July 2014

Name of Winlaw man released by BC Coroners Service

Name of Winlaw man released by BC Coroners Service

BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a motor vehicle incident near Winlaw on (Monday) June 23 as Donald James Clark, aged 62, of Winlaw.  

Clark was the driver and sole occupant of a pickup truck which was heading southbound on Slocan River Road about 3:30 p.m. on June 23 when it left the road, rolled and ended up in the Slocan River.

Clark was deceased at the scene of the incident.

Neptunes continue to build from ground up; several great swims in Colville

Neptune swimmer Kallie Badry is ready on the starting block during the meet this past weekend in Colville, Wash. — Submitted photo

Castlegar continues to dominate the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season.

But don't overlook the improvement of the Nelson Neptunes.

The club continues to build from the grass roots, turning in several exceptional performances during the recent KSSA stop during the wekeend in Colville, Wash.

"We were in awe of our younger swimmers as they tried the 'more challenging events',"  said Neptune skipper Cynthia Pfeiffer.

Clara Hughes reaches end of ride to raise Mental Health awareness on Canada Day

Clara Hughes leads a parade of bikers down Baker Street in May during the Nelson stop on Clara's Bike Ride. — The Nelson Daily photo

Five-plus weeks after riding along Baker Street in Nelson on Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk — a 12,000 kilometer odyssey across Canada to help end the stigma around mental health and illness — Clara Hughes reached her goal, biking onto stage at on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Tuesday on Canada Day.

During the Nelson stop Hughes was emotional when seeing the many supporters waiting in front of the stage.

She was greeted with a similar roaring applause for her perseverance Tuesday in Ottawa.

Happy 147th Birthday Canada

Fireworks over Kootenay Lake capped off a spectacular 2014 Canada Day. — Bruce Fuhr photos

BC Coroners Service identifies Riondel man killed in cliff-diving accident

BC Coroners Service identifies Riondel man killed in cliff-diving accident

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a cliff-diving incident on Kootenay Lake near Gray Creek on (Monday) June 30 as Wyatt Earl Davidson, aged 25, from Riondel.

Davidson and a friend were cliff-diving into Kootenay Lake from a cliff about 10 metres high during the afternoon of the accident.

After a dive, the friend observed Davidson to be in trouble in the water. He went to assist him but was unable to get Davidson to shore.  

UPDATED: Last chick rescued from the Osprey nest west of Nelson

People all over the world are pulling for the Nelson Osprey chicks.

Osprey watchers listening to the sounds from the Columbia Wireless webcam can only hear vehicles passing by after the Orphan Wildlife Rehabiliation Society decided to accepted the last chick from the Osprey nest west of Nelson.

The decision came after two of chicks in the next passed away after the father Osprey was killed striking a power line near the nest.

With no father to provide food, volunteers from Nelson Hydro began supplying fish to the mother, in hopes she would feed her last remaining chick.

SPL/NRM partnership pays off big for Hospital Foundation

Tony Maida, Shawn Rokosh and Sante Pulice of SPL/NRM present Foundation Chair Pat Dooley (far left) and Bryna Idler (far right) of the KLHF with a $30,000 cheque raised from the SPL/NRM golf tournament. — Submitted photo

For the second straight year, the SPL/NRM Invitational Golf Tournament for Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation raised $30,000 for the Foundation’s Legacy Fund. 

Last year when the management at Selkirk Paving/Nelson Ready Mix asked Tony Maida to organize a charity golf tournament, the decision about which charity to support was obvious.

Let the Provincial B Championships begin

Nelson Selects teams have their eyes on the big prize at the provincial championship tournaments beginning Thursday in Richmond and Chilliwack. — The Nelson Daily photo

A handful of Nelson Selects teams are provincial bound as B.C. Soccer Association hosts its annual B-Cup playdowns in Chilliwack and Richmond.

Games begin Thursday with six Nelson Youth Soccer teams — U13, U14, U15 and U17 Girls and U15 and U18 boys — in action.

Nelson U15 Boys open the eight-team tournament at 1 p.m. against Terrace Kermodes.

Nelson then plays Pinnacles FC from Penticton Friday before concluding the round robin Saturday against Prince George.

Average Canadian family pays big bucks for healthcare says Fraser Institute study

Contrary to public belief, health care in Canada is not free.

The Fraser Institute

Mallard's Team of the Week — Team Unknowns

The team includes, back row, L-R, Kendra Wayling, Brett Uniat, Joe Capriglione, Mike Laughton, Mike Roch, Rand Wayling, Romon Whylie, Tanis Bouchier-Willans and Christine Wayling. Front, Lauren Suomi, Luree Gould, Jayden Roch, Lorne Wuori, Abby Bouchier-Willans and Katie Wayling. Missing, Rob Chernenko, Justin Willans and Michelle Lelievre. — Submitted photo

The Unknowns team from Nelson outlasted the Wonders to capture the C-division title at the recent Salmo Canada Day Weekend Slopitch Tournament.

The Unknowns won the C final by an 18-15 score.

The popular Salmo Slopitch event attracts teams from throughout the West Kootenay.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the celebration with Team of the Week honours.