May 2016

Abrosimoff scores hat trick to pace U18 Selects past Oso Negro

New U18 coach Chris Parenteau (blue) has decided to move from the pitch to the sidelines to coach the Nelson U18 Selects. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Aaron Abrosimoff scored three times to spark the Nelson U18 Selects to a 5-3 victory over Oso Negro on opening night of the Men's Open Soccer League at the Lakeside Pitch.

"I believe we made the statement we were looking to make,"  said Selects coach Chris Parenteau.

"However, that was just one good game.  Next week we play the Hume InnKeepers, Oso Negro's rival, and they will be very difficult."

Creston Just 'Tri' It! Triathlon goes June 4

Creston Just 'Tri' It! Triathlon goes June 4

The fifth annual Creston Just “Tri” It! Triathlon is just around the corner.

The swim, bike and run events starts at 8 a.m. at the Creston and District Community Complex Saturday, June 4.

The 500 metre swim, in the Creston and District Community Complex pool, will be followed by a 13 kilometre bike ride to the viewpoint on Highway 3A towards Wynndel via Hillside Street.

The race culminates with two 2.5 kilometre running laps through the neighbourhood around the CDCC.

Selkirk College’s Professional Cook Program a Recipe for Employment

Students in the Selkirk College Professional Cook Program build a multitude of skills at Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus kitchen facility that make them job-ready and a hot commodity in today’s hospitality industry. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Not many schools can promise a student will have a job at the end of their studies. This year, Selkirk College’s cooking program is offering its grads their choice of them.

“Right now we have 16 students and more than 40 jobs to fill,” says Simon Parr, Instructional Assistant for Professional Cook (Level One) at the Tenth Street Campus in Nelson.

Parr says students in the recently finished term are being courted with “three or four” job offers each, with many employers recruiting on site during the school year.

RDCK recycling program at Grohman Transfer Station 'not user friendly' says Taghum resident

Taghum resident Scott Robertson feels the RDCK can do a better job with recycling at the Grohoman Transfer Station. — Submitted photo

The end of “Blue Bag” recycling for Regional District of Central Kootenay residents Central Sub-region began in October of 2015.

However, concerns continue to linger over the new policy, especially the set up at the Grohman Transfer Station, located a few kilometers west of Nelson above Pacific Insight Electronics.

Selkirk College Alumnus Brings Wealth of Knowledge Home to Kootenays

Alumnus and successful tech entrepreneur Brian Fry turned to Selkirk College as a young man seeking direction after a ski racing accident took him off the national team.

Selkirk College Alumnus Brian Fry considers himself an ordinary man from an ordinary region, both capable of extraordinary things. Humble to the core, the one-time ski racer, now millionaire is a small town boy true to his roots ready to help grow potential in the West Kootenay.

Peace studies projects take students from classroom into community

Eight students taking the Selkirk College Peace Studies Program course Leadership for Peace took their learning into the community with hopes of creating change for the better. The students gathered earlier this month to showcase their projects.

A group of eight Selkirk College students recently showcased their Peace Studies service learning projects that took them from the classroom into the community as leaders promoting peace and making a difference.

Peace Studies Instructor Lori Barkley welcomed the self-directed students home to the Mir Centre for Peace as they shared with their classmates and guests what their outreach studies entailed.

“Each year we have these students out in our communities doing good work and it’s all coming from them,” says Barkley.

Highway 3 reduced to single alternating traffic pattern

Lumber from a tractor-trailer lays on the Paulson Bridge deck following an accident Tuesday afternoon. — Photo courtesy Kevin McGillivray

Highway 3 was reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic pattern for most of Wednesday as crews cleaned up a tractor-trailer accident Tuesday afternoon.

Crews were cleaning up lumber debris and fixing the bridge deck after lumber on the trailer shifted.

Tractor-trailer accident on Paulson Bridge shuts down Highway 3A

Drive BC is reporting Highway 3 between Christina Lake and Castlegar was closed for most of Tuesday evening due to an accident on the Paulson Bridge.

Nelson Minor Hockey opens up registration for 2016-17 campaign

Nelson Minor Hockey, which saluted its award winner during the end-of-season banquet, has opened up registration for Rep and House league players for the 2016-17 season.

Now that the hockey season is winding down, it's time for parents and players to prepare for next season as Nelson Minor Hockey has opened up the registration lines for applications for the 2016-17 campaign.

Players wanting to play Rep Hockey should note the deadline for registration is May 31, 2016. This allows executive members and coaches to plan for tournaments and games for the upcoming season.

House players have until uly 31, 2016 to sign up for the upcoming season.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Nelson downtown

Paramedics assist a person hit in the crosswalk Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Ward and Baker Streets in Nelson. — Submitted photo

The center of downtown Nelson was blocked off to traffic for almost an hour after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk Wednesday in the 400 Block of Baker Street.

The pedestrian was hit by a gray van while walking across in the lane shortly before noon.

Nurses and health employers ratify agreement

It turned out to be a great week for nurses as nurses, and health employers, voted in favour of a new five-year agreement. — The Nelson Daily photo

British Columbia’s nurses and health employers have voted in favour of a new five-year agreement that aims to improve health care for patients and families.

“The ratification of this agreement is a great example of what can be achieved when we work cooperatively with our health care partners,” Health Minister Terry Lake said.

“We look forward to moving ahead in a spirit of collaboration with B.C.’s nurses as we continue to transform and improve the delivery of health services – for the benefit of patients and staff.”

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