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By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

September 2019 was a month that began like summer but concluded like winter, Ron Lakeman Meteorologist for the Southeast Fire Centre said in the monthly weather synopsis.

Lakeman said warm weather, busting out to a high of 32.2 C on the first day of September, dropped to a chilling 0.2 C in the early morning of September 30th.

Dominating the middle of September was cool, wet weather.

“An upper ridge of high pressure allowed for dry, mainly sunny and very warm conditions during the initial five days of the month,” Lakeman explained.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 30 2019

People living on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake woke up Monday to more disruption of the Kootenay Lake Ferry system.

DriveBC is reporting the Kootenay Lake Ferry would be out of service from 6:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Monday, except for esstential service sailings at 6:30 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. from Balfour and 7: 10 a.m. and 9 a.m. from the Kootenay Bay terminal.

Priority is given to people with medial appointments, healthcare workers, school staff, students and parents transporting students.

Regular service is expected to return at 2:50 p.m. Monday.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Sep 29 2019

Are some of us such sloppy drivers that we can't even stay between the lines on the highway? I was driving home from work tonight and met a pickup truck completely onto my side of the double solid line in a set of winding curves. Was the driver not paying attention or was he so intent on not slowing down that he straightened out the corners to avoid braking? I suspect that it was the latter.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 29 2019

Come one. Come All. To the 7th Annual Green Home and Energy Show, set for Wednesday, October 2 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort Hotel in Nelson.

Sponsored by Nelson Hydro’s EcoSave Program and the West Kootenay EcoSociety,  the annual trade show event that features both green and sustainable options for building, renovating, and transportation. The theme of this year’s show is zero waste, with an emphasis on saving energy on building a new home or fixing up your current one.

By Letters to the editor on Sunday Sep 29 2019

To the Editor,

The Fridays For the Future youth strike last Friday was inspiring. Around the world, millions of youth and their supporters marched and demanded real climate action from the adults. By ‘real action’ I assume the youth mean action that avoids the forecasted global catastrophe and delivers the Paris Accord goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C.

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Sep 27 2019

I just published an article about prolific offenders that is going to have many locals feeling furious, and justly so.

It’s about two local prolific offenders who, between the two of them, are facing 40 separate charges for crimes committed within a two-week span. Both have been arrested – within that time frame – at least three times. So how do they continue committing crimes post-arrest?

The court keeps letting them out on conditions (although thankfully, the 24-year-old woman has finally been remanded in custody pending her next court date).

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Sep 27 2019

A duo of prolific offenders from Trail who have allegedly been committing crimes throughout the region are once again making headlines after being released from custody against the expressed wishes of both RCMP and Crown counsel.

Both offenders have been released and re-arrested at least three times in the past two weeks alone.

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Sep 27 2019

A legal grow-op went up in smoke this morning, after a house fire in the 1400 Block of Neilson Street in Trail this morning.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR) Cpt. Greg Ferraby said the call came in at 8:37 a.m., and nine Trail and three Warfield firefighters arrived on scene by 8:43 a.m.

“Station 374 responded to a report of smoke coming from (the) roof area of 1451 Neilson St.,” he said in a press release this morning. “Station 374 duty crew arrived on scene to heavy smoke exiting from (the) roof and eaves.”

By Trail Champion on Friday Sep 27 2019

A Trail recycling company has been fined almost $23,000 by WorkSafeBC, according to a report published on the organization’s website.

According to WorkSafeBC, the $22,866.82 fine levied against Montrose-based KC Recycling Ltd, was due to repeated, high-risk violations.

The WorkSafeBC report reads as follows:

By Bob Hall on Friday Sep 27 2019

A Selkirk College pilot project aimed at increasing the number of certified early childhood educators is helping British Columbia’s push to lead the nation in accessible, quality childcare.

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