December 2014

Don't let a lending scam spoil your Christmas

Don't let a lending scam spoil your Christmas

British Columbia's regulator of mortgage brokers is warning consumers to watch out for scams targeted at people looking for easy access to mortgage funds.

The Office of the Registrar of Mortgage Brokers at the Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM) recently identified companies promoting their services through classified advertising that are not registered to do business in this province.

Nelson's Ross Steed turns to fundraising to help in his fight against chronic Lyme disease

Nelson native Ross Steed needs help in his battle against chronic Lyme disease, a disease not recognized by the Canadian medical system. — Submitted photo

The family of a 55-year-old Nelson man has taken to a fundraising website to raise money to help in the fight against chronic Lyme disease.

For the past five years, Ross Steed has endured a level of pain and discomfort on a day-to-day basis that is beyond what most people could ever imagine.

However, chronic Lyme disease is not recognized by the Canadian medical system, so there is no financial support for Steed in his quest to treat and recover from this debilitating illness. 

Report of dynamite in toolbox turns out to be a false alarm for NPD

Report of dynamite in toolbox turns out to be a false alarm for NPD

A toolbox, thought to contain a couple of sticks of dynamite, had Nelson Police on edge after the call was received Friday (December 12) by dispatch.

The report came in from a local charitable organization that had received a donation of a toolbox containing what appeared to be several sticks of dynamite. 

Officers attended and confirmed the sticks were not dynamite, but old road flares that did not pose any danger to the public. 

RCMP, BC Coroner continue to investigate body found in burned vehicle

RCMP, BC Coroner continue to investigate body found in burned vehicle

The Kelowna RCMP and BC Coroners Service continue to investigate after a body was found in a burned vehicle on Saturday night.
 
Kelowna RCMP were called for for assistance with a burning vehicle on Casorso Road at Barrera Road Saturday (December 13) 6:07 p.m.

NPD Restorative Justice Program grads ready to get down to work

Saturday was Graduation Day of the Nelson Police Department’s new Restorative Justice Program. The grads include, back row, L-R, Cathy Heyland, Naomi Zeindler-Olsen, God Andrews, Jim Brown, Gerry Sobie, Kim Wood, Kunal Sharma, Wayne Prentice, Joanne Caldecott and Mary Nishio. Front, Anita Werner, Yana Maltais, Diane Goldsmith, Brandon King, Suzanne McPherson, Dorothy Hall, and Regina Day. Missing from photo Tracy Magnusson. — Submitted photo

Saturday will be a big day for 16 graduates of the Nelson Police Department’s new Restorative Justice Program.
 
Having completed 47 hours of training each, the local citizens will officially mark the beginning of their service, as part of an innovative program that provides an option to criminal charges, and views crime from the point of view of the people and relationships that are damaged by criminal conflict.
 

Chiefs sweep Kootenay Ice in weekend BCMMHL action

Chiefs sweep Kootenay Ice in weekend BCMMHL action

Home ice didn’t pay off this weekend for the Kootenay Ice in BC Major Midget League action in the West Kootenay.

The Vancouver Northeast Chiefs skated away with a pair of one-side wins Saturday in Nelson and Sunday morning in Trail.

The Chiefs, third overall in BCMMHL standings with a 15-7-2 record, out scored the Ice 16-4 in the two-game series.

Vancouver dumped Kootenay 9-1 Saturday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson before rallying from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Ice 7-3 Sunday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.

Ecosociety wins gold in Nelson’s first annual Sustainability Awards

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The West Kootenay Ecosociety won first place in the city’s first annual Sustainability Awards presented on December 8 at the Prestige Inn.

Former city councillor Candace Batycki presented the gold, silver, and bronze awards for the event which she played a major part in creating.

Kaslo the target of weekend crime spree

Kaslo the target of weekend crime spree

Kaslo RCMP would like to remind area residents to lock and secure vehicles and residences, and to report any suspicious activity to police.

This coming after a handful of thefts from vehicles and a pair of break and enter crimes reported to the Kaslo detachment Monday morning.

Two Slocan Park residents killed in snowmobile accident north of Nakusp

Two Slocan Park residents killed in snowmobile accident north of Nakusp

Two residents of Slocan Park have died in a snowmobile accident Monday approximately 25 kilometres north of Nakusp.

Nakusp RCMP Cpl. Ryan Fehler said the fatal collision happened in a remote area approximately seven kilometers from Highway 23 on a non-maintained section of the Halfway Hotsprings Forest Service Road.

Clark government gives go ahead to Site C project

Clark government gives go ahead to Site C project

Premier Christy Clark announced today the Province has approved the Site C Clean Energy Project, concluding it will provide British Columbia with the most affordable, reliable clean power for over 100 years.

“Affordable, reliable, clean electricity is the backbone of British Columbia’s economy. Site C will support our quality of life for decades to come and will enable continued investment and a growing economy,” said Premier Clark.