August 2014

Mallard's Team of the Week —Mountain Spirit Triathlon Club

Members include, back row, L-R, Graham Jamin, Michael Hoher, Roger Fontaine (coach), Barb Williams, Heather Rae, Linda Johannson, Sam Van Schie and coach Peter Ward. Middle, Claudia Rouseau, Lorelei Sullivan, coaches, Janice Poetsch, Janice Morrison and Debbie Bird, Dave Harasym, Val Yowek, Kelly Crawford, Hazel Miller, Peter Moll, Nancy Lewis, Peter Lee (coach) and Sylvie Masse. Front, Laurilee Commandeur, Marie-Michele Gagnon, Kevin McGuire, Victor Commandeur, Rob Crawford and Chris Lalonde.

For the past two months, the Mountain Spirit Triathlon Club — a local non profit sports club — has been gearing up for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon set for Lakeside Park.

The club kicks off training in May, turning novice athletes into triathlete machines that set goals of finishing the Olympic or Short Course distances as a goal.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the Mountain Spirit Triathlon Club with Team of the Week status.

More than 50 fires in a single week in our region

More than 50 fires in a single week in our region

More than 50 lightning-start fires in the past week alone have kept Southeast Fire Centres busy, according to information officer Fanny Bernard.

She said there’s a small fire (less than one hectare) near Rover Creek that’s being addressed by a three-person initial attack crew supported by four 802 air tankers (and an accompanying birddog plane).

“This fire isn’t threatening any structures or communities,” Bernard said.