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Greater Vancouver ousts Kootenay Wild from playoffs

Greater Vancouver now meets Northern Capitals in the league final.

Despite finishing more than 20 points behind in regular season standings, the Kootenay Wild gave Greater Vancouver Comets everything they could handle before losing two straight in semi final action of the BC Hockey Female AAA League Playoffs.

The Comets squeaked out a pair of one-goal victories to sweep the Wild 2-0 in the best-of-three playoff this past weekend in Coquitlam.

The Coments opened with a 2-1 victory Friday as Jenn Gardiner scored the winner less than a minute into the third period.

RDCK activates Emergency Operations Centre — Deer Park Road Closed

Problems are starting to occur on area roads as snowmelt begins to overwhelm stream channels. — Photo courtesy BC Transportation

Heavy water flow forced the closure of the Deer Park Forestry Service Road northwest of Castlegar said the Regional District of Central Kootenay in a media release Tuesday.

The heavy water flow caused part of the road to slide into the lake at kilometre 7.2. The road has been deemed unsafe for travel by a geotechnical expert.  

 “We expect the road to be closed for at least the next couple of days,” said Andrew Bellerby, EOC Director and General Manager of Fire and Emergency Services.

RCMP target drivers in Distracted Driving, Occupant Restraint Campaign

Current stats for 2017 show a whopping 98 cell phone tickets have been handed out by police. — Photo courtesy RCMP

Almost 100 drivers in the West Kootenay still are not getting the message that cellphone distraction has a similar effect on driving as alcohol.

Sergeant Chad Badry of the RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services said in a media release Monday that during March West Kootenay Traffic and West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit have been working with Traffic Services across the province to conduct a month long campaign combating distracted driving and ensuring occupant restraint compliance.

Council makes amendments to Waste Management and Wildlife Attractant Bylaw

City has heard concerns from residents and will allow containers to be used to store garbage before pickup.

It was announced by the City of Nelson in a media release Monday that council met to review amendments to the Waste Management and Wildlife Attractant Bylaw that were first introduced on December 19, 2016.

KIJHL mourns loss of former star Brendan Burge

“We as an organization are so deeply affected by the passing of this young man and would like to pass on our condolences to his family, his beautiful daughter Bodene and his hockey family that spans far and wide,” the Rockies Facebook Post said.

The entire Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is morning the loss of a former player following a freak accident Friday in Kelowna.

Former Columbia Valley Rockies forward Brendan Burge has been identified on social media as the man who died tragically after falling from the fifth-floor balcony of a downtown Kelowna condo. 

“A very sad day for the KIJHL,” said a post Sunday on the Columbia Valley Rockies Facebook Page.

Nitros even Kootenay Conference series with 3-2 win over Nitehawks

Beaver Valley lost its first game of the playoffs Saturday, and now face a must-win situation on the road beginning Tuesday against Kimberley. — The Nelson Daily photo

After coasting through the Murdoch Division, winning eight straight, and the first game of the Kootenay Conference series, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks now face some adversity against the Kimberley Dynamiters.

The Nitros scored a much-needed road victory, edging the Hawks 3-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Conference Playoff action Saturday in Fruitvale.

The win evens the best-of-seven Kootenay Conference Final at 1-1 with Games three and four, Tuesday and Wednesday, in the Bavarian City.

Nelson police called after house party turns violent

NPD dealt with a missing vehicle, house party fight and a domestic incident at an residence in the Uphill district.

Nelson Police experienced a busy few days as officers responded to a calls of a missing vehicle, house party fight and domestic incident at an residence in the Uphill district said Sergeant Dino Falcone said in a media release Sunday.

House party turns violent

Nelson Police dispatch was alerted to a fight at a house party in Uphill early Saturday morning.

Falcone said the call came in at 3:30 a.m. (March 18) that a large fight was happening.

UPDATED: Mudslides slow traffic on Highways 3, 6, & 31

Highway 3 west of Creston is now open to single-lane traffic. — Photo courtesy WK District MOTI

DriveBC is now reporting a mudslide on Highway 6 south of New Denver Sunday afternoon.

Traffic has been reduced to single alternating with information that motorists can expect delays.

Mudslides slow traffic on Highways 3, 31

DriveBC reporting that Highway 3, 10 kilometers west of Creston, is now open to single lane alternating traffic following a mudslide Saturday.

The mudslide happened three kilometers west of Kootenay Pass east gate.

The deluge of precipitation during the past 48 hours also caused a mudslide 12 kilometers north of Coffee Creek Bridge.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs Award Winners

The Leaf award winners included, back row, L-R, Dale Howell, coach Mario DiBella, Devin Allen, Brent Headon, coach Sean Dooley and Zach Morey. Front, Sawyer Hunt, Sam Weber, Andy Fitzpatrick and Jack Karran. Missing from photo, Aigne McGeady-Bruce. — Photo courtesy Nelson Leafs Hockey Club

The Nelson Leafs culminated a very successful season on the ice with its annual awards banquet ceremony.

The Leafs finished the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League campaign strong, knocking off Castlegar Rebels before being ousted by Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the Leaf award winners with Team of the Week honours.

The winners included:

West Kootenay Fly Fishing Symposium goes this weekend

Pictured, L-R, John Jenner of Columbia Power, symposium organizer and West Kootenay Fly Fishing Club president, Rod Zavaduk and club vice-president, Steve Sandesky. — Submitted photo

Columbia Power is a sponsor of the 18th annual West Kootenay Fly Fishing Symposium taking place Saturday and Sunday (March 25-26), at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.

The event is free to the public and includes a variety of activities for young and old including casting demos, kids’ fly tying, a speaker series and displays including the Ministry of Environment’s mobile inspection and decontamination unit for invasive mussels.

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