April 2017

Robots Making Their Way to Selkirk College for RoboGames

Sponsors gathered in Castlegar Campus on the eve of the event include, (L-R) Ralph Lunn (Zellstoff Celgar), Brad Pommen (Nelson Tech Club and RoboGames founder), Blair Weston (Fortis BC), Ken Kalesnikoff (Kalesnikoff Lumber), Erin Handy (KAST), Elroy Switlishoff (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Association of Pro Engineers & Geoscientists), Stephen Johnson (Columbia Power), Anders Malpass (Drop Designs), Carol Vanelli-Worosz (Teck Operations), and Maggie Keczan (Selkirk College).

The Fifth Annual RoboGames is making the trek from the Heritage City to the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus Gymnasium Saturday (April 29) as more than 80 young people from across the West Kootenay and Boundary region arrive to create and compete.

The RoboGames were formerly held at the Tenth Street Campus in Nelson for the past few years, but is now going more central to attract more competitors.

The event, aiming of promoting science and technology learning, is a partnership between Selkirk College and the Nelson Tech Club.

MP Stetski seeks assurances on Lake Koocanusa

Kootenay Columbia MP Wayne Stetski said the expectation at this point is that the lake will reach full pool in July.

Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski contacted the US Army Corps of Engineers this week to get answers on the low level of water in the Lake Koocanusa Reservoir.

“Each year at this time, residents keep an eye on Lake Koocanusa to ensure that it isn’t getting too low,” Stetski said. “Because the level is controlled by the Libby Dam in the US, I spoke with the Army Corps of Engineers to find out what’s going on.”

Law Day comes to Nelson Courthouse

Local elementary students took over the main jobs during a mock trial during Saturday’s Law Day at the Nelson Courthouse. — The Nelson Daily photo

There was a different judge on the bench and lawyers advocating for their respective clients during Law Day 2017 Saturday at the Nelson Courthouse.

The event was part of BC Law Week, a national event celebrating the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Law day was held at courthouses in Victoria and Nelson.

Let the Nelson Youth Soccer Games Begin

Nelson Youth Soccer mini players opened the 2017 season Saturday at the Lakeside Fields. — The Nelson Daily photo

Mother Nature did its best to cooperate as Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the 2017 campaign on the pitch Saturday at the Lakeside Soccer Fields.

Future soccer stars took to the fields as the Mini program opened with games this past weekend.

Highlights of the season include the annual Terry Walgren Tournament in May.

As well, Nelson Youth Soccer will be pitching in to help L.V. Rogers Bombers host the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in June.


Another recall, this time Miss Vickie's Jalapeño Kettle Chips

The CFIA said the Miss Vickie's initiated a voluntary recall of its Jalapeño flavour, kettle-cooked potato chips due to a potential salmonella risk.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said Miss Vickie's Canada is recalling Miss Vickie's brand Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The CFIA said this recall was triggered by the company.

"The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products," the CFIA said on its website.

RDCK extends State of Local Emergency for Zwicky Road residents

More information regarding the geotechnical engineers report will be made available Monday.

A handful of residents in Kaslo are going to need to wait at least another week before returning home after the Regional District of Central Kootenay decided to extend its State of Local Emergency for another week.

In a media release Sunday, the RDCK said its extending the State of Local Emergency until May 1st for six homes outside the North Kootenay Village.

Mallards Team of the Week — Finley’s KRHL Champions

The team in no specific order includes, goalie Lo Bachand, Tucker Braund Ben Schmidt, Chuck Arrance, Joey St-Onge, Dave Michael, Deane Stanley, Adrain Molys Cole Upham, Mike Danis, Anthony St-Onge, Jeremy Travis, Brent Malysh, Adam Banilevic and Adam Beauchamp. — Submitted photo

Finley’s, formerly Whitewater, needed overtime to clinch the Kootenay Recreational Hockey League title with a 9-8 victory over Danimals recently in the league final.

Finley’s won the regular season title before knocking off the Destroyers won 6-1 in the do-or-die semifinal.

In the best-of-three final, Finley’s blasted Daminals 15-0 before scoring the 9-8 OT victory to clinch the title.

Anthony St-Onge converted the OT winner to power Finley’s.

Crescent Valley Beach Regional Park Commencing Construction of Final Phase

The map shows the overall park design concept is guided by the Crescent Valley Beach Regional Park Management Plan. — Submitted

Monday (April 24th) marks the beginning of the final phase of the Crescent Valley Beach Regional Park the Regional District of Central Kootenay said in a media release.

The construction will happen during the next two months, hopefully the project will be ready for the busy summer season.

"The first phase which was completed in 2015 developed the entry into the park, 14 front parking stalls and a dropoff/pick-up area," the release said.

Nelson players earn selection to U15 BC Cup

From left, Noah Quinn, Kaleb Percival and Joe Davidson as well as (not in photo) Lowie and Tijs Vreys were selected to the U15 BC Cup set for May 11-14 in Penticton. — Submitted photo

A handful of Nelson boys have advance to the second stage of the BC Hockey Under 15 BC Hockey’s Program of Excellence.

Noah Quinn, Kaleb Percival, Joe Davidson and Lowie and Tijs Vreys were selected to attend the U15 BC Cup set for May 11-14 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton.

Eight jamboree style teams have been drafted by BC Hockey evaluators to compete in the tournament. 

LETTER: 'My Green vote: weary, hopeful, and defiant'


To The Editor:

It happens every election.  The NDP line up and lecture other lefties on how they mustn’t split the vote and open an avenue for the current government to retain power.

It’s always the same.  Defeating the political right is of paramount importance, they sternly warn, and a vote for the Greens is a vote for the right.

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