May 2015

Glacier trio — Majeski, Stefani & Kelly — pace host club at Zone Championships

Glacier gymnast Tess Gordon works through her balance beam routine Saturday at the 2015 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Age was not a factor during the zone gymnastics meet held at the Glacier Gym Club Saturday and Sunday.

Nine-year-old Abby Majeski, 10-year-old Brianne Stefani and 13-year-old Olivia Kelly won the lion’s share of the medals to pace the host Glacier Club at the 2015 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships this past weekend in Nelson.

Fresh from Cougar Classic title, LVR hosts Stanley Humphries

The Bombers, dark jerseys, are back on the pitch Wednesday hosting the Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The L.V. Rogers Bombers tuned up for the Kootenay High School Zone Rugby Championships by capturing the Cougar Classic tournament Saturday in Red Deer, Alta.

The Bombers made it look easy, outscoring the Prairie opposition 95-6,

LVR bounced Bishop O' Bryne of Calgary 24-6 in the final.

In the other games, the Bombers rocked Notre Dame, Saskatchewan 29-0 and Notre Dame Red Deer 42-0.

The Bombers host Stanley Humphries Rockers Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Pitch in the Kootenay High School Zone Rugby Championship.

RCMP called after Ridgewood Road resident deals with bear inside home

A resident of Ridgewood Road north of Nelson had to stare down a black bear inside the home late Tuesday night. — Stock photos

Nelson RCMP said a Ridgewood Road homeowner experienced a rude awakening Tuesday night after a black bear entered the residence located five kilometers north of the Heritage City on the North Shore.

Cpl. Michael Stefani of the Nelson RCMP said police dispatch received a call from the resident at 11 p.m. Tuesday of rustling inside the home.

"Upon getting up and looking out his bedroom door a black bear was seen looking at him from around a corner in the kitchen area down the hall," Cpl. Stefani explained in the media release.

Nelson RCMP ask for public assistance in find missing man near Beasley

John Nichols, 21, has been reported missing in the Beasley area west of Nelson. — photo courtesy RCMP

Nelson RCMP is asking of public assistance to find man last seen in the Beasley area, 15 kilometers west of Nelson on Highway 3A

Monday, at 9 p.m., Nelson RCMP received a report of a missing person, John Nichols, age 21.

Nichols arrived at a residence on Awesome View Rd in Beasley on Tuesday (May 5) to drop a friend off and decided to stay for a few days himself. 

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Perkins powers Bombers into Kootenay Girl's Soccer Final

Perkins powers Bombers into Kootenay Girl's Soccer Final

Naomi Perkins scored twice to spark the L.V. Rogers to a 2-0 victory over Trail's J. Lloyd Crowe in semi finals of the Kootenay High School AA Girl's Soccer Zone Finals Wednesday in Creston.

The Bombers, the top seed in the tournament, advance to the final Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

LVR dominated the contest but struggled to find success around the cage.

Perkins opened the scoring against the Hawks after taking a slick pass from Abbie Bourchier-Willans.

Perkins then made it 2-0 by teaming up with Taylor Zimmerman to add some insurance.

LVR rocks Rockers en route to Kootenay Rugby Championship

 Bombers Chase Gilbertson carries a pair of Rocker tacklers past the Try Line during the first half of Wednesday's Kootenay Rugby Final at the Lakeside Pitch. — The Nelson Daily photo

Chase Gilbertson scored two tries to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 43-0 romp over Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Rockers in the Kootenay High School Boy’s Rugby Championship Wednesday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.

LVR, the defending Kootenay Champion, now advances to the BC High School Boy’s AA Rugby Championships May 27-30 in Abbotsford.

The game was never in doubt as the host Bombers ran all over the Rockers from the opening kick off.

Eli Wilson, Ryan Lewis, Ray Bisonette and Sam Woodward also scored for LVR.

Nelson Eagles fly high at Kelowna hoop tournament

The Nelson Eagles (white jerseys) played well at a tournament this past weekend in Kelowna. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Eagles finished 2-1 at the U17 KMBA Boys Basketball Tourney this past weekend in Kelowna.

The Eagles, consisting of players mostly from L.V. Rogers High School and Castlegar, defeated KMBA Reps from Kelowna in the consolation final Sunday.

“(We) caught the KMBA squad on the back end of a double-header and took full advantage, pushing the tempo and scoring easily in transition,” said Eagles coach Jeremy Phelan.

Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson Visits Selkirk College

While on his tour of the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus, Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson had an opportunity to chat with students in the Pharmacy Technician National Bridging Program. Wilkinson was in Castlegar on Friday as part of a province-wide tour of British Columbia’s 25 post-secondary institutions. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson had the opportunity to tour Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus on Friday and discuss the future of post-secondary in the West Kootenay-Boundary.

Formerly the Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, Wilkinson was appointed to his new cabinet post by Premier Christy Clark in December, 2014. Settling into his new portfolio, Wilkinson has been touring the 25 post-secondary institutions across the province over the last few months. 

A Kootenay Filmmaker's Success!

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British Columbia’s Knowledge Network is hosting the premiere of local filmmaker Amy Bohigian’s documentary ‘Dreamers and Dissidents’  at the Civic Theatre in Nelson, on Thursday May 28th. The doors will open at 7pm for the 7:30pm free public screening, with the filmmaker, broadcaster, and participants in attendance.