The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has been recognized by the joint Provincial-UBCM Green Communities Committee (GCC) as a climate leader for achieving Level 3, the second highest level in a four-level program toward becoming fully carbon neutral.
Former Mayor Brian Taylor is back to lead Grand Forks for the next four years.
Taylor, who will replace incumbent Frank Konrad who did not seek re-election due to health reasons, defeated Everett Baker by 56 votes to win the municipal election Saturday. Taylor finished the race with 755 votes to 699 for Baker. Gary Smith was third with 94 votes.
Taylor, who captured 48.2 per cent of the vote is joined by incumbent councillors incumbents Neil Krog (769) and Christine Thompson (622).
When the dust settles following Saturday’s municipal election politicians from both City of Nelson and Regional District will need to deal with the loss of more jobs in the regional following the recent announcement of layoffs at Pacific Insight west of Nelson.
The layoffs are expected to happen by October 31st and will leave approximately 100 workers employed at the Nelson operation. Affected employees will be offered severance packages.
BC Hydro recently celebrated the 50th anniversary from the completion of the Hugh Keenleyside Dam on the Arrow Lakes north of Castlegar.
To commemorate the date, BC Hydro hosted a small gathering at the dam on the anniversary date.
Attendees included Mayor Lawrence Chernoff and Area Director Rick Smith, as well as Honorable Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
Some background information about the Hugh Keenleyside Dam:
Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall decided to get a jump on Take Our Kids to Work Day.
The Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources made history Monday when she brought three-month old Baby Zavier to the BC Legislature.
Zavier Matieschyn, born in July to Mungall and husband Zak Matieschyn, became the first child to take a seat in the legislature chamber during Monday’s parliamentary session in Victoria.
City council is Nelson’s newest compassion club.
Council did not turn a blind eye to the plea from several medical cannabis clubs in the city to keep their business licences in effect past the Oct. 16 date when the legalization of recreational cannabis occurs.
Instead, council voted to allow the licences to expire “naturally” at the end of the year and effectively keep medical cannabis in the hands of local people who need it.
On Sept. 7 and 8, Robson Fire Fighters hosted the fifth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Sixteen teams from all over BC competed and the event was a tremendous success raising $11,488 for MD Canada. This is the highest total for the Firefighter Games in its five years and for the first year the host team, Robson Spartans, took home top prize.
The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the acquisition of forward Trevor Peca (‘00) from the Chilliwack Chiefs in exchange for future considerations.
Peca, 18, spent last season with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), collecting 12 goals and 36 assists for 48 points in 50 games to go along with 76 penalty minutes. The 6’1”, 163-pound forward played in four games with the Chiefs this season, registering a goal and an assist with six penalty minutes.
Two people have been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance following a traffic stop on Lakeside Drive Nelson Police said Wednesday in a media release.
Police said the arrests resulted following a report of suspicious activity in the area of 90 Lakeside Drive on CP Rail Property Monday (October 8) at approximately 9:21 p.m.
When police arrived, the officer located a male and female associated to a minivan parked nearby that location.
Trail RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating a man who exposed himself to four children walking home from elementary school Tuesday.
RCMP said in a media release that Tuesday, at 2:57 p.m. the Trail Detachment was advised that four children were walking home from the Webster Elementary School on Laurent Way, in Warfield when they came across a male exposing himself just off to the side of the paved foot path.
Police said the children ran home and told their parents.