Police in Nelson are looking for man following a brazen early-morning robbery of a well-known Heritage City jewelry store Tuesday.
Nelson Police in a media release said the robbery happened at Ted Allen’s Jewelry, which is located at 431 Baker Street.
"In the early morning hours of September 11, 2017 Ted Allen’s Jewelry was broken into by a male who was wearing a disguise to conceal his identity from police," the NPD release said.
"The suspect used a hammer or similar tool to gain entry by brazenly smashing the front window of the business."
A trio of FortisBC workers from the Kootenays arrived in in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Sunday, September 10 to begin in helping restore power to the area devastated by Hurricane Irma over the weekend.
FortisBC said in total, six power line technicians and one supervisor from FortisBC joined a 58-person operation crew from Fortis Inc.’s Canadian operations to help restore the Islands’ power to critical infrastructure.
In a media release Tuesday, the Nelson Police Department is asking for the public’s help with an investigation of an assault that took place on the night of Saturday, August 19, 2017 in the downtown core.
Police said a male was assaulted outside the Royal Pub in the 300 block of Baker Street and sustained serious facial injuries.
Calls regarding problem bears are down this year compared to last year in the city but are still well above previous years, says the region’s WildSafe BC coordinator.
David White said the quandary of bears in the city right now is around 80 calls, down from the nearly 200 the city withstood last year, but still above the 35 average from 2013 to 2015.
A trio of law enforcement members from Nelson are in Kelowna Friday for the start of the 6th annual Cops for Kids Ride.
BC Sheriffs Mike Kosof and Rob Crowder, along with Nelson RCMP Cst. Andrew McCabe, are among the 25 25 riders and seven support people from agencies within Southeast District to raise awareness and essential funds for children in medical, physical or traumatic crisis.
The 2017 Ride will take the team across the south eastern corner of British Columbia,.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary in a press release Friday said the BC Government has issued a Level 4 Drought for the Kootenay Boundary region (the entire Kettle River Watershed) as of Friday, September 8, 2017.
"With little to no precipitation, our recently overflowing rivers are now drying up," the RDKB said.
The warm, hot summer has taken a toll water supplies everywhere in the province of BC.
This has forced the City of Grand Forks to begin implementing Stage 3 Watering Restrictions effective Monday, September 11th, because of the provincial drought levels.
“We’re asking for the cooperation of all residents as we try to reduce our water demand by 50 percent,” the City of Grand Forks said Friday.
“During the month of August, the City distribution system (all residents and businesses) used 321,360 m3 of water – equal in volume to 129 Olympic swimming pools.”
The BC Wildfire Service is reminding the public that there are a number of restrictions within the Southeast Fire Centre.
The operation of any off-road vehicle (ORV) for recreational purposes on Crown land continues to be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre. Jeeps, trucks or other "on-highway" vehicles must remain on constructed or defined road surfaces.
For the former president of the Nelson Road Kings Automobile club, it makes perfect sense to tie in this year’s Queen City Cruise with the end of Nelson’s Art Walk season.
“To my mind, they’re works of art,” says Mike Keegan of the 400-plus cars that will be on display on Baker Street this weekend in the Heritage City.
According to the FireSmoke.ca website, the smoke plaguing the Boundary/West Kootenay is going to be intense over the next few days.
The website for heavy smoke filtering into the region through into Thursday.