November 2014

Municipal Election 2014: LePape, Newell battle it out in Area F

Tom Newell (left) and Kevin LePape are running to see who will replace Ron Mickel in Area F.

Retired teacher Tom Newell and Kevin LePape battle it out to see who will replace Ron Mickel in Area F — Beasley, Taghum, Willow Point, Nasookin, Grohman, Crescent Beach, Sproule Creek, Six Mile and Bonnington — in the upcoming Regional District of Central Kootenay elections Saturday, November 15.

The now retired LePape was born and raised in Montréal. For 40 years he was self-employed in packaging, warehouse equipment sales and distribution.

UPDATED: Bombers drop 2-0 decision to St. Michaels at Fieldhockey Championships

 The Bombers include, back row, L-R, Jena Wheeldon, Anna Goeppner, Noa Butterfield, Sarah Wade, coach Bruce Walgren, Tara Yowek, coach Val Gibson, Naomi Perkins, Katrina  Merckle, Yu Takahashi and Sydney Ednie. Front,  Hanna Quinn, Abbie Bourchier-Willans, Allie Zondervan, Emma Gregorich, Noelle Wang, Lauren Walgren, Heather Potkins, Kyra Burkart,  Julia Burkart, and Svenja Rennecke.— Madeleine Guenette photo photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers lost a tough 2-0 decision to St.Michael's of Victoria to fall out of the medal round at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships Friday in Oliver.

"We played as well as we could have," said Bomber coach Val Gibson. "It was a great fieldhockey game."

"Unfortunately, we are out of the medals now and going for 5th - 8th," Gibson added.

The Bombers defeated Glenlyon Norfolk of Victoria 1-0 in the final round robin contest Friday morning.

Province recognizes apprenticeship programs

Province recognizes apprenticeship programs

The provincial government has proclaimed Friday (November 7), as B.C.’s inaugural “Apprenticeship Recognition Day” to help raise awareness of the importance of developing a highly trained and skilled workforce for key sectors of B.C.’s growing economy where skilled trades are needed.

The Proclamation was officially announced today in the British Columbia Legislature and marks Apprenticeship Recognition Day as an on-going annual event to recognize the value of B.C. apprentices and the employers who hire, train and mentor them.

RCMP warn of cougar attack on Granger Road on Nelson's North Shore area

RCMP warn of cougar attack on Granger Road on Nelson's North Shore area

Nelson RCMP aree advising residents in the Granger Road area on the North Shore (approximately 10 kilometers north of Nelson) to be on the lookout for a cougar.

Cpl. Michael Stefani said in a media release a cougar attacked and carried off an owner's 10-week-old Rottweiler puppy.

"The attack happened just 10 feet from the residence and the cougar did not appear to be afraid of the owner yelling at it," Stefani said.

Reverse Forum engages electors, Council rejects homeless camp, View St. development progresses

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The people talked and the candidates listened.

About 80 people engaged in round table discussions with municipal election candidates on Wednesday night at the “reverse forum” organized by the Social Planning Action Network (SPAN). The subject matter was social issues such as affordable housing, mental health, and poverty.

Maida, Leafs cruise to 8-0 shellacking of Spokane Braves

Happy times returned for the Nelson Leafs as the Green and White pounded Spokane 8-0 Saturday in the Lilac City. — The Nelson Daily photo

Any controversy off the ice doesn’t appear to be affecting the Nelson Leafs on the ice.

For the third time this season the Leafs scored an overwhelming victory over a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League opponent.

Adam Maida stopped all 24 shots and four different players — Dylan Williamson, Timothy Nichols, Rayce Miller and Nolan Percival — registered two points to pace the Leafs to a convincing 8-0 shellacking of the hometown Braves Saturday night in KIJHL action in Spokane.

Bombers cap off provincials with eighth-place finish Saturday in Oliver

Before Saturday’s final game, Bomber seniors were presented with roses in the traditional LVR ceremony that honours the contributions of the players. Pictured from left, Naomi Perkins, Sydney Ednie, Yu Takahashi, Heather Potkins, Ava Strautman, Sarah Wade, Lauren Walgren,(hidden-Katrina Merckle) Abbie Bourchier-Willans, Anna Goeppner, Noa Butterfield, Kyra Burkart, Tara Yowek, Hanna Quinn, Noelle Wang, Hailee Gerun, Emma Gregorich, Jena Wheeldon, Svenja Rennecke and  Coach Val Gibson.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers picked the wrong time to have the offence dry up.

The Bombers failed two scored during two games Saturday to finish eighth overall at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships in Oliver.

The final placing is one of the best finishes for a Bomber team in recent history.

Old Man Winter set to arrive in West Kootenay

Environment Canada said Old Man Winter, seen already arriving at the Paulson Summit, is his way to the West Kootenays.

Everyone knew winter was coming, just when.

It's time to put away the shorts and sunscreen and pull out the gloves, toques, scarves as Old Man Winter is heading to BC Monday.

Environment Canada sent out a special weather statement Sunday which covers most of B.C., warning "Cold Arctic air spreading over the interior."

"A strong northerly flow of colder Arctic air will spread across all regions over the next couple of days as a ridge builds over the interior," the Environment Canada weather warning said.

Louis Bockner documents inaugural fight of Nelson Boxing Club's Jacob Rudkoski

Front left, Nelson Boxing Club coach Jess Pineiro, fighter Jacob Rudkoski and assistant coach Peter Bockner pose after Rudkoski's first round TKO victory at the Cranbrook Boxing Club's second annual Charity Challenge. — Louis Bockner photo

By Louis Bockner

More than 200 people recently flocked to the Eagles Hall in Cranbrook to take in the second annual Eagles Boxing Club's Charity Challenge.

Nelson boxer Jacob Rudkoski was one of the fighters on the card, jumping into the ring for the first time.

Louis Bockner was one of the 200 fight fans watching with anticipation as Rudkoski realizes his dream to box in a sanctioned event and writes this account of the Nelson Boxing Club inaugural taste of the sport.

Municipal Election 2014: Bringing 24/7 emergency care back most pressing issue for candidates in Area D

Donna Cormie (left) and Aimee Watson are on the ballot to replace Andy Shadrack in Area D.

Kaslo residents Aimee Watson and Donna Cormie are on the ballot in Area D — Lardeau, Argenta, Howser, Gerrard, Cooper Creek, Poplar Creek, Ainsworth, Mirror Lake, Marblehead, Johnson's Landing, Shutty Bench, Meadow Creek — to see who will replace retired director Andy Shadrack in Saturday’s Regional District of Central Kootenay Election.

Watson, who grew up in a small town outside Ottawa, moved to the region in 1997 and has been a BC resident ever since.