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By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 24 2020

Slocan Lake RCMP continue to investigate a vehicle theft in the Rosebery area north of New Denver police said in a media release Monday.

Police said the investigation continues after Slocan Lake RCMP responded to a residence in the area of Rosebery for a report of a theft of vehicle in progress.

“At least two unidentified suspects entered the residential area in a lifted black diesel crew cab Ford F350 with a large brushed aluminum bumper, and allegedly gained access to white Ford F350 parked at a residence,” RCMP said in the media release.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 23 2020

Next month, due to several mitigating factors, The Salvation Army has decided to close the Thrift Store portion of its community services located at 601 Vernon Street, indefinitely.

Salvation Army Lieutenant Michelle Cale recently made the heartbreaking announcement that the final day door will open to the public is Tuesday, March 24, 2020.​

By BC Hydro on Thursday Feb 20 2020

BC Hydro would like to notify the public about changes to the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir that will take place on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22:

·         At 7 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, the discharge rate will increase from approximately 807 cubic metres per second (28,500 cubic feet per second) to about 850 cubic metres per second (30,000 cubic feet per second).

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 18 2020

An Interior Health medical health officer encourages all illicit drug users to have their drugs tested after two people died following drug overdoses Sunday in Nelson.

Interior Health said in an emailed statement Monday, the authority does not have sufficient information to tell the public what specific drug circulating in the Nelson area may be contaminated.

“We have seen fentanyl contamination of stimulants in other areas of IH,” the IH Medical Health Officer said.

By DriveSmartBC on Monday Feb 17 2020

When I was posted in the Okanagan in the 1990s I was answering phones in the detachment dispatch office. A caller from Summerland asked what would happen if he decided to take his protest sign down to the highway and conduct his own personal blockade. He expressed the opinion that if he did that the police would arrive quickly and if he did not move he would be removed.I couldn't argue his point.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 17 2020

In a media release Monday, Nelson Police Department report two individuals died after officers attended calls of street drug overdoses Sunday.

Police said on February 16, 2020 officers responded to three separate calls for medical assistance at three separate locations for reports of street drug overdose.

"Regrettably, two individuals passed away in spite of efforts to revive them performed by BC Ambulance, Nelson Fire Rescue Service and a Kootenay Lake Hospital Emergency Doctor on scene," NPD media release said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 16 2020

Nelson Fentanyl Task Force is issuing a urgent warning to the public after it was reported there may have been some people overdose Saturday night (February 15th).

In an emailed release Sunday, ANKORS Executive Director Cheryl Dowden said the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force was informed by Nelson Police Department after police issued a warning of a toxic and deadly strain of drugs in the area. 

“We are extremely saddened by this news . . . ,” Dowden said. 

"Users are advised not to use alone, to carry naloxone and to get drugs tested if possible," the NPD release said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 16 2020

In 2019, when Pacific Insight closed operations at the facility west of Nelson, many thought that decision would put a serious dent in tech-based companies in the area.

However, nestled in buildings, shared-space cubicles and homes is a tech community that is thriving and keeping Nelsonites employed in a clean-based industry.

By Bob Hall on Friday Feb 14 2020

With a home playoff series not in the cards and post-season fate still undetermined, the Selkirk College Saints will be looking for an extra jolt of energy from fans in the team’s final weekend at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre.

Needing a pair of wins to feel a level of comfort in making the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) final run for the title, the fourth-place Saints take on the Simon Fraser University Clan in a pair of home games Friday and Saturday night.

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Feb 14 2020

Cannabis culture can now be officially included in the Railtown culture.

The city has approved a zoning amendment bylaw to allow cannabis micro processing in both the mixed-use commercial and residential zone (MU3) and the waterfront mixed-use commercial and industrial zone (MU4) in the city’s west end.

The community response with regard to the added cannabis processing use has been supportive, said city deputy corporate officer Gabriel Bouvet-Boisclair.

An open house was held on the proposed changes, noted a staff report on the matter.