October 2014

RDCK Bylaw officers issue fines in Redfish Creek spawning channel case

RDCK Bylaw officers issue fines in Redfish Creek spawning channel case

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Team Leader of Bylaw Enforcement Grace Allen said an owner of one of the two dogs causing a disturbance in the spawning channels of Redfish Creek has been located and fined.

Bylaw Enforcement officials have been attempting to locate the owners after the RDCK received numerous complaints from the public two dogs were at large in the Redfish Creek area 20 kilometers north of Nelson.

Stores To Shores project starts next week with Cedar/Front Street overhaul

Public Works and Utilities Director Colin Innes says upcoming work on the corner of Cedar and Front Street will make room for new left-hand turning bays slated for the intersection next spring. — Photo courtesy City of Nelson

Drivers heading into the downtown core of Nelson will notice a few changes to the traffic flow happening in the next few weeks as part of the Sustainable Waterfront and Downtown Master Plan (SWDMP).

This program is part of the most comprehensive upgrade and beautification program Nelson has seen since the famous 1980s revitalization of Baker Street — Stores To Shores Downtown Revitalization Program.

Prince Albert Raiders re-assign winger to Nelson Leafs

Dylan Williamson . . . sent to Nelson to work on skills

The Nelson Leafs appear to have landed another diamond in the rough compliments of the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League.

The Raiders have re-assigned 16-year-old left winger Dylan Williamson to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise after the Calgary product played in five exhibition games.

The 6-foot, 160-pound Williamson played last season for the Pursuit of Excellence U18 squad last season, finishing the season with 53 points.

Saints look to alumni to fill out coaching staff

Selkirk College Saints defenceman Stephan Gonzales scored a goal on Friday night against Eastern Washington, but the locals dropped the season opener 4-3 in overtime. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey Club

The Selkirk College Saints began their BCIHL regular season on Friday at Eastern Washington University and former Saints defenceman Adam Makaroff was back on the bus, but this time not as a player.

Makaroff joined the Saints coaching staff in August and has had an immediate impact on the bench and in the dressing room.

View Street commercial development, council salaries, sustainability awards, e-cigarettes, and more—Nelson City Council October 6, 2014

View Street commercial development, council salaries, sustainability awards, e-cigarettes, and more—Nelson City Council October 6, 2014

The following is a summary of the proceedings of the regular meeting of Nelson City Council held on October 6, 2014.

Funding for Ward St. Place upgrades

Council agreed to provide $15,000 to Nelson Cares from the affordable housing fund to contribute to current construction upgrades at Ward Street Place.

Homeless camp study application goes to housing committee

Morgan Davis live at Expressions Night Café

Morgan Davis . . . set to play Expressions Sunday.

For nearly four decades, Juno award winner, Morgan Davis has been on the road traveling across Canada, the United States and Europe.

And now Davis is coming to Nelson to appear at Expressions Night Café Sunday (October 12) at 7:30 p.m.

Mount Sentinel Wildcat grab silver at Vernon tourney

The Wildcats include, back row, L-R, Johnny Johnson, Mason Lockwood, Marco Slater, Aslin Mackay, Jesse Strong, Oliver Cougur and Coach Glen Campbell. Front, manager Bryar Campbell, Carlos Berger, Thomas Verigin and Liam Stewart. — Submitted photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats climbed into the top-10 rankings of BC High School A Boy's Volleyball after finishing second at the Vernon Christian Invitational Tournament this past weekend in the Central Okanagan City.

Mount Sentinel lost out in the final to Cedars Christian from Prince George.

The Cats were led by allstars Thomas Verigin and Johnny Johnson.

Mount Sentinel finished first in round-robin play on Friday before ousting Kelowna Christian in the semi-final to advance to the championship contest.

 

 

Mayor Candidate Deb Kozak talks housing, sustainability and building relationships in Kootenay Co-op Radio interview

Nelson Mayor candidate Deb Kozak spoke with Bruce Edson of Kootenay Co-op Radio.

In an interview from The EcoCentric on Kootenay Coop Radio, mayoral candidate Deb Kozak outlined some of her platform, especially as it applies to environmental issues.  

Kozak emphasized to The EcoCentric host Bruce Edson relationship building and communication, saying that small local governments can accomplish much more if they work together.  

More regulation not the solution to the dispute between CRTC and Netflix

More regulation not the solution to the dispute between CRTC and Netflix

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Mungall says throne speech all show, no substance

Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, seen giving a speech during a spring Nelson and District Teacher's Association rally at the City Hall Courtyard, said there was little of substance in the government throne speech. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Nelson-Creston MLA, Michelle Mungall says the throne speech offered up earlier this week by the governing Liberals contained a lot of show but had little of substance for British Columbians or Kootenay residents.

The throne speech, delivered on Tuesday by Lieutenant Governor, Judith Guichon focused mainly on the provincial government’s vision for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, and its plans to create a legislative framework over the next year to develop the industry in the province.