September 2016

Letter: West Kootenay Cities help with Ride to Conquer Cancer Ride

Branwen Hainsworth . . . Thank you to everyone who donated to my Ride and who supported me!

To The Editor:

A big thank you to members of the Nelson, Castlegar and Trail communities for your generous contributions to support the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I reached out to family, friends and the community and was overwhelmed by how much money was donated to the Ride.

The three communities helped me raise $6490 and contributed to the $7.1 million raised for the Ride to Conquer Cancer this year.

Canadian Men fail in bid to qualify for 2018 World Cup

The Canadian Men's squad, seen here before Tuesday's match on the Jumbotron at BC Place, struck out again. —The Nelson Daily photo

There's no joy in Canadaville as the Men's National Team struck out in their bid to reach the next stage of qualifying for 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Despite scoring a 3-1 victory over El Salvador Tuesday night in Vancouver, Canada finished third in its semifinal qualifying group for the CONCACAF region, behind Mexico and Honduras, and ahead of El Salvador.

The top two teams in the group advance to the final round of the qualifiers in CONCACAF.

ADVERTORIAL: Your chance to own a Peaceful and Serene Oasis

This piece of property is now the 5.15 acre Kutenai Gardens.

A lot has changed since Milt and Donna Goddard purchased a small cottage at 10-mile on the North Shore back in 1962.

From travelling highway with fewer twists and turns to residences that have shot up to occupy the tinniest of spots on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake waterfront, the Goddard’s have seen it all from their magnificent homestead just off Highway 3A.

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Wait-listed student’s mom demands answers from SD #8

Kootenay Lake School District Superintendent Jeff Jones said says the challenge in this case is Camara Cassin registered her daughter to transfer into the district after the March 31 deadline.

A Nelson mother is demanding answers after she says her daughter was put on a waiting list to attend the city’s only high school… while 50 foreign students are taking up seats in the same school.

Camara Cassin says she was told her daughter would have to wait a week to see if she can attend L.V. Rogers High School in Nelson. School started again for high school students this week.

Cops for Kids 2016 comes to Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Grand Forks

Photo from the Cops for Kids 2015 ride.

Twenty-eight riders and seven support people from RCMP and supporting enforcement agencies within South East District will embark on the 15 annual Cops for Kids Ride on Sept. 9 (this Friday). The 2016 Ride will take the team across the southeastern corner of B.C., to raise awareness and essential funds for children in medical, physical or traumatic crisis.   

Castlegar Search and Rescue hosts massive region-wide training weekend

Being able to enter and exit a hovering helicopter was one of the many skills taught and practiced at last weekend's Search and Rescue training exercise. Photo by Barb Ihlen.

Search and Rescue (SAR) teams from all over the southeast region of the province converged on the

Slocan Valley for a weekend of training exercises from August 19 to 21. The SAREX (short for search and rescue exercise) was a huge success with over 65 volunteers in attendance from various teams from the southeast region of B.C., including Castlegar, Rossland and District, Grand Forks, South Columbia (Fruitvale), Nelson, Arrow Lake (Nakusp), Creston, Sparwood, Elkford, Revelstoke, Oliver/Osoyoos, and Penticton.

Roller Derby Fundraiser in Rossland for Trail Baby with Cancer

Roller Derby players ham it up for the camera after the game.

Update:   The game at the Rossland Arena on Sunday night raised money for Dax, a baby with nueroblastoma.  Players for the two teams were chosen by lot -- names of all the volunteer players were picked from a hat to make up the "White" and "Black" teams.  And then they battled it out.

Buzzing with fowl play: council votes to allow discussion on urban chickens and bees

Candace, of Fluster Cluck Farms, was shampooed and brushed before winging to council chambers to egg on a vote in favour of backyard chickens and bees. She's pictured here posing with councillor Deb McIntosh. Photo courtesy Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff.

Castlegar city council voted unanimously at their regular meeting last night to discuss a motion to allow chickens and beekeeping within city limits – it doesn’t mean they are allowing either, just that they will discuss the possibility at their next regular meeting Sept. 19.

As many as 30 people showed up to hear the outcome of the vote, and the room broke into spontaneous applause in response to council’s decision.

Declared city byelection candidates Arry Dhillon and Cherryl MacLeod were both in attendance at the meeting.

Parade of Programs highlights local opportunities for you and yours - plus free skate with the Rebels and Saints!

Parade of Programs highlights local opportunities for you and yours - plus free skate with the Rebels and Saints!

Tonight’s a big night for anyone looking to see what Castlegar has to offer for community services, kids sports, recreation, learning opportunities and activities, not to mention adult volunteer and recreation opportunities, as dozens of local clubs, organizations, sports teams and more converge on the Castlegar Complex for the Eighth Annual Parade of Programs between 5 and 7:30 p.m.

The Best of Fringe Fest -- at the Bailey Theatre

Mike Delamont

What do drag queens, puppets, film noir, comedy and ukuleles have in common?  They are all a part of the upcoming E2 Series at The Bailey Theatre!

If you fancy a night out at The Edmonton Fringe Festival, then consider a series pass right here in your own neighbourhood. E2, which stands for Experiments in Entertainment could be called “The best of the Fringe” this year as the 4 shows booked for this season’s Muriel Griffiths Room series are repeated sell outs across Canada.

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