Kootenay rinks remain in hunt at 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships

Kootenay rinks remain in hunt at 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships

Two teams with Kootenay connections remain in the hunt for the playoff round at the 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships in Salmon Arm.

Defending champion Bob Ursel of Kelowna, with Rob Koffski at the helm, and Gerry Kent of Cranbrook are currently in third and fifth, respectively, in tournament standings following Draw 8.

Koffski, with third Dave Stephenson of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson, suffered their first loss Thursday, losing 8-5 to Wes Craig of Victoria to fall to 4-1.

Nelson firefighters perform rope rescue near Mountain Lake Seniors Home

Nelson Fire Rescue firefighters carry the injured woman to safety following a fall down a steep bank Thursday afternoon near Mountain Lakes. — Photo courtesy Nelson Fire Rescue

Nelson Fire Rescue was called to perform a rope rescue near Mountain Lake Seniors Home on 11th Street in Fairview after an elderly woman fell down a steep bank Thursday afternoon.

Assistant Chief Michael Daloise said in a media release dispatch was contacted shortly after 2 p.m. that a woman had fallen approximately 40 feet down a bank.

Street Outreach pilot program reaches out to council in first report

One Nelson City councilor had hoped for Outreach pilot project would have dealt more of the problems happening in the downtown core.

Although the initial work of the Downtown Nelson Street Outreach pilot project has been deemed an unqualified success, the aim of the project from a council perspective has not hit the mark yet, says one city councilor.

Michael Dailly told the project’s manager, Lynda Dechief, that the point of the Street Outreach project was to deal with aggressive panhandling, yet there are still problems such as some people affecting and impeding downtown businesses and people smoking in no smoking areas, to name a few, he said.

Letter: Would taxpayers approve?

Letter: Would taxpayers approve?

To The Editor:

The issue of problems with the quality of care in senior facilities has been widely reported in the last year which has been confirmed by the Senior Advocates Reports.

As a result of these reports, the citizens of BC have been expecting some news of improvements concerning staffing levels, enforcement procedures and enhanced training.

Boater wants more than study on Taghum-Blewett boat launch

 The Fisherman Pit boat launch was the last spot the public could access Kootenay River near Taghum-Blewett. But that was three summers ago when Teck closed the area and still no boat launch. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Local boaters are wondering if doubling the amount of money to study a new location for a boat launch on the Kootenay River is actually going to result in anything getting done.

The Regional District of the Central Kootenay’s board voted last week to spend $20,000 for a study into the feasibility and location of a new boat launch on the river near Taghum.

 “For safety and to help preserve a way a life, the area needs one,” says Ramona Faust, the director for Area E. “This is a necessary thing.”

Nursing students' Rice and Bean Dinner Friday to showcase Guatemalan efforts

Back row:  Left to right – Katy Camilleri, Shannon McRory, Paige Cook, Maia Kilby, Dustin Portz                Front row:  Left to right – Mary Ann Morris (Instructor), Chandrima Lavoie, Ali Munro, Hannah Bilodeau.

Friday night will give residents an opportunity to eat a fabulous meal, help in an excellent cause, and enjoy fascinating stories of our own young people working in a vastly different culture – in short, it's once again time for the Selkirk nursing students' Rice and Beans Dinner.

There's still time for Leafs to right the ship

It's now or never for the Nelson Leafs.

Things have not really gone according to Hoyle this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Nelson Leafs.

However, there’s nothing like a strong playoff run to erase some of those bad memories that materialized from the regular season.

The Leafs gave the fans a brief taste of optimism when the Green and White snapped a late-season losing skid by capturing the final three games to secure third place in KIJHL’s Murdoch Division.

Local Police Promote Bully Free Environment

Members of Nelson Police Department and RCMP are all in on Pink Shirt Day. From left, RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor, NPD Cst. Brian Weber, NPD Cst. Lisa Schmidtke and NPD Chief Constable Paul Burkart. — Submitted photo

Pink Shirt Day, organized by David Shepherd and Travis Price of Berwick, Nova Scotia, began in 2007 when the pair bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after boy in Grade 9, Jadrien Cota was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school.

MLA Mungall disappointed by Christy Clark’s 'Forget Everything' budget

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall said Chrisy Clark made life worse for families.

It's 10 weeks until the next BC Election in May, and the NDP believe they've been handed a gift to use against the Liberals after Finance Minister Michael de Jong tabled a balanced budget Tuesday in the BC legislature.

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall said the opposition party has dubbed Tuesday's financial plan as Christy Clark’s “Forget Everything” budget.

“These are shaky election promises not economic policies,” said Mungall in a media release Wednesday.

CBT puts new economic development plan into action

(From left) Local entrepreneur Brian Fry discusses his plan for an innovation centre with Columbia Basin Trust’s Tim O’Doherty, Senior Manager, Investments, and Jon Exley, Manager, Assessment and Development.

Columbia Basin Trust has a vision for economic growth and is putting a new plan into action. The Trust is purchasing a commercial building in the Waneta Industrial Park near Trail and working with a local tech industry entrepreneur to fill the facility with new jobs and new opportunities in what it sees as a model for future projects.

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