Backcountry enthusiasts will now have access to better information for evaluating snow conditions and assessing avalanche risks, thanks to new avalanche awareness signage around the province.
Avalanche awareness signs targeting mountain snowmobilers have been posted at 23 key highway locations and most of the 85 managed snowmobile areas in the province. These signs advise sledders they are entering avalanche territory and provide a telephone number and website address that gives up-to-date local avalanche conditions.
Selkirk College has officially counted the Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) in with its donation of $6,000 towards the revitalization campaign for Studio 80 at Tenth Street campus in Nelson.
In November 2010, Selkirk College launched the “Count Me In” campaign to raise $150,000 for the revitalization of the Contemporary Music and Technology students’ performance and rehearsal studio (Studio 80). The funds will enable the college to replace the existing 80 well-worn seats with 104 new seats and to buy and install new lighting and sound equipment.
Three fundraisers are now scheduled to help the family of a local 11-year-old boy who was gravely injured in a skiing accident early this year.
The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team started the New Year with a trip to the coast Jan 7, 8 for a pair of games versus Simon Fraser University and Trinity Western University.
In Friday’s game versus the power house SFU Clan, the Saints found themselves in tough after an eight hour bus ride and more than a month long break between semesters. Adding to the challenge was the fact they were traveling with a shortened bench as defencemen Josh Mace (Nelson) and Devin Kerckhof (Edmonton)and forward Caleb Georgetti (Nelson) could not make the trip.
Donations collected for apartment fire victims
AM Ford – 2795 Highway Drive, Trail; until Monday, Jan. 10
AM Ford is asking for the public’s help in collecting donations for residents displaced by last week's fire at Kerr Apartments in Nelson.
After being approached by Terasen Gas, the dealership realized the importance of joining in the relief efforts.
The dealership began collecting items on Thursday and the showroom quickly filled up. By Friday afternoon, enough donations had already amassed to fill three truckloads.
Conditions are prime for avalanches as a snowstorm and high winds hit the Kootenay and Boundary regions over the next two days. Following the storm sunshine and cooler temperatures will be luring everyone into the back country on the weekend, but James Floyer, public forecaster with the Canadian Avalanche Centre, says that caution is critical.
By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily
Is this rumour true or just another Nelson Becker April Fool’s prank to create a buzz?
Unfortunately, this is not a prank and The Express will publish for the final time on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 after 22 years of operation.
“It’s basically an economic situation,” Express publisher/owner Becker told The Nelson Daily Wednesday from his Heritage City home. “Right now I don’t have enough advertisers to make it feasible to continue publishing the paper.”