September 2016

Concerns over Banff lake closure puts British Columbia on alert for whirling disease

Last week, Parks Canada closed Johnson Lake in Banff National Park after fish tested positive for whirling disease – the first case of this disease in the country.

Provincial biologists are calling on British Columbia anglers to take extra precautions following the discovery of a potentially fatal fish disease in an Alberta lake.

Last week, Parks Canada closed Johnson Lake in Banff National Park after fish tested positive for whirling disease – the first case of this disease in the country. 

Road Kings Parade kicks off Queen City Cruise

A future fire chief was in Friday's Nelson Road Kings Parade. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise kicked off Friday with the parade down Baker Street in Nelson.

The street was lined with car enthusiasts eager to see numerous vintage units entered in the 2016 Queen City Cruise.

The weekend continues today with the Show and Shine on Baker Street followed by the Poker Run Prize Presentation later on Saturday.

The day officially concludes with the Nelson Official Bar Hop tonight beginning at 9 p.m.

Hunt scores twice to spark Leafs past Braves; Hawks, Bruins break even in feisty contest

Hunt scores twice to spark Leafs past Braves; Hawks, Bruins break even in feisty contest

Sawyer Hunt scored twice to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 6-2 trashing of the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Lilac City.

Hunt, who came to Nelson in an off-season move from the Kimberley Dynamiters, scored twice in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie.

The win allowed Nelson to gain a split during a two-game road swing to open the 2016-17 KIJHL season.

Nelson lost 3-1 Friday in Fruitvale to defending Murdoch Division champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Earthquake near Oliver over weekend

The map on Earthquake Canada shows the location of the quake.

That jolt Saturday morning wasn't that kick from coffee for residents in the South Okanagan.

Earthquake Canada reporter there was a 4.0 earthquake  detected by seismic measuring systems near Oliver, B.C., on Saturday morning.

"There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected," said the Earthquake Canada website.

"Lightly felt in Penticton, Kaleden, Bridesville, Lake Country, Oliver and region."

Road Kings Queen City Cruise continues to dial up the crowds

The downtown of Nelson was filled with car buffs taking in the Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise. — The Nelson Daily

There may have been a few less cars, but that didn't take away from huge crowds that flocked to the 2016 Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise this past weekend in the Heritage City.

After Mother Nature slowly moved the rain clouds away, the sun took over to shine down on the 14th annual show that gave spectators a look at some amazing rides, from classic muscle cars to brand new imports and the occasional motorcycle.

RCMP investigates allegations of police misconduct

RCMP investigates allegations of police misconduct

Statement by Assistant Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr

Good afternoon. I am Assistant Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr and I am the acting Commanding Officer of the RCMP in British Columbia.

I am here today to provide a statement with respect to allegations of police misconduct in connection with a file that has been unfolding within the last 40 hours. This remains a very fluid and ongoing investigation and this is what I can confirm at this time.

Selkirk College Set for Golden Weekend

Premier W.A.C. Bennett attended the official opening ceremony of the Castlegar Campus in April, 1967. Here he chats with one of the Selkirk College students. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The doors opened to a new era of post-secondary learning 50 years ago when Selkirk College welcomed students seeking a brighter future from across the West Kootenay and Boundary region.

Royal Tour – schedule of events announced

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be in Kelowna Tuesday, September 27.

The itinerary for the upcoming Royal Tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been released, with information on the stop in Kelowna.

“I’m pleased to announce the official itinerary for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visits to British Columbia communities as part of their Royal Tour," said BC Premier Christy Clark.

“This tour presents a unique opportunity the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to learn more about our province’s diverse urban, rural and remote wilderness regions."

Crash sends one woman to hospital

Crash sends one woman to hospital

Regional Fire Rescue crews responded to a call-out Sunday night at roughly 8:45 p.m. to lower Casino Road, straight across from Glenmerry.

Deputy regional fire chief Dan Derby said a single vehicle with one occupant had gone over the banks, and crews arrived to assist BC Ambulance Service in extricating the driver.

One woman was transported to hospital with unspecified injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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