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By Bruce Fuhr on Friday Dec 22 2017

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.

By Letters to the editor on Thursday Dec 21 2017

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.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 21 2017

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.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Dec 20 2017

The Trail and Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Units have been working on a drug investigation into the trafficking of drugs in both cities, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Trail top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke.

“On Dec. 15, the investigation led CRU members to arrested a 47-year-old male and a 36-year-old female in East Trail,” Oelke said. “A significant quantity of several different types of drugs were seized during the arrest. Both accused were released from custody to appear in court in Rossland on March 8, 2018.”

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Dec 20 2017

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue responded to a head-on fatal collision at Highway 22 and Courtesy Road, according to a press release by Cpt. Grant Tyson.

The call came in at 2:12 p.m., and crews arrived on scene at 2:23 p.m., (two firefighters from Genelle and Five from Trail)

A total of four people were involved in the crash, two of whom had to be extricated with the Jaws of Life.

The three survivors were transported to hospital with serious injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the RCMP.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

Environment Canada has ended its Winter Storm Warning.

The storm that dropped as as much as 45 cm of snow on the Kootenay Pass has passed on to the East Kootenay.

Environment Canada said the snow should end this morning. More snow is expected sometime Thursday before a cooler, dryer period with temperatures dipping between minus 9 and 11 during the weekend.

By Doug Cochrane on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

As 2018 approaches, it is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year. On behalf of Interior Health, it is my pleasure to recap some highlights.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 18 2017

Cpl. Thomas Blakney of the Revelstoke RCMP said the detachment is currently investigating a possible attempt child abduction in the area of Columbia Park Elementary School, which occurred on Monday morning.    

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Dec 18 2017
Police issued a press release this afternoon relating to a vehicular incident this morning:
 
The Castlegar RCMP are investigating an incident that occurred on Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m in which a vehicle drove into the CIBC bank at 1801 Columbia Avenue causing extensive damage to the bank.

 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 17 2017

Environment Canada has advising the public that hazardous winter conditions are expected, with heavy snow expected Tuesday through Tuesday night.

"An approaching moisture-laden warm front will bring heavy snow to the Boundary, West Kootenay and Elk Valley regions on Tuesday," the Environment Canada Winter Storm Warning statement said.

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