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Nelson's Dryden Hunt traded to Toronto Maple Leafs

Dryden Hunt, who toiled in the Nelson Minor Hockey system, was traded Monday from Colorado to Toronto. — Photo courtesy Colorado Avalanche website

The whirlwind season for Dyden Hunt continues.

The Nelson Minor Hockey grad was traded Monday from the Colorado Avalanche to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Leafs acquired the Avs winger in exchange for forward Denis Malgin, 12 hours before the NHL’s holiday roster freeze.

Hunt moves on to his third team this season, after starting the year with the New York Rangers. Hunt was claimed by the Avs on Oct. 20.

The 6’3”, 193-pound Hunt brings a bit more size to the Leafs’ lineup, a physical element as well as a left shot.

Daily Dose — Mother-Daughter Fundraising Power Team Celebrate Landmark

Paige and her mother Andrea Purcell have reached $100,000 in fundraising to support children experiencing health issues and their families. — Submitted photos

Ever since surviving a brain tumour at age three, Paige Purcell has wanted to give back to other families going through challenging medical situations.

Paige and her mother Andrea have worked together for nearly a decade to meet their latest fundraising landmark: $100,000.

“Never in a million years did I think this is something that would happen,” Andrea Purcell told The Nelson Daily Daily Dose reporter Sarah Lord.

Balfour Golf Course superintendent earns provincial award

Larry Olson, seen here cruising the Balfour Course with his trusty companion, was recognized as the Syngenta Superintendent of the Year for 2022 during the BC Golf Course Superintendents Association awards earlier this month in Victoria. — Submitted photo

Larry Olson of the Balfour Golf Course was recent recognized by the BC Golf Course Superintendents Association.

Olson, born and raised in Kaslo, was acknowledged as the Syngenta Superintendent of the Year for 2022 during the BC Golf Course Superintendents Association awards ceremony earlier this month in Victoria.

Creston derby winner proves lightning strikes again and again

Three-time winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program trout derby,Allan Mather with a big catch during a fishing trek on Kootenay Lake. — Submitted photo

Allan Mather of Creston is now a three-time winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program trout derby, including last year’s grand prize boat and trailer. 

Mather fishes weekly with friends, two of whom have also won monthly derby prizes. But with the win for his November entry, this is Mather’s second prize of $1,000. 

“There’s a group of four of us that fish together, but I’ve been very lucky,” said Mather.  

UPDATED: Another temporary service interruption at Slocan Community Health Centre ER

The emergency department hours at Slocan Community Health Centre will be closed starting 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.

Interior Health is advising New Denver and area residents of another temporary changes to emergency department hours at Slocan Community Health Centre due to limited physician availability.

Interior Health said from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, emergency services will be unavailable and patients can access care at the Arrow Lakes Hospital at 97 1st Ave. NE, Nakusp.

Environment Canada issues Snowfall Warning for West Kootenay/Boundary

The Boundary region can expect 10cm while the West Kootenay should see upwards of 20cm.

West Kootenay/Boundary residents should be able to experience a White Christmas Day after Environment Canada issued another Snowfall Warning Tuesday for the region, with accumulations expected between 10cm — for Boundary — to 20cm — for West Kootenay/Kootenay Lake.

Environment Canada said heavy snow is expected Tuesday and into the evening for the West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake, East Kootenay, South Elk Valley, Grand Forks, Midway Christina Lake as well as Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

New Library Computer Lab at Selkirk College Spurs Learners to Dive Deeper

Selkirk College librarians Gregg Currie (left) and Sarah James (right) have been welcoming students to dive deeper into their studies in the new computer lab on the Castlegar Campus. Made possible through funding from Columbia Basin Trust, the lab provides both an important service and an opportunity to teach students the importance of information literacy.
In the age of multi-device information access at your fingertips, a freshly renovated computer lab at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus Library is urging students to explore the lifeblood of post-secondary learning.
Made possible with funds provided by Columbia Basin Trust through its ongoing support of enhancing student experience, the new $100,000 computer lab has added more work stations, the latest computer technology and a learning space that places emphasis on the role libraries play in higher education.

Fourth-Year Selkirk College Nursing Students Take Steps in Leadership

For their leadership project, fourth-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program students Taylor Ferguson (left) and Ziggy Cowan (right) created a resource guide for a sexual health education puppet show that is currently under development and slated to be brought into the public school system in the new year.

Pointing their acquired skills and knowledge towards leadership work on a wide range of community projects, fourth-year students in Selkirk College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program completed the fall semester with tangible outcomes for the health care sector.

Ghostriders grad Matthew Carr makes smooth transition from hockey to farming

Matthew Carr (far right) and staff have grown Linden Lane Farms into a successful business from their location in the Slocan Valley. — Submitted photos

The seed planted that grew Matthew Carr’s interest in farming vegetables happened by accident.

The former Fernie Ghostrider was in a Grade 11 biology class doing an experiment when he became really interested in how plants are bred, specifically how they can grow roots on stem tissue and vice versa. That led to him developing a little nursery garden centre with shrubs and ornamentals that he creates.

Grand Forks Credit Union members vote to join Gulf & Fraser

The "Yes" vote means the merger will be effective January 1, 2023.

In media release Wednesday, the staff, leadership, and Board of Directors announced that Grand Forks Credit Union (gfcu) members have voted in favour of a merger with Gulf & Fraser* that will take effect on January 1, 2023.

The media release said the merged credit union will better serve their collective membership, employees, and communities through scale and combined resources.

"This result guarantees a more robust credit union in the Boundary," said gfu Board Chair, Michael Strukoff.