March 2017

Federal RCMP shut down sophisticated drug lab

Police said the sophisticated lab near Rock Creek had the potential to produce significant amount of methamphetamine.

A suspected methamphetamine lab operating near Rock Creek (34 kilometres east of Osoyoos) has been shut down and dismantled following a RCMP investigation.

On (Wednesday) March 1, members of the RCMP Federal Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team (CLEAR) with the support of other RCMP Federal and Serious Organized Crime teams and regional detachments executed a search warrant on the rural property, seizing a significant quantity of illicit drugs, numerous weapons and arresting two men.  

City looks to abolish daylight savings time and unregulated micro transmitters

The changing to Pacific Daylight Savings Time each spring has a negative impact on people’s health and cognitive awareness. — Screen shot photo

Daylight Savings Time and micro cell phone towers drew the attention and ire of city council as it considered resolutions to bring to the provincial table for approval.

Each year the Association of Kootenay and Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) allows its member municipalities the opportunity to put forward resolutions that address issues of a broader spectrum for the Kootenay-Boundary region for the membership’s consideration.

It was a 'Chelsea Dagger' night for the Nitehawks

Ex-Leaf Nolan Percival nets winner as Hawks stage epic comeback against Nelson to grab 2-0 lead in Murdoch Division Final.

Not quite the way the coaching staff drafted up the game plan on the black board, but it's still a win for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Ex-Leaf Nolan Percival scored with seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Nitehawks to a 4-3 come-from-behind Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Wednesday night in Fruitvale.

The win gives Beaver Valley a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division playoff series.

Games three and four go Friday and Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

Puck drop is 7 p.m.

It pays to be a government employee in Alberta

 The study finds that government employees in Alberta — including federal, provincial and municipal workers — received 7.9 per cent higher wages. — Fraser Institute graphic

With the Alberta government set to unveil another large budget deficit next week, a new study by the Fraser Institute finds that all public-sector workers in the province — including federal, provincial and municipal employees — receive higher pay, on average, than comparable workers in the private sector and enjoy more generous non-wage benefits, too.

Snowmaggedon baby recovering in hospital

Baby Elizabeth is pictured doing just fine with mom Ashley, dad  Matt, brother Finn, and sister Emma. — Submitted photo

A Nelson family is praising the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital and Interior Health for saving the life of their premature baby, who had to be medevaced to Kelowna in the middle of February’s biggest snowstorm.

Officials with Interior Health say it was one of the most complicated medical transfers they’ve ever had to do- one that involved doctors and nurses from Nelson, Trail, Grand Forks and Kelowna, the provincial ambulance service, and even snowplough operators along Highway 3.

Petition asks for the recall and amendment of ‘punitive’ Medical Cannabis Business License Bylaw

Jim Leslie of the Kootenay’s Medicine Tree said his business is facing financial hardship in the face of new cannabis business licence regulations recently adopted by the city.

Nelson’s “restrictive and punitive” cannabis business bylaw could force one of the leading cannabis health clinics in the city to close if changes aren’t made to the new legislation, says the Kootenay’s Medicine Tree executive director.

Jim Leslie said the Kootenay’s Medicine Tree (KMT) is facing financial hardship in the face of new cannabis business licence regulations the city has just adopted (Monday night), and it has mounted an online petition in response.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Back to the Water

Nothing like the smile on a young fisherman after catching a big one. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures

Well the weather wasn’t very cooperative this past month and just when people thought spring was on the horizon, Mother Nature rudely surprised everyone. 

Spring forward into Daylight Savings Time Sunday

The practice, when time springs forward at 2 a.m., occurs the second Sunday in March.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse with the extended winter weather that good old Time Change weekend comes along.

Sunday morning is the start of Daylight Savings Time — one of the most dreaded days on the calendar —  when clocks are pushed forward one hour.

The practice, when time springs forward at 2 a.m., occurs the second Sunday in March.

SEEDS NELSON burglarized at Lakeside Greenhouse

Thieves cut a hole in the locked greenhouse wall to enter the facility. — Submitted photoThieves cut a hole in the locked greenhouse wall to enter the facility. — Submitted photo

SEEDS, a non-profit organization formed in 2012, is asking for public assistance to help solve a burglary at its greenhouse at Lakeside Park in Nelson.

SEEDS board member Stephanie Myers said in a media release sometime between Saturday February 26th at noon and Tuesday February 28th the greenhouse in Lakeside Park was broken into and three panels of LED lights were stolen.

Nelson RCMP request public assistance in locating stolen vehicles

Nelson RCMP request public assistance in locating stolen vehicles

Nelson RCMP is requesting public assistance to locate the following vehicle's believed to have been stolen on or around February 20th, 2017 from the Beasley area.

The vehicles include:

  • 2015 Red Honda CRF 450 All Terrain Vehicle.
  • 2013 Polaris Assault Snowmobile with Orange & White decals.

Should any member of the general public have information with regards to this theft or whereabouts of these stolen vehicles they are requested to contact their nearest RCMP Detachment or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477.

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