October 2015

This time teachers, SD 8 agree new curriculum gets top marks

A trial for the new curriculum will take place this year in Grades K-9 with implementation in all grades expected for 2017-18. — The Nelson Daily file photo

A new support plan was announced Monday to help teachers around the province get the training and information they need to successfully implement the new curriculum.

The plan was revealed by Minister of Education Mike Bernier and B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Jim Iker and incorporates $100 million worth of dedicated training time over the next three years, with $1 million for targeted training this year.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

The team includes, from left, Jill Jacobson, Maggie Mulvihill, Mary Walters, Pat Gibson and Hoda Ghamrawy. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons Dragonboat organizing team made the 35th annual Terry Fox Run in Nelson a memorable event as the day raised $10,313.76 — the most funds in the past 10 years — for cancer research.

Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports is keen to join in with the accolades naming the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons Dragonboat organizing committee Team of the Week.

The organizing team includes Jill Jacobson, Maggie Mulvihill, Mary Walters, Pat Gibson and Hoda Ghamrawy.

Well done Ladies!

Trafalgar students take to streets in Terry Fox National School Run Day

Trafalgar Students were ready at the start line to run in the Terry Fox National School Day event. — photo courtesy Madeleine Gunette

Trafalgar Middle School students took to the streets Wednesday to participate in the Terry Fox National School Run Day.

Students from Grades six to eight joined millions of students across Canada in the Terry Fox National School Run Day for cancer research, making it one of the largest fundraising events in Canadian history and one of the largest displays of solidarity this planet has ever seen.

The students helped celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run.


RDI Partners with AKBLG to Host Aging in the Kootenays Learning Event

Regional Innovation Chair Dr. Terri MacDonald

The Association of Kootenay-Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) is partnering with the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) to host a learning event focused on regional demographic shifts relating to our region’s aging population.

These shifts will create new challenges and opportunities for our region.

Failed government policies ultimate cause of Ontario’s dismal fiscal, economic performance

Failed government policies ultimate cause of Ontario’s dismal fiscal, economic performance

The roots of Ontario’s decline from economic powerhouse to economic laggard can be found in a decade of failed government policies, concludes a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Gyro Club kicks off KLHF 'Light up the Hospital' Campaign with major donation

From left, Gyro vice president Harold Arnett presents Bryna Idler of the Kootenay Lake District Hospital Foundation with the $3000 donation with Gyro President Glen Darough (President) and Past President Grant McKen. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Gyro Club stepped up to the plate to make a $3000 donation to the Kootenay Lake District Hospital Foundation's "Light up the Hospital" Campaign.

The donation kicks off the Campaign that begins in October.

The $3000 donation helps purchase of two Sterilizer/Scope Washers that are used in the Operating Room.

Gyro Club President Glen Darough, Past President Grant McKen and Past President Harold Arnett made the presentation to Bryna Idler of the Hospital Foundation.

Coming to the Kootenays — Nelson/Creston MLA invites Miley Cyrus

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall has Tweeted an invite to pop star Miley Cyrus to tour the habitat of the endangered mountain caribou.

In an effort to more broadly engage the pop star on wildlife and ecosystem protection in BC, Michelle Mungall has invited Miley Cyrus to her riding to tour the habitat of the endangered mountain caribou.
Cyrus made national headlines last month when she criticized the BC Government’s wolf cull as part of the strategy to save mountain caribou from extinction.

This is another great test of the Nelson Leafs

Still a work in progress, the Nelson Leafs host Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Sporting a 3-3 record, the Nelson Leafs play host to hottest team in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, Murdoch Division leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Friday at the NDCC Arena.

The Hawks have been tearing up the league, outscoring the opposition 29-13 en route to a six-game winning streak to open the campaign.

“It’s early in the year,” said Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan when asked about the tail of two different teams taking to the ice for the 7 p.m. puck drop Friday.

Winter is coming says RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services

RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services are warning drivers to be prepared for winter by installing the correct tires.

RCMP Sgt John Ferguson West Kootenay Traffic Services said, regardless of the great fall weather, winter is coming and motorists need to start preparing for snow.

"Some are happy to see it and some are not, however the reality is at some point in the near future we will see snow in the mountains," Ferguson said on a media release.

"The WKTS and Nelson IRSU (Integrated Road Safety Unit) want you to be prepared."

Ferguson said from the first day in October drivers must have winter tires on if traversing the mountains.

Bombers roll past Rockers 5-1 in High School Fieldhockey action

The LVR Bombers, seen here in blue during action last weekend in Oliver, kept up its early season strong play against rival Stanley Humphries. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers continue to roll on the West Kootenay High School Fieldhockey scene.

The Bombers dominated a Stanley Humphries Rockers squad from Castlegar from start to finish en route to a 5-1 victory in action Thursday at the Pass Creek Fields.

Stanley Humphries playing the game with eleven players ran into a brick wall as the Bombers controlled the game from the beginning and did not look back, chances and goals coming often for the Bombers.