April 2014

Golf season just around the corner as GP opens driving range

Granite Pointe pro Denny McArthur watches Rob Little work some rust off from the winter at the Rosemont Driving Range. — Submitted photo

Golfers in Nelson got a chance to test out the new driver found under the Christmas tree as Granite Pointe opened the driving range Saturday.

The warmer weather is quickly removing the mountains of snow the Rosemont course receives during the winter allowing staff to consider moderate opening this coming week.

Check out the Granite Pointe Pro Shop at 250-352-5913 for more information on the upcoming season or the courses website.

Jumbo challenge by Ktunaxa dismissed by Supreme Court

Despite more than 20 years of controversy, it appears Jumbo Glacier Resort could be getting close to the finish line after the Supreme Court announced it would dismiss a challenge by the Ktunaxa Nation launched in late 2013.

The proponents of Jumbo Glacier Resort scored a victory yesterday when the B.C. Supreme Court announced it would dismiss a challenge by the Ktunaxa Nation launched in late 2013 against the resort’s master development agreement.

Dance partners set for Cyclone Taylor Cup

Dance partners set for Cyclone Taylor Cup

All the dance partners have now been confirmed for the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup starting Thursday in the Hertiage City at the NDCC Arena.

Beaver Valley was the last team to book its ticket to the BC Hockey Junior B Final Four after the Nitehawks disposed of the Kamloops Storm in six games in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final Friday in Fruitvale.

The other two dance partners are the Victoria Cougars of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and Aldergrove Kodiaks of the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

NPD ask for public assistance after vehicle in Rosemont discovered with interior set on fire

NPD ask for public assistance after vehicle in Rosemont discovered with interior set on fire

Finding a vehicle with a burned out interior is not the norm in the Heritage City.

Which is why Nelson Police is asking for public assistance after a vehicle was discovered in Rosemont with the interior set on fire.

Nelson Police officers discovered an an abandon car at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Rosemont.

The vehicle had recently been reported stolen, and that the interior had been set on fire. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Leafs hand out team awards on eve of Cyclone Taylor Cup

Jamie Vlanich was named the Nelson Leafs MVP during the award's banquet Sunday night.

Nelson Leafs tuned up for the Cyclone Taylor Cup by handing out its annual team awards Sunday evening.

The big winner on the night was Jamie Vlanich, who grabbed the team MVP and leading scorer awards during the ceremony.

Vlanich not only led by example all season, but topped the KIJHL in scoring before getting hurt near the end of the season.

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Carsen Willans finished the KIJHL playoffs as Nelson's top scorer with five goals and 10 assists in 12 games.

Stop child abuse

Stop child abuse

April 7, 2014, is Child Abuse Prevention Day in B.C., a time to recognize that everyone has a responsibility to keep kids safe and healthy.

Child abuse is one of the most serious problems facing society. Each year, the Ministry of Children and Family Development receives approximately 30,000 calls from concerned citizens that a child or youth might be in need of protection.

Trash to Treasure Day coming to RDCK April 26

Trash to Treasure Day coming to RDCK April 26

Attention Regional District of Central Kootenay residents.

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22.

In honour of Earth Day, the RDCK is hostingTrash to Treasure Day, Saturday, April 26.

This single day event is an opportunity for residents to help reduce waste by giving away any unwanted household items.

As the same time, a same item that maybe unwanted by the neighbour, could be a piece of lost treasure.

Trash to Treasure is sponsored by the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

Poetry, agricultural land, Choquette rezoning, and more: Nelson city council April 7, 2014

Poetry, agricultural land, Choquette rezoning, and more: Nelson city council April 7, 2014

The April 7 regular meeting of council meeting started with Cultural Development Officer Joy Barrett announcing that it is Poetry Month, and two local poets, Susan Andrews Grace and Emily Hoff, read from their work. Emily is a 14-year-old LVR student from Ymir who won second place in the youth category (grade 10-12) in this year’s Kootenay Literary Competition.

Agricultural Land Reserve

Cyclone Taylor Cup Notebook — Tickets going fast

Cyclone Taylor Cup Notebook — Tickets going fast

The Cyclone Taylor organizing committee has one message to hockey fans wanting to attend any of the upcoming B.C. Junior B Hockey Championships — get your tickets soon.

“Ticket Sales have been amazing,” said Russell Stocks, president of the Nelson Leafs and head of the Cyclone Taylor organizing committee.

“We have almost doubled our forecasted advanced ticket sales to this point with three days left to go and are expecting a sell out crowd for the evening games . . . and especially on Friday when (Nelson) hosts Beaver Valley.”

Horgan the lone remaining name in BC NDP leadership race

John Horgan . . . expected to be acclaimed new leader of the NDP.