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Broader Horizons shutting down for the summer due to staffing shortage

Clients of Broader Horizons were sent a letter earlier this month explaining the closure of Broader Horizons Adult Daycare Centre.

There is a concern among the senior population over the closure of Broader Horizons Adult Daycare Centre.

In a letter to a user of the program, Cydney Higgins, Community Integration Services Manager, told Glenway Backus: “Sadly, I am writing to inform you that we are currently experiencing staffing shortage for our Adult Daycare Broader Horizons in Nelson.”

“This means that we will need to close the program at least temporarily for the months of July and August. The last day of the program will be open is June 30, 2015.”

Environmental groups line up to cheer government's decision that Jumbo Project 'not substantially started'

Could this be the end of Jumbo Glacier Resorts Ltd proposed ski resort in the Jumbo Glacier?

Jumbo Glacier Resorts Ltd has been dealt a huge blow Thursday after the Environment Ministry said the project cannot proceed with unless a new certificate is obtained.

The announcement made by Environment Minister Mary Polak has determined that the Jumbo Glacier Resort project has not been substantially started.

"I determined that the project had not been substantially started, and therefore the environmental certificate has been deemed expired on October 12, 2014," said Environment Minister Mary Polak.

Prices of Nelson craft brew beers up this summer due to new government regulations

Summer is on the horizon, but that could spell bad news for beer drinkers. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

As things heat up and the prime beer drinking season of the year arrives, locals could see higher prices for their favourite local craft beers – as brewers say new liquor regulations by the province are raising prices for their products at private liquor stores.

Time to make plans for the re-vamped West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

The route may have changed for 2015, but the goal of finding a cure for MS will be on the minds of all participants in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge. —Submitted photo

The route may have been changed — just for this year — but the goal remains the same for participants in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge — help fight MS (Multiple sclerosis).

Riders and donors alike are already gearing up for the annual race set for August 22-23 in Nelson and area.

“Everyone who joins us, whether as a rider, a donor or a volunteer is helping to reach our goal — to end MS,” said Leona Dimock, West Kootenay Glacier Challenge Bike Tour Coordinator.

UPDATED: Missing Kimberley man can thank lucky stars after being found pinned under motorcycle on Gray Creek Pass

Paul Kerr . . . found pinned under motorcylce on Gray Creek Pass.

Paul Kerr of Kimberley can thank his lucky stars after two mountain bikes found the missing Bavarian City man Tuesday evening.

Kerr, 45, had been missing since Sunday after heading out from Kimberley for a ride over the remote gravel Gray Creek Pass.

Monday SARS teams from Cranbrook, Kimberley, Sparwood, Fernie, Creston and Invermere looked for Kerr, but found nothing, said RCMP.

The same story happened for a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft that searched the area for two days.

Jury finds Kelowna man guilty in death of Jennifer Cusworth

he man accused of Jennifer Cusworth's death, Neil Snelson (left), and Jennifer Cusworth.

The man charged in the death of a L.V. Rogers graduate Jennifer Cusworth has been convicted of manslaugther in a Kamloops court Tuesday.

News outlets are reporting a jury found Neil Snelson guilty of manslaughter in the death Nelson's Jennifer Cusworth more than two decades ago.

The jury reached its verdict shortly after 9 p.m. PT Tuesday.

Cusworth, a L.V. Rogers High School grad from Crescent Valley, was studying social work at Okanagan University College and went missing from a house party Kelowna on Oct.16, 1993.

RCMP report happy ending to search for missing Blewett man

A missing Blewett man has been found said Cpl. Michael Stefani of the
Nelson RCMP Wednesday (June 17).

Stefani said in a media release that 42-year-old was located Tuesday evening in the west of Copper Mountain Forrest Service Road in Blewett.

"At approximately 2020 hours (Tuesday) June 16th, Nelson Search and Rescue called advising that Moyer had been located and SAR and family who had also been searching, were with him," Cpl. Stefani said.

Fisheries biologists explain to local anglers moves to restore Kootenay Lake fishery

Senior fisheries biologist Jeff Burrows addresses the crown during Monday's meeting at the Balfour Community Hall. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Even Game six of the Stanley Cup Playoffs could not stop more than 120 anglers from leaving their televisions to fill the Balfour Community Hall in Balfour Monday to listen to answers on how Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) biologists plan to address the recovery of the Kootenay Lake fishery.

“We are committed to being transparent and communicating back to anglers,” senior fisheries biologist Jeff Burrows told the crowd Monday during the question period following the 25-minute power point presentation.

Selkirk's Plant Operator Program offers ticket to multi-industry opportunities

Plant Operator Program Instructor Bruce McMaster stands beside the replica plant used for training at Nelson’s Silver King Campus which is the only one of its kind in Western Canada. The next intake for the 24-week program is now open for registration and classes begin on August 4. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Selkirk College is opening doors to multi-industry opportunities by offering an additional intake for the popular Plant Operator Program.

Based out of Nelson’s Silver King Campus, the 24-week Plant Operator Program prepares students for entry level positions in a multitude of areas like oil & gas, refineries, pulp mills, forestry, mining, health care, educational facilities, manufacturing and recreation.