opportunities for increased revenues, the development of a Nelson and District Recreation Facilities task force and conduct a study of best practices for Nelson and district recreation facilities.

Harry Potter, Pokémon Go and Our Unnamed Crisis

Harry Potter, Pokémon Go and Our Unnamed Crisis

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels trace the young wizard’s efforts to vanquish his adversary Voldemort, also known as the Dark Lord.

Throughout the series, Rowling establishes that Voldemort is so feared in the wizarding world that it is considered dangerous even to speak his name. Most characters in the novels refer to him as "You-Know-Who" or "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named" rather than say his name aloud.

IHA joins in expanding overdose prevention program

The Take Home Naloxone program has expanded to 70 sites which includes: all Interior Health emergency departments, public health centres, mental health and substance use offices as well as several community agencies.

As part of Interior Health’s overdose emergency response, the Take Home Naloxone program has expanded to 70 sites which includes: all Interior Health emergency departments, public health centres, mental health and substance use offices as well as several community agencies.
 
“Drug-related overdoses and deaths are a huge concern,” said Health Minister Terry Lake.

LETTER: Local postal workers union frustrated over flawed negotiations

LETTER: Local postal workers union frustrated over flawed negotiations

Dear Editor

On behalf of the women and men who process and deliver your mail and serve you at the Castlegar Post Office, I want to thank the public for your participation in the postal review and especially for your ongoing support during our difficult negotiations with Canada Post.

UPDATE: Krestova incident tied to gun theft from Trail museum

UPDATE: Krestova incident tied to gun theft from Trail museum

Laurence Darren Charles McKay, 35, of Krestova, is facing three counts of Attempted Murder, one count of Committing an Assault while in Possession of a Weapon – (firearm), one count of Uttering Threats, and one count of Possession of a Firearm while prohibited from possessing a firearm.

When McKay was arrested, police also found in his vehicle a gun stolen from the Trail Museum during the late night/early morning of July 28  according to RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

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Hit-and-run sends one to hospital; police ask public for information

Hit-and-run sends one to hospital; police ask public for information

Local police are looking for an Alberta driver after a hit-and-run Friday morning sent at least one person to hospital Friday.

The incident occurred on Hwy 3B at a place called Wedding Cake Corner, according to Trail top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke, whose detachment got the call at roughly 8:35 a.m.

Residents' report finds government’s feasibility study 'clearly inadequate'

Signs supporting the keeping of the ferry landing in Balfour have been found on roadways throughout the West Kootenay. — The Nelson Daily photo

After receiving no response from the provincial government, citizens opposed to closing the Balfour ferry terminal have gone public with the release of their own analysis of the government’s feasibility study.

The Queens Bay Residents Association said the 12-page document finds the SNC-Lavalin study inadequate, biased and unfit to base a decision to move the ferry terminal to Queens Bay.

Arena safety netting a temporary thing, says RDCK official

The netting along the east side of the NDCC Arena is only temporary as RDCK officials wanted to protect fitness users inside the arena mezzanine. — Photo John Boivin, The Nelson Daily

No need to panic hockey fans.

Heavy netting surrounding two-thirds of the rink at the Nelson and District Community Complex isn’t a permanent thing, say RDCK officials.

It’s been put there to protect people working out in the temporary gym on the mezzanine, says RDCK General Manager of Community Services Joe Chirico.

“It definitely wasn’t part of this year’s plans until we put the fitness equipment in place,” Chirico told The Nelson Daily.

UPDATED: City continues water quality advisory for Lakeside Rotary Park Beach

City staff is urging the public not to swim at Lakeside Rotary Park beach. — The Nelson Dailly staff

Despite a reduction in E.coli levels taken from water samples taken at Lakeside Rotary Park beach area, the City of Nelson said a water quality advisory remains in effect and th area is not suitable for swimming.

“Unfortunately, the  E.coli levels remain higher than acceptable and we need to advise residents that the water quality is not suitable for swimming” said Director of Public Works & Utilities Colin Innes. 

Const. Jason Anstey newest member of Nelson Police Department

Constable Jason Anstey is welcomed to the NPD by Chief Constable Paul Burkart during a recent ceremony at NPD headquarters.
The Nelson Police welcomed its newest officer, Constable #86, to the department during a recent swearing in ceremony at Nelson Police Department.

Nelson Police Chief Paul Burkart conducted the swearing of Constable Jason Anstey, who comes to the Heritage City after serving the past 16 years with Toronto Police Services.

Anstey replaces one of the three officers who have retired or resigned this past year from the NPD staff.

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