On March 2, at roughly 11:13 a.m., Slocan Lake RCMP along with New Denver Fire Department responded to a single motor vehicle accident involving a loaded logging truck. The tractor and trailer was travelling south on Hwy 6 near Jacobs Road in New Denver. The preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle lost control when failing to negotiate a curve in the road which caused the tractor and trailer to end up on its side and the load of logs to come off the trailer. The logs rolled down the embankment causing damage to a BC Hydro power pole.
Ian Walgren did not let the bright lights of the National Special Olympics bother the Nelson speedskater.
Walgren captured not one, but, four medals in speedskating at Special Olympics Canada last week in Thunder Bay, Ont.
The Team BC skater captured gold in the Men’s 333-meter race, achieving a personal best of 28.47 seconds.
Scientists estimate that up to one million species may be at risk of extinction in the next few decades. Extinction and the loss of nature now rank up there with climate change as the biggest issues facing not just our environment, but our economy and society.
With the region’s parks having seen a significant increase in numbers in the last decade it has become ‘critical’ the regional district develop a strategic plan to manage them, says RDCK’s regional parks manager.
Cary Gaynor informed the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors that it was a necessary step to develop a regional parks and trails strategy,
“Without a shared knowledge of the work being done and clear expectations of priority projects, communities, the board and staff will be working ineffectively,” he wrote in his report.
The Nelson Leafs pulled out the brooms Tuesday night in Spokane, riding the 28-save performance of Tenzin Mint to shutout the Braves 3-0 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoffs at the Eagles Ice Arena.
The win gives the Leafs a 4-0 sweep in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi-Final and sets up a showdown with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.
The Hawks also powered their way into the next round by defeating the Castlegar Rebels in four games.
Beaver Valley dumped the Rebels 4-1 Tuesday night in Castlegar to complete the sweep.
The Nelson Leafs took a stranglehold on the Murdoch Division Semi Final with the Spokane Braves Monday night in the Lilac City.
Despite falling behind 2-1 and surrendering four power play goals, the Leafs were able to squeak out a 6-5 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory to grab a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Divisional Semi Final.
Three goals seven minutes apart to start the third period proved to be the difference.
Brandon Costa snapped a 3-3 tie, scoring for Nelson less than 30 seconds into the third period.
We’re talking about the little cabins, properly referred to as “day-use shelters,” in the Rossland Range Recreation Site, that we trek to after parking at Strawberry Pass. Cabins like the Lepsoe Basin Cabin, Sunspot, Eagle’s Nest, Chimo, Mosquito, Red Dog, Viewpoint, and Booty’s. People ski, snowshoe, hike or fat-bike to use them at all hours of the day and sometimes into the night. People have been known to arise before dawn and make their way to a cabin like Eagle’s Nest to watch the sunrise.
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves and wiser people so full of doubts.” – Bertrand Russell
Since 2007 my writing has focussed almost exclusively on our changing climate. Yet – like life – the concern remains a mystery. And, as the climate emergency intensifies – widening my view of this enigma – it creates more space for uncertainty.
By Darren Davidson, Davidson Communications & Media
They aren’t just fires and floods.
In fact, you’re more likely to experience a disaster from within. As a business owner you have to think about accidents, break-ins, power disruptions, data loss, cyber-attacks, environmental disasters and more.
That’s the aim of an upcoming workshop being offered by Community Futures Central Kootenay, focusing on something every entrepreneur should understand — Business Continuity Planning.
By Emanuel Sequeira, KIJHL Communications Manager
Jeff Dubois has been hired as the new Commissioner for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), the league announced today.
Dubois will succeed Larry Martel, who will continue in his duties through the conclusion of the 2020 Cyclone Taylor Cup in 100 Mile House. Dubois will take over the position on May 1, allowing for a smooth and successful transition into the position.