Cottonwood Creek Overpass slated for rehabilitation; farmland use in region to be studied

Cottonwood Creek Overpass — located in the city’s west end north of Rosemont — at the interchange of Highway 3A and Highway 6 will be rehabilitated this summer. —The Nelson Daily photo

One of the city’s major bridges will be getting a facelift, courtesy of the province.

Cottonwood Creek Overpass — located in the city’s west end north of Rosemont — at the interchange of Highway 3A and Highway 6 will be rehabilitated this summer.

The work on the 42-year-old bridge will entail resurfacing the bridge deck, replacing bearings and deck joints, repairing the contract pier caps, pier columns and strengthening the girders.

City of Nelson opens new parking lot in Railtown District

City of Nelson has opened up a new parking lot in the Railtown District.

For all the vehicle owners in Nelson crying that there isn't enough parking, the City of Nelson has an answer.

However, this solution does not provide a parking stall outside the store on Baker Street you want to shop at.

The City is pleased to advise residents that we have created a new public parking lot in the Railtown District.

"There are 33 parking spaces available, with a 4-hour time limit per use," the City of Nelson Facebook message said.

UPDATE in robbery: Three suspects in custody; some guns recovered

Surveillance image of a stolen truck used to ram into the Canadian Tire early this morning.

Trail and Greater District RCMP have arrested and detained two male suspects, 31 years old, 33 years old and a 41-year-old female in relation to the break-in.  Three of the stolen 15 firearms have been recovered.  Investigators have not located the stolen vehicle used in the break-in.

Previous coverage:

A violent theft early this morning saw 15 guns stolen from a Trail business, according to RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Cougar spotted on morning walk near Taghum, west of Nelson

A cougar was spotted in the Taghum region Wednesday morning. — Submitted photo

A Taghum resident confirms seeing a cougar during a morning walk near the family home Wednesday.

Taghum is located 10 kilometers west of Nelson on Highway 3A.

"This cat was spotted at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday walking casually up the middle of the street on Woodland Drive in Taghum," the Taghum resident told The Nelson Daily Thursday.

"Although it was pretty amazing to see a cougar with my own eyes, I hope I never see him again."

Get ready for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Capitol Theatre

The cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ran through a dress rehearsal Wednesday in preparation for Opening Night Thursday at the Capitol Theatre. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

It's time for Nelson's young actors to shine on the stage at the Capitol Theatre in summer production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is set to play at the Capitol Theatre beginning Thursday at 7:30 p.m. There is also evening shows Friday and Saturday along with a matinee Saturday at 2 p.m.

Crash Investigation Seeks Witnesses

Crash Investigation Seeks Witnesses

Please note:  the earlier press release on this matter incorrectly gave the date of the crash as July 7.  The date of the crash in question was July 14.

West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing to investigate a vehicle crash that occurred on July 14, 2016 on Highway 3-B near Fruitvale.  A 26 year old man died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. Police are seeking information from anyone who  witnessed the crash, or who saw the tractor trailer unit hauling scrap cars immediately before the crash.



Toadfest at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp, will be held on Wednesday July 27 between 4 and 7 p.m., and the following morning on July 28, between 9 a.m. and noon.

The free, fun, family event is primarily to raise awareness about the Western Toad: about its natural history and life cycle, habitat requirements, and the challenges it faces. One of those challenges for the toadlets is to cross Highway 6 at Summit Lake, where they run the risk of getting squashed as they migrate from the lake’s shoreline to the upland habitat where they mature.

No more confusion — we hope

 The paint was still drying Wednesday morning on the new arrow correcting a mistake made last week by crews at the Vernon and Ward Street intersection in Nelson. — The Nelson Daily

Columbia Power supports Kootenay Festival

Pictured from left to right are Jacquie Hamilton, funding coordinator for the event, David de Git, Director of Finance for Columbia Power and Audrey Maxwell Polovnikoff, Festival Chair. — Submitted photo

Columbia Power is a supporter of this weekend’s Kootenay Festival, taking place all day, Saturday, July 23 at Millennium Park in Castlegar.

This event offers activities for whole family with kids activities and entertainment, 50 food and local craft vendors along with a full slate of multi-cultural musical and dance performances.

Also this year, stand-up paddle board and kayak demos and hot air balloon rides.

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