Shortly after hundreds of vehicles from the 2017 Road Kings Queen City Cruise vacated Baker Street, Sunday morning hundreds of motorcycles lined Nelson's downtown for the 2017 West Kootenay Toy Run.
Smoke may have scared away a few vehicles, but the owners that did attend the 2017 Road Kings Queen City Cruise were not disappointed with the turnout of spectators flocking to Baker Street Saturday.
The annual Road Kings Queen City Cruise, despite seeing a bit of welcomed rain, was once again a hit with vehicles arriving from southern BC Interior, Washington, Idaho and Alberta.
Calls regarding problem bears are down this year compared to last year in the city but are still well above previous years, says the region’s WildSafe BC coordinator.
David White said the quandary of bears in the city right now is around 80 calls, down from the nearly 200 the city withstood last year, but still above the 35 average from 2013 to 2015.
Two games into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and the Nelson Leafs continue to search for an offence that can compete with the elite teams.
The Leafs scored only one goal for the second time this season in dropping a 2-1 decision to the visiting Kimberley Dynamiters Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.
If goaltending was the Achilles' heel for the Nelson Leafs last season, it appears to be rock solid to begin the new Kootenay International Junior Hockey League campaign.
Josh Williams stopped 38 shots to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 1-0 victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday night at the NDCC Arena.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary in a press release Friday said the BC Government has issued a Level 4 Drought for the Kootenay Boundary region (the entire Kettle River Watershed) as of Friday, September 8, 2017.
"With little to no precipitation, our recently overflowing rivers are now drying up," the RDKB said.
The warm, hot summer has taken a toll water supplies everywhere in the province of BC.
This has forced the City of Grand Forks to begin implementing Stage 3 Watering Restrictions effective Monday, September 11th, because of the provincial drought levels.
A business proposal that ran contrary to the city’s vision for Railtown did not receive approval for a development permit even though no community concerns against the project were received.
Government Road in Railtown was closed for part of Thursday afternoon while members of Nelson Police and Nelson Fire Rescue investigated a grass fire near the side of the shoulder.
The incident started when Nelson Fire Rescue was called to a report of a wildland fire on Government Road in the Railtown area of Nelson at 3:46 p.m.
Last month, Finance Minister Bill Morneau released a discussion paper that suggested one of the best ways to raise money is to close certain tax loopholes that benefit the wealthiest Canadians. “Many of the richest Canadians are unfairly exploiting the tax rules designed to help businesses thrive,” he said.