March 2017

BCTF vote results on implementation of restored language

There were 21,156 BCTF members participating for a 98.4% vote in favour of ratification.

BC Teachers' Federation members voted overwhelming to ratify the agreement to implement their restored collective agreement language a BCTF media release said on its website Friday.

The BCTF said the agreement will see all the substantive working conditions that were unconstitutionally stripped from teachers' collective agreements restored.

“With this vote, BC schools are finally on the verge of having better working and learning conditions back in place,” said BCTF President Glen Hansman.

Hawks take stranglehold on Murdoch Division Final

Leafs Nicholas Wihak eyes the puck during first period action of KIJHL Playoffs between Nelson and Beaver Valley Friday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Playing with a lead or coming from behind, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks know how to win.

For the second game in a row the Hawks needed overtime to defeat the Nelson Leafs.

Blake Sidoni beat Devin Allen in the Nelson nets at 9:33 in the second extra period to give Beaver Valley a 3-2 victory over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The Nitehawks take a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-seven Murdoch Final with Game four Saturday right back in Nelson.

City’s chief administrative officer tenders his ‘unexpected’ resignation

CAO Doug Allin had been with the city for seven years, starting in 2012.

One of the city’s top bureaucrats is leaving his post this month, but it is not an expected departure.

On Feb. 27 the City of Grand Forks announced that chief administrative officer Doug Allin had tendered his resignation from his position, effective March 24.

The move came with no prior warning or fanfare in previous city council meetings or correspondence and leaves a sudden hole at the top of the municipal government structure, with no chance for overlap and training with an incoming CAO.

Hawks sweep past Leafs to capture Murdoch Division

Nelson forward Nicholas Wihak drives to the net against ex-Leaf Nolan Percival during Saturday's 4-1 KIJHL playoff victory by the Nitehawks at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

During the regular season Beaver Valley put together a few lengthy winning streaks en route to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title.

Those same Nitehawks are at it again.

The Hawks made it a clean sweep through the Murdoch Division Saturday night at the NDCC Arena, dumping the Nelson Leafs 4-1 for the club’s eighth straight playoff victory.

The loss eliminated the Leafs from the 2017 KIJHL Playoffs.

One simple rule and it still gets messed up

The RCMP has now been brought in to investigate the claim that lobbyists in the province have been making political donations on behalf of their clients, which is contrary to B.C.'s Elections Act.

This past weekend the Globe and Mail reported that lobbyists in the province have been making political donations on behalf of their clients, effectively camouflaging the identity of the real donors and breaking B.C.'s Elections Act in the process.

On Sunday, Elections B.C. announced it was conducting an investigation into the Globe's findings. Five days later, the entire matter was referred to the RCMP.

Selkirk College Music Students Showcase Talents

Second-year Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program student Trevor Unruh is seen here performing at Gala 2016. Unruh is one of 17 second-year students who will be on stage for the annual showcase concert series at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall starting on March 15 and running to March 31. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

A wide range of genres and exceptional talent will be on display at Nelson’s Shambhala Music & Performance Hall when second-year students in the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program hit the stage for the annual showcase concert series.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Toyota

WKMBL Champion Nelson Toyota includes, back row, L-R, Amos Tanguay, Brody Blair, Andre LaPlante, Derek Youngblutt and Adrian Ramos. Front, Jeremy Phelan, Jon Ramos and Mike Vance. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nelson Toyota rans the table to capture the 2017 West Kootenay Men's Basketball League Championship with a convincing win over Northport, Wash., in the final.

Nelson Toyota, which defeated city rival Kootenay Lake Electric and Empire Coffee during preliminary playoff round action, scored early and often en route to dominating Northport 75-38.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the lads with Team of the Week status.

Recovery of our most endangered plants and animals is possible

Dan Kraus is Weston Conservation Scientist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

I lost my Cracker Jack wildlife cards sometime in the 1980s, but the images printed on the cards are still vivid in my mind. The small cards came wrapped in clear plastic and featured a holographic image of a wildlife species in danger.

I can still see the pencil marks in the top drawer of my old desk where I marked lines to keep them organized. There was a special area in my drawer reserved for the handful of species that lived in my country, and were at risk of extinction.

Letter: The tale of two political leaders

Letter: The tale of two political leaders

To The Editor:

Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau, democratically-elected leaders, have a similar problem with social licence.

Trudeau admits he needs it for his fossil-fuel development policies such as new pipelines. Trump does not admit -- it but he too needs social licence for many of his policies, as Nixon needed social licence in 1971 for his aggressive war-waging policy in Viet Nam (bombing the North, Laos and Cambodia with more tonnage than was dropped in WWII).

Local snowboarder needs help to represent BC at Speed Nation Canadian Finals

Finn Megale (red shirt) picked up another silver medal during the recent at the BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals at Big White Resort. — Submitted photo

A Nelson snowboarder is looking for funding to help complete a goal of competing at the Speed Nation Canadian Finals next month (April 5-9) in Mont Tremblant, Quebec.  

Finn Megale has been burning up the slopes this season and now has been invited to join the BC Snowboard team in Quebec.

However, attending the Canadians is mostly “user-pay” proposition for members of the BC team.

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