October 2016

Extreme weather response shelters open early

Extreme weather response shelters open early

Storm season has arrived earlier than usual this year, and as a result, the Province is providing early funding to any Extreme Weather Response (EWR) shelter in British Columbia that is prepared to open early.

Two Nelson men in custody following Friday morning takedown in South Slocan

Two Nelson men in custody following Friday morning takedown in South Slocan
Two men from Nelson are in custody awaiting bail hearings following an early morning takedown by RCMP near South Slocan Friday.
RCMP Sergeant Monty Taylor of Nelson detachment said in a media release shortly before 8 a.m.

Fitzpatrick scores winner to lift Leafs past Bruins

Jack Karran (9) of the Leafs attempts to slow Bruins Connor Brennan during first period action of Friday's KIJHL clash between Nelson and Grand Forks at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

For almost 59 minutes Nelson Leafs and Grand Forks Border Bruins exchanged body blows in a Murdoch Division Showdown.

With 1:03 remaining in the game, Andy Fitzpatrick nailed the Bruins with a knockout punch, scoring the winning goal in a 5-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory for the Green and White Friday at the NDCC Arena.

The win pulls Nelson into a second-place tie in the Murdoch Division with the Bruins.

Beaver Valley continues to hold a one-point lead over both Grand Forks and Nelson.

Province provides $100,000 to help women in small business throughout B.C.

Equipping women with more tools to help them succeed not only encourages more young women to follow their own dreams, but creates jobs and thriving neighbourhoods.

Premier Christy Clark announced Friday $100,000 in provincial funding for the Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) to continue and expand its mentoring programs, helping women throughout British Columbia learn indispensable business skills.

Pet owners warned of poisonous substance in Cranbrook community forest

Two dogs died recently from ingesting a poisonous substance near Cranbrook.

The Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Recreation Sites and Trails BC is warning residents and visitors to keep pets on leash in the Cranbrook Community Forest, or avoid the area altogether, after two dogs died recently from ingesting a poisonous substance.

Warning signs have been posted at multiple access points to the community forest.

The two dogs were observed eating a white fatty-like substance. Local RCMP are investigating the incidents.

ANKORS warns users of drug making rounds, possibly cut with Fentanyl

Naloxone was used to revive a user who overdosed on a green powder purchased online.

At least two people in Nelson have overdosed on a green powder that is likely Fentanyl an ANKORS representative told The Nelson Daily.

The ANKORS rep said one person was taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital while the other was revived using Naloxone, after they overdosed on a green powder purchased online.

While there hasn’t been an official confirmation as to the actual ingredients of the powder, signs point to the substance being Fentanyl or a Fentanyl analogue, according to representatives at AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society(ANKORS).

TSB said no Cockpit Voice Recorder on plane that crashed in Lake Country

Overview of Cessna Citation wreckage showing landing gear. Photo courtesy (TSB)

The Transportation Safety Board said it will take the time needed to complete a thorough investigation of the fatal plane crash near Lake Country that killed four people Thursday.

The twin-engine Cessna Citation disappeared from radar at 9:40 p.m. PT on Thursday, only 11 kilometres north of Kelowna Airport  after takeoff from Kelowna Airport.

The plane crashed shortly after takeoff, approximately four kilometres into a heavily wooded area north of Beaver Lake Road, east of Lake Country.

Interior Health urges public to fight influenza with a flu shot

IH says a flu shot is an effective way to help protect the public, especially children, pregnant women, seniors, people with chronic illnesses, and others who are most at risk from influenza and its complications.

Every year in Canada, about 12,200 people are hospitalized and 3,500 people die from influenza or its complications.
The public can help themself and those around stay healthy, prevent illness and potentially save lives in one easy step – by getting your annual flu shot.

Nelson Flu Vaccine Schedule

Castlegar Flu Vaccine Schedule

Waste Reduction Week promotes ways to reduce waste

Waste Reduction should be practiced every week of the year.

BC has proclaimed October 17-23 as Waste Reduction Week, aimed at promoting awareness about the amount of waste being sent to local landfills.

Everyone has a role to play in helping to reduce waste by recycling, reusing and composting.

“RCBC provides information resources to communities through the recycling hotline, our online ‘Recyclepedia’, and free phone app," said Brock Macdonald, chief executive officer, Recycling Council of British Columbia.

Education Minister replaces Vancouver school board with official trustee

BC Education Minister Mike Bernier, seen here during a visit through Nelson's Trafalgar Middle School earlier this year, replaced the Vancouver trustess Monday for failing to comply  with the School Act. — The Nelson Daily file photo

BC Education Minister Mike Bernier fired the entire board of the Vancouver School District Monday, saying the elected members failed to comply with the School Act.

"The Vancouver school board has been dismissed for failing to comply with the School Act which required the board to adopt a balanced budget by June 30, 2016,” Bernier said in a media release Monday.

“Dianne Turner has been appointed as official trustee for the district.”

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