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Nelson Cares Society deals with cyber-security incident

Nelson Cares said the incident had $596,694 fraudulently removed from one of the bank accounts happened in July of 2022.

Nelson Cares said that cyber-security attack that removed more than $550,000 from one of the society’s bank accounts has had minimal impact on our front-line care.

“To date, the loss of funds has had minimal impact on our front-line care or any of the programming we deliver due to the use of internal reserve funds,” Nelson Cares Executive Director Jac Nobiss said in a media release Thursday.

“Our server system, client, funder, and donor information are completely protected,” Nobiss added.

Nelson Police request public assistance in locating missing man

Nelson Police said that 44-year-old Mr. Mahoney went missing near the Safeway grocery store located at 211 Anderson Street in Nelson December 10, 2022.

Nelson Police is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a Nelson man who was last seen at 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2022, near Safeway in Nelson.

Nelson Police said that 44-year-old Mr. Mahoney went missing near the grocery store located at 211 Anderson Street in Nelson.

Mahoney’s description is:

CBT begins with a twist on annual call for proposals on community projects

The CBT has combined the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas programs into one: Resident Directed Grants (ReDi) program — CBT website

The application period for Columbia Basin Trust grants is near and the two former programs have combined forces into one new grant program.

The CBT has combined the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas programs into one, noted CBT president and chief executive officer Johnny Strilaeff recently, with the Resident Directed Grants (ReDi) program replacing them both.

“While it has a new name the grants will still have the same purpose to support local projects that provide additional value to Basin communities,” he said.

Bear facts: waste review comes at considerable cost but still being pondered

A notice of motion from Oct. 25 recommended a complete review of the waste management strategy in the city — Creative Commons.

One of the most active bear seasons in some time in 2022 in Nelson could prompt city council to dive into the dumpster of how to handle waste management in the new year, but it comes at considerable cost.

Acting on a notice of motion from Oct. 25 — brought forth by outgoing mayor John Dooley — the item appeared on the agenda Dec. 6 for council consideration, recommending a complete review of the waste management strategy in the city.

Nelson's Dryden Hunt traded to Toronto Maple Leafs

Dryden Hunt, who toiled in the Nelson Minor Hockey system, was traded Monday from Colorado to Toronto. — Photo courtesy Colorado Avalanche website

The whirlwind season for Dyden Hunt continues.

The Nelson Minor Hockey grad was traded Monday from the Colorado Avalanche to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Leafs acquired the Avs winger in exchange for forward Denis Malgin, 12 hours before the NHL’s holiday roster freeze.

Hunt moves on to his third team this season, after starting the year with the New York Rangers. Hunt was claimed by the Avs on Oct. 20.

The 6’3”, 193-pound Hunt brings a bit more size to the Leafs’ lineup, a physical element as well as a left shot.

Daily Dose — Mother-Daughter Fundraising Power Team Celebrate Landmark

Paige and her mother Andrea Purcell have reached $100,000 in fundraising to support children experiencing health issues and their families. — Submitted photos

Ever since surviving a brain tumour at age three, Paige Purcell has wanted to give back to other families going through challenging medical situations.

Paige and her mother Andrea have worked together for nearly a decade to meet their latest fundraising landmark: $100,000.

“Never in a million years did I think this is something that would happen,” Andrea Purcell told The Nelson Daily Daily Dose reporter Sarah Lord.

Balfour Golf Course superintendent earns provincial award

Larry Olson, seen here cruising the Balfour Course with his trusty companion, was recognized as the Syngenta Superintendent of the Year for 2022 during the BC Golf Course Superintendents Association awards earlier this month in Victoria. — Submitted photo

Larry Olson of the Balfour Golf Course was recent recognized by the BC Golf Course Superintendents Association.

Olson, born and raised in Kaslo, was acknowledged as the Syngenta Superintendent of the Year for 2022 during the BC Golf Course Superintendents Association awards ceremony earlier this month in Victoria.

Creston derby winner proves lightning strikes again and again

Three-time winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program trout derby,Allan Mather with a big catch during a fishing trek on Kootenay Lake. — Submitted photo

Allan Mather of Creston is now a three-time winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program trout derby, including last year’s grand prize boat and trailer. 

Mather fishes weekly with friends, two of whom have also won monthly derby prizes. But with the win for his November entry, this is Mather’s second prize of $1,000. 

“There’s a group of four of us that fish together, but I’ve been very lucky,” said Mather.  

UPDATED: Another temporary service interruption at Slocan Community Health Centre ER

The emergency department hours at Slocan Community Health Centre will be closed starting 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.

Interior Health is advising New Denver and area residents of another temporary changes to emergency department hours at Slocan Community Health Centre due to limited physician availability.

Interior Health said from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, emergency services will be unavailable and patients can access care at the Arrow Lakes Hospital at 97 1st Ave. NE, Nakusp.

Environment Canada issues Snowfall Warning for West Kootenay/Boundary

The Boundary region can expect 10cm while the West Kootenay should see upwards of 20cm.

West Kootenay/Boundary residents should be able to experience a White Christmas Day after Environment Canada issued another Snowfall Warning Tuesday for the region, with accumulations expected between 10cm — for Boundary — to 20cm — for West Kootenay/Kootenay Lake.

Environment Canada said heavy snow is expected Tuesday and into the evening for the West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake, East Kootenay, South Elk Valley, Grand Forks, Midway Christina Lake as well as Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

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