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Innovators coming to Kootenays looking for solutions

This is an opportunity to personally connnect with the BC Innovation Council September 29th at Best Western on Baker Street. — Submitted photo

They may be big companies looking for high-tech solutions to high-tech problems, but there’s still nothing that beats talking to people face-to-face.

That’s why the BC Innovation Council is travelling the province with its BC Growth Opportunity Tour. The “showcase of challenges” arrives in Nelson on September 29 at the Best Western on Baker Street.

“What we found is by bringing opportunity where people work, it opens up innovation immensely,” says BCIC President and CEO Carl Anderson. He says the personal connections are crucial.

Cooler temperatures good news in Southeast Fire Centre

Local officials have been able to made a few changes to restrictions and alerts.

Due to decreased fire activity, cooler weather and recent progress made by firefighting crews, regional districts in the Southeast Fire Centre and the BC Wildfire Service have made some changes to existing area restrictions and evacuation alerts.

Regional District of East Kootenay:

Environment Canada issues Special Weather Statement for Highway 3

The Kootenay Pass summit looks clear, but Environment Canada said that could change as the the first taste of winter at higher elevations is expected tonight and Monday morning in central and southern BC.

This can't be happening.

But Environment Canada is not mincing any words when it issued a Special Weather Statement Sunday for Highway 3, the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

"We expect the first taste of winter at higher elevations tonight and Monday morning in central and southern BC," the Enivronment Canada Weather Statement said.

Water users will ‘scrape by’, despite drought conditions

During the spring, the was an abundance of water filling creeks and streams. Now, not so much.

Water managers across the region say despite the two-month-old drought that’s gripped the Boundary and Kootenay areas, community and regional water supplies remain stable.

“Surprisingly, we’ve had no problems yet,” says Uli Wolf, the general manager for environmental services with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. “The creeks we are monitoring for water supply have held up reasonably well.”

Search and rescue seeks fee-for-service agreement with city; transient camps growing

Members of the Grand Forks Search and Rescue (GFSAR) appeared before council recently with the request for annual financial and in-kind contributions, including a $10,000 standing annual request for the services it provides. — Creative Commons photo

The city could come to the rescue of Grand Forks Search and Rescue by entering into an annual fee-for-service agreement with the only search and rescue team in the Boundary.

Members of the Grand Forks Search and Rescue (GFSAR) appeared before council recently with the request for annual financial and in-kind contributions, including a $10,000 standing annual request for the services it provides.

Suspect wanted in Nelson jewelry store smash-and-grab involved in horrific car crash near Hope Slide

Ted Allen’s Jewelry in the 400 Block of Baker Street was the scene of an early morning burglary Monday. — The Nelson Daily photo

The suspect sought for an early-morning jewelry store robbery in Nelson that netted thieves stolen items and caused damage to the tune of $30,000 is believed to be the same man involved in a car accident on Highway 3 east of Hope Monday afternoon — an accident that left a 35-year-old mother of four dead at the scene.

Sergeant Nate Holt of the Nelson Police Department confirms the suspect does have ties to the Nelson area, and is well-known to police.

Selkirk College Saints Trade Sticks for Clubs

The Fourth Annual Selkirk College Saints Golf Tournament tees off at the Castlegar Golf Club on September 17 where players will join community supporters for a fun day on the links. — Selkirk College Saints Photo

The Selkirk College Saints are back on the ice in preparation for the 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season, but before players set their sights on wins they are inviting community supporters to join them for an enjoyable day on the golf course.

The Fourth Annual Selkirk College Saints Golf Tournament tees off on September 17 at the Castlegar Golf Club. The four-person scramble is a terrific opportunity to enjoy some late season golf while helping pave the way to a successful season for the Saints.

Class-action suit seeks info from Lemon Creek evacuees

Nelson lawyer David M. Aaron (right) speaks with some of the attendees Sunday night during a meeting at the Slocan Park Community Hall. — John Boivin photo

People who were forced out of their homes by the Lemon Creek Fuel spill in 2013 are being asked to estimate what the evacuation cost them- and they’ve got until October 2 to do it.

About a dozen participants in the lawsuit met on Sunday night at the Slocan Park Community Hall to find out about the next step in the drawn-out search for compensation for the spill.

Suspect sought after brazen early-morning robbery in Nelson

Nelson Police are looking for a man after Ted Allen’s Jewelry in the 400 block of Baker Street was burglarized Tuesday morning.

Police in Nelson are looking for man following a brazen early-morning robbery of a well-known Heritage City jewelry store Tuesday.

Nelson Police in a media release said the robbery happened at Ted Allen’s Jewelry, which is located at 431 Baker Street.

"In the early morning hours of September 11, 2017 Ted Allen’s Jewelry was broken into by a male who was wearing a disguise to conceal his identity from police," the NPD release said.

"The suspect used a hammer or similar tool to gain entry by brazenly smashing the front window of the business."

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