October 2014

Malzer named as new board chair for Interior Health

Erwin Malzer . . . selected as the next head of the IH board

Erwin Malzer of West Kelowna has been named to head the board of Interior Health Authority as current Chairperson Norman Embree tenures his resignation at the end of this year.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Sensations Dress Shop U14 Girl's Champs

The team includes, back row, L-R, coach Laura Zondervan, Heather Potkins, Anna Milde, Haley Slomba, Shaen Panko-Dool, Bryce Winters, Ava Young, Alex Pompu, Riley Zondervan and coach Beth Corven. Front, Veronica Kearnes, Kelsey Andrusak, Hannah Corven, Camryn Parnell, Kamylle Barton and Jaden How. Missing, Ellee Atkinson. — Submitted photo

During the regular season Sensations Dress Shop struggled to find any consistency against the rest of the Girl's U14 League teams.

However, when playoffs rolled in the squad rose to World Cup form as Sensations Dress Shop won the Nelson Youth Soccer U14 Girl's House League crown with a thrilling 3-2 shootout win over Vogue during Championship Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.

Sensations Dress Shop and Vogue played to a 2-2 regulation tie before the victors took over to capture the House League crown in shootout.

NPD salutes members at 2014 Commendations Ceremony

•	Police Board members Barb Henry (far left) and Bill Reid (far right) present Sergeant Dino Falcone and Constable Lisa Schmidtke with the Police Board Commendation. — Photos courtesy bryanwebbdesigns.com

Nelson Police Department gave a big salute to sworn, civilian, and volunteer members during the 2014 Commendations Ceremony Tuesday at the Hume Hotel.

Guests at the event included the Nelson Police Board, Mayor Dooley and members of Nelson City Council, retired Nelson PD members, currently serving police members, civilians, families and friends.

“We are here today to formally recognize those individuals who have exceeded all expectations placed on them,” Nelson Chief Constable Wayne Holland said during the ceremony.

Concrete makes Jumbo Resort a reality, but opponents plan to keep up the fight

 Glacier Resorts Limited posted a sign at the site of a bridge over Jumbo Creek. The trailhead to Jumbo Valley also begins here. — Submitted photo

Despite the best efforts of those opposed, cement has been poured for the day lodge of the Jumbo Glacier Resort project – making a concrete reality out of a long-fought project both by those who loathe it and those who want to see it happen.

Opponents to the Jumbo project held a rally on the Jumbo FSR last weekend as concrete trucks were expected to show up and pour a foundation for the resort’s day lodge building, but according to Jumbo Wild Facebook page, they were turned away due to unsuitable road conditions.

Youth Theatre presents The Real Inspector Hound

Youth Theatre presents The Real Inspector Hound

Nelson Youth presents the one-act play The Real Inspector Hound (Friday) October 24th at 7 p.m.  

There will be two performances will be on the (Saturday) October 25th at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Central School in Nelson.  

The country house weekend is the perfect setting for revenge in this humorous and quirky “whodunit” by Tom Stoppard.  

Police continue search after man takes shot a RCMP

W.E. Graham Elementary School in Slocan was locked down by police Thursday before staff and students were evacuated.

Details are slowly coming our from various news media about the police incident that began Thursday afternoon in Slocan.

Read update interview with RCMP Const. Kris Clark.

According to the Vancouver Province RCMP said the incident began around 12:21 p.m. when police from the Slocan/New Denver detachment responded to “a dispute between two individuals” on Slocan West Road near Gravel Pit Road.

'Parent Weekend' highlights Leafs three-game set against Murdoch opposition

Nelson Minor Hockey grads Matt MacDonald and Nolan Percival battle for the puck during last week's win over Chase.

It’s a good thing the Nelson Leafs like playing at the NDCC Arena.

If not this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season season would be off to a disastrous start as Nelson plays nine of its first 11 games in the Heritage City.

The home stretch continues as the Leafs play host to Murdoch rivals Castlegar, Friday, and Spokane, Saturday in the first two games of a three-game set.

However, these games are extra special for the Leafs as its Parent Weekend.

Valerie Warmington, city council candidate, on social wellbeing, economic diversity, and the environment

Valerie Warmington is one of twelve candidates for city council in the November 15 election in Nelson

This Q&A session with council candidate Valerie Warmington is the fifth in a series with candidates for Nelson City Council in the November 15 municipal election. Previous articles have featured council candidates Anna Purcell, Charles Jea

RCMP continue to search for suspect involved in Thursday shooting

RCMP set up a perimeter around Gravel Pit Road Thursday. — Photo courtesy TMTV News

The Village of Slocan continues to be on lockdown as the manhunt continues for the person who fired gunshots at Mounties Thursday afternoon.

Ken Del Puppo, a retired mill worker who lives on the north side of the village, opposite to where the RCMP containment is located, said everything remains calm this morning.

“It’s been kind of scary,” said Del Puppo, who was told by a neighbour of the incident Thursday afternoon.

Two vehicle accident slows Friday afternoon traffic in Nelson

Nelson Fire Department and Nelson Police responded to a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon in front of the Hume Hotel. — Submitted photo

Rush hour traffic in Nelson slowed to a crawl Friday afternoon following a two-car, fender-bender in front of the Hume Hotel.

Nelson Police, Nelson Fire Department and BC Ambulance responded to the accident that happened in the mid-afternoon at the corner of Ward and Vernon Streets, thought to be the busiest corner in the Heritage City.

No one was injured in the accident by BC Ambulance attendants took one person to hospital.

Traffic was re-routed around the accident until tow trucks arrived to remove  both vehicles.