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Leafs host Castlegar Tuesday in first of two-game home-and-home series

The Nelson Leafs enter the home stretch of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season when the Green and White meet rival Castlegar Rebels in a home-and-home series beginning Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.

Nelson takes a 1-1 preseason mark into the contest after dropping a 6-2 decision to Beaver Valley Nitehawks Saturday at the Hawks Nest.

Beaver Valley held periods leads of 2-0 and 5-1.

Leafs coach Dave McLellan said fans will see most of the team that will open the KIJHL regular season Friday at home against Kelowna Chiefs.

Nelson SARS, Balfour Fire rescue injured female after fall near Gibson Lake

The 26-year-old female was loaded on a helicopter before being transported to hospital. — Photo credit to Andy Jones of NSAR

Nelson Search and Rescue (NSAR) and Balfour Fire Rescue were called to rescue a woman in her mid 20s after the female experienced a fall on an old growth recreation trail near Gibson Lake Sunday afternoon.

Chris Armstrong of NSAR said in a media release, the two search crews were called into action at 2:30 p.m. Sunday after it was reported to BC Emergency Health Services that a 26-year-old woman sustained major injuries during a fall on a closed section beyond the old growth recreational trail, 10 kilometers up the Kokanee creek road to Gibson Lake.

NPD report of Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes scam

Nelson Police would like to remind the public of a scam making its rounds in the Heritage City.

NPD Sergeant Corey Hoy said in a media release a local resident had received a suspicious letter Wednesday (September 2) advising her that she had won the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes.

"(The letter said) she would be responsible for paying the associated taxes and fees," Hoy said.

"The letter further detailed that the recipient keep the attached cheque and letter confidential."

Creston RCMP investigating homicide after remains of local woman found

RCMP in Creston have commenced a homicide investigation after remains of a missing local woman were found near Erickson last week.

RCMP said Tuesday in a media release forensic analysis of suspected human remains has confirmed them as being that of missing Creston resident Katherine McAdam.

Creston RCMP received a complaint on (Tuesday) Aug. 18 that the 58-year-old McAdam was missing from her Creston residence.

Annual RedFish Festival packs in the people

Kids love bubbles no matter where they are — even in the rain during Sunday's annual RedFish Festival. — Suzy Hamilton photos, The Nelson Daily

About 1500 campers and residents came out to the Kokanee Park Visitors Centre Sunday to celebrate the return of the Kokanee at the annual RedFish Festival.

And they didn't mind the rain at all!

Festivities  moved inside the centre and theatre and kids made great outdoor crafts in the Discovery Room.

NPD report suspect nabbed after man robbed at gunpoint in Uphill area

Police and fire responded to a 9-1-1 call Monday afternoon at the Nelson Carwash on Nelson Avenue. — The Nelson Daily photo

A suspect is heading back to Nelson after being picked up in another community for a suspected robbing of a man at gunpoint in the Uphill region of the Heritage City Sunday night.

Police received a 9-1-1 call to dispatch at 11 p.m. (August 30) from a male reporting he had just been robbed at gunpoint.

The victim added the offenders were following him in a vehicle.

NPD officers quickly responded to the call and began the investigation.

From More to Enough

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Don’t let that scare you or keep you from reading on. Your survival and that of your loved ones may hinge on your contribution to this story.

Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary appeals to public after wheelchair goes missing

The wheelchair, estimated at $1200, has gone missing from KLH. — Submitted photo

Nelson Police and the Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary are appealing to the public for assistance in recovering the wheelchair that went missing from Kootenay Lake Hospital approximately two weeks ago.

Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary staff estimates the value of the wheelchair at $1200.

The report came into Nelson Police Saturday (August 29) that the newly acquired wheel chair was missing.

Staff believe the wheelchair was possibly taken for a ‘joy ride”, used to take to someone home from the hospital and not returned or was otherwise removed from the facility.

FortisBC restores power to residents impacted by wildfire near Rock Creek

Downed lines from the West of Rock Creek wildfire have now been restored by FortisBC crews. — Photo courtesy FortisBC

In a media release Friday, FortisBC said the company has now restored permanent power to residents impacted by the Rock Creek fire and is working proactively to address potential fire impacts in the areas of Grand Forks and Christina Lake.
"FortisBC completed the rebuilding of the fire-damaged 10-kilometer main line between Rock Creek and Westbridge on August 22, one week ahead of schedule," said Nicole Bogdanovic Corporate Communications Advisor.

Early kokanee returns look good in spite of warmer than normal water temperature

The count was 1300 fish in the Kokanee creek Wednesday. — Suzy Hamilton file photo, The Nelson Daily

Things are looking good for the West Kootenay Eco Society’s annual Redfish Festival taking place on Sunday, August 30, at Kokanee Park despite worries about warmer than normal water temperatures affecting the numbers of Kokanee Salmon returning to the West Arm to spawn.

The Redfish Festival is the fourth of its kind put on by the West Kootenay Eco Society and will feature live music, tasty treats from local food vendors and guided tours of the channel.

However, the festival wouldn’t have much substance without its namesake, the Kokanee Redfish Salmon, making an appearance.