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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).

City’s airport faces numerous ‘challenges’ as report on the future of the facility released

The Nelson Airport Operations and Regulatory Review detailed key findings and recommendations for the safe, efficient and compliant operation of the airport, “and any areas of concern which required further study.” — Nelson Pilots Association Facebook photo

Nelson’s airport isn’t flying away anywhere, says the Heritage city’s mayor, despite the city receiving and reviewing a report on the state and future of the facility that detailed several ‘challenges’ it faced.

John Dooley said the Norman Stibbs Airport on the city’s waterfront was the subject of the Nelson Airport Operations and Regulatory Review, a report commissioned by the city through WSP Aviation that included a gap analysis of regulatory requirements specified in the Canadian Aviation Regulations.

BCGEU says Western Pacific Marine agree to return to bargaining table; no dates confirmed

People carried signs onto the ferry during Saturday’s Unity 2.0 rally to send a message this dispute needs to end, and soon. — Submitted photos

There may be some movement in the contract dispute between the two parties involved in the Kootenay Lake Ferry dispute after a representative from the BC Government and Service Employees Union said the employer, Western Pacific Marine has agreed to return to the bargaining table.

The union rep said, however, a date to return to bargaining hasn’t been confirmed yet.

This news comes after a tentative agreement was reached last week between the BCGEU and Waterbridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment, operators of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake ferries.

Supreme Court of Canada to hear hunting rights case of Rick Desautel

Rick Desautel, in a photo taken outside Nelson Courthouse, will have his case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada in the spring. — Photo courtesy Tina Wynecoop

The Supreme Court of Canada said it will hear the case involving Sinixt First Nation, Rodney Cawston, the Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville, said in a media release Thursday.

Cawston said the court has granted leave to appeal in the Rick Desautel hunting case, in which three lower courts have held that Desautel, and by extension all sn̓ ʕay̓ckstx (Sinixt/Arrow Lakes) people, including sn̓ ʕay̓ckstx or Arrow Lakes members of the CCT, have the right to hunt in their traditional territory in Canada.

Kootenay Ferry users organize Unity Sailing 2.0

The peaceful rally has been organized to with the sole purpose of bringing all three parties to the table to facilitate a swift end to the labour dispute. — Screenshot photo

Kootenay Lake ferry users refuse to give up.

A group of calling themselves Our Ferry Matters is planning a second Unity Sailing rally Saturday starting at 1 p.m. from the Kootenay Bay terminal.

With both union and management sides dug in, and no end in sight of a new contract that would end weeks of ferry disruptions, the group hopes to keep the pressure on all parties involved in the dispute.

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