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Urgent Message: Saints move weekend series to NDCC Arena


The second game of the KIJHL Murdoch Division playoff series  between Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels has forced the Selkirk Saints to re-schedule their weekend set with the Trinity Western Spartans in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action.

The two games are now set for the NDCC Arena Complex.

The teams kick off the two-game set Friday at 6:45 p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

However, Saturday's game, originally scheduled for the Castlegar Complex has now been shift to the NDCC Arena in Nelson at 8 p. m.
 

ATAMANENKO: The U.S. Right on crime campaign

Two prominent US Republicans, Newt Gingrich (former Speaker of the House) and Pat Nolan, (former Republican Leader of the California State Assembly) are saying that the American style “tough on crime” approach is not working. 

 

They, along with other US Conservative leaders are spearheading the Right on Crime Campaign, a national movement urging states to make sensible and proven reforms to the criminal justice system by cutting prison costs and keeping the public safe.

Saints finally find offensive stride in blowout win over UFV…

The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team welcomed the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) to town for a pair of games this past weekend.

With both teams out of the playoff race and near even in the standings, the stage was set for a battle on all fronts. 

A battle it was but from opposite perspectives and as UFV kept racking up penalty minutes, the Saints replied with goals….. and a lot of them.

By the time the dust settled the Saints pummeled the beleaguered squad from Fraser Valley  7-1, their biggest offensive output and most lopsided win to date.

Travelling documentary festival arrives next week

More and more people are questioning modern society, our relationship to the land, as well as the impact that globalization and large corporate entities are having on culture, human welfare and the environment. Film makers around the world take the time to document these important social issues to create opportunities to learn more about them.

COMMENT: The West Kootenay's Incredible Shrinking Labour Force

Over the last couple of weeks I have heard several comments about a “mini boom” that will result from development projects such as the Waneta Dam, the expansion at Firebird Technologies in Trail, the new casino in Castlegar and some recovery in the forestry sector. Based on B.C. Stats data, we may have a long way to go before we get to a “boom.”

Cash comes in but furnishings still a need for Kerr residents

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Over $70,000 has been raised from the community to support the former residents of the Kerr Apartment Building which burned last month, says the chair of the Unmet Needs Committee.

This includes money raised by the Selkirk College Students Union for students living in the Kerr and donations of funds to Our Daily Bread, said Allison Alder.

Rousseau, Nasser and the Egyptian revolution

 In watching the live streaming coverage of the Egyptian revolution on Aljazeera I am awe-struck by the incredible humanity of what is unfolding in that country. I imagine Jean Jacques Rousseau wandering amongst the throngs of people and being equally amazed and delighted. For the character of this uprising, this outpouring of frustration and joy, of kindness and determination, of compassion and hope and community is more Rousseau than it is Mohammed or Marx.

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