April 2017

Hawks blast Storm 6-0 in Cyclone Taylor opener

Hawks blast Storm 6-0 in Cyclone Taylor opener

Game one is in the books for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks at the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Creston.

And if Thursday's score is any indication of what is to come, then the Hawks look to be the early favourites to win it all come Sunday.

Beaver Valley pounded Chris Smith in the Campbell River nets with 43 shots en route to a convincing 6-0 shellacking of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Champs Thursday during the opening day of the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Creston.

Interior Health — Time to talk ticks

More time in the outdoors leads to the chance of more ticks and bites.

As the temperature begins to rise, so will the number of tick bites said Interior Health in a media release Friday.

The increase in bites generally comes as people begin spending more time outdoors in tall grass or wooded areas.

Hawks meet Storm in Cyclone Taylor Cup Final

Hawks meet Storm in Cyclone Taylor Cup Final

After losing for only the third time this playoff season Friday, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks responded in a big way Saturday at the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Creston.

The Hawks rocked the hometown Thunder Cats 6-2 to advance to the Cyclone Taylor Cup Final Sunday against the Campbell River Storm.

Kyle Hope scored three times and McKoy Hauck and Tyler Hartman each added two assists to power the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs into the final and a chance to represent BC at the Keystone Cup later this month in Arborg, Manitoba.

Bombers sweep past competition at Immaculata Tournament

The LVR Bombers are off to a great start this BC High School AA Girl's soccer season. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers didn't look like a team basking in the glory of capturing the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championship last season.

The 2016 defending champs hit the ground running, winning all games at the Immaculata High School Girl's Soccer Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.

LVR blasted North Kam 5-1, Pemberton 8-0 before edging host Immaculata 2-1.

Maya Ida, McKenna Bennett, Rylee Zondervan, Taylor Zimmer and Laurel Halleran each scored twice in the tournament, while Emily Taylor, Emma Wheeldon and Jesemyn Vandonselasr added singles.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital benefits from funding announcement

Health Minister Terry Lake and Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson were in Trail last week to announce a new emergency department that will enhance patient care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. — Submitted photo

Some of the money the sitting Liberal government has been handing out around the province prior to the upcoming election fell into the Kootenay West riding last week as Health Minister Terry Lake announced a new emergency department that will enhance patient care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.

This new project follows recently concluded improvements worth $1.77 million to the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).

Mallard's Team of the Week — NMHA Esso Award Winners

The Esso Medal of Achievement are pictured after the ceremony. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nelson Minor Hockey concluded its 2016-17 season with a recent Awards Banquet at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.

Former NHLer Mike Laughton conducted the ceremony with the highlight of the night being the awards to the players.

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

Picture are players who won the Esso Achievement Awards.

City’s proposed new amenity areas could ‘possibly’ increase places for transients, panhandlers: mayor

Here's a look at the draft urban design strategy.

A draft urban design strategy for the city’s downtown is proposing increased amenity areas on the municipal real estate in and around Baker Street, but the welcoming areas could also harbour havens for transients and panhandlers, says the city’s mayor.

River Talk — Truth, Reconciliation and Columbia River Treaty

River Talk — Truth, Reconciliation and Columbia River Treaty

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005. 

Her book on the Columbia River Treaty, A River Captured, was released in 2016. Recently, her travelling exhibit on the Columbia River Treaty, curated for Touchstones Nelson, won a national award from the Canadian Museum Association.

Premier Clark's statement on centennial of Vimy Ridge

BC Premier Christy Clark

Premier Christy Clark released the following statement in honour of the centennial of Vimy Ridge:

"In the early morning hours of April 9, 1917, after meticulous planning, Canadian soldiers stormed Vimy Ridge. For the first time, all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force fought together, under the command of a Canadian.

"The objective was to capture strategically important high ground, and they succeeded more than they knew. The battle came to define Canada's newly independent place on the world stage.

City to bump up monthly cost of electrical and garbage utilities

The final adoption of the new bylaw rates puts them into law expected to come April 10.

It's going to cost a little more to plug in and throw out in Grand Forks this year.

Electricity and garbage collection rates will be going up this year after city council approved third reading on an increase to the two services in the Fees and Charges Bylaw, with final adoption of the new bylaw rates to put them into law expected to come April 10.

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