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By Letters to the editor on Friday Jan 06 2023
To The Editor:
The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society apologizes to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, all Nelson Leafs fans, hockey fans in general and all member clubs of the KIJHL for the on-ice events of Saturday, December 31, 2022.
 
As a proud member of the KIJHL the Nelson Leafs failed to abide by League principles to encourage participation in hockey in a manner so as to foster clean play and good sportsmanship.
 
As an organization the Nelson Leafs intend to ensure that our club is seen as a healthy,
By The Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Jan 06 2023

The fallout continues following a New Year’s Eve clash between the Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks that saw a line brawl take over the game at the start of the second period.

KIJHL commissioner Jeff Dubois said in a media release Friday that Leafs head coach Adam DiBella has been suspended for the remainder of the regular season as well as the 2023 league playoffs.

“Our investigation determined that the incident in Saturday’s game was instigated by the Leafs at Mr. DiBella’s direction,” said Dubois in the statement.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Jan 01 2023

A possible year-round farmers market is on the menu for the city’s Youth Centre as it laid out its plans for the new year recently.

The prospect of having a market throughout the winter was dangled by the Nelson and District Youth Centre’s (NDYC) new manager of youth and community programs, Terri Wilkinson, when she spoke to council Dec. 9.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Dec 31 2022

The code of conduct to which all regional district directors adhere could come under some scrutiny in the new year.

The newest model of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) board of directors moved earlier this month to direct its staff to begin a review of the Director’s Code of Conduct in accordance with the Community Charter requirements — to be brought back to the board in April.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Dec 29 2022

Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning (SPAW) for recreational backcountry users in the BC Interior.

This special warning is in effect immediately and will apply through the end of Monday, January 2.

The SPAW region includes most of BC's Columbia Mountains, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks, as well as the Northern Rockies.

The SPAW extends from the southern boundaries of the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy and Kokanee and Valhalla Provincial Parks to Williston Lake north of Pine Pass and Mackenzie.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Dec 29 2022

The Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to a report of a violent home invasion on Christmas Eve.

On Dec. 24, at 2:05 p.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report of a home invasion in which one man was shot with rubber bullets at a residence on the 700 block of Short Street in Trail.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Dec 28 2022

It may not be War of the Worlds, but the response to the invasion has been delivered.

The regional district has devised, deliberated and now delivered a new Regional Invasive Species Strategy to deal with invasive plants on Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK)-owned or leased properties.

Earlier this month the RDCK board of directors directed staff to enter into a sole-source agreement with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) for invasive plant management, up to a maximum cost of $48,230.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Dec 24 2022

Labour shortages have plagued West Kootenay Transit’s ability to deliver completely on all of its route commitments in the last two years, according to an RDCK staff report on the matter.

A report on the ongoing cancellations of trips in the West Kootenay Transit System — and the summary of efforts by BC Transit, NextGen and the RDCK to reduce the impact of those missed trips — was delivered Dec. 8 to the regional district board meeting.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Dec 23 2022

Nearly $2 million in provincial grant funding could be coming to the slopes of Whitewater Ski Resort for the completion of two major projects.

The resort — located 10 kilometres south of Nelson — partnered with the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) to apply to the B.C. Destination Development Fund, a program aimed at fostering resort destinations and building year-round visitor economies.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 22 2022

Nelson Cares said that cyber-security attack that removed more than $550,000 from one of the society’s bank accounts has had minimal impact on our front-line care.

“To date, the loss of funds has had minimal impact on our front-line care or any of the programming we deliver due to the use of internal reserve funds,” Nelson Cares Executive Director Jac Nobiss said in a media release Thursday.

“Our server system, client, funder, and donor information are completely protected,” Nobiss added.

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