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Just another amazing Road Kings Queen’s City Cruise weekend

Baker Street was filled with car lovers wanting to see the latest, and greatest, vintage vehicles at the Nelson Road Kings parade. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

There's definitely someone in the weather center that likes the Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise weekend.

Why else would blue skies appear during the weekend of the annual car show.

Once again the weather was perfect, entrants filled the streets and car lovers filled the streets for the annual car show.

" We had just over 400 cars on the streets of downtown Nelson," said Jack Chambers, chair of the Road Kings executive.

"Of those 388 were registered in the show with about 17 that were not registered."

City of Nelson ushers in Level Four water restrictions

Graph depicts water level in Five Mile Creek between the years 2012 – 2015. — Graph courtesy City of Nelson

Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak said in a media release that despite the recent wet weather, the City of Nelson is moving to Level Four water restrictions effective Friday, September 11.

The decision comes after weather models forecast a drier, warmer fall and winter for the Southern Interior.

“We all need to chip in on this,” Mayor Kozak said in a media release.

“We really need local residents and businesses to closely observe the Level Four restrictions, and looking towards fall and winter, focus on conserving water indoors.

Chiefs spoil opening night for Nelson Leafs

Everett Yaninski gets just enough of this first period shot by Kohlman Brinsky in a 3-0 loss to Kelowna Friday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Wow, nobody saw that one coming.

Brady Lenardon stopped all 22 shots to power the Kelowna Chiefs to a 3-0 shutout of the Nelson Leafs on opening night of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Friday night in the Heritage City.

Josh Kobelka, Jeffery Schiegel and Jaden McNulty, into an empty net, scored for the visitors from the Okanagan/Shuswap Division.

Kelowna led 1-0 after 40 minutes as the hometown Leafs struggled to generate any offence.

Everett Yasinski took the loss in goal for Nelson.

NPD forced to put down stressed bear in Fairview

In 2014, Nelson Fire Department was called to remove a bear from a large tree in Rosemont. Friday, CO was forced to put down a bear in a tree in Fairview. The Nelson Daily photo

Bears continue to be a problem for residents of Nelson.

The latest incident happened Friday (September 11) afternoon as Nelson Police was called to deal with a bear in a tree in Fairview region of Nelson.

The call came in a at approximately 12:45 p.m, from a home owner in lower Fairview after the bear had been observed approximately 40-50 feet in a tree since early Friday morning.

When police arrived it was determined the bear was showing signs of stress after being in the tree since approximately 5:30 a.m.

Cooler temperatures help Southeast Fire Centre tame wildfires

The wildfire that torched homes west of Rock Creek is now 100% contained and is in patrol status.

The Southeast Fire Centre said sustained and persistent work by firefighters, cooler temperatures and significant precipitation have reduced wildfire activity in many areas of the district.

"The fire danger rating in most of the northern part of the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction is now “very low”, while most of the southern part of the region is rated “low”," the Southeast Fire Centre media release said.

Road Kings Queen City Cruise — everybody from young kids to retirees

Ian Corner is proud of his 1963 Fairlane 500 two-door hard top.

The Road Kings car club is hosting the annual Queen’s City Cruise this weekend, with up to 400 cars expected to participate in the show.

Vehicles from all over Western Canada and the United States will be parked on Baker Street, and hot rod aficionados from areas as far as California will be making the trip to show off their rides.

Ian Corner is a Nelson local and member of the Road Kings club.

Leafs host Castlegar Tuesday in first of two-game home-and-home series

The Nelson Leafs enter the home stretch of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season when the Green and White meet rival Castlegar Rebels in a home-and-home series beginning Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.

Nelson takes a 1-1 preseason mark into the contest after dropping a 6-2 decision to Beaver Valley Nitehawks Saturday at the Hawks Nest.

Beaver Valley held periods leads of 2-0 and 5-1.

Leafs coach Dave McLellan said fans will see most of the team that will open the KIJHL regular season Friday at home against Kelowna Chiefs.

Nelson SARS, Balfour Fire rescue injured female after fall near Gibson Lake

The 26-year-old female was loaded on a helicopter before being transported to hospital. — Photo credit to Andy Jones of NSAR

Nelson Search and Rescue (NSAR) and Balfour Fire Rescue were called to rescue a woman in her mid 20s after the female experienced a fall on an old growth recreation trail near Gibson Lake Sunday afternoon.

Chris Armstrong of NSAR said in a media release, the two search crews were called into action at 2:30 p.m. Sunday after it was reported to BC Emergency Health Services that a 26-year-old woman sustained major injuries during a fall on a closed section beyond the old growth recreational trail, 10 kilometers up the Kokanee creek road to Gibson Lake.

NPD report of Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes scam

Nelson Police would like to remind the public of a scam making its rounds in the Heritage City.

NPD Sergeant Corey Hoy said in a media release a local resident had received a suspicious letter Wednesday (September 2) advising her that she had won the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes.

"(The letter said) she would be responsible for paying the associated taxes and fees," Hoy said.

"The letter further detailed that the recipient keep the attached cheque and letter confidential."

Creston RCMP investigating homicide after remains of local woman found

RCMP in Creston have commenced a homicide investigation after remains of a missing local woman were found near Erickson last week.

RCMP said Tuesday in a media release forensic analysis of suspected human remains has confirmed them as being that of missing Creston resident Katherine McAdam.

Creston RCMP received a complaint on (Tuesday) Aug. 18 that the 58-year-old McAdam was missing from her Creston residence.