May 2015

Coroner reports body found near Beasley

Coroner reports body found near Beasley

The body of a young adult male was found in a wooded area near Beasley at roughly 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, according to BC Coroner spokesperson Barb McLintock.

"Yes, there was a body found that was reported as a Coroner's case, and we've begun a preliminary investigation," McLintock said.

She said they are not yet releasing the name of the deceased, but they expect to be able to do so in a release this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

She also said the circumstances do not, at this time, appear to be suspicious.

RCMP report body found near Beasley by SARS

Nelson RCMP are reporting a body has been found near Beasley.
Nelson RCMP report that the 21-year-old man missing in the Beasley area was found deceased at approximately 7:35 p.m. Wednesday (May 13) by Search And Rescue personal.

Gerrard Trout respond to diminishing food supply

Gill and Gift owner Randy Zelonka holds what fish caught in Kootenay Lake were like in 2011. — Submitted photo

Gerrard Rainbow Trout spawning numbers are low this year, and that could be a good thing says a fisheries biologist.

“There is room here for both concern and optimism. Short term the numbers mean a period of time where trophy rainbow trout fishing will be poor,” said Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) senior provincial fisheries biologist Jeff Burrows.

“However, the numbers also mean that Kokanee predators are rapidly readjusting to feeding conditions, which will improve survival of Kokanee.”

Mallard's Team of the Week — NYS U18 Selects

 The U18 squad includes, from left, Lucas Spielman, Andrew Knapik, Nigel Ziegler, Darian Johnson, John Dmitri Johnson, coach Dan Szabo, Spencer Szabo, Bryce Twible and Owen Thurston. Missing, Jake Anderson, Theo Bakas, Dylan Bennett, Nolan DeRosa and Nolan Percival. — Submitted photo

Even playing shorthanded, the Nelson U18 Selects turned in a magnificent performance at the Bill Eisenwinter Hot Shot Tournament in Coeur d Alene, Idaho.

The squad finished third, narrowly missing out on a chance to play for all the marbles in the tournament final.

Mallard's Source for sports want to tip the hat to the boys with Team of the Week honours.

Bombers heading on back to Provincial Girl's Soccer Championships

LVR coach Brett Adams gives some instruction to the Bombers during halftime of Thursday's Kootenay Final in Creston. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers are heading back to take another crack at a provincial title.

The Bombers dumped David Thompson Lakers of Invermere 3-0 in the final of the Kootenay Zone AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Thursday afternoon in Creston.

LVR now travels to Vancouver to represent the Kootenay zone at the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships May 27-30.
The tournament is hosted by Crofton House.

LVR put the game away minutes into the contest, surprising the East Kootenay squad with three goals.

Kaslo, New Denver prepare to host May Days Celebrations

The Kaslo May Day parade is set for Monday at high noon. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Victoria Day long weekend comes a little earlier this year.

But that will not stop organizers in Kaslo and New Denver from rolling out the red carpet on May Days Celebrations 2015.

And if Mother Nature cooperates by giving some great weather, New Denver and Kalso will give locals the best reason for a Staycation with the traditional May Day celebrations on the he unofficial first long weekend of summer.

Both celebrations have been around for more than 100 years — Kaslo 121 and New Denver 107 years young.

BC Government makes surprise ALC announcement

B.C.’s Agricultural Land Commission has a new boss.

It's a move the was not welcomed by everyone — including Richard Bullock, the outspoken chair of B.C.’s Agricultural Land Commission who was terminated from his position by a phone call Thursday.

Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council has appointed Frank Leonard as new chair of the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC).

Leonard is a former mayor of Saanich.

Bullock had been in the job for five years and his term wasn’t due to expire until November.

ICBC warns B.C. drivers to avoid high-risk behaviours this long weekend

The public is urged to be safe this Victoria Day weekend when travelling.

On average, 68 people are injured in 260 crashes throughout the Southern Interior every year over the Victoria Day long weekend.

Which is why ICBC is asking the public to stay safe this holiday weekend.

Failing to yield the right-of-way, speeding, unsafe lane changes, tailgating and ignoring traffic control devices.

These are the high-risk driving behaviours police will be cracking down on this May long weekend on B.C. roads as part of a month-long campaign.

HEU laundry workers deliver petition to the legislature, urging government to save jobs

Carts are loaded but HEU members continue to fight to keep laundry with members.

The voices of 12,423 British Columbians were heard at the provincial legislature this morning with the tabling of a petition calling on government to halt the Interior Health Authority's plan to privatize hospital laundry services in 11 communities.
 
A delegation of Hospital Employees' Union laundry workers presented their petition to NDP MLAs Michelle Mungall, Jennifer Rice and opposition health critic Judy Darcy on the steps of the legislature, prior to being tabled during Question Period.