February 2015

Single winning ticket purchased in Barrie, Ontario

Single winning ticket purchased in Barrie, Ontario

Back to work people.

The single winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw is believed to be purchased in Barrie, Ont.

The winning numbers were  1, 5, 7, 13, 14, 33 and 46. The bonus number was 47.

There were two prizes of $254,045.60 in the LOTTO MAX 6/7+Bonus category won by winning tickets purchased in Calgary and Ontario.

The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Feb. 13 will be $12 million.

Crawford sparks Leafs to thrilling win over Kamloops Storm

Crawford sparks Leafs to thrilling win over Kamloops Storm

Just when the so-called experts are ready to stick a fork in the Nelson Leafs the Heritage City franchise pulls out a big win.

Michael Crawford scored the winning goal with 43 seconds remaining in the game to lift Nelson to a thrilling 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the front-running Kamloops Storm Saturday in Spoolmak Country.

Crawford’s marker was unassisted.

A goal by Michael Rand midway through the third period had the teams thinking overtime was looming before Crawford stole the game away for Nelson.

UPDATED: NPD report missing Nelson man found in good health

Alexander MacKay of Nelson was located Tuesday. — Photo courtesy NPD

Nelson Police Department Acting Sergeant Corey Hoy said in media release that a missing Nelson man was located Monday morning.

Hoy said at approximately 10:30 a.m. Alexander MacKay, 35, was located and found in good health.

MacKay had not been seen or had contact with his family since departing his residence on (Tuesday) February 3.

NPD would like to take this opportunity to thank the public and media with their assistance in this matter.

Nelson Police ask for public assistance in finding missing man

Crews continue to work on mudslide on Highway 6 north of Crescent Valley

Crews continue to work on mudslide on Highway 6 north of Crescent Valley

Highway crews continue to work on removing a mudslide Sunday that has partially closed the road three kilometers north of Playmor Junction.

According to flagger at the scene, the slide happened in the early hours of Saturday morning on Highway 6 a few kilometers north of Crescent Valley.

No houses are in the slide area.

The mudslide closed the road to single lane traffic as YRB (Yellowhead Road & Bridge) maintenance crews work to remove the mud and water that is flowing across the highway.

Flag crews continue to control traffic.

Vernon's Cotter needs extra end to edge Joanisse in final of BC Men's Curling Championship

Jim Cotter of Vernon is heading back to the Tim Horton's Brier after winning the BC Championship Sunday in Vernon.

Jim Cotter of Vernon made a draw to the button to capture the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Mens' Curling Championship Sunday in the Central Okanagan City.

Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky, defeated Dean Joanisse of New Westminster 7-6 in 11 ends to claim the Men's Provincial Title.

The win avenged a loss to Joanisse in the first round of the Page Playoff.

Joanisse won that game 8-5.

The final was a seasaw affair with the lead exchanging hands several times.

Hydro rate increase, new affordable housing money, changes to CIP grant rules, wildfire safety, and more: Nelson city council notes

Hydro rate increase, new affordable housing money, changes to CIP grant rules, wildfire safety, and more: Nelson city council notes

This article reports on a number of decisions made by Nelson City Council at several meetings in January and February.

Nelson Hydro rate increase

On February 2, city council voted in favour of a 2.02 increase to hydro rates beginning in April 2015. The reasons given were inflation and a rate increase by Fortis, from which Nelson buys some of its power.  Council voted on three readings and the bylaw will come up at a future meeting for adoption.

 

Residential fire insurance and wildfires

Nelson to join #ShutDownCanada demonstration Friday at High Noon

Friday at High Noon, demonstrators will be joining in the #ShutDownCanada movement.

Vancouver is planning to join the cause.

So are Calgary, Edmonton, Fredericton and Kamloops.

Not lost in the #ShutDownCanada demonstration this week is the Heritage City where people are planning to march outside city halls, shut down highways, occupy high traffic areas.

Nelson's Keaton Roch lifts Kootenay Ice into tie against South Island Royals

Nelson's Keaton Roch lifts Kootenay Ice into tie against South Island Royals

Nelson's Keaton Roch scored with six minutes remaining in the game to lift Kootenay Ice into a 3-3 tie with South Island Royals in BC Major Midget Hockey League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The power play goal by Roch allowed the host Ice squad to escape the weekend series with at least a point in the Major Midget standings.

South Island double Kootenay 4-2 Saturday.

Justin Podgorenko of Nelson, also scoring on the power play, and Tanner Costa of Castlegar also had goals for Kootenay.

RDCK announces renovations to NDCC pool starting in May

The Nelson Neptunes swim club will once again be impacted now that renovations to the NDCC pool are going ahead. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The worst possible news for pool users in Nelson is happening (Friday) May 1 when the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre closes for renovations.

“While we had originally planned to begin renovating in April instead of May, the newly elected RDCK board and recreation commission required additional time to properly review and approve plans and budgets before the project could start,” said Joe Chirico, community services manager for the RDCK.

The RDCK said the facility is expected to remain closed for eight months until construction is completed.