February 2017

There's life left in them Nelson Leafs

Dale Howell finished with three points to help Nelson snap a six-game winless skid. — The Nelson Daily

Just when fans thought it was time to begin drafting the eulogy on 2016-17 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Nelson Leafs the Buds showed some life.

Dale Howell had three points to lead the Leafs to a 5-3 victory over the Fernie Ghostriders in KIJHL action Saturday night in the East Kootenay City.

Not only does the win snap a six game winless streak but also the Leafs keep their hopes over overtaking the Grand Forks Border Bruins for third spot in the Murdoch Division.

Nelsonites getting back to normal following Snowmageddon 2017

City crews were busy during the weekend removing snow from city streets.
A lull in the weather has allowed Public Works crews start the digging out process of City of Nelson residents after last week's Snowmageddon 2017.
 
Crews have been busy in the downtown core during the weekend removing the mountains of snow with a snowblower, dump trucks, front-end loaders and Skid Steers.
 

Letter: Snow Removal in Nelson

Letter: Snow Removal in Nelson

To The Editor:

I happened to be in downtown Nelson recently and appreciated the huge job the City still has to do.  At the same time, I appreciate why so many people are walking on the roads – many sidewalks continue to be impassible. 

Many local residents missed the boat in not clearing successive snow falls ; but choosing to wait until the task seems impossible.

Local MLA likes what she sees in NDP new climate action plan

The NDP recently announced new climate change action plan.

Michelle Mungall believes the new climate change action plan recently announced by B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan will cut carbon pollution, create good jobs, and double the number of British Columbians receiving rebate cheques to offset a higher federal carbon tax the Nelson-Creston MLA said in a media release.

GoFundMe campaign started for Slocan parents of premature baby

Wren Gilchrist was born in January prematurely at only 27 weeks at a hospital in Victoria. — Submitted photo

Friends and family of a young Kootenay couple are rallying around them with love and support after their baby was born prematurely at only 27 weeks.

On (Saturday) January 14, tiny Wren Gilchrist let out a cry during birth at a Victoria Hospital weighing only two pounds. While the cry itself was a good sign that her lungs are developed, the newborn still requires life support and is developing in a hospital incubator.

FortisBC reaches out to public regarding ideas for future of South Slocan facilities

People attending last weeks meeting hosted by FortisBC at the Taghum Hall look at airiel maps of the area. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

A small gathering of the public braved last week’s winter storm to attend an information session at the Taghum Hall near Nelson to discuss options for buildings at the FortisBC South Slocan facility.

The electric power and gas distribution-retail giant is in the process of moving operations from South Slocan to a new $20-plus million centralized Kootenay Operations Centre near Castlegar in the fall.

NPD says online classified ad fraud targeting Nelson residents

NPD says online classified ad fraud targeting Nelson residents

There's another scam making its rounds in the Heritage City Sergeant Corey Hoy of the Nelson Police Department said Monday in a media release.

Hoy said the new fraud targets Nelson area residents utilizing online classified ads.

"Respondents to ads for employment have been receiving fake cheques in the mail," Hoy explained.

"Once the cheque is obtained, victims of this fraud are requested to electronically forward large sums of money to other people in other cities."

Nine out of ten elementary schools in B.C. showing improvement were public, according to annual ranking

Ninety per cent of all elementary schools in the province showed significant improvement are public.

Independent elementary schools in British Columbia continue to perform well above average, but this year more than 90 per cent of all elementary schools in the province that showed significant improvement are public, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of B.C. elementary schools released today.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Curling Club Valentines Champs

Remax Realty sponsor Glen Darough (center) presents the James MacKenzie with the top prize at the weekend Nelson Curling Club Valentines Mixed Bonspiel. From left, lead Michelle Kooznetsoff, second Brad Hildebrand, skip James MacKenzie and third Susan MacKenzie. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Curling Centre hosted its annual Valentines Mixed Bonspiel tis past weekend at the Heritage City Club with a total of 16 teams from Castlegar, Nelson and Riondel competing for the top prize.

A event winner was the James Mackenzie rink of Castlegar who captured the weekend's top prize.

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

The team includes, lead Michelle Kooznetsoff, second Brad Hildebrand, third Susan MacKenzie and skip James MacKenzie.

Selkirk College Gets Involved in Nelson Coldest Night of the Year

Emma Lesnik and Morgan Schultz (right) are third-year Selkirk College Nursing Students helping organize the Coldest Night of the Year, an event hosted by Nelson CARES to increase awareness and raise funds to alleviate the effects of homelessness. — Selkirk College photo

Selkirk College is working with Nelson CARES as they host the third-annual Coldest Night of the Year, a family-friendly walking fundraising event happening in communities across the country.

On February 25, people will take to the streets of downtown Nelson to increase awareness about homelessness in the community and raise funds to help continue renovations at Ward Street Place. There are two, five and 10 kilometre walks which give participants the opportunity to experience a few hours outside in the cold, a hint of what it might be like to be homeless.

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