March 2015

UPDATE: Caledonia overpowers Bombers at High School Girl's Hoop Provincials

Naomi Perkins, seen here during action this season at the Hangar, led LVR with 13 points. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Caledonia of Terrace out scored LVR 35-15 in the second half en route to a 53-32 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers Saturday at the BC High School AA Girl's Basketball Championships at the Events Centre in Langley.

A. Wit scored 22 points to lead Caledonia to the victory.

The finished the tournament in 16th spot, losing all four games in the event.

LVR trailed 18-17 at halftime.

Naomi Perkins led the Bombers scoring attack with nine points while Christina Champlin and Sian Nielsen each added five.

Daylight Saving Time kicks in Sunday at 2 a.m.

Daylight Saving Time kicks in Sunday at 2 a.m.

And everyone was just getting used to light during the early morning hours of the day on the way to work.

Sunday (March 8) at 2 a.m., everything changes as Canadians join many other countries — but not all — around the world as Daylight Saving time begins.

The practice, when time springs forward at 2 a.m. Sunday, occurs the second Sunday in March.

Previously, Canada had observed Daylight Saving Time from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October.

Leafs begin building for next season; host spring camps in April/May

Leaf present Larry Martel (far right) presents Bill McDonnell (center) and Denis Kleine with a cheque for “Man in Motion” project during a recent Leaf playoff game. — Bruce Fuhr photo

There’s no one more disappointed than the people behind the Nelson Leafs hockey franchise that the club suffered early elimination from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs.

However, there’s more to the Leafs franchise than skates, pucks, tape and sticks.

The Leafs continue to be a force off the ice after the club made a donation to the “Man in Motion” project prior to the end of the hockey season.

Nelson takes Bronze Medal at final Kootenay Cup Race of season

Great weather conditions welcomed competititors at the final Kootenay Cup race of the season at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. — Photo courtesy John Boulanger

Fernie took home bragging rights after capturing the Kootenay Cup Nordic Ski crown recently at the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails south of Nelson in Apex.

Fernie won the title following the final Kootenay Cup Ski race of the season.

The East Kootenay Club totaled 338 points, edging Kimberley by 30 points.

Nelson Nordic Ski Club finished third with 298 points.

Nelson’s individual results:

Province stands firm on wolf cull plan despite fierce opposition

Province has no plans to halt the program.

In the face of a petition from 60 environmental groups signed by 173,000 people from around the world, the province is standing firm in its stance that the wolf cull is needed to protect the dwindling mountain caribou population.

“While the ministry appreciates that this issue generates strong feelings on all sides, there are no plans to halt the program,” the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations said in an email.

Southeast Fire Centre urges caution with outdoor burns

Southeast Fire Centre urges caution with outdoor burns

The dry winter has the Southeast Fire Centre asking the public to exercise caution with any outdoor burning activities.

The favour is due to an increased wildfire risk in the region.

"The Southeast Fire Centre is experiencing unseasonably mild temperatures, spring-like conditions and low relative humidity," Jordan Turner,
Fire Information Officer Wildfire Management Branch, said in a government press release.

"These conditions increase the wildfire risk in snow-free areas."

Saints march into BCIHL Final by posting sweep of UVIC

Saints march into BCIHL Final by posting sweep of UVIC

The Selkirk Saints have once again commenced their march to the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Championship.

Mason Spear and Jamie Vlanich each had two points to lead the Selkirk Saints to a 4-1 victory over the University of Victoria Vikes Saturday at the Castlegar Arena.

The win gives the-two-time defending BCIHL champs a sweep of the best-of-three series.

The Saints took the opening game of the series Friday with a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory. Ryan Edwards scored the winner for Selkirk.

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMPENSATION PROGRAM has a New Manager

Crystal Klym

Crystal Klym is the new Program Manager for the Columbia region’s Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), replacing Trevor Oussoren who is now managing the FWCP across the province.

The FWCP is a partnership of BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations and Public Stakeholders to compensate for the impacts to fish and wildlife resources caused by BC Hydro dams in the Columbia, Coastal and Peace regions.

Lack of snowpack causes Southeast Fire Centre to caution public with outdoor burns

Firefighting aircraft picks up water during the fighting of the Slocan Park Wildfire in August 2014. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The month on the calendar may say March but that hasn’t stopped the Southeast Fire Centre from issuing a public warning to exercise caution with any outdoor burning activities, due to the warmer and dryer winter.

“The worry right now is “person caused” fires due to grass burning or the of burning piles,” Jordan Turner, Fire Information Officer for the Southeast Fire Centre, told The Nelson Daily Sunday.

BC Fed issues statement on International Women’s Day

BC Fed issues statement on International Women’s Day

The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour.
 
Sunday (March 8)  is International Women’s Day.