September 2016

Nelson U16 Selects Remain Golden, Claim Top Prize in Revelstoke

Nelson U16 Selects defender Allison Bendis was part of a backline that was solid all weekend in Revelstoke. — Bob Hall photo

The Nelson U16 Selects girls picked up where they left off in July and captured gold at the annual Little Bear Tournament in Revelstoke over the weekend.

The U16s — who captured the Provincial B Cup Championship in Penticton in early summer — went 3-0-1 in the first tournament since the summer break to secure the top spot.

“Our entire line-up played very well, it was enjoyable to watch,” says U16 Selects head coach Paul Burkart.

Made-in-Salmo bear-resistant solution for Village bins

Local entrepreneur Will Wadsworth shows the bear-resistant prototype. — Submitted photo

The Village of Salmo has found a made-in-Salmo solution to the need to convert a dozen Village concrete garbage containers to bear-resistant bins at a fraction of the cost of purchasing new bear-resistant bins. The conversion was completed last week. All 24 Village containers are now bear-resistant.

FortisBC receives approval for adjustment to natural gas rates

FortisBC receives approval for adjustment to natural gas rates

In a media release, FortisBC announced it has received approval from the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) to modify natural gas rates. Beginning October 1, 2016 customers will see changes to their bill.

Selkirk College and Zellstoff Celgar Bonded By History and the Future

Zellstoff Celgar employs more than 400 people and the impact Selkirk College has on a trained workforce is vital to its success. This is just a small sample of the mill employees who have received at least some of their education and training at the local post-secondary. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

It’s a kindred bond that has provided an economic and social foundation for the West Kootenay over the last 50 years.

Fuelled by the natural resources that drive the regional economy, Zellstoff Celgar and Selkirk College help define what it is to live in rural British Columbia. Both came to be in the 1960s, a time of great opportunity in the West Kootenay.

As Selkirk College celebrates its 50th year of providing inspiring and relevant post-secondary education in 2016-2017, that bond is stronger than ever.

The state of B.C.'s wallets for National Payroll Week

In 2011, B.C.'s Provincial Health Services Authority reported that the cost of a standard “nutritious food basket for a family of four (was) $869 per month.

It's National Payroll Week. Regrettably, celebrations do not include an extra paycheque.

British Columbians may even be wondering what there is to celebrate at all.
According to the Canadian Payroll Association’s survey of employed Canadians released in advance of this week's festivities, 53 per cent of British Columbians reported that “it would be difficult to meet their financial obligations if their pay cheque was delayed by even a single week.”

BC RCMP to be armed with Naloxone

BC RCMP to be armed with Naloxone

Provincial Health officer Dr. Perry Kendall and director of police services Clayton Pecknold, co-chairs of the Joint Task Force on Overdose Response, have released the following statement.

Construction underway for Nelson’s Community Solar Garden

Daniel Bremer and Brian Coulter of Valhalla Timberwrights continue the construction phase of Nelson’s Community Solar Garden. — Photo courtesy City of Nelson

The excitement is building now that construction of the Nelson Community Solar Garden has started.

"I am excited to announce that we have contracted Valhalla Timberwrights to construct and install the solar panel racking system," said Carmen Proctor, Project Lead for the Solar Garden.

"This work has just begun and should wrap up around mid-October."

"After that the next step will be the installation of the panels and micro-inverters, and then the wiring and connection to the grid will follow," Proctor added.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Road Kings Executive

The committee includes, back row, L-R, Ron Cutler, Jack Chambers, Paul Bowolin and Woody Wudkevich. Front, Bill Smith, Brian Haigh, Joe Mann, Marcello Piro, Cathy Corner, Dave Sabo and Frank Anderson. Missing from photo, John Madelung. — Submitted photo

The 2016 Edition of the Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise was another amazing success story for the Heritage City.

Mother Nature once again provided great weather for the huge crowds that filled Baker Street in Nelson to view some amazing rides, from classic muscle cars to brand new imports and the occasional motorcycle.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the Road Kings organizing committee for their countless hours of hard work and dedication in producing the largest event of the year in Nelson with Team of the Week honours.

Lemon Creek trial to commence October 11

Marilyn Burgoon speaks to reporters in front of the Nelson Courthouse Tuesday as the long-awaited trial regarding the 2013 aviation fuel spill in the Slocan Valley begins. — John Boivin, The Nelson Daily

A provincial court judge in Nelson has set the start of a criminal trial stemming from a 2013 aviation fuel spill in the Slocan Valley for mid-October.

Judge Robert Brown told lawyers attending a preliminary hearing by conference call that the trial will begin on October 11.

The Executive Flight Centre, one of its employees, and the provincial government are all co-defendants in the case, begun after a tanker truck carrying aviation fuel up a logging road in the Slocan Valley tipped over and spilled 33,000 litres of fuel.

Charges laid in connection with the fatal motor vehicle crash involving Const. Sarah Beckett

Charges laid in connection with the fatal motor vehicle crash involving Const. Sarah Beckett

Charges have now been laid against 28-year-old Kenneth Jacob Fenton in regards to the motor-vehicle-related death of West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett on April 5.

The arrest was a result of a criminal investigation led by the RCMP Island District GIS with assistance from the Saanich Police Department who conducted the collision scene investigation.

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