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Trail resident dies of overdose; police issue warning

Trail resident dies of overdose; police issue warning

A Trail man has died after overdosing on a drug he may have believed was heroin, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

"On Oct. 19, in the early morning hours, Trail and Greater District RCMP were called to a report of a sudden death in East Trail," Oelke said. "A 41-year-old Trail resident was found deceased in a residence from a possible drug overdose.

"The BC Coroner Service have now confirmed that the male died from a fentanyl overdose."

Oelke said this wasn't the only such incident.

The pitfalls of getting an extra hour of sleep — end of Daylight Savings Time

The pitfalls of getting an extra hour of sleep — end of Daylight Savings Time

The end of daylight savings time occurs Sunday morning at 2 a.m., which means an extra hour of sleep for most of the country — except for Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor and Dawson Creek and Creston in B.C. and all but a few places in Saskatchewan.

However, according to Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) the next two weeks are critical for drivers.

ICBC has said 16 per cent increase in the average number of crashes in B.C. during the late afternoon commute in the two weeks following the end of Daylight Savings Time compared to the two weeks prior to the change.

'Speed candi-dating' kicks off Nelson pre-election forums

The Nelson speed candi-dating event has organized by (left to right) June Stockdale of the Nelson Library, David Reid of the EcoSociety, and Dan Woynillowicz of NelsonVotes.ca. See more photos below, and a list of upcoming election forums.

About 100 people went on a series of eighteen dates in Nelson last night. In the public library. For three minutes each. And they seemed happy to talk with their dates about nothing but politics.

Speed Candi-dating is modeled after speed dating, a formalized matchmaking process designed to help people meet large numbers of new people in a short time.

Fundraiser November 14: Everyone Needs Room To Live

NCARES’ Lisa McGeady, Klee Hunter, Jenny Robinson Michael Dailly and Ron Little were on hand to show off the new Ward Street Place apartments Thursday. — Suzy Hamilton photo

Sam is 69 years old and without Ward Street Place in Nelson, he’d probably be homeless and who knows what else.

The future was bleak for the longtime area resident.

“I was in a rough spot for about 10 years,” he said. “My marriage collapsed, family members passed away, I had a tough time coping. I turned to alcohol and prescription drugs for anxiety and depression and lost my ability to earn a decent living.

“Before I knew it, I was suffering from mental anguish. Eventually I had a mental breakdown.”

Remember to 'Fall Back' Sunday at 2 a.m.

Sunday at 2 a.m., set clocks back one hour to standard time.

The first Sunday of November is designated as the end of Daylight Savings Time.

So Sunday at 2 a.m., most of the country returns to standard time, except for Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor and Dawson Creek and Creston in B.C. and most of Saskatchewan — the exceptions are Denare Beach and Creighton.

In most of Canada Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. local time on the second Sunday in March.

On the first Sunday in November areas on Daylight Saving Time return to Standard Time at 2 a.m. local time.

Tuition-Free Training Offered for Potential Transportation and Forestry Workers

Selkirk College is offering tuition-free opportunities for unemployed and under-employed residents to get the training they need for careers in the transportation and forest industries.

Responding to specific needs in the region, Selkirk College has partnered with the federal and provincial governments in launching two tuition-free programs to get unemployed and under-employed residents the training they need to be job ready.

Starting in November, eligible individuals have an opportunity to enrol in Professional Driver Training (Class 1) or Safety in Resource Industry (Forestry Training).

Halloween Haunted House in Nelson

Well, I told you I was sick.

The Nelson Paranormal League is tossing out a huge welcome to the public to attend its Haunted Pub Crawl Thursday.

The Nelson Paranormal League is a group of enthusiasts interested in studying paranormal phenomena.

The pub crawl explores the many secrets associated with spirits in Nelson.

Of course along with the many trick or treaters taking part in Halloween Friday, there's also a Haunted Maze the public can attend in the 500 block of Observatory Street in Uphill Halloween night.

Wildflower students bring 'Thriller' to life

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Halloween is just around the corner, and to get all the zombies primed and ready for the big night, approximately 100 students, staff and parents from the Wildflower, dressed as zombies, brought Michael Jackson’s Thriller to life Wednesday afternoon on Baker Street.

The flash mob performance, during the noon hour on Baker Street, was a hit with the lunchtime crowd as camera phones were clicking and videos were rolling to capture the performance from Wildflower, an alternative learning program of Kootenay Lake School District.

Selkirk College Joins Effort to Dig Deeper into Opportunities for Rural Policy

The Selkirk College component of the Rural Policy Learning Commons will be coordinated by Dr. Terri MacDonald, Regional Innovation Chair at Selkirk’s Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (left) and Rhys Andrews, Dean of Applied Research at Selkirk College (right).

Selkirk College has entered a partnership with leading post-secondary institutions from around the world in a project that aims to enhance prosperity in rural regions.

Brandon University was recently awarded a seven-year $2.5 million grant from the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to lead the project.

WATCH OUT FOR WILDLIFE ON KOOTENAY HIGHWAYS

WATCH OUT FOR WILDLIFE ON KOOTENAY HIGHWAYS

Drivers are advised to watch out for deer and other animals on local roads and highways, particularly along Highway 3 through the Kootenays, Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley, and Highway 33 between Rock Creek and Kelowna where many wildlife vehicle collisions occur.

The critical times to watch for wildlife on the roads are between 5-8 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. when animals are most active, light levels are changing, and traffic volumes are higher as people drive to and from work.

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