Shon Neufeld cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Shon's Bike and Ski Shop as his wife Janis cheers in celebration. The shop recently opened on Broadway Street

April 2016

Events from in and around Nakusp from the month of April 2016

  • Dec. 28, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Plane crash claims

lives of two people

Nakusp RCMP responded to a report of a downed airplane in the Trout Lake area near Galena Lodge.

Two people were found dead at the scene, a man and a woman.

On April 11, Nakusp RCMP were able to confirm that a Rockwell 112B plane with two persons on board, had crashed in a remote mountainous area near Galena Lodge. A local helicopter pilot was able to reach the crash site that evening, where the two occupants of the plane were located deceased inside the aircraft.

Efforts to recover the deceased are being carried out with the assistance of local Search and Rescue technicians. Nakusp RCMP is in the process of notifying next of kin and are continuing to assist the BC Coroners Service with their investigation into the deaths.

 

Ambassador Program

revived in Nakusp

For the first time in four years, the Ambassador Program a youth program which gives young people an opportunity to learn public speaking, and preparing for the world after school has returned to Nakusp.

The program has taken place in Nakusp and the surrounding areas for over 60 years, the first Queen being crowned in 1949.

Some may say it’s just another beauty pageant, but those people have never spoken to Jackie Doyle.

“This is not a beauty pageant in any way shape or form,” she said. “This is teaching young people how to respect themselves, to respect others, how to grow, how to talk.”

Each candidate is sponsored by a local business. When all the candidates participate in the Canada Day parade, the name of the business is displayed on the back of the vehicle the candidate chooses to ride in.

The winner will act as a representative for the village of Nakusp for any trips outside the village to other events involving the Ambassador Program.

 

A new year and a new

location for Shon’s Bike

and Ski Shop

 

Shon and Janis Neufeld held the grand opening of the new location for Shon’s Bike and Ski Shop, now on Broadway St.

“It wasn’t my intention to open on Broadway,” said Shon. “The building just opened itself up to the opportunity, and we took it.”

Villagers are equally as happy with the shop.

“It’s great to see something in this town for young people,” said Ieneke Van Houten. “It’s been great for old people, but there’s too many of us, and we are in desperate need of something for the younger crowd.”

Janis said the day was about celebrating not only what has become a reality, but celebrating change as well.

“It’s a sign of the change that is happening. Changes are coming to Nakusp, let’s celebrate that this is a symbol of vitality and rebirth and excitement of something great to come.”

 

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