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Connecting Dots on Careers at Selkirk College Event

The Great Kootenay Career Fair will feature more than 40 employers looking to connect with potential new recruits. The event will be held in the gym on the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus on March 6 (11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and March 7 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

An abundance of opportunity awaits at the Great Kootenay Career Fair that will bring together regional employers and job seekers at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus.

The career fair is a collaboration with Selkirk College, Trail Skills Centre and the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce featuring more than 40 regional employers who are looking for those wanting to take on a new challenge. The Castlegar Campus Gym will be buzzing with excitement on March 6 and 7 in an event open to anybody looking for the right employment fit.

RCMP identify deceased, confirm criminality involved in man’s death

RCMP identified the deceased 47-year-old man from Vallican in the Slocan Valley as Aaron Graham. — Photo courtesy RCMP

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 47-year-old man in the Slocan Valley on October 8, 2019.

In an effort to advance the investigation, the deceased has been positively identified as Aaron Graham of Vallican.

"An autopsy has confirmed that Aaron’s death involved criminality," RCMP said in a media release.

Body of missing Nelson woman recovered from ravine below Cottonwood Creek spillway

Nelson Search and Rescue, Nelson Fire Rescue Service, the Ministry of Transportation and BC Ambulance Service aided Nelson Police in recovering the body of a missing Nelson woman last Thursday from near the Cottonwood Creek Canyon. — The Nelson Daily photo

The body of a woman missing since December 1, 2019, has been found Nelson Police said in a media release Tuesday.

Nelson Police said the body of the woman, identified as Heather Gunderson, was recovered from a ravine below the spillway in Cottonwood Creek by Nelson Search and Rescue, Nelson Fire Rescue Thursday, February 20. Police blocked the exit lane from Highway 3A heading south to Highway 6 to execute the recovery late Thursday afternoon.

Career for Kootenay Carpenter Apprentice

Alan De Chezet, foreground, owner of Ruby Mountain Builders and apprentice carpenter, Michael Greenfield, head out to a local project. — Submitted

After completing a business degree and working in sales for a decade, Michael Greenfield was more than ready for a change. The mountains were calling, and answering that call led him to a new lifestyle and career that turned out to be exactly what he was looking for.

“I knew there was a high demand for carpentry work in the Kootenay region, and I thought it was a viable and interesting career for me to jump into,” he says.

"It was Greefield's sense of humour and attitude that caught the attention of Alan De Chezet, owner of Ruby Mountain Builders.

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.

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