July 2016

RCMP stop 11 impaired drivers during Canada Day weekend

Anyone seeing an impaired driver is asked to pull over before contacting 9-1-1 with details. — The Nelson Daily

Cpl. Chad Badry of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the West Kootenay Traffic Services was kept busy this Canada Day weekend patrolling the highways in the Kootenay/Boundary region.

Badry said officers cited the motorists for numerous infractions, including 53 speeding tickets, five seatbelt and two cell phone violations as well as 11 drivers were removed from the road for driving while impaired by drug or alcohol.

"Thankfully there were no fatalities in our area," Badry added.

Improving pedestrian visibility

Crews installed the pedestrian crosswalk sign at the interestion of Vernon and Stanley Street in Nelson. — The Nelson Daily

The project is close to completion as the pedestrian sign was installed by local contractor at the intersecton of Vernon and Stanley Streets last week.

The $214,000 project, shared between the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the City of Nelson, will make the Vernon/Stanley Street intersection a safer place to cross Highway 3A by the more than 200 pedestrians using the crosswalk daily.

The goal of the project is to improve pedestrian visibility at this location," said MOTI District Engineer Ryan Oakley.

June — on average, warmer and wetter

This Osprey takes off from a tree overlooking Kootenay River near Taghum. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Ron Lakeman at the Southeast Fire Centre said in his monthly synopsis June, on average, was warmer and wetter.

“June 2016 was wetter and slightly warmer than an average June,” Lakeman explained.

“The mean monthly temperature was 0.8 of a degree warmer than normal (while) the monthly rainfall was 142% of normal.”

Lakeman said a strong upper ridge of high pressure produced mainly sunny and unseasonably warm-hot conditions on the 3rd of June onto and through the 7th. 

Province expands Tele-Mental Health to Cranbrook

To help celebrate the launch of Tele-Mental Health in the Cranbrook area, Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux, Health Minister Terry Lake and East Kootenay MLA Bill Bennett recently met Jennifer Westcott, MCFD Team Leader for Child and Youth Mental Health (right) and Dr. Cecile Andreas, co-chair of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative (left). — Submitted photo

Children and teens with mental-health challenges can now more easily access the specialized supports they need, thanks to the expansion of Tele-Mental Health videoconferencing services to Cranbrook.

“Tele-Mental Health allows young people to connect directly with a psychiatrist – in real time – without having to leave their home communities,” said Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux.

Canada Post raises ante in high-stakes poker game with Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Canada Post has issued 72-hour lockout notice to CUPW.

In a media release posted on its website Tuesday, Canada Post said it as notified the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) that it will be changing the terms and conditions of employment for all employees represented by the union starting Friday, July 8, 2016.

Canada Post said the reason is the uncertainty caused by the prolonged negotiations and the union’s strike mandate is having a negative and escalating impact on the postal service.

Canada Post said customers are already looking to avoid the risk of a work disruption.

Chinese International Student Finds Success at UBC Through Selkirk College

While studying at Selkirk College, Chinese international student Xu Jiaming chose to stay with a homestay family and is captured here with Rick Skinner. The Selkirk College graduate has been accepted into the Engineering Program at Simon Fraser University and at University of British Columbia in their Bachelor of Applied of Science program after getting a strong start at Selkirk College.

When International student Xu Jiaming returned to China after wrapping up his year at Selkirk College, he went secure in the knowledge that two British Columbian universities would welcome him back to study this fall, a dream come true for the young learner.

Xu, who also went by his adopted Canadian name Charlie, was accepted by Simon Fraser University in their Environmental Science program and at University of British Columbia in their Bachelor of Applied of Science program.

Duckface allowed: BC SPCA wildlife photography contest now open for entries

Photo by Colin Franks

Ready to go wild with your camera? The BC SPCA’s eighth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, featuring a new platform and a brand-new look, is now open for entries. Each year, participating shutterbugs strive to capture the best of British Columbia’s wildlife through the lens, from the comfort of their own backyards to the massive array of options in the province’s vast wilderness. All amateur photographers at least 14 years of age are invited to enter the competition, which runs from July 1 to Sept.

Mallards Team of the Week — East Shore United Soccer Club

The winning East Shore United squad includes, back row, L-R,Dave, Aaron, Vince, Isaak, Noah, Robby, Jason, Jake, Jesse, Wayne, Tim, Simon, Donny, Francis, Gabe and Donovan. Middle, July, Aaron, Scully, Lewis, Johnny E., Johnny C., Steve, Dan, Ruben and Allissa. Front: Billy, Danno, Johnny C.’s dog. — Submitted photo

East Shore United needed a shootout to capture the recent Slocan Men's Soccer Tournament Crown at the Slocan playing field.

The Crawford Bay based squad played a tough squad from Creston to a 1-1 draw in the Championship contest before pulling out the win in the tie-breaker.

East Shore finished the tournament undefeated, posting wins over Rossland and host Slocan. East Shore also tied Creston during round robin action.

Mallard's Source for sports is excited to present East Shore with Team of the Week honours.

Bombers host Youth Basketball Camp at LVR Hangar

Bombers host Youth Basketball Camp at LVR Hangar

Basketball has been big in the news with NBA free agent moves along with Canadian Men's National squad trying to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

In Nelson, at the L.V. Rogers Gymnasium, young basketball enthusiasts can learn a thing or two about the game at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp.

The summer camp goes from July 18-21 at the LVR Hangar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Tramline proposal to be vetted through city staff and examined for benefits to city

Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak said council would like to have further information moving forward.

Faith may move mountains but a solid business case will be needed to move council on the Morning Mountain-to-downtown tramline initiative.

On Monday night Silver King Skyride Development Association had its idea to bring about a gondola from the Silver King mountains’ Morning Mountain into the city — called the Skyride Feasibility Initiative — dissected by council at its regular meeting.

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