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RCMP said attempted auto theft in Rosebery thwarted

Police said the investigation continues after Slocan Lake RCMP responded to a residence in Rosebery for a report of a theft of vehicle in progress.

Slocan Lake RCMP continue to investigate a vehicle theft in the Rosebery area north of New Denver police said in a media release Monday.

Police said the investigation continues after Slocan Lake RCMP responded to a residence in the area of Rosebery for a report of a theft of vehicle in progress.

“At least two unidentified suspects entered the residential area in a lifted black diesel crew cab Ford F350 with a large brushed aluminum bumper, and allegedly gained access to white Ford F350 parked at a residence,” RCMP said in the media release.

After 49 Years, Salvation Army to close Nelson Thrift Store

The Salvation Army has decided to close the Thrift Store portion of its community services located at 601 Vernon Street, indefinitely. — The Nelson Daily photo

Next month, due to several mitigating factors, The Salvation Army has decided to close the Thrift Store portion of its community services located at 601 Vernon Street, indefinitely.

Salvation Army Lieutenant Michelle Cale recently made the heartbreaking announcement that the final day door will open to the public is Tuesday, March 24, 2020.​

Nitehawks rally past Leafs to clinch Murdoch Division Crown

Nelson Captain David Sanchez gets sandwiched between Luke Woodrow and goalie Hunter Young during Saturday's KIJHL contest at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks waited until the final game of the regular season to Get Off the Schneid against Murdoch Division rival Nelson Leafs.

The Hawks scored three third-period goals to double up on the Leafs 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win not only allowed the Nitehawks to defeat the Leafs for the first time in six games this season, but also clinched the Murdoch Division title and a date in the first round of the playoffs against the Castlegar Rebels.

Thunderbirds forward Dryden Hunt selected AHL Player of Week

Dryden Hunt, a graduate of Nelson Minor Hockey, recorded five points during Springfield's two-game weekend visit to Charlotte. — Photo courtesy Florida Panthers

The American Hockey League announced in a media release Monday that Springfield Thunderbirds forward Dryden Hunt has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending February 16, 2020.

Hunt, a graduate of Nelson Minor Hockey, recorded five points during Springfield's two-game weekend visit to Charlotte, helping the Thunderbirds close the gap in the Atlantic Division playoff race with a pair of key victories.

Nelson Police confirm two deaths due to drug overdose

NPD officers responded to three separate calls for medical assistance at three separate locations for reports of street drug overdose.

In a media release Monday, Nelson Police Department report two individuals died after officers attended calls of street drug overdoses Sunday.

Police said on February 16, 2020 officers responded to three separate calls for medical assistance at three separate locations for reports of street drug overdose.

"Regrettably, two individuals passed away in spite of efforts to revive them performed by BC Ambulance, Nelson Fire Rescue Service and a Kootenay Lake Hospital Emergency Doctor on scene," NPD media release said.

ANKORS issues URGENT OVERDOSE WARNING

Drug users are encouraged to carry NALOXONE after there was a possible overdose in the Heritage City Saturday night.

Nelson Fentanyl Task Force is issuing a urgent warning to the public after it was reported there may have been some people overdose Saturday night (February 15th).

In an emailed release Sunday, ANKORS Executive Director Cheryl Dowden said the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force was informed by Nelson Police Department after police issued a warning of a toxic and deadly strain of drugs in the area. 

“We are extremely saddened by this news . . . ,” Dowden said. 

"Users are advised not to use alone, to carry naloxone and to get drugs tested if possible," the NPD release said.

Technology Industry fuels Nelson economy

BC Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness, Michelle Mungall, recently toured the tech industry in Nelson. Top left, clockwise, Mungall with Brad Pommen of SMRT1 Techologies; Will Buchanan, Leanna Andrews, Asif Delhi and Chris Shinnimin at Traction on Demand; Derek Sandquist, Jim Mclachlan and Lyndon Lieport at Valid Manufacturing Ltd.; and Rob Stacey, principle architect viewing the computers with Rose Hoher and Michelle Mungall. — The Nelson Daily photos

In 2019, when Pacific Insight closed operations at the facility west of Nelson, many thought that decision would put a serious dent in tech-based companies in the area.

However, nestled in buildings, shared-space cubicles and homes is a tech community that is thriving and keeping Nelsonites employed in a clean-based industry.

Selkirk College Mir Lecture Series Takes On Hate and Violent Extremism

Christian Picciolini is a former leader in the white power movement where he was a violent extremist. Now an award-winning television producer, public speaker, author and peace advocate, Picciolini is the featured speaker in the Mir Lecture Series event that takes place at Castlegar’s Brilliant Cultural Centre on March 6, 2020. (Dennis Sevilla photo)

The story of Christian Picciolini’s redemption provides hope, but is also difficult to fully fathom. His transition from leader in the hate movement to an award-winning television producer, author and peace advocate provides chilling lessons and powerful insight into the world of extremism.

Cannabis micro-processing now allowed in new zoning bylaw for city’s west end

The city has approved a zoning amendment bylaw to allow cannabis micro processing in both the mixed-use commercial and residential zone (MU3) and the waterfront mixed-use commercial and industrial zone (MU4) in the city’s west end.

Cannabis culture can now be officially included in the Railtown culture.

The city has approved a zoning amendment bylaw to allow cannabis micro processing in both the mixed-use commercial and residential zone (MU3) and the waterfront mixed-use commercial and industrial zone (MU4) in the city’s west end.

The community response with regard to the added cannabis processing use has been supportive, said city deputy corporate officer Gabriel Bouvet-Boisclair.

An open house was held on the proposed changes, noted a staff report on the matter.

'Land and indigenous rights defenders' continue occupation of BMO in Nelson

A crowd of supporters outside the Bank of Montreal in Nelson swelled Thursday in support of the people occupying the branch inside. — The Nelson Daily photo

A small group of people supporting the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs push to stop a natural gas pipeline from crossing their territory in northern BC continued to occupy the Bank of Montreal branch in Nelson for the second consecutive night Thursday.

The occupation came after a rally march through downtown Nelson Wednesday morning, which ended outside the bank at 298 Baker Street and closed down the intersection at Baker and Kootenay Streets to traffic through the noon-hour.

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