October 2016

Selkirk College trades benefit from $1.845 million investment

Selkirk College students in trades programs like Welding at Nelson's Silver King Campus will benefit from the Provincial Government's recent funding announcement of $1.845 million through the Industry Training Authority (ITA). The funding is part of the ITA's annual allocation to B.C. post-secondary institutions. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, announced an investment of $1.845 million in Selkirk College for skills training in high-priority trades seats at the college’s Silver King campus in Nelson.

The investment, through the Industry Training Authority (ITA), will fund 458 seats through to March 31, 2017, in various trades, including:

True sign the wildfire season had ended

Effective Friday (October 7) at noon , Category 3 open fires will once again be permitted in the Southeast Fire Centre.

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Friday (October 7), Category 3 open fires will once again be permitted in the Southeast Fire Centre, due to a decreased risk of wildfire.

Although all categories of open fires are now permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, the BC Wildfire Service is asking the public to remain vigilant with any fire use.

Homeowners and industry personnel are encouraged to take the following precautions when conducting any outdoor burning:

Keep those eyes focused on road during Thanksgiving weekend

In the Southern Interior, 49 people were injured in 320 crashes in the over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

Whether travelling across town or across the province for Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends this long weekend, ICBC is urging drivers to keep your eyes on the road, and not be distracted by the fall colours of B.C.'s landscape.

In 2015, two people were killed and 600 people were hurt in 2,100 crashes in B.C. during the Thanksgiving weekend, which is determined from 6 p.m. Friday prior to the holiday to midnight Monday.

Give thanks for Canada’s Nature

John Lounds is President and CEO with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. — Photo by Neil Osborne

As the days get shorter and the leaves change colour, autumn is the perfect time to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for, such as friends, family and the way nature enriches our lives.
As the nation’s leading, not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is grateful for the support received from individuals and groups across the country to protect habitats and wildlife, including species at risk.

Steady diet of Murdoch Division competition continues for Leafs

Nelson netminder Devin Allen was tossed right into the KIJHL fire when he backstopped the Leafs to a win against Beaver Valley.

It’s almost like a playoff series in October for the Nelson Leafs and the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The two Murdoch rivals will face off for the fourth time this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season Friday night in Fruitvale with Nelson holding a 2-1 advantage in the season series thanks to a 3-2 double overtime win last week in the Heritage City.

“It certainly provides us a view of what we can expect to compete against to get out of our division,” said Leaf coach Mario DiBella when asked about the early season quirk in the schedule.

Rockers get rocked by Bombers

Paige Meisner (4) and Hanna Quinn storm the Rockers net during Wednesday's West Kootenay High School Girl's Fieldhockey contest. — Photo courtesy Bob Hall

The L.V. Rogers Bombers rebounded from a tough weekend to blast Stanley Humphries Rockers 6-0 in West Kootenay High School Girl's Field Hockey action Wednesday at Pass Creek Pitch in Castlegar.

"The ladies began fast and never really took the foot off the gas," said LVR coach Bruce Walgren.

Hanna Quinn led the Bombers with three goals while Maria Giavedoni, Shianne Michalchuk and Paige Meisner added singles.

Rylee Zondervan earned the shutout.

Happy Thanksgiving from staff at The Nelson Daily

Happy Thanksgiving from staff at The Nelson Daily

It's time again for that special thanks-for-giving time in Canada and staff at The Nelson Daily.com want to wish everyone a very festive and safe weekend.

Since 1957 Canadians have been celebrating a holiday for Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October.

The special day is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year.

Hawks explode past Leafs, Bruins survive Thunder Cats attack

Hawks explode past Leafs, Bruins survive Thunder Cats attack

Beaver Valley Nitehawks exploded for three goals in less than two minutes to dump the Nelson Leafs 5-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in Fruitvale.

The victory avenges a 3-2 overtime loss to Nelson in a game the Hawks owned a 2-0 advantage.

Tyler Hartman and Damon Kramer scored power play goals in span of 27 seconds to snap a 2-2 tie during the wild second period for the Hawks.

Devin Ghirardosi complete the scoring just over a minute later for Beaver Valley.

FortisBC said tree hitting transmission line likely cause of Friday's outage

Emergency kits should include flashlights, a battery operated radio and fresh water on hand in an area that is easily accessible.

FortisBC said approximately 8000 customers were without power for a short period of time Friday night when a thunderstorm triggered an outage shortly after 8 p.m.

The outage affected many Nelson Hydro customers within city limits and surrounding areas.

“The cause of the outage was likely a tree hitting the transmission line,” Nicole Bogdanovic, Corporate Communications Advisor for FortisBC said Saturday.

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