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After 28 years, Francis Welwood retires from Welcome Wagon

Francis Welwood . . . rewarding job.

By Randi Jensen, The Nelson Daily

For almost than three decades Francis Welwood has tossed out the red carpet to welcome to new families to the Heritage City.

But after 28 years on the job, Welwood, now in her early 70’s, has decided to hang her Welcome Wagon hat and retire from her position as hostess in the Nelson and West Arm area.

“Helping people integrate into the community is rewarding in itself and can give great satisfaction,” Welwood explains after recently announcing her retirement.

UPDATED: Skier killed in avalanche near Golden from Leavenworth Washington

UPDATED: Skier killed in avalanche near Golden from Leavenworth Washington

RCMP confirmed the woman killed in an avalanche near Golden Friday was from Leavenworth, Washington.

RCMP report at approximately 2:30 p.m., a group of back country skiers were caught in an avalanche in the Mount Wotan area of British Columbia. 

 A group of six skiers had been traversing in back country terrain on Mount Wotan when an avaranche occurred,  burying one of the skiers partially and another entirely. 

NPD report sad ending to case of missing Nelson woman

NPD report sad ending to case of missing Nelson woman

Nelson Police is reporting a sad ending to the case of the missing Nelson woman, Jade Giesen.

Giesen, 47, missing since Sunday (April 6) was found deceased by Search and Rescue Friday (April 11) at approximately 8 p.m. near the Burlington Northern Rail bed on the way to Troup Junction, before the first trestle.

Nelson Police Detective Nathaniel Holt confirmed news to The Nelson Daily Saturday that Giesen was found approximately 50 feet from the rail bed in the woods.

LETTER: Water Meter Extortion?

LETTER: Water Meter Extortion?

"If you don't let me put a water meter in your home, then I'm going to put one outside your home - and I'm going to charge you for it."

Does a city have the authority to add additional water infrastructure like this and then charge individual residents for it?

On Monday, April 8th, Grand Forks, BC residents learned a few things...

Trail RCMP request public help in protecting residents from dangerous driving

Trail RCMP request public help in protecting residents from dangerous driving

Police are requesting public assistance in finding a dangerous driver who put the public in jeopardy, accrding to RCMP Cpl. Kelly Hall.

"On April 10, at approximately 11:00 a.m., members of the Trail and Greater District RCMP detachment attempted to stop an older white GMC pick up truck in the downtown are of Trail along Eldorado Street," Hall said. "The driver of the truck refused to stop and fled from police in the alley between Bay Avenue and the Fortis building, then continued along Farwell Street across Bay Avenue and Pine Avenue.

West Kootenay's Junior Dragon's Den ready to roar

West Kootenay's Junior Dragon's Den ready to roar

Modeled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den”, where qualifying entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to a group of potential investors, Junior Dragons’ Den, the West Kootenay wide business contest for youth entrepreneurs, is taking flight!

Background - spearheaded by Community Futures, students in Grades 8-12 from throughout the West Kootenay-Boundary region were invited to submit a business concept paper and a brief ,one-and-a-half to two-minute video elevator pitch, explaining their business idea.

Conservation asks for public help in finding elk poacher(s)

Conservation asks for public help  in finding elk poacher(s)

The Castlegar Conservation Officer Service is seeking information from the public regarding two mature bull elk that were found shot and left on Mt Sentinel, according to a press release issued by Conservation Officer Blair Thin.

He said the two bulls were seen alive on the morning of April 5 (Saturday) and were found dead on the following morning

SECOND UPDATE: Coroner releases name of victim in fatal accident in Trail

SECOND UPDATE: Coroner releases name of victim in fatal accident in Trail

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a youth who died after a motor vehicle incident in Trail on April 7.

He was Nolan Handley, aged 17, of Trail. Nolan was a passenger in a car which left the roadway and rolled in the 8900-block of Highway 22A in Trail shortly after 9:30 p.m. on April 7.

Nolan was taken to hospital in Trail and then transferred to Kelowna General Hospital for more intensive care. However, he succumbed to his injuries on April 9.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this death.

GFCU election underway; e-ballots introduced this year

GFCU election underway; e-ballots introduced this year

The Grand Forks Credit Union (GFCU) director election is almost finished. The voting began on Saturday, April 5 and finishes on Saturday, April 12.

The GFCU regularly holds elections, but this year’s election stands out for two reasons. This is the first year they have introduced e-ballots and they also have a larger number of interested candidates than in the past.

"We've had computerized voting in the past,” said Angela Soukoreff, manager of marketing and communications. “But this is the first version of e-ballot."

UPDATED POLICE ALERT: No foul play suspected in disappearance of Nelson woman

Missing woman Jade Giesen of Nelson. — Photo courtesy Nelson Police Department

Nelson Police Department do not suspect foul play in the case of Jade Giesen, missing since 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Sergeant Janet Scott-Pryke of the Nelson Police Department said in a press release "Nelson Police does not suspect foul play as a factor in Ms. Giesen’s disappearance, but has concern for her welfare."

Sergeant Scott-Pryke said Giesen was last seen walking on the Burlington Northern rail bed, toward Troup Beach north of Nelson on south side of Kootenay Lake. 

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