December 2014

Determined Mount Sentinel finishes volleyball season with bronze medal

The bronze-medal-winning Mount Sentinel Wildcats team includes, L-R, coach Joe Moreira, Allison Perepelkin, Malin Chernoff, Lauren Spurge, Madia Rehwald, Teya Makortoff and coach Bryce Moreira. Front, Maya Mierau, Kyra Makortoff, Lexi Tarasoff and Victoria Peebles.

For five seniors Saturday’s bronze medal victory in Kelowna culminated
hours of work in the gym, time riding on the bus to attend tournaments and
months of late nights completing homework after practice during the senior girl's volleyball season.

The Wildcats made their last game a memorable one after scoring a three
set victory over Southridge of Surrey Saturday at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships at Immaculata Gymnasium in the Central Okanagan City.

Fall is bat eviction time

Local resident, Marlene Hebert, puts up bat-houses on her shed.— Submitted photo

Summer is the season when property owners notice bats in their buildings.

They may find guano on the deck, hear bats in the walls, or smell a build-up of guano.

The Kootenay Community Bat Project (KCBP), funded by the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund, has received hundreds of calls over the years with these issues. In many cases, landowners are happy to leave bats where they are. However, for landowners who would like to have bats move out of their buildings, now is the time to do something about it.

Up to 200 housing units needed for vulnerable groups in Nelson, says new housing report

 Nelson's  Affordable Housing Needs and Strategy report was released recently, providing  guidelines for the new council, non-profit groups, and developers

Nelson’s mayor-elect and all councillors elected in the recent municipal election named affordable housing as a top priority in their campaigns, even though they had few concrete suggestions as to how to accomplish it.

It is not the city’s job to build affordable housing, but it can provide policies, bylaws, incentives, lobbying, and public education to foster it. A new consultant report presented to council on November 18 attempts to point the way.

Princeton RCMP hunt for armed suspect who robbed CIBC Monday

RCMP released a photo of the suspect believed to have robbed the Princeton CIBC Monday. — Submitted photo

RCMP in Princeton is on the lookout for an armed male who robbed the CIBC Monday afternoon.

Police received a call at 2:50 p.m. Monday (December 1) of a robbery at the CIBC located at 226 Bridge Street.

The initial investigation suggests that a lone male suspect entered the bank, brandished a handgun and demanded money before fleeing the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A Police Service Dog established a track but the suspect could not be located.
The suspect is described as:

Interior Health launches new campaign to promote HIV testing

Interior Health launches new campaign to promote HIV testing

Interior Health launched a new campaign Monday to encourage all adults in the region to get tested for HIV.

The “My Health Is Sexy” campaign uses intimate images to convey the message that knowing your HIV status is an important part of a healthy sex life and a good relationship.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Sheldon Machtans of Calgary with his latest catch from last weekend. — photo courtesy Kootenay Lake Fishing Charters

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report.

So read and enjoy.

Injury-riddled Leafs move back atop Murdoch after 5-1 win over Braves

Keaton Roch, called up from the Kootenay Ice of the BCMMHL, provided some spark for the Leafs Tuesday against Spokane. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs continue to find ways to win.

Despite an injury bug that has riddled the team for past month, the Leafs were able to stuff the Spokane Braves 5-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.

“It’s a concern but it does allow us to get some affiliate players into the roster,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan.

Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime opens Thursday at Capitol Theatre

The more than 55 member cast ran through practice one last time during Tuesday's dress rehersal at the Capitol Theatre. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It's opening night for a glimpse into Nelson's fairytale world — Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime.

Written by Nelson local, Lisel Forst (the villain in Sherlock Holmes, 2012) and directed by her husband Jeff Forst (Nelson Youth Theatre), Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime takes all the characters from Mother Goose and brings them to life on the streets of a nursery rhyme version of Nelson.

Five teams vye for Kootenay Regional Men's Curling crown

Men's curling action is back as Nelson hosts the Kootenay Regional Playdowns at the Heritage City Curling Club.

Myron Nichol of Castlegar, fresh from winning the Nelson Open Cashspiel, is the early favourite entering the Kootenay Men’s Regionals this weekend at the Nelson Curling Club.

Nichol defeated Ken McHargue of Sparwood to claim the top prize at the cashspiel.

However, all bets are off as four other teams join the Castlegar skip in the search for the lone Kootenay berth beginning Friday at the Curling Club.