July 2014

Nelson Selects draw 1-1 against Terrace; U18 edge Richmond 2-1

Nelson's U17 Selects dropped a 2-0 decision Thursday to Aldergrove. - Submitted photo

Nelson Select teams had a tough time Thursday on Day one of the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup tournament in Richmond and Chilliwack.

The U15 Selects scored a 1-1 draw against Terrace to open the Les Sinnott Memorial Tournament in Richmond.

Marco Falcone, with an assist to Riley Osachoff, scored for the U15 Selects against Terrace in the opener for both teams.

Raven Johnson was outstanding for Nelson in goal to preserve the points.

In Richmond, the U 17 girls lost 2-1 to Aldergrove in a game dominated by the Kootenay reps.

Work will start on Hall Street 'Stores to Shores' project this summer

This intersection and block at the the top of Hall Street will be transformed this summer and fall.

Construction will begin in mid-August and be completed by the end of October on an $850,000 renovation of the upper part of Hall Street.

This is the first phase of a plan that will see the revamping of the entire length of Hall Street over the coming years-- a project the city has dubbed "Stores to Shores."

Unilever takes on Planet Bennu in fight for 'sicle' name

On planet Bennu there are no bullies.

On planet Bennu there are no bullies.

Unfortunately, here on Earth,  vernacular like Kleenex, scotch tape, popsicles, Xerox and Mickey Mouse are owned by corporations that have no problem  protecting the words they invented.

And that’s why Starcicles owners Rain Shields and Daniel Carlson are down to their last dime. They have already spent most of their profits preparing for a fight with the Unilever Corporation, both in the US and Canada, for the right to call their frozen juice on a stick Starcicles.

Artwalk 2014 kicks off season with opening night Friday in Nelson

An aspiring young artist colours the sidewalk on 400 Baker Street during opening night of Artwalk. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nelson's Artwalk kicked off the 2014 season with opening night Friday in the Heritage City.

Presented by the Nelson and District Arts Council, Artwalk offers area artists the opportunity to have their work viewed by more than a thousand art-lovers, gives downtown businesses a doorway into creative culture and is a veritable feast for the ArtWalking public.

This year ArtWalk features more than 25 artists to showing their work at 16 venues from Baker Street down to Front Street.

Artwalk runs throughout the summer, concluding in early September.

Kootenay Rhythm Dragons Celebrate 10 Years of Paddling and Friendship

What started out as a small group, the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons has blossomed into a amazing club during the past 10 years. — Photo courtesy Tim Kendrick

What started out as a small group of local women gathering for recreation and support has turned into so much more for the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons, who are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their rowing club this month.

Perkins scores hat-trick to power Selects to bronze medal at BC Soccer Provincial B Girl's Championship

After filling the net, Naomi Perkins (sitting beside co-coach Mike Gerun) takes a break during Nelson's 6-1 win in the bronze medal at the BC Soccer Provincial B Girl's Championship Sunday in Chilliwack. — Photo courtesy Tanis Bouchier

Dropping the opener at the BC Soccer Provincial B Girl's Championship didn't stop the Nelson U17 Selects.

The Selects just got better as the tournament progressed, culminating with a 6-1 trouncing of the host Attack side Sunday in the U17 Girl's bronze medal game in Chillwack.

Striker Naomi Perkins, finishing the game with a hat-trick, scored twice in the first half to stake the Kootenay Reps to the early they outsiders would not relinquish.

Boating Councils remind anglers wearing lifejackets can save lives

There are ways to park the boat and then there are ways not to park the boat.

This week (July 4-13) marks National Fishing Week in Canada.

The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) and the B.C. Wildlife Federation want to remind anglers that wearing your lifejacket is even more important than wearing your ‘lucky fishing hat’. But they do share one trait.

They both have to be worn to be effective!
According to the Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving Society, 80 percent of recreational boaters who drown each and every year in Canada were not wearing a lifejacket or Personal Floatation Device (PFD).

More Questions about Water Ownership

More Questions about Water Ownership

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

Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Canada has an aging population and, as a result, will face many challenges. While we have been engaged with some of the items affected at the federal level, there is a vacuum for government initiatives related to end of life care, which is known as palliative care.

To be clear, a person doesn’t have to be elderly to benefit from palliative care since many terminal illnesses are not limited to any one age group, however, palliative care is predominantly aimed at older populations.

Nelson's Bruce A. Sinclair takes pitch for Bermuda

Nelson's Bruce A. Sinclair is eager to test the competition at the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships beginning Thursday in Denver, Col. — Submitted photo

L.V. Rogers grad Bruce A. Sinclair is heading back to the 2014 World Field Lacrosse Championships beginning Thursday (July 10) in Denver, Col., at a member of the Bermuda National Team.

Sinclair, 41, graduated from LVR in 1991 before earning a degree from University of Victoria in 1996 and gaining a Masters of Science at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont.