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By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 12 2018

RCMP is asking for public support following the violent sexual assault of a 47-year-old Creston woman Tuesday evening a media release Wednesday said.

Creston RCMP said police are actively investigating the incident involving a woman being forced into her vehicle and sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 11 2018

The morning commute on Highway 3A west of Nelson was slowed Tuesday following a two-vehicle accident meters from Taghum Bridge.

At approximately 8 a.m., two vehicles collided near the bridge sending both drivers into the ditch on the south side of the highway.

RCMP attended the scene along with Beasley Fire Department and BC Ambulance.

By Contributor on Monday Dec 10 2018

By Michael Jessen, The BC Lung Association

The JUUL has invaded the school.

A wildly popular vaping device, the JUUL has become the go-to e-cigarette for school-age young people.

This despite the claim on the JUUL manufacturer’s Canadian website that “JUUL products are intended for adult smokers who want to switch from combustible cigarettes.” Website users must be at least 19 years old to purchase products on JUUL.ca.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Dec 09 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters opened the scoring but couldn’t build off of that momentum as they fell by a 3-1 score to the Langley Rivermen on Saturday night at George Preston Arena.

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Dec 09 2018

The city could receive up to $48 million for ‘critical infrastructure’ related to the flood that decimated Grand Forks earlier this year.

With a successful grant application that will cost the city $250,000 for the development of planning and support documents, the City of Grand Forks could land the multi-million dollar Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund grant from the province.

The province has been in close contact since the city began developing the expression of interest for the money, and have iterated that they would be seeking to support the funding request.

By Contributor on Sunday Dec 09 2018

Princeton RCMP are warning local merchants about a younger couple and older couple who have been purchasing or attempting to purchase items from at least 9 stores in Princeton with counterfeit American $20 and $50 bills.

In a recent media release, RCMP said the group tore through town on Wednesday (December 5,v 2018) and maybe headed west towards the Lower Mainland.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Dec 06 2018

Grand Forks to receive funds for a new pumper truck, the Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association giving information about a lack of land base for timber harvesting and continuation of the Wood Stove Exchange Program were just some of the items on the agenda during the recent board meeting of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) held in November.

New pumper for Grand Forks Fire/Rescue

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

One of the worst kept secrets in Nelson is about to see more discussion around the water cooler after the Royal Canadian Legion, Nelson Branch 51 announced the decision to sell the building at 402 Victoria Street to Mulberry Holdings.

The decision to proceed with the sale to Malberry Holdings principal owner Greg Malpass followed a special meeting of Nelson Branch 51 membership Sunday.

There were 96 eligible members attended the meeting,with 95 voting in favour of the sale.

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

To The Editor:

Dear:  Honourable John Horgan, Premier

Cc: Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy Honourable Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy and Mines

From:  Climate Change Scientists and Climate Policy Experts

Date:  December 2, 2018

Re: LNG Canada and B.C. climate targets in light of the 2018 IPCC report  

Dear Premier Horgan, 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

There was more rain than snow in November said Jesse Ellis, Fire Weather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre, in his monthly weather synopsis.

Ellis said milder than average temperatures meant that the bulk of the month's precipitation fell as rain and we received 6 percent more rain than usual but less than half of the normal amount of snow.  “Bare ground at the end of the month is not uncommon,” Ellis said, “(as) nine of last ten years had 3cm or less on the ground on the last day of the month.”

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