November 2015

Spots still available as Steve Nash Youth Basketball makes return to Nelson

Spots still available as Steve Nash Youth Basketball makes return to Nelson

The Steve Nash Youth Basketball (SNYB) program is returning to Nelson.

SNYB, previously staged in the Heritage City 12 years ago, is an inclusive 'Youth Basketball' program designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship, and a love of the game of basketball, with instruction by LV Rogers Secondary School Senior Boys' Basketball Head Coach, Jeremy Phelan.

Practical Financial Solutions: Give to Receive

Practical Financial Solutions: Give to Receive

Give to Receive

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Local Resident Receives National Environmental Education Award

Nelson's Monica Nissen has earned national recognition. — Submitted photo

Monica Nissen, local Nelson resident and Director of Wildsight’s education programs, was awarded a prestigious national award in Canmore last week—the 2015 Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication Award of Excellence.

Monica’s passion for the wilderness and her gift for teaching drew her into the field of environmental education where she has worked both inside and outside the classroom for the past 20 years.

Grant applications being accepted by BC Arts Council

Several project assistance programs offered by the BC Arts Council. — Submitted photo

Applications are now being accepted for several project assistance programs offered by the BC Arts Council.

Some of the categories include:

Visual artists/crafts individual arts awards to assist professional visual artists, contemporary and traditional craft artists and independent critics and curators with the creation of specific projects by providing funds towards subsistence, materials and other related project costs. Applications will be considered according to artistic achievement and feasibility.

City crews make quick work of Queen Elizabeth Park's rotting Lombardy Poplars

City crews made quick work of rotting Lombardy Poplar trees lining the 400 Block of Fourth Street in Nelson. — The Nelson Daily

Those rotting Lombardy Poplars at Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview have been reduce to stumps thanks to City of Nelson Public Works crews.

The trees, many that have reached heights of 80 feet, became a hazard, which forced City staff to take drastic actions.

Queen Elizabeth Park has been the home for Nelson Minor Baseball Assocation for years as well as being used on a limited basis by Nelson Mixed Slopitch.

Christmas comes early for the Room to Live Campaign

The renewal project at Ward Street Place is getting a push from a generous donor.

Summerland Steam too much for Nelson Leafs

Summerland Steam too much for Nelson Leafs

Summerland Steam found just enough offence to edge the Nelson Leafs 2-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in the Central Okanagan City.

Wyatt Gale's goal midway through the third period proved to be the winner as the Steam was able to avenge an earlier loss to the Green and White.

Nelson double the Steam 4-2 in the Heritage City October 11.

Cody Egilson score the other goal for Summerland, which held period leads of 1-0.

This Thunder team rumbles to Playday Tournament title

Trafalgar (green) is seen up against host Grand Forks Wolves in Junior Girl's Playday volleyball action in the Boundary City. — Submitted photo

The Trafalgar Thunder continue to roll up wins on the West Kootenay Junior Girl's Volleyball scene.

The Thunder posted wins over Grand Forks Wolves and Stanley Humphries Rockers en route to the top prize during a playday tournament Thursday (October 29) in the Boundary City.

Trafalgar posted a 4-0 mark while the other Thunder squad finished the playday with a win and three narrow losses.

Coach Staci Proctor said the key to the undefeated record was due to strong serving by Grade 6 player Jaylen Rushton as well as Abby Jackson and Addis Atkinson.

May leads LVR sweep of Senior Boys at Kootenay Cross Country Championships

LVR's Micah May was a force on the high school cross country circuit most of the season, finishing off in grand style by capturing the Kootenay Senior Boy's title in Kimberley. — Photo courtesy Greg Osadchuk

Micah May of L.V. Rogers edged out teammates Keiran Marchand and Darian Johnson to capture the top prize at the Kootenay High School Cross Country race held recently in Kimberley.

May, who was a dominant force on the circuit this season, covered the six-kilometer distance in a time of 29 minutes, 16.9 seconds.

Marchand was second at 30:59.7 while Johnson was third at 33:50.1.

Tibo Kolmel and Malte Liedtke, both of LVR, finished fourth and fifth.

OP/ED: Blueberry School Sale a Poor Deal for SD 20

OP/ED: Blueberry School Sale a Poor Deal for SD 20

I am Mark Wilson - School Trustee for the Trail area and after reading the Article on the Sale of Blueberry School dated October 30/15 in your paper, I would like to clarify a few items. These are my opinions backed by facts.

1.      The vote to sell this school for $1 was passed by the slimmest majority on October 27/15, not by a strong majority as mentioned by Trustee Ganzert.