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Wear your sports jerseys Thursday in support of Humboldt Broncos

The push via social media is a way for the country to show support for Humboldt Broncos. — Image courtesy Facebook

Canadians are urged to don a sports jersey Thursday to show support for the families of the Humboldt Broncos following the horrific bus accident near Tisdale, Saskatchewan last Friday.

The push via social media is a way for the country to show support for Humboldt after the bus the Broncos team was traveling in collided with a semi-trailer on a highway in Saskatchewan Friday.

The team was en route to Nipiwan for a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game against rival Hawks.

Letter: Should pain killers taste like candy?

To The Editor:

Asking if pain killers should taste like candy seems like a ridiculous question doesn't it?

Until recently, every pain killer I have taken for my arthritis has not had a very good taste and I thought nothing of it. I bought a bottle of acetaminophen in a local drugstore with the store brand name Atoma. It is manufactured by Laboratoires Trianon Inc. As soon as I put it in my mouth I was shocked and then horrified to discover that it tasted as good as a candy. It is a round pill with a sweet red coating that reminds me of Skittles.

Selkirk College Welding Students Earn Medals in Skills Competition

Selkirk College Welder Foundation students Jacob Streleoff (left) and Tristan Makeiv (right) captured medals in the recent BC Skills Competition that was held in Cranbrook last month. — Submitted photo

A pair of students in Selkirk College’s Welder Foundation Program returned home from the East Kootenay last month with two medals in the annual Skills BC Competition.

Tristan Makeiv and Jacob Streleoff are first-year students at the Silver King Campus in Nelson. Using the skills and education acquired in the first six months of the program, the locals traveled to College of the Rockies in Cranbrook in early-March for the competition that brings together students from across the province.

Persistent low water levels forces MV Balfour to remain in service

Low water levels on Kootenay Lake is going to keep the MV Osprey out of service for a few more days said Kootenay Lake Ferry Improvement Project Team. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Kootenay Lake Ferry Improvement Project Team said in a media release Monday that persistent low water levels on Kootenay Lake require the use of MV Balfour for a few more days.  

Ministry of Transportation and Infrasture and operators are actively monitoring water levels and aim to bring the larger capacity MV Osprey back into service as soon as possible.  

"The refit of MV Osprey is complete on schedule and the vessel is ready to return to service when water levels are suitable," the media release said.

Castlegar vigil to be held to honour victims of Humboldt Broncos tragedy

Councillor Sue Heaton Sherstobitoff is spearheading the event, but says there will a line-up of speakers, singers and drummers at the vigil.

A vigil is being held this Thursday at the Castlegar arena in support of the Humboldt Broncos after a shattering crash took the lives of 15 players, according to city councillor Sue Heaton Sherstobitoff.

More delays coming to Highway 3A as deck resurfacing begins on Shoreacres Bridge

During construction, single-lane alternating traffic will be in place which could result in minor delays. — The Nelson Daily photo

There will be another slowdown for drivers of Highway 3A between Nelson and Castlegar beginning this week.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is advising motorists to expect delays starting next week on Highway 3A, while deck resurfacing takes place on the Shoreacres Bridge.

"Work to improve safety and extend the life of the structure will begin Wednesday, April 11, with an expected completion of late June 2018," said a Ministry press release.

"During construction, single-lane alternating traffic will be in place. This could result in minor delays."

Letter: Community tackles climate change concerns at gallery's 'Snow Longer' event

The Kootenay Gallery is well-known for its intelligent use of art as a vehicle for social change.

To the Editor,

The Kootenay Gallery of Art hosted an event called Snow Longer to coincide with two exhibitions that have been on in the Gallery since March 2. Both the exhibitions and event talk about climate change. Thanks to everyone who helped out at Snow Longer, including Laura Sacks of the Citizens Climate Lobby, Erin Thompson of the West Kootenay Eco Society and especially Victoria Oh.  Thanks to all who attended for making the evening a success.

New FrontCounter BC open for business in Heritage City

Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, MLA for Nelson-Creston, flanked by Nakusp Mayor and Regional District of Central Kootenay Chair Karen Hamling and Garth Wiggill, Executive Director for Kootenay Boundary for Ministry of Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, cuts the ribbon to open the brand new FrontCounter BC office in Nelson. — The Nelson Daily photos

Nelson residents will find it even easier to access government services with the official opening of a brand new FrontCounter BC office in their community, Michelle Mungall, MLA for Nelson-Creston, announced today on behalf of Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

"The opening of a FrontCounter BC in Nelson is great news," said Mungall. "It means local businesses will have the tools and support they need to grow and expand, and it means more services for our community."

Grand Forks RCMP arrest man following assault at Buy-Low Foods

RCMP are recommending charges of Assault, Resisting Arrest and Breach of Recognizance against the male, who is currently being held in custody before appearing before a Judge.

RCMP are recommending charges to a 28-year-old man following an assault late Wednesday night at the Buy-Low Foods in Grand Forks.

In a media release Thursday, RCMP said the suspect was arrested at following a foot pursuit by officers on the Trans Canada Trail short time later after the assault.

RCMP received a call at 11:47 p.m. to a complaint of an Assault at Buy-Low Foods in Grand Forks.