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RCMP looking for clues in 10-year-old cold case of missing Creston man

George Franklin Davis . . . missing since 2004.

Creston RCMP are asking for public assistance in solving a cold case of a missing 40-year-old man from the East Kootenay City.

It was July 29, 2004 since George Davis went missing but the police continue to search for answers in his disappearance.

In late July 2004 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Creston RCMP received a report of a missing person from a residence on the 1300 block of Channel Road.

George Franklin Davis, who was 40-years-old at the time, apparently went to get some cigarettes driving a brown 1981 Chrysler Lebaron bearing BC plate 191BHR.

West Kootenay Provincial Parks get New Operators

Anne and Rick Pigeon are turning in skis for parks after being selected to run six West Kootenay provincial parks. — Submitted photo

It was a no-brainer for Anne Pigeon. 

After 24 years  in the ski biz, taking care of  indoor operations, marketing and sales  for Whitewater Ski Resort, running a few provincial parks with her husband Rick is right up her alley.

BC Parks awarded  the Pigeons a 10 year contract to operate six West Kootenay provincial parks this fall and they’re already hard at it, taking over for long time operators Ross Burrell and Mike Shoniker who retired this year.

Decline in Kootenay Lake fish population forces Family Day Derby cancellation

Kootenay Lake won't see as many boats during the 2015 Family Day Holiday after the derby was cancelled. — Photo courtesy BC Family Day Fishing Derby

Organizers of the popular BC Family Day Fishing Derby that happens during the February holiday weekend on Kootenay Lake are voicing concerns about a decline in fish stocks in the main lake.

Robert Di Pietro of the 2015 Kootenay Lake Family Day Fishing Derby said the event has now been cancelled due to “an extreme decline in fish stock.”

The 2015 BC Family Day holiday is Monday, February 9.

Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime brings Mother Goose to life on the streets of Nelson

Phoebe Fawcett takes her part as the Cat to the next level during Sunday rehearsal for this year's Christmas Pantomime — Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime — at the Royal Canadian Legion in Nelson. — Bruce Fuhr photo

At times, living in Nelson can seem like being part of a fairytale. But this year’s Christmas Pantomime will be taking that feeling and turning into a reality of sorts.

Hitting the stage this December 4, 5 and 6 at the Capitol Theatre, this year’s panto is called Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime – and it’s set to turn Nelson into a fairytale world.

Nakusp RCMP asks for public assistance in solving crime spree

A red Polaris 900 Ranger side-by-side, similar to the Polaris Ranger XP 900 in this picture, was stolen recently near Nakusp.

RCMP is asking for public assistance in solving three thefts in the area in a span of two weeks in the Nakusp area.

Cpl. Ryan Feller of the Nakusp/Slocan Lake RCMP said police are continuing to investigate the thefts and are seeking assistance from the public.

The thefts began (Monday) November 3 when RCMP received a report of a theft from a rural commercial property located south of Nakusp near the community of Edgewood.

A Waratah HTH620 Log Processing Head was removed from a carrier machine and stolen.

It’s official — Nelson Commons development project moving forward

Soon the former Extra Foods structure will be demolished as construction begins on the new Nelson Commons building on Vernon Street in Nelson.

Those rumours circulating through the city that the Nelson Commons project was in serious financial trouble can finally be squashed.

Kootenay Co-op President Jon Steinman made the announcement Monday the Nelson Commons development project is moving forward.

“Nelson Commons will be the most significant project in the downtown core in the last 20 years,” says Kootenay Co-op President Jon Steinman. 

One person was taken to hospital following single-vehicle accident near Grohman Narrows Park

Rescue personal carry the injured occupant on a stretcher from the single-vehicle accident to an awaiting ambulance Sunday. — The Nelson Daily photo

RCMP said one person was taken to hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle accident Sunday morning on Highway 3A west of Nelson near the Grohman Narrows Provincial Park.

Witnesses at the accident scene that happened around 10:45 a.m. Sunday, said the four-door sedan was driving on snow-covered highway when it began to slide sideways before rolling down the rock-covered bank until resting near the Grohman Narrows pond.

One of the occupants in the vehicle was able to get out from the vehicle that ended up on its roof.

No 'pot queen' here says Nelson's new mayor Deb Kozak

Deb Kozak was all smiles on election night while giving a victory speech to the audience at the Legion. — photo courtesy Bill Metcalfe

She’s not the queen of pot.

Speculations that pro-cannabis Sensible BC delivered the winning votes to Nelson mayor elect Deb Kozak “couldn’t be further from the truth,” she said. “I’m not a pot queen.”

But she didn’t discount that Sensible BC had an impact on the final tally in the Nelson municipal election November 15.

And she acknowledged that current anti-cannabis legislation “isn’t working. We totally need to have another look at this.” 

Stop Making It Worse

We must cease making large, long-term capital investments in new fossil fuel infrastructure that “locks in” dangerous emission levels for many decades.

                                                                                     – The Keystone Principle

What we do matters.

That belief motivates each of us every morning when we get up and face a new day, whether we’re a truck driver or a member of the B.C. legislative assembly.