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Tradition continues, but Canadian Avalanche Centre has a new name

Tradition continues, but Canadian Avalanche Centre has a new name

After ten years of serving as Canada’s national public avalanche safety organization, today the Canadian Avalanche Centre announced its new name and unveiled a new logo.

“Avalanche Canada will continue to provide the same award- winning and internationally recognized programs that have been developed over the past decade,” said Executive Director Gilles Valade.

Keep those ATVs off Slocan Valley Rail Trail — SVRT to remain non-motorized trails

Dogs are okay on the SVRT, but not motorized vehicles as the sign says above Jhango. — The Nelson Daily photo

Stewards of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail (SVRT) breathed a collective sigh of relief recently when it was revealed the local trail on the former Canadian Pacific Rail line would not be subject to motorized use.

“This is real good news for us,” said Helene Dostaler, chair of the SVRT Society.

The scare came in an August 13 letter to the SVRT from Gary Townsend, Assistant Deputy Minister.

September slightly warmer than normal says Southeast Fire Centre Weather Service

In spite of a brief taste of cold, this wasp enjoyed a warmer than normal month of September weather. — The Nelson Daily photo

The public got an early taste of winter during September according to monthly weather details from the Southeast Fire Centre Weather Service.

The winter bite came during the middle of the month when the thermometer dipped below freezing.

“New record daily minimum temperatures of -1.1 and -0.7 degrees  (Celsius) were recorded during the early morning hours the 11th and 12th respectively,” Ron Lakeman, weather forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre said in his monthly media release.

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: A new election paradigm for those who commit crimes

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: A new election paradigm for those who commit crimes

I don’t think having a criminal record should discourage anyone from running for public office. What?!?! you say?

Yes, I just said that. If you smoked pot when you were 18, got busted, and now are in your 40s or 50s and being productive and helpful, I’m more likely to vote for you – making bad decisions is an excellent way to learn to make good decisions, and I think the electorate at large is smart enough to make that discernment. Rob Ford notwithstanding.

Trail cyclist sent to Kelowna hospital

Trail cyclist sent to Kelowna hospital

A 57-year-old Trail resident is in hospital in Kelowna after being hit by a car (driven by another Trail resident) while on his bicycle, according to RCMP Cpl. Devon Reid.

"At approximately 8:23 p.m. on Sept. 30 ... there was an accident at the intersection of Glover Road and Highway 3B in downtown Trail where a cyclist was struck by a vehicle," he said. "The cyclist was flown to Kelowna Hospital for treatment and is currently in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

A driving reminder that winter tire rules kick in October 1

Winter driving has officially started.

Today is the first day of winter driving.

Which is why the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is reminding motorists that beginning (Wednesday) Oct. 1, 2014, winter tires are required on many highways throughout the province.

Signs are posted on each of the designated highways to advise motorists where winter tires are required.

Slocan Valley resident lays private charges over jet fuel spill

The sign at Shoreacres beach during the jet fuel spill into Lemon Creek in July of 2013 says it all as beaches up and down the Slocan River sat vacant during the cleanup. — The Nelson Daily file photo

A Slocan Valley woman has laid private information against Executive Flight Centre and the provincial government over the jet fuel spill into Lemon Creek in July of 2013.

Longtime environmental activist Marilyn Burgoon says if the provincial government won’t prosecute the Alberta transportation company for dumping 33,000 gallons of jet fuel into Lemon Creek, she will.

Employing a little used legal avenue, Burgoon filed a three count  private information at the Nelson provincial court registry.

Selkirk College welcomes past grads to community barbecue at Rosemont Campus

The Selkirk College Silver King Campus has graduated thousands of students over the last 50 years in a variety of trades and career programs, including this Millwright Program class from the early 1970s headed by instructor Roy Crutchley. — Submitted photo

Selkirk College staff and students are inviting the community to join them for a celebration barbecue that will mark five decades of quality trades training, career programs and community education at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.

An education cornerstone in the region since 1964, the campus opened as the BC Vocational School with a vision of expanding training opportunities in Nelson and beyond.

CBT offers $ .5 million for proposed Riverfront Centre

CBT offers $ .5 million for proposed Riverfront Centre

The City of Trail is very pleased to announce that Columbia Basin Trust has dedicated $500,000 in grant funding for the proposed Library/Heritage Centre (Riverfront Centre). The facility, estimated at $6.9 million, will be built on the land previously occupied by the Eagles’ building if Trail’s electors vote in favour of the Loan Authorization Bylaw at the upcoming election on November 15th.

Deb Kozak joins Nelson's mayoral election race

Councillor Deb Kozak wants to bring a new leadership style to city hall. So far, there are two other candidates for mayor in the November 15 municipal election: Mayor John Dooley and retired police officer Pat Severyn.

What would be the main difference between Deb Kozak and John Dooley as mayor of Nelson?

Leadership style, says Councillor Kozak after officially entering Nelson's mayoral election race.

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