July 2016

Gold, Silver & Bronze for Nelson Youth Soccer at Provincial B Cup

Nelson Youth Soccer teams, including the U14 Selects in white, returned from the Provincial B Cup with three medals. — Photo courtesy Bob Hall

Not a bad weekend for Nelson Youth Soccer.

After qualifying an incredible nine teams for BC Soccer Provincial B Cup action, the Heritage City teams returned with three medals, including a Provincial title won by the Nelson U16 Selects.

The Selects knocked off rival Vernon United to capture the U16 Girl's Title Sunday in Penticton.

Earlier in the day, Nelson came close to capturing its second provincial title after the U18 Girls lost a heartbreaker in shootout to host Penticton Pinnacles making it a silver medal for the Selects.

Canada Post drops Monday lockout of CUPW workers

The mail will continue to move for now as Canada Post withdraws its threat to lockout workers Monday at midnight.

There seems to a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel in the postal labour negotiations.

Canada Post issued a brief statement that said it had withdrawn its lockout notice slated for Monday at midnight, "which will allow both parties to focus their efforts on serious negotiations."

"We are also expecting the union to honour their repeated public statements that they have no plans to issue a strike notice," the statement said.

New Chemistry Labs at Selkirk College a Catalyst for Learning

Selkirk College’s two chemistry labs saw a major upgrade this year. With $875,000 invested in the labs that dated back to the original construction of the college, they offer a more inviting learning environment with enhanced safety and capacity for a growing student body. The Selkirk College maintenance crew who helped make it happen gathered with faculty and administration to mark the achievement. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Chemistry is a hands-on discipline and with newly renovated state-of-the-art labs opening this spring at Selkirk College, students enter an exciting new era of learning.

The two old chemistry labs on the Castlegar Campus were well-maintained and functional, but dated back 50 years to the original construction of the college. They were in dire need of a renovation and now with $875,000 invested in the labs, learning is enhanced and a safe, inviting environment welcomes students.

Thought for Food: Food Policy Council

RDCK has joined with Community Futures Central Kootenay and the BC Food Systems Network to create a regional Food Policy Council for the Central Kootenay.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), Community Futures Central Kootenay and the BC Food Systems Network announced today the launch of a joint project to create a regional Food Policy Council for the Central Kootenay.

The Kootenays are abundant with food production and agricultural activities and this project aims to devise a made-in-the-Kootenays model of a Food Policy Council that will more effectively link such endeavors across organizations and with local government.

Crawford Bay Community Park receive $20,000 surprise from BCAA

The playground at Crawford Bay is going to get a facelift after Community Park organizers received a nice surprise Monday.

It’s never great to finish in third place.

However, organizers of Crawford Bay Community Park are ecstatic after receiving $20,000 in the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) Play Here Contest.

The prize was a complete surprise for Crawford Bay organizers after Lillooet REC Centre and Torquay Elementary playground in Victoria were awarded the grand prizes of $100,000.

Tractor-trailer accident near Paulson Bridge shuts down Highway 3

A semi tractor and trailer crashed Monday on Highway 3, blocking traffic in both directions. — Submitted photo

The Paulson Bridge is becoming a very dangerous stretch of highway for semi trailer drivers.

For the second time in less than two months there has been an accident involving a semi tractor & trailer near the Paulson Bridge, which, according to Drive BC, has closed Highway 3 in both directions.

"I was just in Christina Lake (and) came upon semi jack knifed across whole highway just east of Paulson bridge," a reader of The Nelson Daily texted Monday night.

"Traffic is closed in both directions."

Outdated and uncompetitive regulations limiting patient access, stunting investment in cutting-edge medicines in Canada

Canada’s IP protections are relatively weak compared to other countries such as the United States, Japan and the European Union (EU).

Canada’s protection of intellectual property (IP) for biologic medicines — used to treat cancer and other maladies — lags behind other countries, limiting access and stunting investment, finds a new study released todayby the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Only the right pedigree need apply

Frank Carson was appointed chair of B.C. Transit's board of directors.

Another vacancy in a public boardroom and another B.C. Liberal party supporter ready and willing to fill it.

News that Frank Carson – a partner at Victoria law firm Cox, Taylor – was appointed chair of B.C. Transit's board of directors last week was met with the expected cynicism.

Carson has been described as well-connected to the B.C. Liberals. His wife is executive director of the B.C. Liberal caucus.

One upside with his new post is he can comfortably talk shop with sympathetic colleagues at the office. Four of the other 13 lawyers at Cox,

RCMP seek assistance for missing person Gaylin De Montigny

Gaylin De Montigny was reported missing on (Monday) July 11.

The Osoyoos RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 68 year old Gaylin De Montigny.

The Osoyoos resident was last seen in Osoyoos on (Tuesday) July 5, 2016 and was reported missing on (Monday) July 11, 2016.

RCMP findings indicates De Montigny likely travelled by bus to Penticton, early on July 5, 2016.

De Montigny had a scheduled appointment in Osoyoos on July 11 however she phoned in the morning to cancel.

British Columbia Float Plane Association back Nelson for 2016 AGM

The British Columbia Float Plane Association (BCFA) is back to host a fly-in and annual general meeting at the Nelson Airport this weekend. — Bruce Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

It's been said that Nelson is a place that grows on people.

Which has to be the reason why the British Columbia Float Plane Association (BCFA) is coming back to the Heritage City for the 2016 Annual General Meeting a Fly-in at the Nelson Airport.

Planes will begin to arrive Friday for the three-day event with approximately 30 float planes, pilots and passengers expected to attend.

The BCFA likes Nelson for its convenient airport, water landing and mooring.

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