October 2014

RDCK bylaw officials close to cracking the case of the two wild dogs

The RDCK released a photo of two dogs believed to be on the prowl in the Redfish Creek area near the spawning channels. — Photo courtesy RDCK

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Bylaw department continues to look for the owner of two dogs running wild in the Redfish Creek area 20 kilometers north of Nelson.

CAO Stuart Horn told CBC Radio West Friday RDCK was contacted by Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans claiming two dogs were causing a disturbance in the spawning channels of Redfish Creek.

New recruit Aidan Geiger sparks Leafs to win over Chase

Aidan Geiger battled for the loose puck in the Chase goal crease Friday in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The signing of Aidan Geiger paid off in spades for the Nelson Leafs.

The former Fernie Ghostrider scored the winning goal midway through the third period to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 victory over the Chase Heat in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday at the NDCC Arena.

Geiger, who signed with the Leafs earlier this week after playing last season for the Ghostriders, combined with Patrick Croome and Aaron Brewer to beat Nic Bruyere in the Heat nets for the winning tally.

The teams traded goals all game long.

NFD responds to suspicious early morning fire at Academy of Oriental Sciences

Members of the Nelson Fire Department continued to investigate a suspicious fire Saturday.

Nelson Fire Department responded to a suspicious fire early Saturday morning at the Academy of Oriental Sciences Building at 303 Vernon Street.

The call came in to the department at 1:28 a.m. to the two on-duty members.

When fire crews arrived they found smoke billowing out of the basement and main floor area and the two occupants inside the building attempting douse the blaze using fire extinguishers.

However, the pair was unsuccessful.

Three-point weekend keeps Leafs on top of Murdoch Division

Leafs coach Dave McLellan, flanked by assistant Sean Dooley, has the squad on top of the Murdoch Division standings following a 1-1 overtime tie in Castlegar Saturday. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It’s not often in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League two teams play to a 1-1 tie.

However, that’s what happened Saturday as the Nelson Leafs and Castlegar Rebels battled to the overtime draw in the Sunflower City.

“Last night was a game where we really dominated the play . . . from the get-go to the end but we just didn’t capitalize on the many quality scoring chances we had,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan Sunday.

“We practically outplayed Castlegar, we just couldn’t find a way to score.”

Temperatures unchanged for two decades, climate policy should start reflecting global warming 'hiatus'

Temperatures unchanged for two decades, climate policy should start reflecting global warming 'hiatus'

By Ross McKitrick, The Fraser Institute

Policy-makers should carefully consider the implications of the pause or “hiatus” in global warming when crafting climate policy, concludes a new study released by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Chicago resident, Tom Bartzis holds up a nice 13 pound Rainbow before releasing it back into Kootenay Lake. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Great weather for fishing now that its fall, it's time to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.

Mark Donnelly in the house for Vees opener

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Jackson’s Hole, Innkeepers and Dirty Dozen all claim Nelson City Soccer titles

Ryan Lewis (white jersey) of the Innkeepers battles for the ball against two Kootenay Co-op players during the final of the Leo’s Men’s Open League Final Saturday at Lakeside. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Jackson’s Hole, Innkeepers and Dirty Dozen all came away with the hardware as Nelson City Soccer League culminated play with Championship Weekend at the Lakeside Pitch.

In the most lopsided contest, Innkeepers made it look easy riding the shutout goalkeeping of Mike Precious and a three-goal second half, to dump Kootenay Co-op 4-0 in the Leo’s Men’s Open League Final Saturday at Lakeside.

The Innkeepers, who lost to Kootenay Co-op 3-1 during the last regular season game of the season, had no answers for the surprising offensive push of the champs.