March 2017

Last chance to vote for Castlegar artist in Kootenay Music Awards

Last chance to vote for Castlegar artist in Kootenay Music Awards

A well-known local artist is a contender for a Kootenay Music Award for Best Video, after releasing the video Faded Away – and your vote could be the one that helps her win!

Christina (Nina) Amelio said the Faded Away video was filmed in the Nelson Cemetery.

Province reaches tentative agreement with BCTF

BCTF Executive Committee has endorsed the tentative agreement and is recommending ratification to its members.

The BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) and the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) entered territory at times thought would be impossible to achieve after the two sides reached a tentative Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) negotiated pursuant to Letter of Understanding (LoU) No. 17 to the 2013-2019 BCPSEA-BCTF Provincial Collective Agreement Saturday.

The tentative agreement came less than four months after the BCTF won a landmark victory at the Supreme Court of Canada.

B.C. farmers’ markets benefit from Buy Local funding

The next Winter Market organized by the West Kootenay EcoSociety is March 25. — Submitted photo

Farmers’ markets all over the province are enticing British Columbians with locally grown and produced products, fresh from their own backyards.

The B.C. government’s Buy Local program is providing six local farmers’ markets with a combined total of $57,055 in funding.

ICBC increases fairness of basic insurance rates

Drivers having more accidents will pay higher premiums.

ICBC is updating basic insurance to increase the accountability of drivers who cause crashes by changing how much an at-fault crash affects their basic insurance rates. This will help to alleviate the pressure on future rates paid by customers who don’t cause crashes.

Going forward, drivers who cause multiple at-fault crashes will lose their safe driving discounts faster than they do today. ICBC is applying to the BC Utilities Commission to have these changes take effect May 6, 2018.

Is silence golden with respect to Columbia River Treaty?

The best public discussion yet on the treaty, it took place a handful of miles from the Peace Arch border crossing where, in 1964, B.C., the U.S. and Canada signed the final protocols.

In 2014-15, the Columbia River Treaty was on the brink of being the next big news story.  The first possible date for either country to give notice of termination (September 2014) passed. 

Gradually, things went quiet. 

The Treaty didn’t seem like news any more.

Conversations about the Treaty have not stopped, however. They are still happening in academic, tribal and government circles, and they are broadening.  

RCMP report driver killed in single-vehicle accident near Balfour

RCMP report driver killed in single-vehicle accident near Balfour

Members of RCMP West Kootenay Traffic and Nelson Detachment are working in conjunction to determine the cause of an accident that killed a man Sunday (March 5) near Balfour Sergeant Chad Badry of the West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Units said in a media release Monday.

RCMP officer injured after driver flees scene during distracted driver sting

The RCMP police officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was later treated at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

RCMP said a 34-year-old man would appear in Nelson Provincial Court in relation to several criminal charges stemming from an incident on March 4, 2017 in Nelson.

RCMP Sergeant Chad Badry said the incident unfolded as members of the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit were conducting a project targeting drivers using their cell phones.

“A police officer directed the driver of the vehicle to stop and upon asking him for his driver's license the male fled in his vehicle,” Badry explained in a media release Monday.

Obituary: 'Go like Merv!'

Merv Fry

After 77 years of "Going Full Out" Merv Fry, on February 27, 2017, took his last earth-bound ski run. On this beautiful sunny day, he paused at the top of his favourite run called Exhibition, mentioned something to his Old B's Powder Team (OBPT) ski buddies about it being "glorious" and then blasted down making the famous "whoop, whoop" sound the whole way.  At the bottom of the run with adrenaline still running through his veins, his body suddenly decided it was done.

Public meeting sentiment fails to derail council on cannabis-related business bylaw

Philip MacMillan, manager of the Nelson Compassion Club, which has been in operation since 2000, told council the Medical Cannabis and Business Licence Bylaw restricts so much of what people can do in the city. McMillan spoke first on Monday night at a public meeting in council chambers. Photo by Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

When the smoke cleared at the public meeting on a cannabis-related business zoning amendment Monday night the only people who remained unmoved by the concerns of the 25 people who showed up was city council.

Selkirk College Saints Set for League Semi-Final Series

Austin Wells and the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team split a weekend series with the Eastern Washington University Eagles as they closed out the BCIHL regular season. The defending champions will head to Langley this weekend to take on the Trinity Western University Spartans in the league semi-final starting Friday. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

The Selkirk College Saints start defence of their British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship title on Thursday in Langley against the Trinity Western University Spartans in a best-of-three semi-final series.

The Saints have won four straight BCIHL championships and will be looking to make more history in the next couple weeks with a fifth title. If they are to be successful, the third-place Saints will need to conquer teams that finished higher in the regular season standings.

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