By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily
The Villa Motel will be coming forward with accommodations for at least one month for some of the around 60 people who were left homeless after the Kerr Apartment Building burned on Jan. 6, the city’s mayor announced Monday night.
John Dooley said although long-term accommodations for the people displaced by the devastating fire remain a concern, there are many people finding places to stay in the short term, including the North Shore motel.
The past year has been an eventful one.
In January the Haiti earthquake hit. My staff and I worked for days with Foreign Affairs, a School District and Mt. Sentinel School of South Slocan to safely locate, press for transportation assistance, and rescue a class of high school students caught in Haiti.
By Daily News Staff
Similar to the way the Team Canada Juniors turned gold into silver at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships last week in Buffalo, NY, the Kootenay Ice let one slip away.
Thompson Blazers played the role of Team Russia, scoring five third-period goals en route to a 7-4 victory over Kootenay in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action Saturday night in Nelson.
Kootenay rebounded Sunday, blasting the Blazers 10-2 behind the
Felix Larouche led the comeback for the Blazers, scoring twice in the frame.
Donations collected for apartment fire victims
AM Ford – 2795 Highway Drive, Trail; until Monday, Jan. 10
AM Ford is asking for the public’s help in collecting donations for residents displaced by last week's fire at Kerr Apartments in Nelson.
After being approached by Terasen Gas, the dealership realized the importance of joining in the relief efforts.
The dealership began collecting items on Thursday and the showroom quickly filled up. By Friday afternoon, enough donations had already amassed to fill three truckloads.
Conditions are prime for avalanches as a snowstorm and high winds hit the Kootenay and Boundary regions over the next two days. Following the storm sunshine and cooler temperatures will be luring everyone into the back country on the weekend, but James Floyer, public forecaster with the Canadian Avalanche Centre, says that caution is critical.
By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily
Is this rumour true or just another Nelson Becker April Fool’s prank to create a buzz?
Unfortunately, this is not a prank and The Express will publish for the final time on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 after 22 years of operation.
“It’s basically an economic situation,” Express publisher/owner Becker told The Nelson Daily Wednesday from his Heritage City home. “Right now I don’t have enough advertisers to make it feasible to continue publishing the paper.”
New standards for energy-efficient alternatives to 75W and 100W incandescent light bulbs came into force on Monday.
After Jan. 1, consumers will be able to find a range of light bulb options on store shelves, including both efficient light bulb options and incandescent light bulbs.
B.C. retailers can continue to carry the old incandescent 75 and 100W bulbs until their stock runs out. Other wattages will remain available to stock on shelves.