December 2016

November the mildest on record, but cold weather is coming

The Canadian Flag at Lakeside Park flaps in the wind on a mild fall morning. — The Nelson Daily

November’s mild weather is going to look pretty good next week as Mother Nature whips up some cooler weather for the region during the next week.

Environment Canada forecasts temperatures as cold as minus 9 C with snow during the end of the week.

That’s in stark contrast to November says Ron Lakeman, Weather Forecasterfor the Southeast Fire Centre in his month synopsis.

“November 2016 was extremely mild . . .. It was the mildest November on record,” Lakeman said.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chair issues statement following U.S. Army Corps decision

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chair issues statement following U.S. Army Corps decision

Sunday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will not approve an easement that will allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe.

The four-state, $3.8 billion project is largely complete except for the now-blocked segment underneath Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir. Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said in a news release that her decision was based on the need to "explore alternate routes'' for the pipeline's crossing.

New look Leafs win three straight, double Border Bruins 4-2

Leafs netminder Billy Gorn backstopped Nelson to two weekend wins at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Watch out Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

There's a new team just itching to make life difficult for the rest of the league.

After struggling just to piece together a lineup in November, the Nelson Leafs won its third straight game Sunday night at the NDCC Arena, knocking off division rival Grand Forks Border Bruins 4-2 in KIJHL Murdoch Division action.

The win, the second in as many nights as Nelson double Creston 4-2 Saturday, pulls the Leafs to within two points of the third-place Bruins in the the tight Murdoch Divison.

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