Alberta man dies in crash near New Denver

Alberta man dies in crash near New Denver

A 50-year-old Alberta man has died after colliding with a pick-up truck near New Denver Monday morning (9:20 a.m.), according to RCMP Sgt. John Ferguson.

Taghum Beach bacteria come from a variety of sources, says RDCK

Taghum Beach is not getting used very much thanks to a swim advisory. — The Nelson Daily photo

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Swimmers were advised last week not to swim at Taghum Beach until further notice because of high fecal coliform bacteria (E. coli) levels.

The reason this seems to happen every summer, according to Nicole Ward of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), is a combination of large numbers of waterfowl especially geese, warm shallow water, increased human use, and dogs.

Silver Star tops BCAA 'Worst Roads' survey; West Kootenay roadways shut out

Topping the list is the Silver Star Road. — photo courtesy Google Street View

After hitting a record number of votes this year, the British Columbia Automobile Association’s (BCAA) fourth annual “Worst Roads” survey names the province’s Top 10 ‘worst’ roads.

Three Okanagan roads top the list; with roads in Richmond, Surrey, Maple Ridge and Vancouver Island also taking spots in the Top 10.

Heatwave continues through the week

Some people could not help but ignore the RDCK swim advisory notice as temperatures reached the mid-30s Sunday. — The Nelson Daily photo

Seeking Contentment with Energy

Seeking Contentment with Energy

Energy is experiencing a makeunder.

Abundant and affordable energy has been lauded as the backbone of economic prosperity and quality of life since the advent of society’s use of coal, oil, natural gas and electricity.

But energy use has become unattractive and is searching for a more natural look. Efficient usage of energy is now a “game changer” and renewable energies like solar, wind, and geothermal are the new darlings of community-sourced power.

How cool is your region? You're about to find out ...

How cool is your region? You're about to find out ...

They say confidence is key. So confidence in our region must be paramount to its success.

The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation is trying to increase just that. The corporation just began a four-month campaign which includes the release of a metric, or fact, in the first week of every month, in the hopes of keeping the public informed and confident in our region.

Mounties nab two offenders, one accused of robbery, and seek public help in finding third

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The Trail Crime Reduction Unit is determined to prove the Mounties always get their man - or men, as the case may be.

RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr is the non-commissioned officer in charge of both Trail and Castlegar CRUs, and he said his unit recently arrested two local offenders, one of whom police believe robbed the Spot Restaurant in Trail.

Castlegar residents step up after vehicular mishap

Castlegar residents step up after vehicular mishap

A Warfield resident is praising the quick minds and kind hearts of Castlegar residents after she was injured in a vehicular mishap last week.

Diane Ross, 47, was driving up Sherbico Hill with her five-year-old daughter, Madison, onTuesday when her Land Rover started to overheat.

"I pulled into the Husky gas station and lifted the hood," she said. "I had only turned the radiator cap barely a quarter of a turn, and it just blew."

Castlegar cops trash talk criminal

Castlegar cops trash talk criminal

Police are asking for public assistance in solving an unusual crime - a theft from the dump.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff says the Ootischenia landfill was robbed on the evenings of May 18 and June 8.

"The suspect stole roughly $1,000 worth of vehicle batteries," she said, adding the thief was caught on the landfill's video surveillance camera. "He can be seen loading up a wheelbarrow, which he wheels off camera to what we presume was a get away vehicle."

(Please see attached photo).

Surprisingly no one hurt as horse trailer flips near Playmor Junction

Emergency crews responded to a horse-trailer accident Friday near the Playmor Junction of Highway 6/3A Friday. — Photo courtesy Beasley Fire Rescue

A bizarre accident involving a horse-trailer west of Playmor Junction at Highway 3A/6 Friday afternoon resulted in no injuries said Nelson RCMP Cpl. Michael Stefani.

The accident happened at approximately 4:08 p.m. Friday a truck towing a horse trailer saw the trailer dislodge from the vehicle, break away from its safety chains and ending up flipping over blocking the highway.

"One of the two horses in the trailer did manage to escape relatively unharmed (but) the second horse was trapped on its side, pinned by twisted metal,” Cpl. Stefani explained in a media release.

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