February 2016

Ostermann backstops Leafs to surprising win over Nitehawks

Ostermann backstops Leafs to surprising win over Nitehawks

OPINION: RAINBOW FLAG REQUEST

OPINION:  RAINBOW  FLAG  REQUEST

Rossland City  Council heard a presentation on Tuesday evening by well-spoken youth from the "Creating a Supportive Rossland" group,  seeking to have the City fly the rainbow flag in recognition of Gay Pride Week this September, and to approve a rainbow crosswalk near Rossland Summit School.  Their worthy aim is to provide a more openly welcoming community for "LGBTQ+" people -- gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people,  those who question their own gender identity, and any others with what might be called non-standard sexuality.  Council

A CONSTANT CITY CHALLENGE

A  CONSTANT  CITY  CHALLENGE

What "Asset Management" means, and why we should care

Rossland Council and senior staff started early with a Committee-of-the-Whole meeting at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.  This session was a workshop on "Asset Management" presented by Grand Forks Chief Administrative Officer  Doug Allin.   Allin donated his time for the workshop, and Mayor Kathy Moore thanked him for that demonstration of community collaboration.

Defending champ Jim Cotter rolls into A semi final at Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships

Lead Darren Will (right) and second Dave Toffolo try desperately to sweep a stone from skip Tom Buchy into the rings during Draw 2 action Wednesday at the Nelson Curling Club. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

It took defending BC Champion Jim Cotter a few ends to become familiar with the surroundings of the Nelson Curling Club.

However, after a couple of ends it was full steam ahead for the Vernon foursome during Day One of the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships.

Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffiths and lead Rick Sawatsky ran the table to advance into the A semi final Thursday.

The Vernon rink doubled Will House of Richmond 6-3 in Draw 1 before dominating Chase Martyn of New Westminster 9-2 in the afternoon.

Johnson, Craig book tickets into A semi final at 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance Championships

Kelowna's Jeff Richard pulled off a magical finish to edge Mark Longworth of Vernon 11-10 in B event play Wednesday evening at the Nelson Curling Club. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Michael Johnson and Wes Craig booked tickets into the A semi final after posting wins during the evening draw at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Championships Wednesday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Johnson, third Chris Baier, second Ty Dilello and lead Mitch Young, was able to double Royal City Curling Club teammate Dean Joanisse 6-3 while Craig, edged Sean Geall 7-6.

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: Ghomeshi is the least of our problems

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: Ghomeshi is the least of our problems

The word “traumatized”is a fascinating and viciously misused word.

You had a brutal experience? You saw something no one else should ever see?

If you responded to it like a normal person, then you're not 'traumatized', and we don't need new words to describe it. You had the mother of all bad days, and that sucks, to be sure. You're sad, depressed, confused? Sure. But we don't need a new word for that, I already gave you lots of words, just now.

The word 'traumatized' came about because of people who DON'T react normally, whose actions are counter-intuitive, who defy the norm, who respond in ways that just don't make sense to anyone, likely even themselves. If you understood how they react, we wouldn't need the word 'traumatized' at all … it'd just be someone having the mother of all bad days.

Johnson meets Cotter in Canadian Direct Insurance A-Final Thursday at Nelson Curling Club

Wes Craig missed on his final shot during Thursday's morning draw, dropping a tough 6-4 loss to Michael Johnson. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Michael Johnson is betting against the odds, and winning.

The underdog Victoria rink knocked off its second heavyweight at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships, outlasting club mate Wes Craig 6-4 during Thursday's morning draw to advance into the A final tonight at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Johnson doubled another top rink, Dean Joanisse of New Westminster, 6-3.

Johnson, third Chris Baier, second Ty Diello and lead Mitch Young hope to continue their mission against defending BC Champion Jim Cotter of Vernon.

What's the Business Case for Kinder Morgan and Energy East

What's the Business Case for Kinder Morgan and Energy East

To The Editor:

Building either Kinder Morgan and/or the Energy East pipeline should be challenged from the perspective of asking why Canada is exporting oil when we are importing it as well? 

Whitewater Ski Team Goes Big

Whitewater skier Henry Leishman glides around a gate during a Teck Slalom race last season. — Submitted photo

By Graham Tracey

The Whitewater ski team has made history this season with a record- breaking enrollment of 140 athletes, 7 of whom are on their way to the BC games after qualifiers at Red Mountain in mid January.

“When you consider that only 20 athletes go to the games from the entire Kootenay Zone,’ said head coach Dylan Henderson, ‘we as a team feel we’re pulling our weight nicely.’”

KAST, NTC host Robo Games at Tenth Street Campus

Noah Rawick sets up a Robot battle during a recent Robo Games competition. —Submitted photo

In 2010, KAST and the Nelson Tech Club joined forces with 6 Kootenay Boundary middle schools in holding the first Annual Robogames.

Twenty-four students, aged 12 to 17 created the robotic entries which battled for robotic supremacy. In 2016, we're hosting nearly 40 teams and over 80 participants in our largest, most ambitious event to date. 

Lead by NTC President, Brad Pommen, the Nelson, BC Hackerspace shouldered the mentoring and guidance, along with assistance from many of the society's Directors.