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After interrupting morning smoke, man gets aggressive towards mall security

The smell of marijuana ended up in a shoving match, a fight and the eventual take down of the smoker by Chahko Mika Mall security.

On Thursday morning around 10:30 a.m. security staff at the mall noticed the smell of marijuana wafting into the mall. 

The two security personnel first looked inside the mall for the source of the smell, but eventually found their way outside the mall. Once outside they located a 27-year-old Nelson resident smoking marijuana on mall property. 

Work on Duncan Dam boosts local economy

New jobs and an injection of $25,000 into the local economy each month is the bottom line for the ongoing Duncan Dam Spillway upgrade project in the Meadow Creek region, according to a BC Hydro spokesperson.

Mary Anne Coules said a Sept. 20 BC Hydro operations update meeting at the Lardeau Valley Community Centre in Meadow Creek held some interest in the ongoing gates reliability project — expected to be completed in June, 2012.

Nelson skatepark back in the race for funding dollars with Aviva online voting contest

Success is just a mouse click away.

The Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skatepark Society is back in the running again this year as online voting begins this week in the Aviva Community Fund’s million-dollar question contest.

And KLOSPS, which finished in the top 10 in voting last year with their Nelson skatepark project, is now better situated for success with a designated site (on Nelson and District Community Complex land) and preliminary plans, said Society member Tim McDaniel.

Downtown plan gets public input

Ken Flagel stands in front of the pictorial display of Grand Forks' downtown; Photo, Mona Mattei
Could the creation of a heritage revitalization program for the City of Grand Forks be the catalyst to economic development? A committee of local business owners thinks so.
On Wednesday, Oct. 5 the heritage committee rolled out their vision for the city’s downtown core. Overall, the plan reflects the recommendations in a report done by the Heritage Branch of B.C.

Less fruit = less bears at Christina Lake residences

Getting ready to head out to pick fruit are (L-R) Sgt. Aaron DeBoone, Susan Harrison and Doug Shannon. Home base for the event was the Christina Lake Welcome Centre; Photo, Mona Mattei
Over 200 pounds of fruit was picked as volunteers helped to eliminate attractive bear food from Christina Lake residences last weekend.
The pears, apples and plums were delivered to the food bank by the food drive initiated by the Help Save the BC Black Bears website group.

RDCK establishes bylaw for three rural water systems in preparation for acquisition

Three rural regional district communities are on the road to improved water service after the regional district board of directors voted to establish water service area bylaws for their communities.

Woodbury village, Rosebery Highlands and Grandview Properties all had service area bylaws established Sept. 27 by the Regional District of Central Kootenay board, as the regional government looks to acquire their water systems.

Kaslo cleans up in provincial Communities in Bloom awards

Della Schafer photo

The Village of Kaslo’s edible gardens was one of the winning entries in the recent Communities in Bloom awards held last Saturday, Sept. 24 in Sooke on Vancouver Island.

The village received the Judge’s Evaluation Report and Bloom Rating Certificate, garnering five Blooms, and were presented with eye-catching street banners to promote their success.