December 2014

Slow Down Move Over regulation protects roadside workers

Failing to slow down can result in a $173 ticket and three penalty points. — The Nelson Daily photo

It's a change that will make every flagger smile from ear to ear.

The B.C. government has instituted a change to the Motor Vehicle Act regulation to simplify the Slow Down Move Over rule, making it safer for roadside workers.

The new regulatory amendment will simplify the Slow Down Move Over requirement so that it includes all vehicles displaying a flashing red, blue or yellow light.

This will make it easier for drivers to know the rules of the road, as they will no longer have to check to see if the flashing light is on an "official vehicle".

Selkirk College Music Students Celebrate End of Semester at Spiritbar

One of the groups performing at the Selkirk College Music & Technology Program semester end bash at Nelson’s Spiritbar will be Nowhere Band, a tribute to The Beatles. The band includes: (back L-R) Graham Stark (drums), Laura Landsberg (vocals), David Hecht (guitar) and; (front L-R) Amanda Cawley (keys), Ben Sefton (guitar/vocals) and Travis Flello (vocals). —Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program students are capping the first half of the school year with an end of semester bash that strikes a chord of bringing attention to affordable housing in the Nelson community.

Letter: MP Atamanenko complains of 'heavy-handed' Service Canada

Letter: MP Atamanenko complains of 'heavy-handed' Service Canada

Editor, The Nelson Daily
My constituency office in Castlegar has recently heard from many concerned seniors who did not receive their pension cheques as usual in October and November.

MP says local seniors going with out due to government error on pension cheques

MP says local seniors going with out due to government error on pension cheques

Some local seniors are part of a group of pensioners across the country who have not been getting their pension cheques from the federal government recently due to what’s being called by Service Canada a ‘glitch’ in the system, according to BC Southern Interior MP, Alex Atamanenko. 

School District 8 gets early Christmas Present

Students can now concentrate on learning after the SD 8 received $754,070 in supplemental Ministry of Education funding. — The Nelson Daily photo

Christmas has come early for Kootenay Lake’s School District 8.

The district will be receiving $754,070 in supplemental Ministry of Education funding for the 2014-2015 school year. 

The funding will cover new costs that arose out of salary and benefits increases and other provisions included in  the collective agreement negotiated in mid-September with teachers when a six year contract with a salary increase of 7.25 percent was signed.

Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime packs in the crowds at Capitol Theatre

Mother Goose — Eli Geddis — was one of the actors in the Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime on now at the Capitol Theatre.— Bruce Fuhr photos

The lights were set, the actors ready and the crowd finally seated.

Opening night for  Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime was a great success as the cast treated the crowd to an amazing performance Thursday at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Mt Sentinel Wildcats Girl's Volleyball Team

The bronze-medal-winning Mount Sentinel Wildcats team includes, L-R, coach Joe Moreira, Allison Perepelkin, Malin Chernoff, Lauren Spurge, Madia Rehwald, Teya Makortoff and coach Bryce Moreira. Front, Maya Mierau, Kyra Makortoff, Lexi Tarasoff and Victoria Peebles.

Sometimes good things do come to those who wait.

After a less than impressive performance in 2013, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats, led by five seniors, rallied to grab the bronze medal at the BC High School A Girl's Volleyball Championships in Kelowna.

The Wildcats held off a pesky team from Southridge to capture the medal in three hard-fought sets.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to toss in another honour for the squad with Team of the Week selection.

UPDATED: RCMP officer shot in Kamloops now conscious

UPDATED: RCMP officer shot in Kamloops now conscious

RCMP Media spokesperson, Cpl. Cheryl Bush, said Cpl. Jean Rene Michaud, of Kamloops RCMP, continues his recovery following the shooting incident that occurred on (Wednesday) December 3rd.

"Although still in intensive care, Cpl. Michaud is now conscious and able to speak to his family," Cpl. Bush said.

"His medical progress is very uplifting news for his family, colleagues, and the community as a whole."

Leafs run out of gas during Eddie Mountain road trip

Leafs netminder Joey Karrer faced more than 60 shots this weekend as Nelson dropped a pair of KIJHL games. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Playing without a full roster of skaters finally caught up to the Nelson Leafs during a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road trip through the Eddie Mountain Division.

Jason Richter had a five-point night to power the Kimberley Dynamiters to 5-2 victory over the Leafs Saturday in the Bavarian City.

Friday, Nelson saw a 3-0 lead disappear in the third period as Golden Rockets escaped with a 4-3 overtime win.

Despite losing twice, Nelson maintains a slim one-point advantage in Murdoch Division over the Castlegar Rebels.

BC shutout of Donner Canadian Foundation Awards

BC shutout of Donner Canadian Foundation Awards

Seven non-profit social service agencies were recognized as the best-run in Canada and shared $60,000 in prize money, the Donner Canadian Foundation Awards for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services recently announced.

Fresh Start Recovery Centre (Calgary, Alta.) won the $5,000 Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Management and the $20,000 William H. Donner Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services,which goes to the highest-performing agency overall.