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By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 29 2017

RCMP East Kootenay Traffic Services said a Slocan Valley man died Thursday following a head-on collision on Highway 3 north of Hosmer, BC.

Hosmer is 13 kilometers northeast of Fernie.

RCMP Cpl. Ryan C. Bacica said the accident occurred at approximately 7:52 a.m. when a Subaru Impreza travelling eastbound on Highway 3 crossed the centre line and collided head on with a west bound Dodge Grand Caravan.

"The driver of the Grand Caravan suffered a broken leg, and was transported to Fernie Hospital for treatment," Bacica said in a media release.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Dec 29 2017

The search for a 10-year-old boy who was believed to have gone into the water with a vehicle near Halcyon Hot Springs on Dec. 27, has been concluded, according to RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor.

“On Thursday morning, Dec. 28, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team arrived to assist Search and Rescue teams in locating the vehicle and the missing 10-year-old,” Taylor said in a press release. “Just after the underwater search commenced, the vehicle with the body of the 10-year-old boy was recovered.

By Contributor on Friday Dec 29 2017

The Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Thursday welcomed the British Columbia Supreme Court decision dismissing an appeal of the historic Desautel hunting rights case. 

“The Colville Tribes is very pleased with this outcome, which affirms the position we have always held: that the Sinixt people in Canada are not “extinct” on either side of the border, and have the right to hunt in their historic territories,” Marchand said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 29 2017

A man was taken to hospital following a single vehicle accident Friday morning on Highway 6 south of the Heritage City Nelson Fire Rescue said in a media release.

Nelson Fire Rescue received the report at 6:59 a.m. Friday that a vehicle rolled over into Cottonwood Creek on Highway 6 near Perrier Road.  Both on-duty members responded immediately followed by two additional members responding to the station from home.

By Wayne Holmes on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since receiving his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the Learning in Retirement program and astronomy programs for schools, Holmes has always had a desire to sky gaze. Thankfully, Holmes has agreed to share his knowledge with a column, Solar System and Beyond, that will appear occasionally in The Nelson Daily.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

No one was hurt after fire started in a mobile home in Blewett Wednesday morning said Nelson Fire Rescue in a media release.

A total of 12 firefighters responded to the call at 10:56 a.m. Wednesday.

Nelson Fire Rescue said the report came in to the station of a mobile home on fire in the Blewett contract area.

"The duty shift, one Captain and one Firefighter, responded in Engine 2 immediately and were backed up by six off-duty Career Firefighters, and four Auxiliary Firefighters," said the Nelson Fire Rescue release.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

A staggering amount of both luck and good management prevented serious tragedy on a local highway yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“On Dec. 26 at approximately 5:10 pm, emergency responders were called to a multi-vehicle accident on Hwy 3A near Tarrys Road involving several vehicles, including a car that apparently was driving with no head lights on,” Mathew said in a press release issued this afternoon.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Two of the region’s most well known voices have come together to bring to life the beauty of choral music in an otherworldly album titled breaTH.

In the works for five years, Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program instructor Don Macdonald and his wife Allison Girvan provide all the vocals on the 10-track album that transports the listener to a full choir experience.

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Dec 26 2017

Some stolen items were returned to their rightful owners after police, acting on a tip, located property that had previously been reported stolen Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release.

"Acting on a tip from a member of the public, who identified some stolen property listed for sale on a local social media buy and sell site, the Grand Forks RCMP attended a residence in the Ruckle area in the City of Grand Forks and located some property that had previously been reported stolen," the release said.

By Interior Health Authority on Sunday Dec 24 2017

The festive season is a time of celebrating with loved ones. Unfortunately, holiday mingling brings together people AND germs.

At this time of year it is not unusual for health facilities to experience outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness (GI) and respiratory infections. Both are highly contagious and common in the community during the winter months.

Gastrointestinal illness is generally caused by viruses and bacteria, and occasionally from the toxins created by bacteria. The illness is spread from person to person through germs in the stool or vomit of infected people.

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