October 2016

Council Notes — Museum nabs cash for new storage facility

City council recommended staff provide a report on the one-time grant of $25,000 to Touchstones Nelson for the purpose of re-locating the archives.

The city’s museum society will have to wait to find out if it has secured the $25,000 it asked the city for in order to develop a new storage site in the basement of a nearby building.

Ken Watson, president of the board, and Linda Sawchyn, interim executive director at Touchstones Nelson, asked city council last month to fund the move of the museum’s collection stored at Anderson Street to the Gray Building — located next door to the museum.

Op-Ed: Disappointed, betrayed, but also hopeful

Montana Burgess . . . Executive Director of the West Kootenay EcoSociety.

It’s been a rollercoaster month.

I’ve felt disappointed and betrayed, but also hopeful. Last week, I watched the Liberal Government stand with BC’s premier and approve a massive LNG pipeline and terminal project that would move natural gas across pristine northern wilderness and First Nations land to Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert, for export to Asia.

The scoop on Castlegar's homeless shelter

The scoop on Castlegar's homeless shelter

A recent Facebook post requesting sleeping bags for the Castlegar homeless shelter got a massive response from readers who were unaware the city had a shelter at all.

Community Harvest Food Bank president Deb McIntosh said the shelter has actually been operational for more than a decade now, and explained it doesn't get much publicity because it operates out of a local for-profit business.

Part II: The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics

Part II: The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics

Here is Part II of this lengthy article.  To review Part I, click on this link.

The 60’s Generation and political change: No revolution

Meeting about Trail Smoke Eaters made ironic by fire alarm

Meeting about Trail Smoke Eaters made ironic by fire alarm

The dynamic was largely positive during last night’s Trail Smoke Eater public information session. Nearly 60 local area residents attended the session for clarification on the sale of the Trail Smoke Eaters hockey franchise. The main spokesperson for the board was president Tom Gawryletz.

Just two-and-a-half minutes into the session, the fire alarm sounded and the building was evacuated. The attendees gathered outside of the Memorial Centre and patiently waited for the meeting to reconvene.

Seven Summits Drolet edges Trafalgar's Waterfall for Salmo Cross Country title

The West Kootenay Cross Country circuit is winding down with Zone Championships on the horizon.

Jasmine Drolet of Rossland's Seven Summits Centre for Learning edged out Avie Waterfall of Trafalgar in Nelson to capture the top prize at the West Kootenay High School Cross Country race Tuesday at the Salmo Ski Hill.

The race was hosted by Salmo Secondary School.

Drolet finished the race in a time of seventeen minutes, 19 seconds, 28 seconds ahead of Waterfall.

Julia Burkart and Sophie Edneyof L.V. Rogers finished tied for third at 18:10.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Hume Innkeepers Men's Open Champs

The Hume Innkeepers includes, back row, L-R, (behind, half out of the picture) Paul Anderson), Quinn Starr, Leif Zapf-Gilje, Fletcher Fitzgibbon, Keefery Joyce, Ryan Lewis, Mitch Melanson, Chris Richards, Greg Kinnear, Mike Parenteau, Kelvin Opiyo (holding baby in pink jacket), Zeke Grimshaw, Aaron sedlbauer (with baby on shoulder). Front, keeper Mike Precious, Mike Balance and Kerry Dyck. — Submitted photo

Hume Innkeepers defended its Men's Open Soccer League title, edging Old Dogs 1-0 in the final at Lakeside Pitch.

Aaron Sedlbauer scored the lone goal of the game and Mike Precious registered the shutout to lead the Innkeepers.

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

KidSport Nelson salutes contest winners

 The contest winners include, from left, Aleah Smith, Albie Drysdale, Gavin Rexin andTyson Hutt. Missing Alex Evans. — Submitted photo

A handful of players came away as big winners during the KidSport Nelson "Why do you love your sport?" contest.

The contest, co-sponsored by Gerick Cycle, DeVito Shoes and Mallard’s Source for Sports, recently saluted the winners during a ceremony at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch.

The contest winners included, Aleah Smith, Albie Drysdale, Gavin Rexin, Tyson Hutt and Alex Evans.

Lighting, showerheads, rain gauges — Green Home and Energy Show has it all

EcoSave Program Manager Carmen Proctor said Nelsonites are eager to learn about what they can do to fight climate change. — Brendan Quinn, The Nelson Daily

It's obvious from the turnout at the fourth annual Green Home and Energy Show Wednesday at the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort that a lot of people are concerned about saving energy, living green and helping to fight climate change.

The Energy Show, co-hosted by Nelson Hydro’s EcoSave Program and the West Kootenay EcoSociety, featured sustainable options for building and renovating as well as electric vehicles.

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