September 2016

Kimberley, Steelworkers 1-405 ratify agreement

Both sides signed off on the new four-year contract.

The City of Kimberley and the United Steelworkers Local I-405 ratified a four-year collective agreement.

The tentative settlement was previously agreed to on August 29th and replaces the previous contract that expired on February 29th, 2016.

“We are very pleased to have this new contract in place," said Mayor Don McCormick, adding council gave unanimous consent to ratification at a special meeting Tuesday night.

"It reflects what we can afford and at the same time recognizes the value of our employees with a wage and benefits increase."

Unionized staff at NDCU ratify four-year collective agreement

Labour peace at the NDCU for the next four years.

There now appears to be labour peace at the Nelson and District Credit Union.

USW Local 1-405 unionized staff at the Nelson, Rossland and East Shore (Crawford Bay) branches of Nelson and District Credit Union voted overwhelming in favour of the new four-year collective agreement.

The NDCU management team and USW Local 1-405 committee came to the tentative agreement on August 24. 

City seen as provincial leader on contentious municipal issues: Kozak

Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak said the work by the city regarding marijuana legalization on a municipal level has not been for accolades and recognition, but for resolution. — The Nelson Daily photo

The city’s penchant to tackle tough municipal issues and wade into uncharted legislative waters is taking it to the forefront stages of bureaucratic debate.

Nelson city council and its staff have not shied away from work around marijuana legalization on a municipal level, short-term rental regulations and dealing with the local proliferation of street culture and mental health issues, putting them in the enviable view as leaders amongst B.C. communities.

Famous Ladybird Boat headed to Road Kings Queen City Cruise

The famous Ladybird was lifted out of the old Nelson museum Thursday afternoon by a crane and placed onto a trailer. — Submitted photo

There's going to be a different kind of classic workmanship on display this weekend during the Nelson Road Kings Queen’s City Cruise.

Thursday afternoon, the famous Ladybird was lifted out of the old museum building on Anderson Street next to Hume School after being completely restored.

Walton Boat Works of Nelson built the Ladybird for Lewis Gilbert. The boat is is powered by a WW I Liberty Airplane Engine, with a Garwood conversion.

The Beautiful Game is back for the fall campaign

Mini soccer games are back at Lakeside Saturday. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the unofficial second half of the 2016 season.

The association, with more than 950 registered players, hosts House League action Saturday for all ages.

The fall season runs until October when playoffs conclude the season.


Basin Infrastructure Grants program supports community efforts

View from the Westside Legacy Trail overlooking Lake Windermere. — Submitted photo

Twenty recreation projects encouraging active lifestyles are getting under way thanks to help from the Trust’s Recreation Infrastructure Grants program. New this year, the program supports community efforts to create new or upgrade existing recreation spaces in the Basin.

Leafs look to right the wrongs of the past, open KIJHL season against Murdoch rivals

There was a lot of celebrating as the Nelson Leafs got the jump on teams during the exhibition season. Friday, in Beaver Valley, the real test begins. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Hockey and winning have always been associated with Nelson Leafs teams.

But it’s been seven years since the Leafs won the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title.

And the 2010 campaign was the last time a Nelson team made it out of the Murdoch Division.

Which seems like an eternity for loyal Green and White fans used to watching hockey in March.

However, there’s appears to be slight bit of hope on the horizon.

Nelson has been on a serious rebuild since dumping its coach midway through last season.

Adopt and Implement UN Declaration — Stetski, Saganash

NDP Critic for Intergovernmental Aboriginal Affairs, Romeo Saganash, speaks about the upcoming  United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indige­nous Peoples Act. — Submitted photo

This week MP Wayne Stetski joined with the Ktunaxa Nation to welcome NDP Critic for Intergovernmental Aboriginal Affairs, Romeo Saganash, to Kootenay-Columbia to speak about, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indige­nous Peoples Act.

Selkirk College Saints Kick Off Exhibition Season September 23

Tyler Kerner and this year’s edition of the Selkirk College Saints will begin pursuit of their fifth straight BCIHL title when the exhibition season opens on September 23 at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Selkirk College Saints have arrived back to the rink and will kick off their exhibition season on September 23.

The Selkirk College hockey team is currently in training camp and will get their first taste of action against rival Eastern Washington University at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex on September 23 starting at 7 p.m.

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