January 2017

Study at Selkirk College While Hitting the Slopes in World-renown West Kootenay

Bryanne Mcelroy is studying Business Administration at Selkirk College. The Alberta native chose to move to the West Kootenay to pursue her education because of the great recreation opportunities, including snowboarding, offered in the region. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Strive for success at Selkirk College while enjoying unforgettable college life.

That’s the goal of 21-year-old Calgary native Bryanne Mcelroy. She packed up her snowboard and moved to the West Kootenay, a new Selkirk College student wanting a strong education to support her goal of starting her own business while enjoying epic powder days in her off time.

“I always wanted to move to a mountain town and when I visited here, I realized this was it,” says Mcelroy. “The snow was so good, unreal, I loved it.”

Mallard's Team of the Week — Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament

Past LVR Bomber grads took to the floor at Trafalgar Middle School for the 2016 Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament Boxing Day. — The Nelson Daily photo

The tradition continued during the recent holiday season when past grads of the L.V. Rogers Bombers Basketball program returned to compete in the 2016 Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament Boxing Day at the Trafalgar Middle School Gymnasium.

Team 2006-08 defeated Team 1999-2003 72-63 to capture the tourney title.

However, the bigger winner was the Blair D'Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society as all proceeds from the Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament went to the local fund.

Leafs make a few tweaks as Junior teams set rosters for stretch run

Nelson traded winger David Lenzin to Revelstoke Grizzlies in exchange for rearguard Michael LeNoury. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily photo

Nothing earth shattering generally happens at the BC Hockey January 10 roster deadline.

Which came and went with the Nelson Leafs making a few tweaks to the roster as the team begins its run to the regular season finish line in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

COLUMN: A Ray of Hope from Nature

COLUMN: A Ray of Hope from Nature

If you fly over a forest and look down, you’ll see every green tree and plant reaching to the heavens to absorb the ultimate energy source: sunlight. What a contrast when you look down on a city or town with its naked roofs, asphalt roads and concrete sidewalks, all ignoring the sun’s beneficence! Research shows we might benefit by thinking more like a forest.

Teenager uttering threats at Mount Sentinel Grad sentenced

Denver Sky was sentenced to time served and three years probation at Nelson Courthouse Tuesday.

The teenager who threatened people at Mount Sentinel High School in June of 2016 was sentenced to time served and three years probation at Nelson Courthouse Tuesday.

Denver Sky, 18, was found guilty of two counts of uttering threats. He has spent the equivalent of five months in jail while in custody.

In June 2016, RCMP was alerted to a possible threat at the school, located 20 kilometers west of Nelson near the junction of Highway 3A and 6.

Captain Hunt to the rescue as Leafs edge Nitros in OT

The Leafs, along with netminder Billy Gorn, were left scrambling for much of the first period to keep the puck out of the net during Wednesday's KIJHL contest against Kimberley at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Another overtime. But this time the Good Guys won.

Captain Sawyer Hunt got the last laugh on this former mates from the Bavarian City, scoring with 1:36 remaining in overtime to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Kimberley Dynamiters Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win, the first of the season for the Leafs over the Eddie Mountain squad, allows Nelson to leapfrog over the Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins and into second place in the Murdoch Division standings.

Fraser drops 32 to lead Wolves past Bombers; LVR wins Jr Girls clash

Wolves Kyle Strohmann (dark jersey) pressures Bomber point guard Max Spielman on a drive to the hoop during Wednesday's Junior Boy's Basketball game at the Hangar. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Liam Fraser scored a game-high 32 points, including seven three-pointers, to lead the Grand Forks Wolves to a convincing 64-26 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers in West Kootenay Junior Boy's Basketball action Wednesday afternoon at the Hangar.

Fraser broke open a close game at halftime, scoring 18 points in the second half, 12 points coming from behind the arc as LVR struggled to apply any pressure on the Grand Forks shooting guard with its zone defence.

Grand Forks led 12-8 after one period and 25-18 at recess.

Five conditions secure coastal protection and economic benefits for all British Columbians

Premier Christy Clark said Wednesday the provincial government is approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Following the Trudeau government’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, the Province’s clear, consistent and principled position on its five conditions has resulted in tangible and significant investments that will protect British Columbia’s environmental and economic interests.

“The five conditions is an articulation of the way we do business in British Columbia,” Premier Christy Clark said.

Government workers in B.C. paid 7.4 per cent higher wages than comparable private-sector workers

The study finds that government employees in B.C.—including federal, provincial and municipal workers—received 7.4 per cent higher wages, on average.

Government workers in B.C. receive 7.4 per cent higher wages on average than comparable workers in the private sector, and enjoy much more generous non-wage benefits, too, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Rossland Search and Rescue: local heroes

It's all very well in the daylight, but not so much when the headlamp packs it in at night.  (This picture does not represent the location of the rescue.)

On Wenesday, January 11, a lone skier was enjoying the beautiful, but rather cold, evening on Record Ridge.  The temperature was about minus 20 C. or perhaps even lower up there. Night falls early, and the moon was bright.  But when it came time to find a way back down the mountain, the moon was not quite bright enough, especially where there were trees shading the route, and the skier's headlamp stopped working.  Fortunately, his cell phone was functioning and he was able to call 911.

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