April 2015

Free Filmmaking Workshops Offered at Nelson Civic Theatre

Workshop facilitator, Nisha Platzer is running a workshop on Scriptwriting. — Submitted photo

Ever wondered how films could really affect change?

Had an idea for a blockbuster?

Wanted to get into the directors seat?

From 11 a.m. — 4 p.m. on Thursday (April 16) at the Nelson Civic Theatre you could have your chance.

As part of the upcoming Youth Film Festival (Wednesday — April 15 and Thursday April 16) that the Nelson Civic Theatre, filmmakers are offering their expertise for free.

Fortis to say 'Good-bye' to Meter Readers

FortisBC crews have installed 50,000 of 130,000 smart meters in the Kelowna and the southern Okanagan, Trail, Castlegar and Grand Forks areas. — Photo courtesy FortisBC

If you’re under 10 years old, you may never remember what a meter reader looked like. Like the milkman and the postal carrier, meter readers will be a thing of the past.

In August, Fortis BC will eliminate 10 meter readers as the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system begins sending your electrical usage daily via a wireless meter attached to your house.

Letter: Recent expansion to West Arm Park will not significantly benefit caribou herd

Years of scientific studies have proven that mountain caribou require large areas of intact wilderness habitat, which must include old growth forest at least 140 years old.

To the Editor:

The Valhalla Wilderness Society (VWS) played a leading role in the establishment of Valhalla and Goat Range Provincial Parks, and it goes without saying that VWS welcomes the recent expansion to West Arm Park.

Contrary to government claims, however, the addition will not significantly benefit the endangered South Selkirk mountain caribou herd.
Years of scientific studies have proven that mountain caribou require large areas of intact wilderness habitat, which must include old growth forest at least 140 years old.

Music and Nature in Harmony at Cedar Hall in Nelson

Director and Cellist, Jeff Faragher is ready to refine cello skills during the upcoming summer program. — Submitted photo

Director and Cellist, Jeff Faragher is enthusiastically bringing in the second season for Mountainside Chamber Music summer programs for adult (16+) players of cello, violin, viola, and double bass. 

Attend CELLO FOCUS (July 8-10) and hone your cello skills during this three-day intensive workshop focusing on cello technique with daily workshops, master classes, technique clinics, private instruction, & ensemble playing. 

Expanded legal aid service helps resolve criminal cases quickly

Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Suzanne Anton was joined by other members of the legal community during the recent announcement.

Continuity of service for legal aid clients dealing with criminal law matters and earlier resolution of disputes are the goals of a new pilot project announced recently by Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Suzanne Anton.

The Expanded Criminal Duty Counsel (ECDC) - provided by the Legal Services Society (LSS) - serves legal aid clients at the Port Coquitlam courthouse who are dealing with a criminal law matter.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Chasing early spring Bull Trout

Nelson resident, Con Diamond shows off his trophy Bull Trout from a couple weeks ago. — Photo courtesy Nick Diamond Photography

March is done and now it's time to move into April as Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters drafts up another few tips for fishing on Kootenay Lake with the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

So read and enjoy.

March saw some mixed weather patterns rolling in, so our days were hit and miss.  We did spend a lot of time on the rivers chasing early spring Bull Trout and we had a blast.

Nelson U12 Boys return from Icebreaker Tourney with silver medal

 Team members include, back row, L-R, Assistant coach Eric Sollid, Felix Barron, Matteo Faraguna, Mathew Erickson, Dylan Gyr, Edan Sollid, Matteo Mushumanski, Callum McClure and head coach Al Faraguna. Front, Alexander Sowiak, Tommy Bryson and goalie Mason Scott. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Youth Soccer U12 Boys lost 1-0 to Kelowna in the gold medal final of the Icebreakers Tourney recently in the Okanagan.

The tournament was the first of the competitive rep season for the U12 squad.

Nelson missed a pair of penalty kicks that came back to haunt the squad as Kelowna would score the only goal in the contest.

"They represented the organization very well and I couldn't be more proud of each and everyone of them," said head coach Al Faraguna.

MP Alex Atamanenko to Recieve Honourary Diploma

MP Alex Atamanenko to Recieve Honourary Diploma

Selkirk College is recognizing retiring British Columbia Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko with a Honourary Diploma in Peace Studies for his contribution to furthering the cause locally and across Canada.

The representative for the region in Ottawa since the 2006 federal election, Atamanenko has been a strong national voice for peace as a member of the New Democratic Party.

AMBER ALERT CANCELLED: Suspect located in Merritt, child safe say police

Alycia Lyle was taken from her home by father, David Lyle, at 10:20 a.m. Monday.

The Amber Alert issued Monday was cancelled after suspect, David Lyle, was located and arrested.

The child and her father were located in Merritt by an RCMP officer shortly after 1:30 p.m. said Delta Police in a media statement.

"The suspect was taken into custody without incident; pending the outcome of the investigation he will face several charges," the statement went on to read.

"The child is safe and well and  in police custody until she can be reunited with her mother.

South Okanagan's Robin Edgar-Haworth on a cross-Canada odyssey to 'Right the Wrong'

Robin Edgar-Haworth and his Aussie Shepherd Koda, stopped briefly in Nelson Monday as part of his 5,000 kilometer "Right the Wrong" walk to Ottawa. — Bruce Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

Commuters heading into Nelson Monday morning for work from South Slocan or leaving the Heritage City for the afternoon drive home on the North Shore may have seen a man pushing a cart on the highway with his trusty dog by his side.

This person was not homeless, nor was he looking for recycled cans along the road.

The man is Robin Edgar-Haworth.

And he’s walking from Penticton to Ottawa to raise awareness and encourage dialogue about problems facing Canada and the planet Earth.