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Classic Car Club of America tour wows local car buffs

The parking lot at the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort was filled with vehicles participating in the CCCA Pacific Northwest Carvan. — The Nelson Daily photos

Car buffs were taken back to the 1930's and 40's Thursday at the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort as the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) made a pitstop in the Heritage City.

Some 60 drivers were participating in the CCCA Pacific Northwest Carvan and Nelson was the second stop on the tour that began Wednesday in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

"Some of us know others from other tours but a lot of us just join the tour to meet other owners," an owner told The Nelson Daily Thursday.

And you don't mind putting miles on your cars?

RDCK shortlists three firms for pool renovation project

Upgrades to the NDCC could begin as soon as August.

The long, arduous task of renovating the Nelson and District Community Complex appears to be getting closer to the construction stage.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay issued a statement Thursday that the “expression of interest process for construction management services” is getting close to completion as three firms have been short-listed.

Trail war hero finally comes home after 70 years

Trail war hero finally comes home after 70 years

After more than 70 years, a fallen Trail war hero is finally coming home.

Airman Sgt. Eric Mitchell Honeyman was 21 when his bomber, with six airmen on board, was shot down in Belgium on Dec. 23, 1944 – at which point they and their craft disappeared, according to his oldest living relative, Scott Honeyman (who is a newsstory in his own right, having started his journalism career at the Trail Daily Times and going on to boast a career that spanned the country and included the title of managing editor for the Vancouver Sun. He’s now retired and lives in Vancouver, but remains a fundamental figure in Trail history.)

RDCK looks for public input regarding regional parks

RDCK looks for public input regarding regional parks

The Regional District of Central Kootenay wants the public's input on how parks in the region are developed.

So the RDCK is inviting the public to attend open houses on draft management plans for four RDCK parks: Crescent Valley Beach, Balfour Beach, Waterloo Eddy and Pass Creek.
 
“These open houses are part of our public consultation process,” says Sangita Sudan, general manager of development services for the RDCK. 

Noctilucent Clouds: The Mystery Revealed

Noctilucent Clouds:  The Mystery Revealed

By Kate Lemke

What are noctilucent clouds? While the name does sound rather apocalyptic, these cloud formations are actually a globally treasured phenomenon. Here is why.

Nelson CARES Society spearheads Wheelchair Accessible Van survey

Randi Jensen (left) and AFC Initiative Coordinator Corrine Younie discuss the new Wheelchair Accessible Van survey Tuesday on Kootenay Co-op Radio. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Carshare Cooperative and the Nelson & District Seniors Coordinating Society have banded together to explore the option of adding a wheelchair accessible van to the Kootenay Carshare fleet.

The project, initiated by the Nelson CARES Society, is part of the Age Friendly Community Initiative (AFC).

The AFC has determined that there is no public access to a wheelchair accessible vehicle in the West Kootenays and is working with the community to address this gap in transportation services for seniors and other persons with mobility challenges.  

The Values of Hope and Happiness

Photo from David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Reading the news, it’s hard not to feel a growing sense of unease. The threat of terrorism, growing instability and conflict overseas, a shooting on Parliament Hill last October and uncertainty about the economy diminish our collective feelings of safety and security. To this we add the looming environmental threats of climate change, pollution, declining ocean health, oil spills and extreme weather.

City of Nelson Summer Students spruce up City

Summer students Heidi Betts and Ameeta Bhabra (right) dealt with the rain last week to beautify the gardens on 900 Vernon Street. — Photo courtesy Naomi Lewis

The City of Nelson traditionally hires university students for work in its summer students program.

The successful candidates must be enrolled in accredited post-secondary programs.

The City hired students for public works as well as an engineering technician.

Successful candidates work in the program until September.

 

Province calls public meeting on Kootenay Lake fishery Monday in Balfour

The province is hosting a special public meeting Monday at the Balfour Community Hall to discuss what officials are doing to help the industry.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has called a special meeting Monday (June 15) to explain to the public about plans for the recovery of the Kootenay Lake fishery.

The meeting, set from 7-9 p.m. at the Balfour Community Hall in Balfour, is co-hosted by the Province and the Balfour and District Business & Historic Association.

Nelson Fire crews keep truck fire from spreading to forests on Bealby Road

Nelson Fire Department members work to contain a truck fire Monday evening on Bealby Road. — Submitted photo

Rapid response by the Nelson Fire Department prevented a truck fire from spreading near a home on Bealby Road Monday evening.

NFD dispatch received a call at 6:29 p.m. Monday of a vehicle fire at 2080 Bealby Road.

The owner of a 2010 Dodge Ram truck was backing an attached travel trailer up the steep driveway when the fire started in the engine.

Both on-duty members along with additional firefighters responded to find the pickup engulfed in flames.

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