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Neptunes open KSSA season with smashing performance; host meet June 3-4

Neptunes Keira Badry pushes through the water during the weekend meet in Trail. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Neptunes took home a fourth-place finish at the opening meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season Sunday in Trail.

Lachlan Bibby-Fox turned in a gold medal performance in Division 2 Boys to lead the Neptune charge.

“Our first meet in Trail was a huge success, a lot of new swimmers where able to attend and get a feel for what racing is all about and experience all the fun of swim meets,” said Nelson coach Sarah Broen.

Boundary region placed on Flood Watch

RDKB EOC continues to respond to & support communities affected by freshet. — Photo courtesy Twitter

The Grand Forks, Boundary, Christina Lake are has been placed under a flood watch due to the warm temperatures that is causing a quick melt of the snowpack.

The result forced the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) to activate its Emergency Operations Centre in Grand Forks in response to rising river and creek levels in the Boundary.

City narrowly approves parking meter rate increase

Coming soon to Hall Street, a new parking ticket dispenser that will change the street from its current two-hour free parking to paid parking. — The Nelson Daily photo

Although additional parking spaces and revenue could be created in the city in the coming months, city council decided not to wait and approved an increase to parking meter rates in the downtown.

Council narrowly approved the 20 per cent rate rise with a four-to-three vote, effectively bumping the hourly rate from $1 to $1.25, the first meter rate hike since 2011.

Mallard's Team of the Week — L.V. Rogers Bombers Girl's Soccer Team

The team includes, back row, L-R, Coach Paul Burkart, Grace Dehnel, Julia Burkart, Noa Butterfield, Jessemyn Vandonselaar, Megan Tenant, Laurel Halleran, Amy Hodgson, Ashley Hall, Sofia Arcuri, Ruby Sereight, McKenna Bennett and Coach Chuck Bennett. Front, Maya Ida, Rylee Zondervan, Mattea Lorenzo, Emily Taylor, goalkeeper Hanna Quinn, Emma Wheeldon, Taylor Zimmer, Shianne Michalchuk and Bella Guderyan. Missing, Manager Tanis Bouchier. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers take to the pitch this week to play host to the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships beginning Thursday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch.

Some of the games are also being played in Castlegar.

The Bombers, defending BC Champs, play a round-robin draw in the pool with DW Poppey of Langley, St. Michael's University from Victoria and Nechako Valley of Vanderhoof.

First game is Thursday morning at 8 a.m. when LVR meets soccer heavyweight St. Michael's University.

NPD once again warns public of CRA scam

NPD once again warns public of CRA scam

It doesn’t seem to matter the time of the year or the fact that tax deadline has passed, scammers are continually on the hunt trying to steal money from the pockets of honest citizens.

Nelson Police report receiving numerous complaints from the public regarding telephone calls made by scammers pretending to be from Canada Revenue Agency and/or a collection agency.

“The caller requests personal information (including Social Insurance Numbers) from the public,” said NPD Sergeant Corey Hoy in a media release.

Flooding in city causes safety concerns

Flooding in city causes safety concerns

Emergency officials and local government staff have responded to localized flooding on Bloomer Creek, near Meadowlark Lane, in the Oglow subdivision of the City of Castlegar. 

On the evening of May 26, a minor slide upstream on Bloomer Creek caused a temporary blockage on the downstream storm system which required City action to clean the system.

NPD report possible cougar sighting near Lakeside Park

The possible sighting was called in at 10:58 p.m.

Nelson Police is reporting a possible cougar sighting in the area of Lakeside Park late Thursday night.

Nelson Police Dispatch recevied the call at 10:58 p.m.

NPD would like to remind the public coming in contact with a cougar that does not run away, to remain calm, stand your ground and do not back down. 

If possible, retreat slowly when safe to do so. 

Pick up children, but DO NOT BEND DOWN, TURN YOUR BACK OR RUN. 

Running triggers an innate predatory response in cougars which could lead to an attack.

AGM sets foundation as Nelson Leafs prepare for upcoming KIJHL season

Nelson Leafs held its annual AGM to set the course for the upcoming KIJHL season. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Former Nelson Mayor John Dooley is back at the helm for the Green and White as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club held its annual general meeting Wednesday.

Dooley is joined by returning board members Karilynn Carr, Gioconda Gordon, Randy Craik and Lauretta Wilson.

New members voted to the board include Jeff Wright, Cory Viala and Peter Bayne. The trio replace Tony Maida, MJ Swetlikoe and Wendy Maida, who did not let their names stand for board positions.

Plea for bees in the city hopes to overcome legislation and raise awareness for the plight of bees

A Slocan Valley-based non-profit society is requesting a change to the city's bylaws concerning the keeping of honeybee hives within the city limits. — Screen Shot Photo

The scholastic spelling bee notwithstanding, the keeping of domestic bees in the city has been forbidden for many years.

However, a plea for the keeping of bees is now being made for Nelson schools, launched by a Slocan Valley-based non-profit society that is requesting a change to the city's bylaws concerning the keeping of honeybee hives within the city limits.

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