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Mayor gets municipal participation in IPPs on table for UBCM

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Independent power projects could be on the purview of municipal government if a resolution proposed by Nelson’s mayor passes at the provincial level.

Mayor John Dooley urged the regional district board of directors Thursday to support a resolution to request the Province include local governments as an “equity partner” in clean, renewable energy projects in the future.

Selkirk initiates composting program

First-year Integrated Environmental Technology student and Compost Attendant, Sonja Seher, is currently being trained on the use of the Earth Tub at Selkirk College — Carrie Voysey photo.

Selkirk College has started a composting program at its Castlegar campus with the installation of a new Earth Tub.

According to the 2009 State of the Environment Report, produced by School of Renewable Resources chair Derek Marcoux, up to 2.9 tonnes of waste (generated yearly) at the college is compost which could potentially be diverted from landfills.

Basin residents encouraged to continue 'shaping our future together'

In order to continue the momentum fostered by participants at the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is inviting Basin residents — those who attended the event and those who didn't  — to review the summary reports and videos of the Symposium sessions, now available at www.cbt.org/2010symposium.

Two Nelson men arrested under Mental Health Act

Kootenay Lake Hospital

Two 30-year-old men were arrested under the Mental Health Act by Nelson Police Department officers in separate incidents in the city over the weekend.

One man was arrested in his home without incident on Feb. 25 and the other was arrested on Feb. 27 in the downtown core, said NPD Sgt. Dino Falcone.

"They were both transported to the Kootenay Lake Hospital where a physician admitted them to a psychiatric facility," he said.

In all, the Nelson Police Department handled nearly 50 calls for service since Friday, Feb. 25.

Saints finish season in thrilling fashion, earning three of four points from TWU

Riding a season high two game win streak, the Saints had no reason to hold back as they welcomed Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans to Nelson for their final two games of the season.

Knowing that at least one win would give the Selkirk men’s hockey team the highest point total in their BCIHL history, it was a matter of buckling down and conquering a team who had just recently beat Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Okanagan College, two of the top teams in the league.

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.

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