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Nelsonite still fighting against chronic Lyme disease but needs public support to continue the battle

Ross Steed continues his fight against chronic Lyme disease, and needs the help of the public to continue this courageous battle.

Nelson native Ross Steed continues his fight against chronic Lyme disease.

To help with this courageous battle, Steed’s family has set up a YOUCARING Compassionate Crowdfunding campaign to help get Ross back to visit the Hansa clinic in Kansas for three weeks of treatment.

“I’m really very unwell from the effects of chronic Lyme disease . . . it’s mysterious, nasty surprises and complexities,” Steed said on the YOUCARING video post.

Thieves posing as buyers take off with vehicle during test drive, says NPD

Nelson Police are asking the public to be vigilant when selling items or taking phone calls from people suggesting to be part of financial institutions after the department received complaints from the public during the past few days.

The initial complaint was made to NPD dispatch Tuesday afternoon.

A Nelson resident had accepted a proposal to purchase a vehicle online from two people.

However, before the transaction was completed, the two individuals wanted to take the vehicle in question for a “test drive”.

That was the last the seller saw of her vehicle.

Armed robber escapes with undisclosed amount of cash in Keremeos

RCMP Cpl Kathleen Thain said a lone male suspect made away with an undisclosed amount of cash Wednesday evening, after holding up a restaurant employee at the Keremeos Subway.

Thain said the robbery happened Wednesday (December 16) at around 9 pm.

Keremeos RCMP responded to the Subway Restaurant following the armed robbery which the lone male suspect was welding a knife.

No one was injured during the robbery and the investigation is ongoing.

The suspect was described as:

No one hurt in early morning mobile home fire in Bonnington

Fire gutted a mobile home Thursday morning in Bonnington, west of Nelson. — The Nelson Daily

No one was hurt, but a Bonnington family is dealing with a poor start to the Christmas season after fire destroyed their mobile home Thursday morning.

Local volunteer firefighters departments from Beasley, Blewett, Crescent Valley and Tarry's fire departments responded to the call in the 3700 block of Bonnington Road that came in shortly before 8 a.m.

Someone driving past on Bonnington Road witnessed the fire and called 9-1-1 Emergency.

Lack of 'respect' triggers Leaf board to switch gears with coaching staff

The Nelson Leafs president John Dooley (inset) said a change had to be made with the KIJHL hockey club.

There were a number of “issues” that led to the Nelson Leafs parting ways with coach and GM Dave McLellan and his assistant Greg Andrusak team president John Dooley told The Nelson Daily Wednesday from Spokane.

Dooley joined the team for its Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road trip to the Lilac City after the "Leafs have parted ways with Dave McLellan and Greg Andrusak.”

“We didn’t feel the board was being treated with respect,” Dooley explained.

Nelson Police Department looks within to find new chief

New Nelson Police Chief Paul Burkart stands with his former boss, Wayne Holland during Monday's City of Nelson’s annual reception at the Prestige Lakeside Inn. — The Nelson Daily photo

There’s going to be a new presence on the downtown streets of Nelson starting in the new year.

Nelson Police Department officers will be moving to the beat in the downtown core next year — starting in January — getting back to the basics of policing with foot patrols, restoring one of the original roles to the venerable force.

Coaches Dave McLellan, Greg Andrusak 'part ways' with Nelson Leafs

Nelson Leafs "parted ways" with coaches Dave McLellan (center) and Greg Andrusak Wednesday morning. Assistant coach Sean Dooley (far right) was behind the bench Wednesday in Spokane. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

During his first interview with The Nelson Daily in August of 2014, Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan said he took the position with the Heritage City franchise Nelson is “run more like a Junior A franchise.”

McLellan may have been right as the Leafs decided to make a decision more reserved for ownership in the BC Hockey League than the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League by “parting ways” with coaches Dave McLellan and Greg Andursak Wednesday morning.

Leaf president John Dooley was unavailable for comment as he traveled to Spokane Wednesday with the team.

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts 2016 in Nelson

"A music festival is a good thing in itself. It is chiefly beneficial to the young who through the competitions have an opportunity of learning much about music that they could learn in no other way.  The fact that the festival is to be held annually will encourage interest in music generally as the competitors have to spend months in practicing for the contests.”

These words were originally written for the first Kootenay Festival of the Arts in 1930.

(Not) holding the line: council deliberates on tax increase for 2016

Is a decrease in services on the way for Nelson taxpayers in 2016 or an increase in taxes?

A tax rise of over six per cent could hit Nelson taxpayers when the 2016 bill comes due, as city council grapples with the initial numbers in its deliberations on the next budget.

Although the budget process will not be complete until late winter, city council is currently embroiled in dismantling all aspects of the budget, examining the costs involved, and putting it back together for a February delivery to Nelsonites.

Field shaping up for 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance Men’s Curling Championships in Nelson

Tom Buchy of Kimberley is heading back to the BC Men's Curling Championships for the 11th time. — Bruce Fuhr file photo, The Nelson Daily

Tom Buchy of Kimberley and Creston’s Chris Ducharme are the two latest qualifiers for the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance Men’s Curling Championships set for February 10-14 at the Nelson Curling Club.

The two skips earned spots in the 16-team field after the Men’s Kootenay Playdown Sunday in Fernie.