February 2016

Selkirk College Saints Find Optimism in OT Loss

Selkirk College Saints forward Tyler Kerner tips a puck in front of the Trinity Western University goal in Friday night’s 3-2 overtime loss. The Saints return to action this Friday night when they take on the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. Puck drops at 7 p.m. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

Friday night’s British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) match-up between the Selkirk College Saints and the Trinity Western University Spartans took place at the end of January, but it had the intensity and emotion of a March playoff game.

New Youth Network to increase support to young people in the Basin

Adults and youth participating in the Community Directed Youth Funds program attended a conference-style event where they were inspired and educated to take action in their communities. The Trust’s support of youth will increase through the Basin Youth Network. —Photo courtesy CBT

Columbia Basin Trust is pleased to announce the formation of a Basin Youth Network.

Twenty Steps for a Healthier Heart

Twenty Steps for a Healthier Heart

1.   Eat a balanced breakfast every day with equal amounts of protein and carbohydrates in the form of veggies or fruit. This creates slow releasing calories to minimize weight gain and maximize your blood sugar regulation, which reduces stress to the heart

2.   Eat 3 meals per day and eliminate snacks between meals. This will require the body to go looking for extra storage calories, so, helps to maintain the proper weight.

COLUMN: From the Hill; Pipelines are a Hot Topic. An analysis.

MP Richard Cannings

Pipelines are a hot topic in Ottawa and across the country these days.  Last Wednesday the Liberals outlined their plans for a revised environmental assessment process for pipelines, and on Thursday the Conservatives put forward a motion asking the House to support the Energy East pipeline.

Swim or Gym Makes a Big Splash for Transit Users

 Tory Zaytsoff presents a January BC Transit pass to Deb Anderson, Customer Service Rep at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre and receives a wrist band to access the gym facility as part of the 'Swim or Gym’ program. — Bruce Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

Transit users do not, I repeat, do not toss out the January pass before reading this story.

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, Regional District of Central Kootenay, the City of Nelson and BC Transit are teaming up to help encourage active and healthy transportation and lifestyle choices with the ‘Swim or Gym’ program.
The ‘Swim or Gym’ program lets you use your expired monthly BC Transit pass, from any of the participating regions, as your one-time ticket to access free services at any number of fitness centres.

Foul play not suspected after man's body found in school field

Foul play not suspected after man's body found in school field

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 27-year-old Salmon Arm man after body was found on school grounds Monday morning, according to RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Moskaluk said police received a report early Monday morning of man laying in a high school field.

"On Feb. 1, 2016 at approximately 7 a.m., Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a report of a male down," he said. Police attended and found a deceased 27-year-old local male. 

"BC Coroner Service attended and subsequent investigation determined there was no indication of foul play."

Great Bear Rainforest Agreement Signed

An aerial view of part of the Great Bear Rainforest.  Photo Credit:  Garth Lenz

First Nations governments and the BC government, with the support of ForestEthics Solutions, Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC and five forestry companies, have announced the fulfilment of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements.

BC SPCA investigation leads charges against four-time offender from Winlaw

A brown and beige puppy was one of the animals seized last week by BC SPCA.

A Slocan Valley man has been charged with animal cruelty for the fourth time, following a BC SPCA seizure of 29 animals from a property near Winlaw on Thursday (January 28) the SPCA said Tuesday in a media release.

The release said crown counsel has charged Joao (John) Vieira with three counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada just days after a team of BC SPCA constables took Vieira’s animals into custody and presented their evidence to Crown.

R.C. Sherriff’s classic World War One drama Journey's End Friday in Nelson

Photo is of the cast of a recent production of Journey's End by the Swansea Theatre Company. — Submitted

TNT in Nelson presents an epic reading of R.C. Sherriff’s classic World War One dram, Journey's End, Friday at the former Nelson Daily News building on Baker Street.

Journey's End is performace by Quinn Baron, Eden Chisholm, Geoff Burns, Rob Andrew, Stephen Fowler, Don Thompson, Brian Deon, Cloud Edwards, Michael Calladine and Richard Rowberry.

Journey's End begins at 7:30 p.m. at 266 Baker Street in Nelson.

Admission is $12 at the door.

Syrian Refugee Family on the Way; Fundraising Concert

Tent shelters and snow: refugee camps in Ankara

The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees are getting ready to welcome a family of four Syrian refugees, parents and their two small children, to our area.  Thanks to the generosity of people in Rossland, Trail, Fruitvale and Castlegar, we have raised enough funds to begin the sponsorship of the Abdins, who are expected to arrive in a few weeks – and maybe even sooner.