June 2016

Glacier rings out gymnastics season with Year End Show

These are just a few of the Glacier athletes expected to perform Tuesday and Wednesday at the Civic Centre facility. — Submitted photo

The Glacier Gymnastics Club is hosting its annual Year End Show on Tuesday and Wednesday (June 14-15) at  6 p.m., at the club's facility located downstairs in the Civic Centre on Vernon Street in Nelson.

Everyone is invited to come out and watch this popular event that consists of group and solo performances by the Glacier Gymnastics Club’s Pre-Competitive and Competitive Boys and Girls Teams and the club's Acro/Dance Display Team. Don’t miss the excitement of the tumbling finale, with the never ending flips by the competitive team.

Busing fees to be halved in SD20

Busing fees to be halved in SD20

Controversial busing fees for SD20 students are being cut in half after the province provided a rebate of almost $200,000.

A post on the district's website underlines a decision made by trustees this week:

"Given our Board is now able to keep $178,000 of funding originally required to go back to government, trustees voted to reduce the transportation fees by 50 per cent for the 2016/2017 school year. Details will be released and emailed to parents on Friday afternoon. The online registration system will be updated Friday afternoon as well.

Tragic ending in search for local woman

Tragic ending in search for local woman

An exhaustive search for a local woman who went missing May 24 has come to a very sad end, according to BC RCMP.

Neva Evdokimoff, 48, was last seen at Gyro Park in Trail, and Search and Rescue efforts including boats, quads, helicopters, a plane, and foot searches revealed nothing (for earlier coverage, click here ).

This evening, RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk issued the following release:

River Talks — Stirring the waters of the Columbia River Treaty

Sinxt tribal member Nancy Michel stands beside the canoe that will take paddlers on the first trans-boundary trip by water from the Arrow Lakes to Kettle Falls, Washington in over a century. — Submitted photo

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005. 

Her book on the Columbia River Treaty, A River Captured, is expected to be released in a few months.  Recently, her travelling exhibit on the Columbia River Treaty, curated for Touchstones Nelson, won a national award from the Canadian Museum Association.

Right on track! Railtown plan moves to final phase

Residents are invited to preview the proposed Railtown Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan, this Monday (June 13) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce. — The Nelson Daily

Following this winter’s highly successful series of open houses and stakeholder input meetings, the City of Nelson is providing a final opportunity for residents to provide thoughts and feedback on plans for the future development of the exciting new Railtown District.

Residents are invited to preview the proposed Railtown Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan, this Monday (June 13) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce.

Forum This Fall to Explore New Approaches to Freshwater Decision-Making in BC

A group of tours the Upper Columbia watershed.

With yet another season of drought facing many B.C. residents, the need to manage our water wisely is greater than ever.

Fortunately, the evolving freshwater movement in British Columbia is primed for a breakthrough on protecting this most precious resource, which could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

Across B.C., dozens of water stewardship groups, Indigenous-led initiatives, local and regional governments, and watershed boards are taking action to protect our fresh water.

Letter: What happens to your poppy money?

Letter: What happens to your poppy money?

To The Editor:

May I draw the attention of you and your readers to a very disturbing news item in the Wednesday June 9 issue of the Vancouver Sun, in the National Post section, page NP 1.  

It refers to an emerging scandal about the treatment of the voluntary secretary of the Lac du Bonnet MB branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Legislation comes into force to regulate e-cigarettes

The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act was introduced as an amendment in spring 2015 to help stop the growing use of e-cigarettes by young people in British Columbia.

New laws around the sale, promotion and use of e-cigarettes will come into effect on Sept. 1, 2016.

The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act is designed to protect youth from the unknown effects of e-cigarette vapour and from becoming addicted to nicotine, which is why it will treat e-cigarette use exactly the same as tobacco, with the same bans and restrictions.

There are no restrictions on adults buying e-cigarettes.

Take Father for a free day of fishing on Father's Day

The 17th Annual Family Fishing Weekend runs June 17-19, 2016.

The Province is offering licence-free freshwater fishing this Father’s Day weekend, making it easy for everyone get out and enjoy one of British Columbia’s most popular recreational activities.

The 17th Annual Family Fishing Weekend runs June 17-19, 2016, offering special angling events in 49 communities throughout B.C. – from hatchery tours, to fishing lessons for novices, to beachside barbecues.

These weekend events are being co-ordinated by the Family Fishing Society, a not-for-profit organization run by and for recreational anglers.

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