February 2016

Nakusp RCMP seize drugs in Edgewood bust

Nakusp RCMP seize drugs in Edgewood bust
A 'significant' amount of drugs have been confiscated after a bust in Edgewood today, according to RCMP Cpl. Jason Burndred.
"On Thursday, Feb. 11, the Nakusp RCMP executed a CDSA search warrant for an unlicenced grow operation in the Edgewood B.C. area," Burndred said.

ICBC’s Hall of Shame: Cyber Fraud Files of 2015

A woman too hurt to work, but yet finds time for a game of roller derby is just one of the fraud files that is costing B.C. up to $600 million each year, or every driver more than $100 on their annual insurance policy. — Submitted photo

Some things people just can't make up.

The Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) has released its Cyber Files Wall of Shame for 2015.

It goes from a  woman too hurt to go to work yet finds time for roller derby to a man who sets his own truck on fire then tries to make a claim to a man who completes a grueling 12-mile obstacle race despite claiming to be severely injured.

Province toughens up drinking and driving laws

Two things that don't go together, keys and driving. — Submited photo

Some of the toughest regulations in Canada just got a lot tougher.

The provincial government has added new regulations to clarify and toughen the consequences of drinking and drug affected driving in British Columbia, strengthening the Province’s resolve to have the safest roads in North America by 2020.

"These measures will help both deter and prevent unsafe drivers from getting back on our roads," said Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Morris.

Glacier Gym Club host Judges Cup

The Judges Cup is expected to attract more than 160 athletes to Nelson. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Glacier Gymnastics Club is rolling out the red carpet for the Judges Cup this weekend at the Civic Centre facility.

The Judges Cup, attracting more than 160 athletes from Trail, Castlegar, Kimberley, Cranbrook and host Nelson, is the first of many competitions for the Glacier gymnasts as the club begins its competitive season.

The competition goes Saturday, running all day.

Competition includes provincial level athletes and Junior Olympians.

Glacier Club is expected to enter as many as 90 competitors.

RCMP on lookout for Cranbrook home invasion suspect

RCMP in Cranbrook now have reason to believe Salvador-Bejarano is now in the Calgary area.

The Cranbrook RCMP are asking the public’s assistance in locating Michael Andres Salvador-Bejarano who currently has a warrant outstanding for his arrest in connection with the February 4th 2016, home invasion incident in Cranbrook.

A warrant for arrest has been issued for Michael Andres Salvador-Bejarano, born May 23, 1991.

Salvador is believed to be in the Calgary area.

Salvador-Bejarano is described as:

Event organizers hoping for best as crowds flock to NDCC Arena, Curling Club

The sign (inset) at the corner of Cedar and Front Streets directs the public to park in the empty lot across the railroad tracks next to the YRB yard. — The Nelson Daily photo

Anyone who’s been in downtown Vancouver on a night when the Canucks and Lions are both in action knows what it’s like to find a parking spot.

People in Nelson may get a chance to experience its own gridlock this weekend as people flock to the NDCC Arena area to take in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action and play at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships.

RDCK prepares to ante up on the region’s most popular new park

Nearly $875,000 is expected to be spent on Crescent Valley Beach Regional Park over the next 10 years. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nearly $875,000 is expected to be spent on one of the region’s most popular parks in the next 10 years as it moves from a private and unregulated recreational area to a managed and ordered asset in the region’s arsenal of parks.

Crescent Valley Beach Regional Park (Crescent Valley Beach) is a popular park on the shoreline of the Slocan River in the West Kootenay’s Crescent Valley community, with the river, rapids, a south-facing beach and upland trails providing the attraction.

Police seeking public assistance in nabbing theft suspects

Police seeking public assistance in nabbing theft suspects

Police are looking for three suspects after a theft Wednesday, according to RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson.

On the evening of Feb.10, between 9 and 10 p.m., two males and one female were involved in the theft of two snowblowers from a business along Columbia Ave near 22 Street,” Johnson said.

“The suspects were driving a dark coloured Dodge Dakota Extended Cab truck and would have been noticeable due to having the items in the pick-up box.

Cotter rink rolls into Page Playoff at 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships

Jim Cotter of Vernon, along with third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffiths and lead Rick Sawatsky, have advanced into the Page Playoff as the top seeded team after edging out Michael Johnson of New Westminster 5-4 Thursday at the Nelson Curling Club. — Bruce Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

Earlier in the week, Jim Cotter expressed that the goal of every team at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships was to “make the playoffs.”

Cotter grabbed the top spot in the Page Playoff Thursday night, holding off Michael Johnson of New Westminster 5-4 in the A-Final at the Nelson Curling Club.

The defending BC Men’s Champ took control of the game from the opening end, scoring the deuce in the first end.