April 2014

Nelson Minor Hockey concludes season with award ceremony

The Medal of Achievement winners were smiling from ear to ear during the picture taking ceremony at the NMHA awards banquet Wednesday at the Tenth Street Campus of Selkirk College. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nelson Minor Hockey wrapped up another successful campaign on the ice with the annual awards banquet Wednesday at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.

The evening was led by former NHLer Mike Laughton.

The Nelson product saluted the award winners along with giving the banquet goers a history lesson on the greats from Nelson Minor Hockey past.

Hall, Martel busy in off season; Nelson Baseball prepares for 2014 season

 Quin Hall of Nelson is pictured with former picture Albie Lopez during a tournament in Arizona. Lopez, an 11-year-pro, was a member of the 2003 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks and is coach for the BC select team. — Submitted photo

Soon sounds of baseball cracking off bats will be flowing through Fairview and Uphill districts of the Heritage City as Nelson Baseball Association begins another season of diamond play.

Registration, which has climbed again for the fourth consecutive season, for the 2014 season closed Tuesday.

Now it's up to the NBA board to select teams, which is scheduled to be completed by Monday (April 7).

Two players not waiting for the snow to leave the diamonds at Queen Elizabeth and Lions Parks, are Quin Hall and Brendan Martel.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Minor Hockey Major Award Winners

Pictured in no specific order are winners of the Nelson Minor Hockey Major Awards handed out Tuesday at the Tenth Street Campus. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nelson Minor Hockey culminated another great season on the ice with its annual award's banquet this week at the Tenth Street Campus.

Highlighting the night was the presentation of the major award winners.

Staff at Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the winners with Team of the Week.

Plenty to see at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts 2014

 The public will be able to witness dancing like Naomi Mowat, one of the participating students of Lynette Lightfoot, at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts. — Photo courtesy Dylan McPhearson

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts has been showcasing dancers, pianist, vocalists and musicians since 1930.

And for the next 10 days, more than 400 performers between five and 69 years of age will be performing in front of adjudicators in the 2014 edition.

“A lot of people don’t realize how much talent there is in the Kootenays,” said Wendy Herbison, president of the 2014 Festival of the Arts.

ADVERTISING FEATURE: Dig Garden your one stop shop for AZOMITE® Trace Minerals

Mark Loran recently announced that at Dig Garden Centre is the Canadian Distributor for AZOMITE® Trace Minerals.

Dig Garden, located at the Highway 3A/6 junction in South Slocan, is pleased to announce it's the Canadian distributor for AZOMITE® Trace Minerals.

And now that the word is out, the product is flying off the shelf.

“We brought in 27 tons and that sold out in the first week,” said Mark Loran, owner/operator of Dig Garden with his wife Lori.

“Then we brought in another 27 tons . . . and that already half sold.”

Court injunction gives hope to those who need medicinal weed

The medical grower, who spoke to The Nelson Daily, has his final crop of marijuana hanging to dry in his house.

While new regulations around medical marijuana production came into effect on April 1, a court injunction (recently appealed by the federal government) has granted growers with licenses under the own system to keep producing their own medicine until a legal challenge against the federal government’s new law is heard

Hawks roll past Storm to clinch second KIJHL title in three seasons

Hawks roll past Storm to clinch second KIJHL title in three seasons

When push came to shove, it's obvious the Beaver Valley Nitehawks were the stronger team.

Beaver Valley flexed its offensives muscles, out scoring Kamloops 14-3 in the final two games to clinch the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title with a 6-0 shutout victory Friday in Fruitvale.

The Hawks, winners the best-of-seven series 4-2, capture its second KIJHL title in three seasons.

Beaver Valley scored twice in each period to support the 30-save performance of netminder Brett Clark.

Fraser Valley Three-peats Female Midget AAA

Fraser Valley Three-peats Female Midget AAA

The Fraser Valley Phantom made it a Female Midget AAA Champion Three-peat by sweeping the Thompson/Okanagan Rockets in the best-of-three league final Saturday in Langley. 

The Phantom will now advance to the 2014 Esso Cup, April 20 - 23 in Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Chelsea Wilson and Kaely McMurty scored singles in Fraser Valley's 2-0 win Friday to open the series.

Saturday, Kirsten Martin scored the only goal as the Phantom pulled out the narrow 1-0 victory.

Valencia Yordanov and Rachel Fontinha each posted shutouts for Fraser Valley.

Ocean salmon noticeably absent from BC Gov. tweaks

Ocean salmon noticeably absent from BC Gov. tweaks

Since 2005, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has researched and explored the natural and human history of the rivers of the upper Columbia River Basin. 

She speaks frequently at conferences and symposia throughout the Basin on the history of the Columbia River Treaty and its effects on Basin residents.  She has recently completed a manuscript titled A River Captured – history and hydro-electricity in the upper Columbia Basin

Visual quality objectives for cutovers get overhauled

Alterations are very easy to see; and very large in scale; rectilinear and geometric in shape; or both. — Photo courtesy Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

The regulations governing the shape, size and location of cutovers in scenic areas of the West Kootenay were recently changed in an effort to “rebalance” scenic values with other resource values and issues – resulting in additions and subtractions to lands managed for visual quality.