December 2016

Nelson Leafs win bronze medal at Atom Tournament

The Nelson Atom Leafs include, (players only from left) Cash Linnen, Mitchell Erickson, Gunnar Evenson, Cohen Wolbaum, Sebastian Conne-Correnti, Nathan Jackman, Larson Proctor, Dane Jones,Myles Cousins, Jaden and Cash Nay. Front, goalie Shea Andersen. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Leafs came ever so close to win it all, settling for the bronze medal at the Atom Minor Hockey Tournament this past weekend.

The Leafs defeated City rival Nelson Chiefs 6-2 to claim the bronze medal.

Leafs goals were scored by Gunnar Evenson assisted by Jaden Hlookoff; Cash Nay assisted by Mitchell Erickson; Larson Proctor assisted by Erickson; Jaden Hlookoff assisted by Erickson; Erickson assisted by Proctor and an empty net goal by Nay.

Miller Tedesco and Max Jean replied for the Chiefs.

Scammers are out trying to steal your money — know before you spend

Scammers are out trying to steal your money — know before you spend

It's December 1, meaning less than a month before Christmas Day.

While shoppers are busy finding that perfect gift, so are scammers busy trying to steal away any, or all, of the happiness that goes with the festive season.

The Better Business Bureau says Canadians typically spend in the range of 30 billion dollars over the holiday season. That includes everything from candy canes to ski trips to the area mountains.

Scammers realize the public is more likely to spend and give more over the next few months than any other time of the year.

Leafs play 'Let's Make a Deal'

Now former Leaf Eamonn Miller was sent to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League as Nelson made some moves before the December 1 roster deadline. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs were awfully busy this week, finding themselves at the center of a handful of trades as the struggling franchise looks to turnaround an awful season on the ice.

Leafs’ Head Coach and Director of Player Personal Mario DiBellais looking to close the gap in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division, with the trades and roster acquisitions.

Grand Forks goes green with new initiative

City staff has now identified several city-owned properties that could be used to add to the inventory of nature parks already under municipal jurisdiction. — Boundary Sentinel photo

The City of Grand Forks is considering setting itself up as one of the greenest municipalities in the province.

City staff has now identified several city-owned properties that could be used to add to the inventory of nature parks already under municipal jurisdiction. In early November the city approved the creation of its first nature park, the Johnson Flats Wetland Natural Area. It was during the creation of that park that the seed for further parks within municipal boundaries was planted.

Leafs make statement as Green and White doubles KIJHL leaders 4-2

Creston goalie Patrick Ostermann keeps his eye on the puck as Leafs Jack Karran drives to the net during first period KIJHL action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The last time the Nelson Leafs faced Creston Valley the Thunder Cats drilled the Green and White 7-1 in the East Kootenay City during a penalty-filled contest.

Saturday night, in the rematch at the NDCC Arena, there was a first-period tilt between Jordan Unger of the Leafs and Cats’ Liam Rycroft but no offensive outburst by the current leaders of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Instead it was the lowly Leafs skating away with a 4-2 victory as Nelson sent a message to the rest of the league that maybe life does remain in the Heritage City franchise.

Letter: Former Librarian offers solution to NUC library collection conundrum

Letter: Former Librarian offers solution to NUC library collection conundrum

To The Editor:

Re: “Overdue at the Library(Nelson Daily, 29 November 2016) — following, “Lakeside Place gets provincial funding nod from BC Housing”)

Santa Claus Parade brings out the crowds in Nelson

Santa and Mrs. Claus have a way of lighting up the faces of children throughout the world, including those in Nelson Saturday as part of the NBA Santa Claus parade. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

In case you missed it, there was a special guest visiting Nelson Saturday.

Thanks to the hard work of the Nelson Business Association, Santa and Mrs. Claus made a special, pre-Christmas, trip to the Heritage City Saturday evening, parading down Baker Street to the Hall Street Plaza.

In past years, the NBA in conjunction with numerous downtown businesses jettisoned Santa to Nelson to light the big tree on Baker Street before visiting with children.

SFU Six introduce wearable technology to track hockey metrics

He shoots, he scores!” may take on a new meaning for entrepreneurial Simon Fraser University students. — Submitted photo

"He shoots, he scores!" may take on a new meaning for entrepreneurial Simon Fraser University students.

In 2017, a team of six students plans to launch a product called the Game7 Shooting System, wearable technology that introduces a new way to track hockey metrics.

Using smart technology, Game7 supports the development of hockey skills with equipment that includes a player wristband and a net attachment with smart sensors. It reports analytics on the four major hockey shots: slap shot, snap shot, wrist shot and backhand.

Great new sport takes over Nelson — Pickleball

The courts at the Tenth Street Campus gym have been jammed with Nelsonites joining the Pickleball craze. — Submitted photo

There a great new sport in Nelson — and it's called Pickleball.

Nelson pickleball has taken over Selkirk College's Mary Hall gym on Sunday for an afternoon of continuous play on five courts.

For people unaware of the sport, pickleball is the fastest growing game in North America, especially with the 55-plus crowd.

But anyone is welcome to join the players who can usually be found playing at Mary Hall (10th Avenue campus) Monday to Thursday 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Fridays and Sundays at 1:30, p.m. as long as the gym is free.

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