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By Timothy Schafer on Monday Oct 15 2018

City council is Nelson’s newest compassion club.

Council did not turn a blind eye to the plea from several medical cannabis clubs in the city to keep their business licences in effect past the Oct. 16 date when the legalization of recreational cannabis occurs.

Instead, council voted to allow the licences to expire “naturally” at the end of the year and effectively keep medical cannabis in the hands of local people who need it.

By Contributor on Friday Oct 12 2018

The north end of Kootenay Lake and the lower Duncan River are now open to regulated bull trout harvest to support long-term kokanee conservation efforts.

The daily quota for bull trout has increased from zero to two on the Duncan River, downstream of where it converges with the Lardeau River, from Oct. 5 to March 31, 2019. The seasonal no-fishing regulation for the north end of the main body of Kootenay Lake has been lifted.

By Contributor on Thursday Oct 11 2018

On Sept. 7 and 8, Robson Fire Fighters hosted the fifth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Sixteen teams from all over BC competed and the event was a tremendous success raising $11,488 for MD Canada. This is the highest total for the Firefighter Games in its five years and for the first year the host team, Robson Spartans, took home top prize.

By Contributor on Thursday Oct 11 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the acquisition of forward Trevor Peca (‘00) from the Chilliwack Chiefs in exchange for future considerations. 

Peca, 18, spent last season with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), collecting 12 goals and 36 assists for 48 points in 50 games to go along with 76 penalty minutes. The 6’1”, 163-pound forward played in four games with the Chiefs this season, registering a goal and an assist with six penalty minutes. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 11 2018

Two people have been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance following a traffic stop on Lakeside Drive Nelson Police said Wednesday in a media release.

Police said the arrests resulted following a report of suspicious activity in the area of 90 Lakeside Drive on CP Rail Property Monday (October 8) at approximately 9:21 p.m.

When police arrived, the officer located a male and female associated to a minivan parked nearby that location. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 10 2018

Trail RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating a man who exposed himself to four children walking home from elementary school Tuesday.

RCMP said in a media release that Tuesday, at 2:57 p.m. the Trail Detachment was advised that four children were walking home from the Webster Elementary School on Laurent Way, in Warfield when they came across a male exposing himself just off to the side of the paved foot path. 

Police said the children ran home and told their parents. 

By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 09 2018

The BC SPCA has been coping with a massive intake of cats and kittens right across the province, including 111 cats surrendered to the BC SPCA’s South Okanagan Similkameen Branch in Penticton.

“A total of 111 cats and kittens came in from the same owner, at a location in the 3600-block of Airport Road in Penticton,” says Marcie Moriarty, the BC SPCA chief prevention and enforcement officer. This total includes an initial intake of 65 cats and kittens who came into SPCA care two weeks ago.

By Michael Jessen on Monday Oct 08 2018

“Today’s announcement by LNG Canada represents the single largest private sector investment in the history of Canada. I like that sentence so much I’m going to say it again – the single largest private sector investment in the history of Canada.”  – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, October 2, 2018

“I can’t stop smiling.” – B.C. Premier John Horgan

“Today is the best day of my entire professional life.” – former B.C. Premier Christy Clark

By Contributor on Monday Oct 08 2018

Support for youth around the Columbia Basin will continue as Columbia Basin Trust renews the Basin Youth Network for three years with a budget of nearly $5 million.

“This network has had wide-reaching impacts in communities and in the lives of young people in the region,” said Aimee Ambrosone, Director, Delivery of Benefits, Columbia Basin Trust. “This is a great opportunity to build on what’s been achieved so far, and ensure communities have the supports they need to engage with their local youth to advance on their unique needs and priorities.”

By Contributor on Monday Oct 08 2018

Organizers of the 3rd annual Healing Arts Symposium would like to invite the public to attend the event at the Yashodhara Ashram on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake.

This two-day event scheduled for October 20-21, 2018, offers a broad range of experiential and informative workshops designed to get our energy moving and give us a starting point in our focus on health. The Symposium will be very diverse, having local east shore practitioners along with guest presenters sharing their knowledge.