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By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 12 2019

The Joint Castlegar/Trail RCMP Crime Reduction Unit with assistance from the Salmo RCMP have been conducting an ongoing investigation into a 39-year-old Salmo woman who was believed to be transporting controlled substances between Salmo, Castlegar and Trail.

On Nov. 6, 2019, a traffic stop was initiated on the 900 block of Columbia Avenue in Castlegar by CRU, Salmo and Castlegar RCMP members. The 39-year-old Salmo woman was arrested and her vehicle was searched. Police located almost two ounces of what is believed to be methamphetamine, along with some Canadian currency.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 07 2019

Nelson Fire Rescue said the cause of the fire Wednesday in the pool area at the Villa Motel, meters north of the Big Orange Bridge, does not appear to be suspicious but remains under investigation.

In a media release Thursday, Nelson Fire Rescue said it was all hands of deck with assistance require from neighbouring Regional District of Central Kootenay Fire Departments, to extinguish the blaze that sent smoke Wednesday morning that could be seen from Nelson.

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Nov 07 2019

What has long been the calling card of the region’s underground economy is now looking for above-board validation in the budding of a new industry for Nelson.

Kootenay cannabis is the product ready to begin cultivation in the Heritage city as the Nelson Cannabis Collective has applied for an indoor cannabis operation use at 45 Government Road on the edge of the city.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

Love of literature united writers from both sides of the border as Eastern Washington University’s (EWU) graduate students recently returned to Selkirk College for the third annual A Stone’s Throw Writing Symposium.

Held at the Mir Centre for Peace on the Castlegar Campus on Saturday, October 26, Creative Writing students from Selkirk College spent the afternoon putting pen to paper in workshops with graduate students in EWU’s Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

The fire at the Villa Motel has moved to the mop-up stage said Nelson Fire Rescue after confirming the blaze was extinguished as of 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Nelson Fire Rescue Chief Len MacCharles said fire suppression tactics continued throughout the day after initial reports came in early Wednesday morning.

The main fire was located in the pool building adjacent to the main building.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 06 2019


Calling all Pot Growers.

Kootenay cannabis producers have been invited to attend a free workshop on operational compliance, offered by Community Futures Central Kootenay (CFCK) and the Vancouver-based developers of the CertiCraft software system for craft growers.

The session is set for Friday, November 15th from 4-7 p.m. at the Prestige Hotel in Nelson and will offer a deep dive into cannabis crop volume tracking and reporting.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Commissioner Larry Martel said the league has started an investigation following a report of racial taunting by a player during Saturday’s game in Nelson between the Leafs and the Kamloops Storm.

Martel said the incident happened during the game when a Leafs player came to his coach and told him about comments made toward him, and the coach then informed the officials.

“None of the on-ice officials had heard anything but all crews are aware that this type of incidents can and has happened,” Martel told The Nelson Daily.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

A Saskatchewan man was taken into custody following a report of an assault in the Rosemont area last month Nelson Police said in a media release Monday.

Nelson Police said Eldon Lemaigre was arrested without incident inside Our Daily Bread on 500 Falls Street and now faces various charges in relation to the Rosemont assault.

Lemaigre, 40, is charged with Assault with a weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Breach of his release conditions.

Police said the arrest was made after a man was assaulted in Rosemont a few days before.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 31 2019

Could this be the last time the clocks turn back one hour in BC to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time?

Thursday, on the eve of time change weekend, the first Sunday of November when most places fall back at 2 a.m., the BC Government introduced the interpretation amendment act to allow for a future move to permanent daylight saving time (DST) after 93% of British Columbian respondents indicated support for the change in a record-breaking public engagement.

By Letters to the editor on Thursday Oct 31 2019

To The Editor:

I had the privilege of growing up in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program which was started by war amputee veterans. Through Operation Legacy, which is made up of members of CHAMP, we pay tribute to the veterans who founded the Association and all those who have served our country.