December 2016

Scammers are out trying to steal your money — know before you spend

Scammers are out trying to steal your money — know before you spend

It's December 1, meaning less than a month before Christmas Day.

While shoppers are busy finding that perfect gift, so are scammers busy trying to steal away any, or all, of the happiness that goes with the festive season.

The Better Business Bureau says Canadians typically spend in the range of 30 billion dollars over the holiday season. That includes everything from candy canes to ski trips to the area mountains.

Scammers realize the public is more likely to spend and give more over the next few months than any other time of the year.

Grand Forks goes green with new initiative

City staff has now identified several city-owned properties that could be used to add to the inventory of nature parks already under municipal jurisdiction. — Boundary Sentinel photo

The City of Grand Forks is considering setting itself up as one of the greenest municipalities in the province.

City staff has now identified several city-owned properties that could be used to add to the inventory of nature parks already under municipal jurisdiction. In early November the city approved the creation of its first nature park, the Johnson Flats Wetland Natural Area. It was during the creation of that park that the seed for further parks within municipal boundaries was planted.

SFU Six introduce wearable technology to track hockey metrics

He shoots, he scores!” may take on a new meaning for entrepreneurial Simon Fraser University students. — Submitted photo

"He shoots, he scores!" may take on a new meaning for entrepreneurial Simon Fraser University students.

In 2017, a team of six students plans to launch a product called the Game7 Shooting System, wearable technology that introduces a new way to track hockey metrics.

Using smart technology, Game7 supports the development of hockey skills with equipment that includes a player wristband and a net attachment with smart sensors. It reports analytics on the four major hockey shots: slap shot, snap shot, wrist shot and backhand.

Great new sport takes over Nelson — Pickleball

The courts at the Tenth Street Campus gym have been jammed with Nelsonites joining the Pickleball craze. — Submitted photo

There a great new sport in Nelson — and it's called Pickleball.

Nelson pickleball has taken over Selkirk College's Mary Hall gym on Sunday for an afternoon of continuous play on five courts.

For people unaware of the sport, pickleball is the fastest growing game in North America, especially with the 55-plus crowd.

But anyone is welcome to join the players who can usually be found playing at Mary Hall (10th Avenue campus) Monday to Thursday 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Fridays and Sundays at 1:30, p.m. as long as the gym is free.

November the mildest on record, but cold weather is coming

The Canadian Flag at Lakeside Park flaps in the wind on a mild fall morning. — The Nelson Daily

November’s mild weather is going to look pretty good next week as Mother Nature whips up some cooler weather for the region during the next week.

Environment Canada forecasts temperatures as cold as minus 9 C with snow during the end of the week.

That’s in stark contrast to November says Ron Lakeman, Weather Forecasterfor the Southeast Fire Centre in his month synopsis.

“November 2016 was extremely mild . . .. It was the mildest November on record,” Lakeman said.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chair issues statement following U.S. Army Corps decision

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chair issues statement following U.S. Army Corps decision

Sunday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will not approve an easement that will allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe.

The four-state, $3.8 billion project is largely complete except for the now-blocked segment underneath Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir. Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said in a news release that her decision was based on the need to "explore alternate routes'' for the pipeline's crossing.

New look Leafs win three straight, double Border Bruins 4-2

Leafs netminder Billy Gorn backstopped Nelson to two weekend wins at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Watch out Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

There's a new team just itching to make life difficult for the rest of the league.

After struggling just to piece together a lineup in November, the Nelson Leafs won its third straight game Sunday night at the NDCC Arena, knocking off division rival Grand Forks Border Bruins 4-2 in KIJHL Murdoch Division action.

The win, the second in as many nights as Nelson double Creston 4-2 Saturday, pulls the Leafs to within two points of the third-place Bruins in the the tight Murdoch Divison.

Grand Forks Council — City Park Review

There was an increase of revenue of almost 30 per cent, and almost double the profit of 2015.

A change in management at the city’s park campground has resulted in an increase of revenue of almost 30 per cent, and almost double the profit of 2015 the City manager of operations told Grand Forks Council recently.

City manager of operations, Daniel Drexler, said the city operated the campground in the 2016 summer season with a campground host — Joan Heart. In previous years the city-owned campground was operated by summer students.

City could save millions in the long run with some water wise ways now: CAO

CAO Doug Allin said if the knowledge isn’t gained now on how to preserve and enhance the city’s aquifer, it could cost taxpayers up to $15 million.

Becoming wise in the ways of water now could save the city up to $15 million later on, says the City of Grand Forks chief administrative officer.

Doug Allin said if the knowledge isn’t gained now on how to preserve and enhance the city’s aquifer, it could cost taxpayers up to $15 million — plus ongoing costs of operation and maintenance — for construction of a water treatment plant on the river if the aquifer failed in the future.

Police seek public's assistance to locate missing man

Jeremy Roy Scott Wellman, reported missing Saturday in the East Kootenay. — Photo courtesy RCMP

The Elk Valley Regional RCMP is seeking the assistance of the public in their investigation of a missing person.

On Saturday (December 3) , Jeremy Roy Scott Wellman was reported missing to the RCMP. 

The 32-year-old man was last seen at around 7 p.m. on Friday (December 2), when he went to get gas in Fernie, BC.

Wellman is described as 6 feet tall, approximately 240 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes.

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