July 2016

BC government announces contingency plans in place during Canada Post disruption

British Columbians who receive government funds by direct deposit will not be affected by the labour action and will continue to receive their payments.

Arrangements are being made to ensure that British Columbians continue to receive cheques and critical documents in the event of a Canada Post labour disruption.

British Columbians who receive government funds by direct deposit will not be affected by the labour action and will continue to receive their payments.

City of Nelson ushers in water restrictions due to supply

Nelson residents are back to even and odd day watering restrictions.

The City of Nelson is taking no chance on water this summer, issuing permanent water restrictions on residents due to concern about its supply at its source.

The new restrictions were recently passed by Nelson City Council.

Under the new rules, even-numbered addresses in the city can water on even-numbered days while odd-numbered addresses can only sprinkle on odd-numbered days.

Grand Forks and Castlegar students win Interfor scholarship

Grand Forks and Castlegar students win Interfor scholarship

Nine British Columbia students have received $2,000 each this year through Interfor Corporation’s Dal Shemko Memorial Scholarship to help them achieve their academic and career goals.

Violent woman with axe disarmed by local cops

Violent woman with axe disarmed by local cops

The Castlegar RCMP arrested a violent and distraught woman in Robson BC, without injury to the woman or attending officers on Saturday morning. Reports had been received that the woman was damaging a home with an axe.

On July 9, at approximately 11:09 a.m., the Castlegar RCMP were called to an address in Robson, where an emotionally distraught female was reported to be damaging a residence with an axe.

No one injured as car engine catches fire in Credit Union parking lot

Damage is estimated at $1500 after a car engine caught fire Saturday evening in the Nelson and District Credit Union parking lot. — Photo courtesy Nelson Fire Rescue

Nelson Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Michael Daloise reports there were no injuries after a car caught fire Saturday evening in the parking lot of the local Credit Union.

“The fire appears to have originated in the area of the battery, and was confined to the engine compartment,” Daloise explained in a media release. 

Daloise said the call came in at 6:37 p.m. of a vehicle fire in the Nelson and District Credit Union parking lot. It appears the vehicle would not start and was being jumped by another car.

City welcomes public comment on options for short-term rental regulation

Feedback is being accepted feedback on short-term rental (STR) regulation from now until July 18.

The City of Nelson is encouraging the public to provide feedback on short-term rental (STR) regulation from now until July 18.

In a media release the City said this draft outlines possibilities to regulate STRs by establishing licence requirements as well as restrictions on how they operate and how many there may be.

"The outlined options, based on the input thus far, would limit the future growth of STRs, but would allow most existing STRs to continue operating — provided that they meet all requirements," the release said.

Annual Report Card on Homelessness in Nelson released

The report aims to shed some light on the varying degrees of homelessness in Nelson while also providing some faces and stories to put to the hard facts.

The Nelson Committee on Homelessness (NCOH) has released the results of its Point In Time Homeless Count and Survey.

In April, NCOH volunteers took to the streets of Nelson to conduct the survey, and the results are “within the speculated range of most service providers in town” according to Ann Harvey of the NCOH.

The report card aims to shed some light on the varying degrees of homelessness in Nelson while also providing some faces and stories to put to the hard facts.

Kootenay Youth Soccer campers meet Whitecaps Marco Bustos

Whitecaps midfielder Marco Bustos was a hit with players at the recent Whitecaps Kootenay Youth Soccer Camp. — Submitted photo

Players at the Whitecaps Kootenay Youth Soccer Camp got to meet a rising star on the Major League Soccer Team when Marco Bustos paid a visit to the Nelson.

The 20-year-old central attacking midfielder who was named 'Caps 2013 Whitecaps FC Most Promising Player, joined Whitecaps FC Residency in September 2011 after last playing for FC Northwest in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

"Kids were extremely excited," said Brett Adams, Kootenay Regional Head coach with the Whitecaps.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Whitecaps Youth Soccer Campers

During a break at the camp, players got together for a team photo with Marcos Bustos of the Vancouver Whitecaps. — Submitted photo

More than 100 players from the area flocked to the Lakeside Pitch to participate in the Whitecaps Kootenay Youth Soccer Camp.

Mallard's Source for sport would like to salute the players with Team of the Week honours.

Some of the players got together for a Team Photo with Marcos Bustos of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Nelson Selects Simply Golden in Capturing Provincial B U16 Girl's Cup

 The Provincial Champion U16 Nelson Selects include, back row, L-R, Ali D'odorico, Ashley Hall, Grace Dehnel, Anna Milde, Jodi Surina, Julia Burkart, Shianne Michalchuk, Sofia Arcuri, Ruby Seright and Mattea Lorenzo. Front, Emily Taylor, Shaen Panko-Dool, Allison Bendis, Bella Guderyan and keeper Hanna Quinn. — Submitted photo

What a difference a year makes.

Last year, on the home Lakeside pitch, Nelson Selects came ever so close to gaining a spot on the medal podium.

This season the Selects pushed aside the rest of the field, capturing the U16 Girl’s Championship at the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup Sunday in Penticton.

Nelson knocked off provincial rival Vernon United 2-0 in the Championship Final to claim the gold medal.

Ali D’odorico scored twice in the second half, and Hanna Quinn registered the shutout to thrust the Selects to the top of the medal podium.

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