February 2017

ICBC to offer new windshield repair program

The average cost of a windshield replacement in 2016 was approximately $820; whereas typically a windshield chip repair costs under $70. — Submitted photo

In response to customer feedback, ICBC will soon offer windshield repair coverage to improve the value and services for customers across the province and, at the same time, help reduce the costs which are putting pressure on insurance rates by approximately $8 million per year.

Starting this spring, customers who purchase ICBC's optional comprehensive coverage will be able to have a chip in their windshield repaired for free, as long as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Letter: City of Nelson please re-think new garbage rules

Letter: City of Nelson please re-think new garbage rules

To The Editor:

I am a person with a physical disability who is writing to voice my displeasure over the new garbage rules. 

These new garbage rules are whack. I understand less weight, but I am a person with a physical disability, who thankfully has nice neigbours who are willing to put out my garbage and recycling out on the morning of garbage day.

NDP candidate blames Boundary-Similkameen MLA of 'Wild West' fundraising

NDP Candidate Colleen Ross says Liberal MLA Linda Larson should disclose any of that money came from residents of Boundary-Similkameen.

Christy Clark blames the NDP for hacking their party website.

NDP John Horgan fires back, threatens to sue Liberals over allegations by Premier.

Locally, Boundary-Similkameen NDP Candidate Colleen Ross says Liberal MLA Linda Larson bringing “Wild West” political cash scheme to riding.

It sure appears a provincial election is on the horizon.

Ross raised the issue over Liberal fundraising after Larson held and an exclusive $2,500 a plate fundraiser recently in Kelowna.

Census figures are out: who grew, and by how much?

Census figures are out: who grew, and by how much?

The 2016 census figures are out, and communities all over Canada can compare their current population figures with the numbers from the 2011 census.  

In terms of percentage of growth, Rossland leads the pack of local municipalities; from a 2011 head-count of 3,556, Rossland has grown by 4.9% to a 2016 population of 3,729. -- an increase of  173 people.

Just down the hill, the Village of Warfield  shrank by 20 residents in those five years. 

The City of Trail grew from 7,681 in 2011 to 7,709 in 2016 -- 28 people: less than half one percent.

Party hack screams hacked

The accusations this past week must definitely mean the British Columbia's 41st general election is well underway.

Splat. It would seem British Columbia's 41st general election is well underway.

The uproar this week over news that someone may have hacked the B.C. Liberal party's website is a harbinger of things to come, so fasten your seat belts.

Lost in the charges and counter-charges over the alleged hack is a characteristic most hackers share.

Any hacker worth their salt doesn't want “the hackee” to know they've been hacked.

It's a risk losing your hacking-license offense.

City looks to increase revenue by 'tripling' rates for seniors parking passes

The purchase of a parking pass is not mandatory; seniors can opt to pay at the meter if they park less than 7.5 hours per month at a metered stall. — The Nelson Daily photo

Annual fees for seniors parking passes in the city could triple in the next budget, as Nelson council looks for ways to increase non-taxation revenue.

Council passed the first three readings of a bylaw amendment that would effectively triple annual parking fees for seniors, rising from $30 per year to $90, netting the city an extra $30,000 per year. The bylaw still has to pass fourth reading and adoption at the next regular council meeting to be put into effect.

Sign of the times for Shambhala

Owners of the Savoy Hotel are apply for a building permit to install a projecting sign greater in size than the city’s current bylaw.

One of the newest landmarks in the city’s downtown received a sign of approval from city council on Monday.

The city’s governing body approved an application to vary the Sign Bylaw to allow the owners of the Savoy Hotel — Shambhala Music Festival — to apply for a building permit to install a projecting sign greater in size than the city’s current bylaw.

Letter: Left at the voting alter by the Prime Minister

Letter: Left at the voting alter by the Prime Minister

To The Editor:

The Liberal Government under Justin Trudeau has chosen to abandon its commitment to reform our voting system. This is something that the Canadian voting public should not take laying down.

Our voting system stands at the core of our democratic process and represents our most fundamental democratic right. Our current "first past the post" voting system is outdated and does not reflect the wishes of the voting public.

Be Safe out there driving on Family Day Weekend

Know Before You Go as BC enjoys Family Day Holiday. — The Nelson Daily

It's not going to be an easy weekend for driving on BC highways with Mother Nature showering the Southern Interior with all kinds of weather, from snow to freezing rain.

Snow, sleet, heavy rain, fog and ice are just some of the challenging winter conditions you could encounter if you’re planning to travel throughout B.C. this Family Day long weekend.

Leafs slide continues as Rockies rally to 5-3 KIJHL victory

No joy in Leafsville as Nelson fights four-game losing skid.

Davin Burton scored the winning goal 57 seconds into the third period sparking the Columbia Valley Rockies to a 5-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Friday night in Invermere.

The loss was the fourth straight for the Green and White, and the fifth time in the last six games Nelson has dropped points.

Nelson jumped to a 2-0 lead late in the first period on goals by Alex Meeker and Logan Wullum, the latter a shorthanded marker.

But Mike Dyck, his first of two in the game, cut the lead in half with a goal before the buzzer.

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