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One person dead in single-vehicle accident north of New Denver

Police said the New Denver man was pronounce deceased at the scene.

RCMP is reporting a 62-year-old local man died in a single vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on Highway 6 north of New Denver.

RCMP said in a media release Monday, that Slocan Lake Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 6.

“On Sunday, September 22, 2019, at approximately 1:52 pm, RCMP members of the West Kootenay Traffic Services along with South Slocan Detachment attended to a single vehicle crash on Highway 6 North of New Denver,” the media release said.

Suspect charged with attempted murder in Baker Street knife attack

The suspect in now facing charges, including attempted murder.

The 50-year-old female suspect involved in a random stabbing Thursday afternoon near the corner of Stanley and Baker Streets in Nelson is facing a handful of charges according to Nelson Police resulting from the incident.

Nelson Police said the woman has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.

Community rallies to support woman randomly stabbed on Baker Street

Organizers have set up a gofundme page for Ramita, who is currently at Kelowna General Hospital recovering after being stabbed last week. — Submitted photo

A gofundme page has been started for the 29-year-old woman from the Slocan Valley, randomly stabbed Thursday afternoon near the corner of Stanley and Baker Streets in Nelson.

Nelsonites join Millions around in world participating in Climate Strike

Signs show people in the march are serious about the state of the earth and what steps need to be taken. — The Nelson Daily photos

More than a 1,000 people marched through the downtown core of Nelson Friday as part of a Climate Strike, an event, organized by local Friday’s For Futures students, designed to put pressure on world leaders as they prepare to gather at a UN climate summit.

The strike begins a week of global climate action, including many events in Nelson.

Two people stabbed in random attack on Baker Street in Nelson

Nelson Police said the 49-year-old attacker started randomly stabbing the 29-year-old woman on the sidewalk.

Nelson Police said that two people were taken to hospital following a knife attack Thursday afternoon near the corner of Stanley and Baker Street.

Police received multiple 911 calls of the incident at approximately 5:20 p.m. that tied up traffic on Nelson main street.

Police said a the 49-year-old woman, who did not know victim, started randomly stabbing the 29-year-old woman on the sidewalk outside Full Circle Restaurant.

Guilty plea for manslaughter in Baker Street death

Miles Halverson pleaded guilty to manslaughter Wednesday in BC Supreme Court.

In a surprise move Wednesday in BC Supreme Court, Miles Halverson pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the June 2018 death of Matt Reeder.

Reeder, 45, was assaulted by Halverson on June 5, while sitting on the sidewalk outside Pharmasave in the 600 block of Baker Street in downtown Nelson.

Reeder was taken by ambulance to hospital but later died of injuries.

Halverson left the scene of the assault was but was later arrested by Nelson Police officers.

Halverson will be back in court on October 15th for sentencing.

Nelson Community invited to joinYouth Climate Strike Friday

Powered by Greta Thunberg of Sweden, students from Nelson continue to push for climate change through peaceful protest again Friday beginning in front of Nelson City Hall. — The Nelson Daily photo

Students, children, parents and everyone from the public is invited to the Climate Strike set to begin in front of City Hall in Nelson Friday, September 20 at approximately 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The event is part of a massive coordinated strike from school to protest government and business inaction on climate change.

The Climate Strike, led by student climate activist Greta Thunberg of Sweden, is likely to be one of the largest environmental protests in history more than 150 countries expected to participate.

Nelson Fire Rescue responds to kitchen fire at local residence

Damage to the house, estimated to be approximately $10,000, was confined to the kitchen with some smoke damage to rest of house. — Photo courtesy Nelson Fire Rescue

No one was severely injured following a kitchen fire at a Nelson residence Nelson Fire Rescue said in a media release Wednesday.

Two on- duty members responded immediately to the call at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and were met by the occupant of the home who advised the stove top was on fire and it was spreading to the kitchen cabinets. Four additional members responded to the station from home.

“The initial crew set up for an offensive fire attack and made entry and extinguished the fire once additional members were on scene,” Nelson Fire Rescue said.

Climate Change Info Centralized Online

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There’s a new online source for people seeking easy-to-understand information on climate change specific to communities throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions. The Columbia Basin Climate Source website—— was initiated by Columbia Basin Trust and developed by Selkirk College’s Applied Research and Innovation Centre.