December 2014

Bombers, Wildcats co-host High School Boy's Hoop tourney

Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan draws up a play during Tuesday's win over SHSS.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers and Mount Sentinel Wildcats prepare to host the first major basketball tournament in the region Friday in Nelson and South Slocan.

Eleven teams from throughout the Kootenay and Central Okangan are set to tip off in the West Kootenay Rumble Senior Boy's Basketball Tournament.

The Bombers play host to Prince Charles Comets of Creston at 1 p.m. at the Hangar in Nelson while the Wildcats meet Salmo Falcons at 6 p.m. at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs & RDCK

 Pictured for the cheque presentation photo ceremony at center ice, from left, Randy Horswill, Nelson Leafs executive; Ron Mickel, former RDCK Area F Rep; Grant Wilson, Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre Manager; Cathy Foxcroft, Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation; and Brittny Anderson, RDCK Environmental Services Coordinator. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs and Regional District of Central Kootenay recently joined forces to make a major contribution to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.

The two local organizations presented a cheque for $8000 to the KLHF derived from bottles left by the public at RDCK Lakeside Drive Recycling Center and consolidated by the Leaf’s Bottle Depot.

The donation was made during a pre-game ceremony at a recent Nelson Leafs hockey game.

Mallard's Source for sports would also like to salute the groups with Team of the Week honours.


Bessie Wapp is Nelson’s Cultural Ambassador for 2015

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Singer, actor, and director Bessie Wapp was named as Nelson’s official Cultural Ambassador for 2015 on Monday night.

RDCK elects first woman chair in Nakusp mayor Karen Hamling

Nakusp mayor Karen Hamling (right) and Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff are the chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the RDCK board. — Suzy Hamilton photo

Nakusp mayor Karen Hamling has made history.

She is the first woman chair to preside over the 20 member Regional District of Central Kootenays board of directors in the board’s 49 year history.

“I’m very proud to be the first woman,” she said at the Dec. 11 board meeting. “But I ran because  I felt I was the best person, gender was not an issue.”

Yet she admitted “women do handle things differently, although I won’t be dancing or singing.”

Leafs honour Super Fan Ted Cartlidge before Saturday's game

A picture of long time Leafs supporter Ted Cartlidge sits in the Leafs Super Fans showcase at the NDCC Arena. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs lost more than a hockey game recently when longtime supporter and security usher Ted Cartlidge passed away following a short illness.

Cartlidge, 83, worked the door at the north end of the NDCC Arena during Nelson Leafs games for many years.

Born in 1931 in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised in nearby Boharm, Cartlidge moved to Moose Jaw where he met and married his wife Evelyn in 1952.

He began his career with the CPR and moved west with his wife and three daughters to Nelson in 1958. His son was born in 1969.

Nelson Leafs tame Border Bruins 10-1

Leafs Matt MacDonald tallied six points to lead the Leafs past Grand Forks 10-1. — The Nelson Daily file photo

It was “ring up the points night” for the Green and White as the Nelson Leafs clobbered the Grand Forks Border Bruins 10-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in the Boundary City.

Matt MacDonald had a career game, finishing with six points, including a three-goal hat-trick, to lead the Leafs.

Nelson’s leading scorer Robson Cramer had four points while Branden Chow and Darnel St. Pierre each finished with three.

Nelson led 2-1 after one period on goals by Sam Weber.

Braves spoil party for Leafs, steal 2-1 KIJHL win Saturday at NDCC Arena

Nelson tossed everything at the net during the third period but came up empty Saturday against Spokane at the NDCC Arena.

It’s not the result the Nelson Leafs expected.

Two second period goals and a solid showing between the pipes by net minder Trevor Dilaure was enough to power the Spokane Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.

The loss, and only scoring a single goal, comes on the heels of a ten-goal explosion Friday in Grand Forks.

“The boys were tired and their goalie got hot,” said Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap.

Local food banks seek community support during the holiday season

Bernie Brown rings the bells outside the CIBC on Baker Street as a volunteer for the Salvation Army kettle drive . — The Nelson Daily photo

‘Tis the season for giving, and Nelson’s local food banks are hoping area residents will continue their tradition this year of donating to the organizations that help feed those in our community most in need.

The Salvation Army’s kettles are Christmas institutions on the streets of Nelson, and the Salvation Army food bank provides food for 1,100 to 1,200 people per month – or about 10 percent of the city’s population through its breakfast program and food hamper programs.

Falcons outlast LVR Bombers in final of West Kootenay Rumble

LVR point guard Robbie Dixon led the Bombers against Heritage Christian.

The Fernie Falcons held off a late charge to edge the L.V. Rogers Bombers 38-37 in the final of the West Kootenay Rumble High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday at the Mount Sentinel Gymnasium.

Vinnie Watson missed the second of a two-shot foul allowing the Falcons to hold off Bombers.

“It wasn't to be,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.

“The Fernie Falcons were crowned champions of the 2014 West Kootenay Rumble.”

Junior Bombers split games against Grand Forks, Boundary Central

Junior Bombers split games against Grand Forks, Boundary Central

Keagan Jade scored eight points to lead the L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers to a 38-36 West Kootenay Boy’s Basketball win over Boundary Central of Midway Saturday afternoon in Grand Forks.

The contest was part of a three-team playday that also featured a team from the host Grand Forks Wolves.

LVR was up for most of the game, holding quarter leads of 11-2, 21-12 and 27-19 until Boundary Central staged a late-game rally.

Josh Jolicoeur and Curtis Young each had six points for LVR.

The Bombers opened the day dropping a 35-33 decision to Grand Forks.