March 2017

B.C. Green Party announces platform to end unethical fundraising

Andrew Weaver of the B.C. Green Party is incredibly disturbed over the allegations published in the Globe and Mail.

The B.C. Green Party is making life as difficult as it can for the to mainstream parties after party leader Andrew Weaver announced Tuesday a number of measures to deal with ethics in the upcoming provincial election.

Weaver, the member for Oak Bay-Gordon Head in Victoria, said during a press conference the B.C Green Party would commit to a number of measures to address ethics, transparency and accountability in its platform for the upcoming election on May 9.

Nelson Toyota routs Northport en route to WKMBL Championship

Nelson Toyota (red) drove to the basket without much resistance during Monday's WKMBL Championship at Selkirk College in Castlegar.

Mike Vance once again topped the 20-point mark to lead Nelson Toyota to convining 75-38 victory over Northport, Wash., in the final of the West Kootenay Men's Basketball League Monday at Selkirk College in Castlegar.

Vance paced the Nelson-based squad to the title with a game-high 35 points as seven of eight Toyota players scored in the game.

Nelson Toyota, which never trailed in the game, used an uptempo attack to build a 40-18 lead at halftime.

Nelson Toyota defeated Kootenay Lake Electric and city rival Empire Coffee to advance to the final.

Happy skiers equal happy businesses in snowy February

Whitewater Ski Resort staff estimates visits are up 14 per cent from last year. — Submitted photo

Bill Stewart says when he and his wife, Rosemary Plaskett, arrived in Nelson in early February, they thought they had “died and gone to ski heaven”.

“We had heard the legend of the snow you get in the valley, and that’s what drew us here in the first place,” said Stewart, who’s visiting from the Yukon. “Then the snow started falling and it didn’t quit. Now we’re hip-deep in powder.”

Hawks outlast Leafs to grab lead in Murdoch Final

Nelson managed to score four times on Hawks Tallon Kramer. The only problem is the usually stingy Leafs defence allowed five goals of the their own in a 5-4 KIJHL playoff loss to Beaver Valley. — The Nelson Daily file photo

A goal by Dylan Heppler two minutes into the third period proved to be the winner powering the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 5-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Tuesday night in Game one of the Murdoch Division Final.

Game two of the best-of-seven series goes Wednesday in Fruitvale.

Heppler took a pass from former Leaf Nolan Percival and Kyle Hope to give the Hawks a 5-3 lead.

Sawyer Hunt scored with 12 seconds remaining in the game to cut the lead to a goal but that would be a close as Nelson would get.

Editorial: Governments serving whom?

No charges have been laid in the Mount Polley tailings dam disaster.

In my few years of reporting on Rossland City Council, I have observed different styles of interaction between Council members, and between Council and the public; I have observed different concerns and priorities.  But always, our City Councils seem to have been concerned to do the best thing for Rossland and its people -- according to the values of our Council members of the time.  Yes, priorities have differed, and some errors have happened.  We all know that.  Errors and misjudgments will probably always happen; we just hope the effects are relatively insignificant.

COLUMN: Faulty logic fuels fossil fools

Emissions chart for US and China, 1990 to 2014

Apparently, fossil fuel companies protect watersheds and rivers by removing oil. That’s according to comments on the David Suzuki Foundation Facebook page and elsewhere, including this: “The amount of contamination occuring [sic] from extraction is far less than if we just left the oil there to continue polluting the waterways.”

Be well rested for Daylight Savings Time

Be aware of how your body adapts to the time change.

ICBC is calling on drivers to get some extra rest this weekend to prepare for the shift to Daylight Saving Time, which kicks in Sunday (March 12) at 2 a.m.

Losing an hour of sleep may have an impact on your alertness and reaction time when driving. That's why ICBC is reminding drivers to be make an extra effort to adapt to the spring time change.

Future looks bright as Junior curlers take over Nelson club

There were 11 teams competing at the weekend Junior Curling Bonspiel in Nelson. — Submitted photo

 The future of curling in the West Kootenay was on display at the Nelson Curling Club this past weekend as 11 teams from throughout the zone competed in the annual Junior Bonspiel.

Teams from Trail, Rossland, Castlegar and host Nelson played four-end games in two divisions, the Junior division for new curlers and the Intermediate division for more experienced players.

The Junior division was won by the Thatcher team from Rossland, followed by the Mailey and Helgesen teams from Trail.

Man of a million laughs Ron James comes to the Kootenays

Gut-bustingly, knee slappingly funny, funniest man in Canada Ron James performs in Nelson and Trail in June. — Submitted photo

The show doesn't happen until June, but fans of Ron James will no doubt want to line up for tickets for the award-winning comedian.

The show is Nelson is scheduled for June 15 at the Capitol Theatre and in Trail June 16 at the Charles Bailey Theatre.

Marshaling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, James takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with his razor-sharp ribald wit, uncompromising standards and unique, poetically honed delivery.

Expedia.ca rates Nelson one of nine Charming Historic Towns in Canada

The photo collage of Nelson is featured on the company website story by author Jennifer Cuellar. — Submitted photo

Nelson has once again caught the eye as a major destination in Canada — this time from travel website Expedia.

Nelson made the top nine on the list of Charming Historical Towns in Canada.

"With the country’s 150th anniversary on the horizon, we at Expedia.ca wanted to highlight some of the most delightful historic towns in the provinces," said Jessica Estrada, Communication Specialist with Expedia.

"Some of these were chosen based on the city’s legacy or unique origins stories, while others include historic sites."

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