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Driver lucky to be okay after logging truck overturns

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.

Nelson's Ian Walgren wins four medals at Special Olympics Canada

Ian Walgren of Nelson stands on top of the podium after receiving his gold medal from winning the Men’s 333-meter race. — Submitted photo

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.

Op/Ed: We need to roll up our sleeves and protect Canadian wildlife

Like many birds of prey, bald eagle numbers were plummeting in the 1950s and 60s because of the pesticide DDT and indiscriminate shooting. — Photo courtesy Jocelyn Wood

Strategy for regional parks sought with increase in natural playgrounds

High on the list is the acquisition of land near popular summer attraction of Taghum Beach, currently owned by Teck. — The Nelson Daily photo

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.

Leafs Sweep Into Murdoch Finals, face Beaver Valley Nitehawks

Captain David Sanchez and the Nelson Leafs are moving on in the KIJHL Playoffs, advancing to the Murdoch Final after sweeping the Spokane Braves Tuesday night in the Lilac City.

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.

Leafs rally to take commanding lead in Murdoch Semi against Spokane

Nelson Leafs found a way to grab a win in Spokane Monday night.

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.

Editorial: Why aren't overnight stays allowed at those little cabins?

Booty's Cabin; photo taken fall 2019 by Sara Golling

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.

Greening Up — Whatever Comes Next

As Roger Waters sings on the Pink Floyd song from the album Dark Side of the Moon: “Breathe, breathe in the air, don’t be afraid to care.”

“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.

Community Futures offers Business Continuity course for entrepreneurs aiming to survive, even thrive, after natural disaster, crime or worse

Preparedness is key — Nelson Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management Director Len McCharles and Community Economic Development Coordinator Lisa Cannady say Nelson and area businesses of all sorts should take part in next month’s Community Future’s BusinessContinuity Planning Workshops, March 9 & 10, from 5-8 p.m. — Submitted photo

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. 

KIJHL announces Jeff Dubois as new Commissioner

Former Selkirk Saints head coach Jeff Dubois will take over from acting Commissioner Larry Martel May 1. — Submitted photo

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.