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Congrats to Clint and Cory of Western Auto Wreckers on 50 years

Nelson Fire & Rescue Service personnel practice their extrication skills using a donated vehicle from Western Auto Wreckers. — Nelson Fire Rescue photo

When it comes to going the distance, Western Auto Wreckers & Towing have always

gone the extra mile to help people in need.

Their community involvement over the years is a true testament to their commitment and dedication to serving the citizens of Nelson and the West Kootenays and it’s fair to say it extends well beyond just being the towing and recovery specialists from their operation located west of Nelson in Blewett.

They generously donate to local businesses, charities and especially contribute to youth sport leagues and recreation in the area  — hockey, soccer, Nelson Neptunes Swim Team, the Glacier Gymnastics Club or providing the float for the man in the red suite during the Santa Parade — just to name a few.

They also feel incredibly proud and humble to be able to support Nelson Fire Rescue Services with their ‘jaws of life’ training.

Not only that, they go out of their way to donate and deliver the cars and trucks to be

bucked up, and over a three-day weekend course that is crucial for instructors and participants.

Local fire fighters specialize in vehicle extraction training to be prepared and ready to be able to perform very important real-world fire rescue scenarios.

The Daily Dose Editor Jeff Sawyer had the opportunity of discussing the past 50 years in the towing and wrecking business with Clint and Corey Scanlon at Western Auto Wreckers & Towing.

A photo from the early days of Western Auto Wreckers serving Nelson and area from their operation located west of Nelson in Blewett. — Submitted