February 2017

Nelson Delegation to Visit Sister City of Izu-shi in Japan

This stone lantern in the Friendship Garden was a gift from the people of Izu-shi, Nelson’s sister city in Japan. — Submitted photo

A community delegation will travel to Japan in mid-March to mark the 30th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Nelson and Izu-shi, formerly known as Shuzenji.

Wildlife groups irked by possible wolf-cull plan around Revelstoke

Is the government is planning a wolf cull in the Revelstoke area in order to save the Southern Mountain caribou.

The Valhalla Wilderness Society wants to know if the government is planning a wolf cull in the Revelstoke area based on the recommendations of a report the environmental group says is fatally flawed.

The Society wrote to the ministers of Environment and Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in December. VWS said it obtained a copy of a leaked report recommending a wolf and cougar cull in the Revelstoke-Shuswap, in order to save the Southern Mountain caribou herds in the area.

So what's it going to be Leafs?

The Nelson Leafs have six games to right the ship or face Beaver Valley in the first round of the KIJHL playoffs.

Sure it would be nice to knock off the perennial favourite in the first round of the playoffs, but that has been a hurdle the Nelson Leafs have failed to accomplish since the years of Simon Wheeldon behind the bench.

So the goal for the Green and White in the next three weeks has to be win as many games needed to overtake the Grand Forks Border Bruins for third spot in the Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Third place would keep the Leafs away from the hottest team in the KIJHL during the Murdoch Semi Finals, Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Letter: Come on in – the water is fine

Letter: Come on in – the water is fine

To The Editor:

Where is BC’s leadership on climate change? Moving first can be risky. Doubt says leaping into the clean energy economy is like coming to the edge of a mountain pool and you cry “Lets jump in!” everybody responds “Great idea!”, so you bound into the air and just before landing in the water you turn and see that nobody has followed. 

Bombers roll out red carpet on Junior Basketball Tourney at the Hangar

The Junior Bombers took on the Hawks earlier this week prior to hosting a six-team tournament at the Hangar Friday and Saturday. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The L.V. Rogers Bombers take to the floor this weekend for the annual Junior Boy's Basketball Tournament beginning Friday at the Hangar.

The Bombers welcome teams from Grand Forks, J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail, Mount Sentinel, Nakusp and Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar.

The tournament is divided into two pools of three teams playing a round robin draw to determine playoff seedings. The top four teams advance into the playoff round.

Games begin Friday with the final set for 5 p.m. Saturday at the LVR Hangar.

YRB issues public warning to travel with care as winter storm strikes

Snow is accumulating on the Paulson Highway between Castlegar and Christina Lake as the latest winter storm sets in on the region. — Photo courtesy DriveBC

Marc Dale Operations Manager at Yellowhead Road & Bridge Ltd. for Southeast Kootenay is advising the public to drive with care on the highways in the region as Mother Nature strikes with another winter storm this weekend.

"We are forecasted to receive steady snowfall throughout our region for the next four days," Dale said in media release Friday.

UPDATED: Environment Canada continues Snowfall Warning — Sunday

The Kootenay Pass was closed for avalanche control Sunday afternoon. — Photo courtesy DriveBC

It just keeps coming, and coming . . ..

Environment Canada said the weekend snowfall warning will continue Sunday with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm expected for the West Kootenay region.

"A low pressure system approaching from the southwest will cross Washington state tonight. Heavy snow will spread into the Kootenays tonight and continue through Monday evening. Gusty winds will also accompany the system and producing localised blowing snow."

CANCELLED: Winter storm postpones Green Party Leader visit to Nelson

BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver is speaking at a fourm Monday in Nelson at the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort.

Nelson-Creston Green Party candidate Kim Charlesworth is disappointed to announce that party leader Andrew Weaver will not be in Nelson to host a The forum, titled “The Climate and Our Future".

"(Andrew) didn't even get out of Victoria," Charlesworth lamented.

The winter storm grounded flights out of Cranbrook, Weaver's destination to get to the Kootenays. Weaver would then drive to Nelson to attend the event.

Charlesworth said once the the Nelson-Creston team lines up a time with Weaver's camp, the event will be rescheduled.

Letter: Thumbs down on City of Nelson new garbage plan

Letter: Thumbs down on City of Nelson new garbage plan

To The Editor:

I cannot believe the new system that City Hall has instituted now with garbage pick up.

First garbage was included with my taxes and then the city decides to charge as they think that the service is not paying for itself. No proof was ever given of such a monetary loss. Now the new mode is to leave your garbage in a bag by the curb or lane way. Butt do not put it in a can!!!!! 

Government charges up incentives for zero-emission vehicles

Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett (center) announced a $40 million investment to encourage British Columbians to make the switch to zero-emission vehicles.

Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett Friday announced an investment of $40 million to encourage British Columbians to make the switch to zero-emission vehicles, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support investment in made-in-B.C. green technology.

“Zero-emission vehicles are clean, quiet and reliable, and help drivers reduce fuel and maintenance costs and tailpipe emissions, and are a growing economic sector in the province,” said Bennett.

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