October 2014

Rebels ride Zubick to 3-1 victory over Leafs

Rebel netminder Patrick Zubick once again frustrated the Nelson shooters in a 3-1 victory Friday at the NDCC Arena.

It’s an Achilles Heel that keeps on haunting the Nelson Leafs — goal scoring.

For the second straight game all the Green and White could manage was a single goal en route to dropping a 3-1 decision to the Castlegar Rebels Friday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.

The win by the Rebels evens the season series between the two Murdoch Division rivals a 1-1-1.

Missing 72-year-old man found unharmed by Nelson Search and Rescue

Missing 72-year-old man found unharmed by Nelson Search and Rescue

Nelson Police are reporting the 72-year-old man missing since Friday night has been found by Nelson Search and Rescue.

Search and Rescue found 72-year-old Donald Trithart  Saturday shortly before noon near the Chahko Mika Mall.

Trithart, who was not injured, was last heard from at approximately 10 p.m. Friday.

Nelson Police would like to thank the public and Nelson Search and Rescue for assistance in bringing this matter to a positive result.

Deadline passes for local election candidates: plot thickens as trio run for Nelson Mayor's chair

Three candidates (from left) incumbent John Dooley, Deb Kozak and Pat Severyn, are running to be the next mayor of Nelson.

Maybe it’s the new four-year term, or just a sudden interest in municipal politics.

Whatever the reason the 2014 municipal elections promise to be very interesting as a host of candidates filed nomination papers by Friday’s closing period.

In Nelson, the mayor’s race will be a battle as two challengers — current councilor Deb Kozak, and retired police sergeant Pat Severyn — have lined up to unseat incumbent John Dooley from chambers at 310 Ward Street.

Leafs shutout Castlegar 3-0 behind 23-save performance of goalie Brett Soles

Leafs Robson Cramer (left) and captain Aaron Dunlap try to jam the loose puck past Jon Manlow in the first period of Saturday's KIJHL clash at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

While most fans of the Nelson Leafs were enjoying a day at the turkey buffet table, the Green and White were making up of a hiccup Friday at home.

Nelson rode the 23-save performance of Brett Soles to shutout the Castlegar Rebels 3-0 Sunday afternoon in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Sunflower City.

The win gained some revenge for the Leafs after the Green and White dropped a 3-1 decision to the Rebels Friday in Nelson.

Hunter rushed to hospital following grizzly bear attack near Fernie

A grizzly bear attack a man Sunday near Fernie.

Ministry of Environment media spokeperson David Karn said a male hunter was transported to Calgary hospital by STARS helicopter after being attacked by a grizzly bear Sunday morning.

Karn said the attack happened at approximately 9 a.m. near Fernie.

“One male victim was injured in the attack by a boar grizzly bear,” Karn explained in an emailed statement.

“During the attack, the victim's hunting partner shot at the bear killing the bear.”

Karn said Conservation Officers responded immediately along with other first responders.

Perkins scores twice to power Bombers past Rockers in West Kootenay Fieldhockey

 LVR coach Bruce Walgren gives Japan International student and Bomber rookie Yu Takahashi instructions during a recent tournament.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers head into a hectic week on the schedule after edging Stanley Humphries Rockers 3-2 Thursday in West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey action at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

Naomi Perkins led the Bombers with a pair of goals whbile Nao Butterfield added a single.

Jenna Wheeldon was in goal to register the win for LVR. It was the first time guarding the cage for Wheeldon.

New 3-D exhibit at Touchstones Nelson brings the trenches of WWI to public

Partially buried field cannon, image taken from WWI stereoscopic glass slide. — Photo courtesy of Bill Sturgeon.

Where would we be if the year was 1914?

World War I began one hundred years ago.

For many of those that served, it would be almost impossible to describe to others what they experienced there.

To help remedy this, when William Sturgeon returned home after the war, he brought with him a selection of stereoscopic images he had purchased.

They were sold by the French company Lumiere and Jougla, and were taken on or near the front lines. Stereoscopy was an early form of 3-D photography, the same type which the View-Master would use in later years.

Totem Pole raised at Fish Lake to celebrate BC’s newest Tribal Park

Chief Cecil holds the Eagle Mask during the ceremony. — Photo courtesy Wayne McCrory, Valhalla Wilderness Society

The singing of songs in the ancient tongue along with the thumping of native drums echoed across the sparkling waters of Fish Lake (Teztan Biny) in the BC Chilcotin (Tsilhqot’in) recently as some 250 people braved the bumpy mountain road to celebrate the commemoration ceremony of the new Dasiqox (Taseko) Tribal Park of some 800,000 acres.

The Tsilhqot’in name is Nexwagwez?an meaning there for us.

Combined with the five adjacent large provincial parks the Tribal Park is intended to link at a broader landscape level.

An open letter from BCSTA President Teresa Rezansoff

An open letter from BCSTA President Teresa Rezansoff

The Editor, The Nelson Daily

We are currently facing two pivotal moments in public education in British Columbia.

Firstly, we have just ended a lengthy strike that will bring five years of labour stability and an opportunity to rebuild relationships and strengthen our education system.

Safe drinking water highlighted at Nelson workshop

Executive Director of the Small Water Users Association Denny Ross-Smith from Harrop/Procter: "BC is an embarrassment". — Suzy Hamilton photo

As many as 1,800 homes and businesses in the region draw their water from small independent systems. And at any one time, about one in six of them are drinking unsafe water on boil water advisories.

That was the bad news delivered at a Small Water Users workshop held in Nelson on October 9.

The good news is that Interior Health is about to adopt a new approach to help people make their drinking water safe according to Canadian Drinking Water guidelines.