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Barr slams the door as Leafs fall to Spokane Braves 2-0

Barr slams the door as Leafs fall to Spokane Braves 2-0

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Right now the Nelson Leafs (See full story in The Nelson Daily Sports Section) can't score.

Which in hockey is a real bad thing. Just ask the Vancouver Canucks.

Garrett Barr stopped all 15 shots as the Spokane Braves skated away with a 2-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The loss was the second in as many nights against Murdoch Division rivals for the Leafs.

Growing population and climate

Growing population and climate

Andy Soos, Environmental News Network

Changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could significantly affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years.

The research, appearing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), was conducted by an international team of scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

RDCK calls for return of long form census

Nelson RDCK director John Dooley — Timothy Schafer photo.

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The long arm of the regional district board has given its support to the return of the long form of Census Canada, over two months after the federal government moved to replace it with a voluntary survey next year.

Nelson director on the Regional District of Central Kootenay board, John Dooley, had urged the board to ratify the position the City of Cranbrook had taken in support of keeping the long form, and to petition the federal government to reinstate it.

Coun. Stacey weighs in on warrant-less entry for grow ops

Coun. Stacey weighs in on warrant-less entry for grow ops

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Like a bad weed, the topic of ferreting out grow operations in the city and circumventing the court warrant system grew out of the last city council meeting.

Coun. Marg Stacey felt the wording of “illegal activities” in the recently adopted Fire Regulation and Prevention Bylaw could open the door to civil liberty infractions regarding marijuana grow operations.

End of search nears for new chief constable

End of search nears for new chief constable

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

And the new chief constable for the Nelson Police Department is … pending.

The gathering of potential candidates for the chief of police position, now that Chief Dan Maluta has stepped down, has closed (Oct. 7).

The decision on who will lead the city’s municipal police force now lies in the hands of the Nelson Police Board, said the retiring chief on Wednesday.

SD8 board blasts Province on inadequate reporting software

SD8 board blasts Province on inadequate reporting software

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The tools the Province has given Kootenay Lake School District No. 8 to handle student information has come under the gun.

A letter has been sent by SD8’s board of trustees to the Ministry of Education requesting something be done about the archaic nature of the system, the British Columbia Enterprise Student Information System (BCeSIS).

Heed, Dooley agree on vigilance for RCMP contract talks

Kash Heed

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The comment of Nelson’s mayor that the Province should tread carefully and wisely through the RCMP contract renegotiation process was echoed by the former BC solicitor general earlier this week.

Waterfront question raised by boat-access-only residents

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

There was a whole other area thrown into the process on the waterfront and downtown master plan workshop Thursday night.

Ken Plautz raised the concerns of nearly 100 people that live across the water of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake  — in boat access-only homes — that would be affected by the waterfront plan down by the waste transfer station.

City questioned on potential sale of waterfront Crown land

City manager Kevin Cormack, left, and Donovan Carter trade words Thursday night.

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The City’s right to sell off a piece of Crown land to a private developer was debated briefly Thursday night at the workshop on the waterfront and downtown master plan.

The question was raised during the consultant’s presentation at the Prestige Lakeside Resort during the waterfront and downtown master plan workshop, to gather public input on the initial stages of the draft writing for the plans.

Which comes first, Nelson Landing or waterfront plan?

People gave their input via stickie notes on the storyboards.

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

With the Saturday afternoon public meeting on waterfront project Nelson Landing less than one day away, the question of the cart heading down the road before the horse was raised Thursday night at the workshop on the waterfront and downtown master plans, but it was left unanswered.

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