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NPD says online classified ad fraud targeting Nelson residents

There's another scam making its rounds in the Heritage City Sergeant Corey Hoy of the Nelson Police Department said Monday in a media release.

Hoy said the new fraud targets Nelson area residents utilizing online classified ads.

"Respondents to ads for employment have been receiving fake cheques in the mail," Hoy explained.

"Once the cheque is obtained, victims of this fraud are requested to electronically forward large sums of money to other people in other cities."

FortisBC reaches out to public regarding ideas for future of South Slocan facilities

People attending last weeks meeting hosted by FortisBC at the Taghum Hall look at airiel maps of the area. - Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

A small gathering of the public braved last week’s winter storm to attend an information session at the Taghum Hall near Nelson to discuss options for buildings at the FortisBC South Slocan facility.

The electric power and gas distribution-retail giant is in the process of moving operations from South Slocan to a new $20-plus million centralized Kootenay Operations Centre near Castlegar in the fall.

Nelsonites hold vigil for victims of Quebec City mosque attack

People from all beliefs came together Sunday a Prayer Vigil & Candlelight Procession show sympathy and support for the victims of the appalling attack at the mosque in Sainte- Foy, Quebec. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson DailyFoy, Quebec.

Close to 100 people from all faiths joined together at the Anglican Church in Nelson for a Prayer Vigil & Candlelight Procession after a gunman shot six people last week at a Quebec City mosque.

"It was nice to see everyone come together to show our support for the Muslim community in Quebec," said a person as she left the vigil outside Nelson City Hall.

The Vigil was organized by the Anglican Church in Nelson to show sympathy and support for the victims of the appalling attack at the mosque in Sainte-Foy, Quebec.

UPDATED: Environment Canada continues Snowfall Warning — Sunday

The Kootenay Pass was closed for avalanche control Sunday afternoon. — Photo courtesy DriveBC

It just keeps coming, and coming . . ..

Environment Canada said the weekend snowfall warning will continue Sunday with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm expected for the West Kootenay region.

"A low pressure system approaching from the southwest will cross Washington state tonight. Heavy snow will spread into the Kootenays tonight and continue through Monday evening. Gusty winds will also accompany the system and producing localised blowing snow."

YRB issues public warning to travel with care as winter storm strikes

Snow is accumulating on the Paulson Highway between Castlegar and Christina Lake as the latest winter storm sets in on the region. — Photo courtesy DriveBC

Marc Dale Operations Manager at Yellowhead Road & Bridge Ltd. for Southeast Kootenay is advising the public to drive with care on the highways in the region as Mother Nature strikes with another winter storm this weekend.

"We are forecasted to receive steady snowfall throughout our region for the next four days," Dale said in media release Friday.

Wildlife groups irked by possible wolf-cull plan around Revelstoke

Is the government is planning a wolf cull in the Revelstoke area in order to save the Southern Mountain caribou.

The Valhalla Wilderness Society wants to know if the government is planning a wolf cull in the Revelstoke area based on the recommendations of a report the environmental group says is fatally flawed.

The Society wrote to the ministers of Environment and Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in December. VWS said it obtained a copy of a leaked report recommending a wolf and cougar cull in the Revelstoke-Shuswap, in order to save the Southern Mountain caribou herds in the area.

UPDATED: Missing Nelson woman found safe

The Nelson Police Department is thanking the press and public for their help after a missing Nelson woman was found thanks to local tips, according to Police Chief Paul Burkart.

"Further to yesterday’s release, Nelson Police Department is happy to report that the missing person, Mrs. Judith Jeffrey has been located by Nelson Search and Rescue in good condition and is back with her family," Burkart said in a release issued Tuesday morning.

RCMP arrest man trying to cut down power pole; suspect's house later destroyed by fire

Nakusp RCMP were kept busy dealing with a pair of calls in Edgewood.

A noise complaint Saturday night in the community of Edgewood was just the start of a few hectic days for Nakusp RCMP.

RCMP were called to the to a residence (January 28th) in the community of Edgewood, — approximately 55 kilometers south of Nakusp and 220 km northwest of Nelson — after receiving a complaint that a neighbour took matters into his own hands after being upset by a loud party.

Selkirk College Career & Education Fair Makes Employment Connection

Canada Border Services Agency is an employer exhibitor participating in Selkirk College Career & Education Fair. The annual free event is an opportunity for people to make that valuable job connection. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Local employers are teaming up with Selkirk College for the Career and Education Fair. The aim is to connect with people eager to find employment, students wanting to chart a course for future education and employment counsellors seeking up-to-date career information.

This free annual event benefits all participants, says Selkirk College Recruitment Specialist Amy Byers.

Salmo man killed in car accident Sunday near Village

RCMP report a 72-year-old Salmo man died in a car accident east of the Village Sunday.

Sergeant Chad Badry of the West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety said in a media release Monday the driver was alone when the vehicle drove off Highway 3 approximately four kilometers east of Salmo.

"The name of the deceased male is not being released at this time out of respect for the family and until permission from the Coroner has been given," said Badry, adding the man was found deceased at the accident scene.