B.C. offers increased protection for those at risk of family violence

This model strengthens the ability of police to enforce protection orders and of Crown counsel to prosecute breach charges.

Government is acting to ensure greater safety and protection of those experiencing or are at risk of family violence, by using professional process servers for delivery of protection orders at no cost to applicants, in all regions of the province.

This change means more than 1,000 applicants will no longer need to arrange for a friend or family member to serve a protection order or hire a professional process server when a respondent is not present in court to receive the order.

Goodbye to old store, hello new era — Kootenay Co-op

The Kootenay Co-op is open for business in the new store beginning Wednesday. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

After years of cramped quarters, the Kootenay Co-op is kicking open the doors on a brand new store on the ground floor of the Nelson Commons Building.

Marketing and Outreach Manager Jaime Frederick said staff has been busy making the transition to open the new store Wednesday.

The new Kootenay Co-op Store will occupy 20,000 sq. ft., with a bakery, meat department, olive bar, kitchen, seating area for eating as well as larger areas for grocery and health and wellness products.

Nelson tech startup creating innovative co-working space in historic Nelson building

Jam Factory co-founders, Cameron and Deryk Wenaus stand in one area of their spacious new downtown Nelson co-working space. — Colin Payne photo

Nelson tech start-up Retreat Guru is turning the historic Jam Factory building in downtown Nelson into a vibrant, innovative coworking space where local technology and knowledge workers can gather to work and collaborate.

The Jam Factory coworking space is a project by Retreat Guru founders and brothers, Cameron and Deryk Wenaus. Having seen a need in the community, they opened up a coworking space last year in their previous Baker Street location, and are now working to expand that vision in their new, larger space at 303 Vernon Street.

Paper pushes jet fuel trial back months

Judge Robert Brown delayed the trial again into the new year Tuesday at the Nelson Courthouse.

The work preparing volumes of evidence is pushing the start of the Lemon Creek fuel spill trial well into the new year.

Lawyers for all the involved parties gathered by conference call before Judge Robert Brown in a Nelson courtroom Tuesday morning.

The trial was also delayed back in November of this year as both crown and defence deal with the mountain of evidence.

November the mildest on record, but cold weather is coming

The Canadian Flag at Lakeside Park flaps in the wind on a mild fall morning. — The Nelson Daily

November’s mild weather is going to look pretty good next week as Mother Nature whips up some cooler weather for the region during the next week.

Environment Canada forecasts temperatures as cold as minus 9 C with snow during the end of the week.

That’s in stark contrast to November says Ron Lakeman, Weather Forecasterfor the Southeast Fire Centre in his month synopsis.

“November 2016 was extremely mild . . .. It was the mildest November on record,” Lakeman said.

Police seek public's assistance to locate missing man

Jeremy Roy Scott Wellman, reported missing Saturday in the East Kootenay. — Photo courtesy RCMP

The Elk Valley Regional RCMP is seeking the assistance of the public in their investigation of a missing person.

On Saturday (December 3) , Jeremy Roy Scott Wellman was reported missing to the RCMP. 

The 32-year-old man was last seen at around 7 p.m. on Friday (December 2), when he went to get gas in Fernie, BC.

Wellman is described as 6 feet tall, approximately 240 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes.

City could save millions in the long run with some water wise ways now: CAO

CAO Doug Allin said if the knowledge isn’t gained now on how to preserve and enhance the city’s aquifer, it could cost taxpayers up to $15 million.

Becoming wise in the ways of water now could save the city up to $15 million later on, says the City of Grand Forks chief administrative officer.

Doug Allin said if the knowledge isn’t gained now on how to preserve and enhance the city’s aquifer, it could cost taxpayers up to $15 million — plus ongoing costs of operation and maintenance — for construction of a water treatment plant on the river if the aquifer failed in the future.

Grand Forks Council — City Park Review

There was an increase of revenue of almost 30 per cent, and almost double the profit of 2015.

A change in management at the city’s park campground has resulted in an increase of revenue of almost 30 per cent, and almost double the profit of 2015 the City manager of operations told Grand Forks Council recently.

City manager of operations, Daniel Drexler, said the city operated the campground in the 2016 summer season with a campground host — Joan Heart. In previous years the city-owned campground was operated by summer students.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chair issues statement following U.S. Army Corps decision

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chair issues statement following U.S. Army Corps decision

Sunday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will not approve an easement that will allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe.

The four-state, $3.8 billion project is largely complete except for the now-blocked segment underneath Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir. Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said in a news release that her decision was based on the need to "explore alternate routes'' for the pipeline's crossing.

Santa Claus Parade brings out the crowds in Nelson

Santa and Mrs. Claus have a way of lighting up the faces of children throughout the world, including those in Nelson Saturday as part of the NBA Santa Claus parade. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

In case you missed it, there was a special guest visiting Nelson Saturday.

Thanks to the hard work of the Nelson Business Association, Santa and Mrs. Claus made a special, pre-Christmas, trip to the Heritage City Saturday evening, parading down Baker Street to the Hall Street Plaza.

In past years, the NBA in conjunction with numerous downtown businesses jettisoned Santa to Nelson to light the big tree on Baker Street before visiting with children.

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