February 2016

Selkirk College Saints Find Optimism in OT Loss

Selkirk College Saints forward Tyler Kerner tips a puck in front of the Trinity Western University goal in Friday night’s 3-2 overtime loss. The Saints return to action this Friday night when they take on the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. Puck drops at 7 p.m. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

Friday night’s British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) match-up between the Selkirk College Saints and the Trinity Western University Spartans took place at the end of January, but it had the intensity and emotion of a March playoff game.

New Youth Network to increase support to young people in the Basin

Adults and youth participating in the Community Directed Youth Funds program attended a conference-style event where they were inspired and educated to take action in their communities. The Trust’s support of youth will increase through the Basin Youth Network. —Photo courtesy CBT

Columbia Basin Trust is pleased to announce the formation of a Basin Youth Network.

Twenty Steps for a Healthier Heart

Twenty Steps for a Healthier Heart

1.   Eat a balanced breakfast every day with equal amounts of protein and carbohydrates in the form of veggies or fruit. This creates slow releasing calories to minimize weight gain and maximize your blood sugar regulation, which reduces stress to the heart

2.   Eat 3 meals per day and eliminate snacks between meals. This will require the body to go looking for extra storage calories, so, helps to maintain the proper weight.

Nelson police chief Wayne Holland retires from NPD

Former Nelson Police Chief Wayne Holland, far left, is presented with a gift by the Nelson Police Board members during Saturday's retirement dinner. From left beside Holland, Roger Higgins, Barb Henry, Robert Goertz and Bill Reid. Missing, board chair Deb Kozak and Hilda Taylor. — Photo courtesy Jaimie Killen

COLUMN: From the Hill; Pipelines are a Hot Topic. An analysis.

MP Richard Cannings

Pipelines are a hot topic in Ottawa and across the country these days.  Last Wednesday the Liberals outlined their plans for a revised environmental assessment process for pipelines, and on Thursday the Conservatives put forward a motion asking the House to support the Energy East pipeline.

Swim or Gym Makes a Big Splash for Transit Users

 Tory Zaytsoff presents a January BC Transit pass to Deb Anderson, Customer Service Rep at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre and receives a wrist band to access the gym facility as part of the 'Swim or Gym’ program. — Bruce Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

Transit users do not, I repeat, do not toss out the January pass before reading this story.

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, Regional District of Central Kootenay, the City of Nelson and BC Transit are teaming up to help encourage active and healthy transportation and lifestyle choices with the ‘Swim or Gym’ program.
The ‘Swim or Gym’ program lets you use your expired monthly BC Transit pass, from any of the participating regions, as your one-time ticket to access free services at any number of fitness centres.

Great Bear Rainforest Agreement Signed

An aerial view of part of the Great Bear Rainforest.  Photo Credit:  Garth Lenz

First Nations governments and the BC government, with the support of ForestEthics Solutions, Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC and five forestry companies, have announced the fulfilment of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements.

Nelson Police warn of cougar sighting in Uphill area

Police issued a warning of a cougar in the area Tuesday morning.

Nelson Police officers were out warning the public early Tuesday morning that a cougar was spotted at the intersection of at the intersection of Carbonate and Cherry Streets.

Sgt Paul Bayes of the Nelson Police Department confirmed dispatch received a report at approximately 6 a.m. that an animal match that description was spotted.

"NPD members located some tracks and notified the Conservation office," Bayes said in a media release.

"The cougar was not located and no other reports were received."

BC SPCA investigation leads charges against four-time offender from Winlaw

A brown and beige puppy was one of the animals seized last week by BC SPCA.

A Slocan Valley man has been charged with animal cruelty for the fourth time, following a BC SPCA seizure of 29 animals from a property near Winlaw on Thursday (January 28) the SPCA said Tuesday in a media release.

The release said crown counsel has charged Joao (John) Vieira with three counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada just days after a team of BC SPCA constables took Vieira’s animals into custody and presented their evidence to Crown.

NDCU Member Appreciation Night — at Leafs/Rebels Game

Members of the Nelson and District Credit Union and Nelson Leafs invite hockey fans to exciting KIJHL action Friday at the NDCC Arena — as well as the NDCU Puck-4-Bucks puck toss. — Photo courtesy NDCU

The Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) will be hosting a Member Appreciation night during the Friday, February 5, Nelson Leafs game vs the Castlegar Rebels.

Credit Union members are invited to present their NDCU MEMBER CARD debit card for a discounted admission for the game.

NDCU members of all ages will be able to enter the draw for some great prizes during the third period, and the lucky season winners of the NDCU Puck-4-Bucks puck toss will toss one puck for a chance to win one $1000 NDCU term deposit.