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Extinction Rebellion West Kootenay Youth leaders protest old growth logging

The protest, which started in front of the office of Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson, marched through downtown Nelson expressing concerns over over old growth logging. — Submitted photo

Extinction Rebellion West Kootenay once again expressed its concerns over old growth logging, targeting the office of Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson.

Saturday a collection of Kootenay residents fed up with the NDP’s “talk and log” policy congregated in front of MLA Anderson's office.

The group, which has also protested at the office in Castlegar of Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resoures Operation and Rural Development, expressed powerful sentiments, as many protesters have been demanding the same changes for months, some years, some decades.

KIJHL announces all players, bench staff, on-ice officials to be fully vaccinated prior to start season

KIJHL commissioner Jeff Dubois said the decision to institute a COVID-19 vaccination policy was made with the goal of providing the safest and most healthy environment.

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) announced Monday in a media release its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that will require all players, bench staff and on-ice officials to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of the league's 2021/22 regular season on October 1st.

The release said the policy also requires that all players, bench staff members and on-ice officials have received their first dose of the vaccine prior to any participation in a KIJHL training camp or any other on or off-ice team-based activity, effective immediately.

Smoke from fires south of border impact Boundary Region

The lightning caused Nine Mine Fire is located 4.5 miles south/southeast from Laurier, WA. — Submitted photo

Three wildfires burning south of the United States border may be visible from communities in the Southeast Fire Centre including Grand Forks, Midway, Rock Creek and surrounding areas.

Winds in northeast Washington state where these fires are burning are pushing the fires south, away from the border. There is no threat to Canadian communities or values from these fires at present.

Heavy smoke in the Southeast Fire Centre continues to flow in from the B.C. Interior.

As of Friday, August 13, 2021, the status of these Washington wildfires is as follows:

Heat, drought, smoke and COVID-19 create flurry to Nelson’s solar plexus

Another heat wave has lit into the West Kootenay combined with stage five drought conditions to make wildfires and their inherent smoke worse for the Southeast Fire Centre — Wikimedia

A quadruple threat has beset the region as problems from the continued heat, smoke from forest fires, COVID-19 and drought are on the rise.

Another heat wave has lit into the West Kootenay — after a brief respite on the weekend with some rain and cooler weather — combined with stage five drought conditions to make wildfires and their inherent smoke worse for the Southeast Fire Centre.

RCMP investigating after house targeted in drive-by shooting in Nelson

RCMP responded to a call just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, of a report of possible shots fired in the 1400 Block of Ash Street in Nelson.

RCMP confirm officers are investigating a drive-by shooting during the early hours of Saturday, August 7 in the Mountain Station area of Nelson.

RCMP said in a media release just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, the Nelson RCMP were contacted after receiving a report of possible shots fired in the 1400 Block of Ash Street in Nelson.

“Frontline RCMP officers immediately attended with assistance from the Nelson City Police Department to the 1400 block of Ash St and found that multiple shots had been fired and a residence had been struck numerous time,” the RCMP media release said.

Youth Centre latest facility reporting positive COVID-19 case

The Nelson and District Youth Centre (NDYC) is the next Nelson place to report a COVID-19 case after youth centre staff received a positive case confirmation from one of its patrons late Wednesday — City of Nelson photo.

The flames of the COVID-19 wave have been fanned further in the city as another Nelson institution has reported a positive case.

The Nelson and District Youth Centre (NDYC) is the next Nelson place to report a COVID-19 case after youth centre staff received a positive case confirmation from one of its patrons late Wednesday.

The person who tested positive attended the day camp on Friday, Aug. 6 (only the one camp day), noted a press release from the city.

Proposal for Lakeside basketball courts bounced through City Hall

The Nelson Hoops Association presented the Lakeside Park outdoor basketball court re-development proposal to council recently to build on the bocce site with the idea of constructing three courts on the site, including one full-sized — NHA illustration.

 

With no proper full sized or level outside basketball court available in the city a grass-roots basketball organization has turned to the bocce lanes at Lakeside to build their hoop dreams.

The Nelson Hoops Association presented the Lakeside Park outdoor basketball court re-development proposal to council recently to build on the bocce site — currently occupied by the Nelson Italian-Canadian Society — with the idea of constructing three courts on the site, including one full-sized.

Interior Health heat warning reminders

Interior Health warns that excessive heat exposure can lead to weakness, disorientation and exhaustion. In severe cases, it can also lead to heat stroke, also known as sunstroke.

Interior Health is advising the public as heat continues to build in the Interior, rising temperatures will increase the potential for heat-related illnesses.

To review current weather advisories, including heat alerts, from Environment Canada, please visit https://weather.gc.ca/mainmenu/alert_menu_e.html

Greening Up — If All Else Fails

The science does say that if we act quickly we can start to reduce impact on the planet and adapt to what is coming. – Alastair McIntosh

“It is into the yawning gap between the urgent response scientists say is needed and the timid measures governments are willing to take that geoengineering has stepped.” – Clive Hamilton

Talk about a diverse range of opinions.

KIJHL partners with InStat Hockey for 2021-2022 season

InStat is used by league and federation offices, coaches, scouts and management as a data and communication tool assisting in coaching processes, player development, statistical analysis and video scouting.

In a media release Tuesday, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) said the league has come to an official partnership agreement with InStat Hockey for the 2021-22 hockey season.

InStat is used by league and federation offices, coaches, scouts and management as a data and communication tool assisting in coaching processes, player development, statistical analysis and video scouting.

At the team level, coaches and players can receive detailed game-by-game analytical reports, player shifts, and emailed web links all corresponding to data-specific video. 

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