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Make A Change Canada hosts Montreal Canadiens Alumni charity hockey game

Make A Change Canada is hosting the charity hockey game on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

West Kootenay hockey fans will get a chance to capture some of the magic that comes along with Canada’s most storied hockey franchises when the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Team touches down in Nelson this winter.

Make A Change Canada is hosting the charity hockey game on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the Nelson and District Community Complex where some of the legends of the Montreal Canadiens’ past will take the ice against a team that features local hockey heroes and supporters.

Everyone loves Kootenay Pride Parade

Dancers filled the flatbed trailer during the annual Kootenay Pride Parade Sunday afternoon on Baker Street. — The Nelson Daily photos

The Nelson downtown was buzzing with excitement Sunday afternoon as spectators lined Baker Street to witness in person the annual Kootenay Pride Parade.

The parade was part of a week of celebrations by the local LGBTQ community.

Baker Street was lined with people waving rainbow flags as the parade snaked through the downtown core, starting at the former Central School parking lot before proceeding down Stanley Street, onto Victoria Street and then to 300 Baker Street.

BCGEU picket line at Balfour Terminal shuts down Kootenay Lake Ferry

Kootenay Lake Ferry workers stand in solidarity on the picket line Sunday at the Balfour Terminal.— The Nelson Daily photo

Members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) were on the picket lines Sunday in Balfour as part of a weekend strike that shutdown the Kootenay Lake ferry between Balfour and Kootenay Bay.

Ferry workers walked the picket line in front of the entrance ramp, shutting down the MV Osprey and MV Balfour to routine travel during the Labour Day long weekend.

DriveBC listed on its website the ferry will be out of service through Monday, September 2, with the alternate route now listed as Highway 3 Kootenay Pass.

Missing Rossland hiker found deceased on Gimli Mountain

Kaslo Search and Rescue Team who worked throughout the evening with several personnel and search dogs in an attempt to locate the missing man.

A Rossland man was reported overdue when he failed to return on Monday, August 26, from a solo hike on Gimli Mountain.  He was located deceased the following day.

The 28-year-old Rossland man who is described as an experienced hiker, departed alone for a hike at Gimli Mountain west of Slocan Lake on the morning of August 26th.  He was supposed to return by 7 p.m. but never contacted his friends, who subsequently filed a missing person report to South Slocan RCMP.

Assistance wanted as homicide investigation near Kimberley continues

RCMP are investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday outside Kimberley.

Investigators are seeking public assistance and ask anyone that travelled on Forest Crowne Gate (between Kimberley and Marysville) between 10 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, August 25, 2019, to contact police after woman was found unresponsive and died RCMP said in a media release.

“RCMP and BC Coroners Service are continuing their investigations into the Sunday evening death of a 38-year-old woman near Kimberley,” police said. “Although the woman has been identified, her identity is not being disclosed at this time to respect the privacy of her family.”

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes stop in Nelson

Will that be chocolate for you? NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh paid another visit to Nelson Tuesday, meeting with voters prior to the upcoming Federal Election in October. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

It must be getting close to the Federal Election.

Why else would NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pay another visit to Nelson.

Singh, member of parliament for Burnaby South riding, was in the Heritage City Tuesday speaking to the electorate while offering up ice cream during an informal Meet and Greet outside Save-on-Foods in the Chalko Mika Mall.

“What’s your biggest concern,” asked one happy customer prior to receiving a cone filled with chocolate ice cream.

Labour Relations Board ruling expected this week

The BCGEU said the union is awaiting the ruling by the Labour Relations Board, believed to be expected Thursday, that could impact ferries, including the Osprey, on the Kootenay Lake Ferry system. — The Nelson Daily photo

Users of Kootenay Lake Ferries, BCGEU employees and Western Pacific Marine, ferry operators, are waiting for an expected ruling later this week by the Labour Relations Board.

The board is determining the service of levels during possible job action by the BCGEU.

“While ferry services are designated as essential, the Labour Relations Board is responsible for determining the service levels during a job action,” a spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure told The Nelson Daily.

New e-bike policy for BC Parks

Photo by Carter Moorse, via Unsplash

Know your bike and where you’re permitted to ride it in BC Parks.

In response to the growing popularity of electric bikes, BC Parks is implementing an e-bike policy to help protect sensitive wildlife, ecosystems and cultural values.

Following the e-bikes classification system already being used by industry and other government bodies, the new policy allows e-bikes in certain areas, depending on the classification.

The future is now following opening of Selkirk College Rosemont Campus new trades training facility

Performing the official ribbon cutting for the Silver King Campus new trades facility in Rosemont, middle, L-R, Selkirk College President Angus Graeme, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, Millwright/Machinist Program student Kai Roenspiess, Elder Anne Jimmie, AEST Minister Melanie Mark and Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy. — Bob Hall photos, Selkirk College

It’s full steam ahead for students pursuing a career in trades following the official ribbon cutting Monday of the new trades training facility at Selkirk College Rosemont Campus in Nelson.

Selkirk College President Angus Graeme was joined by Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, Melanie Mark, Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy as well as Millwright/Machinist Program student Kai Roenspiess and Elder Anne Jimmie inside the new building during the official opening Monday morning.

Op/Ed: Stigma – Words matter

By Corinne Dolman, Director, Substance Use, Interior Health

Getting “clean.”

“Junkie.”

“Addict.”

“Dirty” needles.

The language we use to refer to people with substance use disorders can elicit many negative stereotypes. Substance use disorders are more highly stigmatized than any other health condition.

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