Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since receiving his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the Learning in Retirement program and astronomy programs for schools, Holmes has always had a desire to sky gaze. Thankfully, Holmes has agreed to share his knowledge with a column, Solar System and Beyond, that will appear occasionally in The Nelson Daily.
No one was hurt after fire started in a mobile home in Blewett Wednesday morning said Nelson Fire Rescue in a media release.
A total of 12 firefighters responded to the call at 10:56 a.m. Wednesday.
Nelson Fire Rescue said the report came in to the station of a mobile home on fire in the Blewett contract area.
"The duty shift, one Captain and one Firefighter, responded in Engine 2 immediately and were backed up by six off-duty Career Firefighters, and four Auxiliary Firefighters," said the Nelson Fire Rescue release.
A staggering amount of both luck and good management prevented serious tragedy on a local highway yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
“On Dec. 26 at approximately 5:10 pm, emergency responders were called to a multi-vehicle accident on Hwy 3A near Tarrys Road involving several vehicles, including a car that apparently was driving with no head lights on,” Mathew said in a press release issued this afternoon.
Some stolen items were returned to their rightful owners after police, acting on a tip, located property that had previously been reported stolen Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release.
"Acting on a tip from a member of the public, who identified some stolen property listed for sale on a local social media buy and sell site, the Grand Forks RCMP attended a residence in the Ruckle area in the City of Grand Forks and located some property that had previously been reported stolen," the release said.
The festive season is a time of celebrating with loved ones. Unfortunately, holiday mingling brings together people AND germs.
At this time of year it is not unusual for health facilities to experience outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness (GI) and respiratory infections. Both are highly contagious and common in the community during the winter months.
Gastrointestinal illness is generally caused by viruses and bacteria, and occasionally from the toxins created by bacteria. The illness is spread from person to person through germs in the stool or vomit of infected people.
A woman who jumped off Trail’s Victoria Street Bridge into the Columbia River Saturday was pulled from the water by the River Rescue Boat, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Jason Milne.
He said the call came in at 3:17 p.m., and three Trail firefighters were on scene with the boat by 3:27 p.m.
“The boat retrieved the patient near Glenmerry and transported her to the boat launch, where she was transferred to the care of (BC Ambulance Service),” Milne said.
The region can finally enjoy a happy ending to an emergency-services news story after a snowmobiler was rescued near Good Creek this afternoon, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.
Turner said police were notified at roughly 7 p.m. Thusday evening that a man had gotten his snowmobile stuck on a steep hill.
“The snow was too deep for him to make it out,” Turner said. “Luckily, he was with a partner who was able to turn around to go for help.”
Mike Parenteau is at it again.
The film director from Nelson, who now resides in California with his better half, recently put his stamp on a video for Red Bull titled, the Ride of the Dead.
This 12-minute video showcases the Trans Sierra Norte, multi-day enduro mountain bike race that take riders over the 1,000-year-old Mexican trail in the Oaxacan highlands.
To The Editor:
Dear John Horgan:
Without beating around the bush, this is a “Dear John” letter, both literally and figuratively. I know that we have only been hanging out for the past months, but my relationship with the NDP goes back quite a ways, long before you came on the scene. Unfortunately, we have come to a place of irreconcilable differences and I feel that it is time to move on.
This Site C decision has sent our relationship into a tailspin.
It’s a huge test every year but somehow for Santa Claus pulls it off — delivering presents and gifts to some two billion children during the 31-hour blitz period of Christmas, thanks to to Rudolph, different time zones and rotation of the earth.
However, Santa has confessed at times the job is a little overwhelming.
Hence the reason for the Man in the Red Suit to send out messages to Secret Santa Elves to help with some of the home delivery.