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Application for cannabis cultivation in city limits moves ahead to public hearing

Kootenay cannabis is the product ready to begin cultivation in the Heritage city as the Nelson Cannabis Collective has applied for an indoor cannabis operation use at 45 Government Road on the edge of the city. — Photo: City of Nelson report

What has long been the calling card of the region’s underground economy is now looking for above-board validation in the budding of a new industry for Nelson.

Kootenay cannabis is the product ready to begin cultivation in the Heritage city as the Nelson Cannabis Collective has applied for an indoor cannabis operation use at 45 Government Road on the edge of the city.

Selkirk College Fosters Creative Writing with Student Symposium

Creative Writing students from Selkirk College recently had the opportunity to learn from Eastern Washington University’s Master of Fine Arts students at A Stone’s Throw Writing Symposium held at the Mir Centre for Peace on the Castlegar Campus.

Love of literature united writers from both sides of the border as Eastern Washington University’s (EWU) graduate students recently returned to Selkirk College for the third annual A Stone’s Throw Writing Symposium.

Held at the Mir Centre for Peace on the Castlegar Campus on Saturday, October 26, Creative Writing students from Selkirk College spent the afternoon putting pen to paper in workshops with graduate students in EWU’s Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing.

Villa Motel fire moves to mop-up stage

Firefighters worked through most of Wednesday to extinguish the blaze at Villa Motel. — Nelson Fire Rescue photo

The fire at the Villa Motel has moved to the mop-up stage said Nelson Fire Rescue after confirming the blaze was extinguished as of 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Nelson Fire Rescue Chief Len MacCharles said fire suppression tactics continued throughout the day after initial reports came in early Wednesday morning.

The main fire was located in the pool building adjacent to the main building.

Community Futures hosts Operational Compliance 101 for Cannabis Producers

There were more than 2,000 indoor/outdoor cannabis farms operating in 2018 in the Central Kootenay region, but fewer than 50 made the transition to the new recreational license model.

 

Calling all Pot Growers.

Kootenay cannabis producers have been invited to attend a free workshop on operational compliance, offered by Community Futures Central Kootenay (CFCK) and the Vancouver-based developers of the CertiCraft software system for craft growers.

The session is set for Friday, November 15th from 4-7 p.m. at the Prestige Hotel in Nelson and will offer a deep dive into cannabis crop volume tracking and reporting.

KI investigates report of racial taunting during Leafs-Storm game in Nelson

Martel said the league investigates about one to two of these incidents a season.

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Commissioner Larry Martel said the league has started an investigation following a report of racial taunting by a player during Saturday’s game in Nelson between the Leafs and the Kamloops Storm.

Martel said the incident happened during the game when a Leafs player came to his coach and told him about comments made toward him, and the coach then informed the officials.

“None of the on-ice officials had heard anything but all crews are aware that this type of incidents can and has happened,” Martel told The Nelson Daily.

Saskatchewan man faces long list of charges following assault in Rosemont

Nelson Police arrested the man without incident at Our Daily Bread.

A Saskatchewan man was taken into custody following a report of an assault in the Rosemont area last month Nelson Police said in a media release Monday.

Nelson Police said Eldon Lemaigre was arrested without incident inside Our Daily Bread on 500 Falls Street and now faces various charges in relation to the Rosemont assault.

Lemaigre, 40, is charged with Assault with a weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Breach of his release conditions.

Police said the arrest was made after a man was assaulted in Rosemont a few days before.

October weather — cooler, drier

The month's peak temperature (17.4 degrees) that occurred under mainly sunny skies on the afternoon of the November 6th fell well short of the monthly record of 27.2 degrees set in 1980. — The Nelson Daily photo

Cooler and drier was the overall assessment of weather in October said Jesse Ellis of the Southeast Fire Center Weather Forecaster in the monthly synopsis released Friday.

Ellis said a northwesterly or northerly flow aloft that dominated much of October helped bring cooler and drier than average conditions to the area.

“The month's peak temperature (17.4 degrees) that occurred under mainly sunny skies on the afternoon of the November 6th fell well short of the monthly record of 27.2 degrees set in 1980,” Ellis said.

Daylight Savings Time Ends, So Fall Back Sunday

The BC Government introduced the interpretation amendment act Thursday to allow for a future move to permanent daylight saving time (DST) after 93% of British Columbian respondents indicated support for the change in a record-breaking public engagement.

Could this be the last time the clocks turn back one hour in BC to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time?

Thursday, on the eve of time change weekend, the first Sunday of November when most places fall back at 2 a.m., the BC Government introduced the interpretation amendment act to allow for a future move to permanent daylight saving time (DST) after 93% of British Columbian respondents indicated support for the change in a record-breaking public engagement.

RCMP asking for public assistance regarding injured man near New Denver

Police would like to speak to the person or persons who helped the man on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Slocan Lake RCMP is seeking the public's help to identify the person(s) who assisted an injured man by taking him to the New Denver Hospital on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at approximately 8 p.m.

Police said in a media release the injured man is believed to be approximately 25 years old and was picked up between Rosebery and New Denver.

RCMP is asking anyone with information regarding this event to please contact the Slocan Lake RCMP Detachment at 250-358-2222 or if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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