February 2015

Truck used in break and enter of local bike shop

Truck used in break and enter of local bike shop

A local bike shop was the site of a smash-and-grab early Wednesday (February 11) morning.

Police were called at 3 a.m. of a smashed door of a bike shop at the 200 Block of Baker Street.

Attending members viewed security video to discover a truck was used to smash open the door. 

RCMP and NPD members did locate the vehicle later the same day and discover that it had been stolen. 

Evidence from the truck linked it to another theft in Nelson the same night.  

BC RCMP arrest man in relation to two-year-old cold case

BC RCMP arrest man in relation to two-year-old cold case

The RCMP North district Major Crime Unit has arrested one man for his role in the 2013 death of a 21-year-old woman.

Garrett Steven George, 26, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in the death of Destiny Rae Tom.

On Saturday March 23, 2013, at 5:25 a.m. the Fraser Lake RCMP responded to a 911 call in the Fort Fraser area where they found Destiny Rae Tom deceased outside of a residence.

Destiny was a resident of the Nadleh First Nations reserve and the daughter of Andy and Vivian Tom.

Concerned groups calling on Ministry to take immediate action on Kootenay Lake Fishery; meeting scheduled for Feb 23 in Balfour

At this point there is no explanation as to why the virus (IHNv) showed up at Meadow Creek. Although members of the BCWF is calling upon the government to conduct an independent review to determine how fisheries managers could have averted this current crisis — Photo courtesy Jeff Burrows

Locals outdoors clubs, including the British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF) and the West Arm Outdoors Club (WAOC), are demanding urgent action by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) as Kootenay Lake kokanee stocks continue to dwindle.

The two groups together with the Balfour and District Business and Historical Association, are hosting a meeting on (Monday) February 23 at the Balfour Hall. Meeting is schedule to begin at 7 p.m.

Hire a Summer Student -- Wage Subsidies Available

Sara Einarson at the Element


Application forms for popular Summer Works Program available February 19

(Columbia Basin) – If you own a small business in the Columbia Basin, you can get financial help to hire a student over the summer by applying for a wage subsidy from Columbia Basin Trust’s Summer Works Program.

CP Train derails near in southwestern Alberta

Two rail cars containing crude oil rest on its side after a derailment near Frank, Alberta Saturday morning. — The Nelson Daily photo

Travelers on Highway 3 in southwestern Alberta received a first-hand view Saturday morning of a Canadian Pacific train derailment near the community of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass.

Canadian Pacific said train was travelling westbound when 12 of the cars derailed. 

All but two of the cars remained upright.

Eyewitnesses told The Nelson Daily emergency crews were on the scene when they traveled through the southwest Alberta town of Frank.

Leafs play out season today against rival Rebels

Michael Crawford . . . getting hot at the right time

The Nelson Leafs conclude what has been a trying Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season on the pond Sunday at the NDCC Arena against the Castlegar Rebels.

Puck drop at the NDCC Arena is 2:30 p.m.

Nelson enters the contest against the West Kootenay rivals after pounding Grand Forks Border Bruins 8-3 Friday in the Boundary City.

MIchael Crawford continues to shine after returning to the Green and White following a mid-season hiatus, scoring three goals and adding an assists for a four-point game.

ShutDownCanada protests fizzle across Canada

A small number of protesters slowed traffic on Baker Street Friday afternoon as part of the ShutDownCanada demonstrations. — Bruce Fuhr photos

The ShutDownCanada protests held across Canada Friday afternoon failed to deliver the bang activists had hoped would happen.

In Nelson, as was the case in most major cities in Canada, only a handful of protesters took to Baker Street to call for independent inquiry into the 2000+ cases of missing or murdered indigenous women and slam Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Nelson's Julien Locke competes at Canada Winter Games

Julien Locke of Nelson, seen here competing earlier this year at cross country race in Eastern Canada, is eager to represent Team BC at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George. — Photo courtesy Ian Austin

The Canada Winter Games opened Friday in Prince George with some 2400 athletes and 1000 coaches locked in competition in the Northern BC City.

Nelsonites can be buoyed by the fact the Heritage City has a local athlete to cheer for at the Games as Nelson Nordic Ski grad Julien Locke competes in the sport of cross country.

(Castlegar's Tyler Hartleb, 16, has also been named to Team BC in long track sport in Prince George. Hartleb, from Castlegar, skated for the Nelson Speed Skating Club.)

West Kootenay EcoSociety presents Blues, Brews, and BBQ

The Big Mumbo Blues Band is set to rock the Blues, Brews, and BBQ. — Submitted photo

The second annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ, hosted by the West Kootenay EcoSociety,  is set to take the stage Saturday February 28th at the Eagles Hall (641 Baker St.) in Nelson.  

The event, a fundraiser for the West Kootenay EcoSociety, hosts three great bands providing the blues component of this fantastic show.

Kicking the night off at 7 pm will be the blues power trio Jonnie B and the Bleedin' Hearts led by local blues guitar legend Jon Burde.