By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily
Society president June Parsons was overwhelmed with the local support.
All three mayors, Castlegar’s Lawrence Chernoff, John Dooley of the Heritage City and Home of Champions skipper Dieter Bogs, boasted how the strong partnership between the Tri Cities guarantees a success.
And Friends of the Games director Darlene Kalawsky showed just how far organizers are along in the goal to make this the best games ever by parading the long list of sponsors in front of the partisan crowd.
By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily
Independent power projects could be on the purview of municipal government if a resolution proposed by Nelson’s mayor passes at the provincial level.
Mayor John Dooley urged the regional district board of directors Thursday to support a resolution to request the Province include local governments as an “equity partner” in clean, renewable energy projects in the future.
Selkirk College has started a composting program at its Castlegar campus with the installation of a new Earth Tub.
According to the 2009 State of the Environment Report, produced by School of Renewable Resources chair Derek Marcoux, up to 2.9 tonnes of waste (generated yearly) at the college is compost which could potentially be diverted from landfills.
The term “accessibility” means many different things to many people in our society. Often, it is seen as simply providing a convenience of accessible entrances and washrooms. However, “access” goes far beyond these important aspects.
In order to continue the momentum fostered by participants at the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is inviting Basin residents — those who attended the event and those who didn't — to review the summary reports and videos of the Symposium sessions, now available at www.cbt.org/2010symposium.
Two 30-year-old men were arrested under the Mental Health Act by Nelson Police Department officers in separate incidents in the city over the weekend.
One man was arrested in his home without incident on Feb. 25 and the other was arrested on Feb. 27 in the downtown core, said NPD Sgt. Dino Falcone.
"They were both transported to the Kootenay Lake Hospital where a physician admitted them to a psychiatric facility," he said.
In all, the Nelson Police Department handled nearly 50 calls for service since Friday, Feb. 25.
Riding a season high two game win streak, the Saints had no reason to hold back as they welcomed Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans to Nelson for their final two games of the season.
Knowing that at least one win would give the Selkirk men’s hockey team the highest point total in their BCIHL history, it was a matter of buckling down and conquering a team who had just recently beat Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Okanagan College, two of the top teams in the league.
Sunday night saw an armed robbery at the Mowhawk gas station on Columbia Avenue. Police were called at around 9:20 p.m.
As I write this, the Vancouver Canucks are in the number one spot in the National Hockey League (NHL). Canucks forward Daniel Sedin currently has the most points in the league, and his twin brother Henrik has the third most points (Henrik won the Hart Trophy for most points in the NHL last season).
The second game of the KIJHL Murdoch Division playoff series between Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels has forced the Selkirk Saints to re-schedule their weekend set with the Trinity Western Spartans in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action.
The two games are now set for the NDCC Arena Complex.
The teams kick off the two-game set Friday at 6:45 p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex.
However, Saturday's game, originally scheduled for the Castlegar Complex has now been shift to the NDCC Arena in Nelson at 8 p. m.