by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8:13am

The Spokane Braves gave the Rebels everything they had but, in the end, it's the Sunflower City franchise going on to the Murdoch Division Final.

Jeremy McNeil scored two third-period goals to spark the Rebels to a 4-2 victory over the Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Friday night in the Lilac City.

Castlegar wins the best-of-seven series 4-2 and now face the defending KIJHL champs from Beaver Valley in the Murdoch Final.

The series begins Monday in Fruitvale.

Recent News

Gas prices expected to take sharp jump say industry watchers

Remember when there was snow and $.99 gas? Well the snow is mostly gone and so will the cheaper gas. — The Nelson Daily file photo

We all realize now it was too good to remain for any length of time.

Gas prices across B.C are expected — in some places of the problem the increases have already started — to rise for some time according to industry watchers.

Patrick DeHaan said on the online forecaster website that consumers can “expect prices to rise sharply across the country here in the next week.”

Vehicle-vs-house MVA prompts police to public warning

Vehicle-vs-house MVA prompts police to public warning

A vehicle-versus-house MVA on Wednesday has prompted police to remind residents that the emergency brake is an important second precaution.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff said police got a call at 11:49 a.m. on Feb 25 to attend a motor vehicle accident in the 1000 block of 7 Avenue.

OP/ED: MP speaks to Bill C-51

OP/ED: MP speaks to Bill C-51

There has been a great deal in the news over the past few weeks about C-51, the government’s news Anti-Terrorism Act.  It is another one in a series of omnibus bills and contains 62 pages covering everything from expanding the mandate of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to allowing police to seize terrorist propaganda while making it easier to share information between government departments.

On the surface, it appears fairly clear: we are faced with a terrorist threat.  C-51 will make our country a safer place.

Regional News

A Fishy Columbia River Treaty Situation

A Fishy Columbia River Treaty Situation
Since 2005, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has researched and explored the natural and human history of the rivers of the upper Columbia River Basin. 

She speaks frequently at conferences and symposia throughout the Basin on the history of the Columbia River Treaty and its effects on Basin residents.  She has recently completed a manuscript titled A River Captured – history and hydro-electricity in the upper Columb

An Evening of Love Songs in Rossland

An Evening of Love Songs in Rossland

Noémi Kiss (soprano) & Rita Deane (classical guitar)

Saturday, March 7


Dam City Rollers, Killjoys

Season 6, Game 1:       Saturday, March 14, 2015

At Selkirk College, Castlegar

5PM:   Killjoys  vs. Dam City Rollers (REMATCH of 2014 Finals!) 

7PM:   Rossland Trail Roller Girls  vs.  Valley Brutality

Need we say more?  Come out to cheer the intrepid roller girls as they vie for derby dominance. 

Provincial & National

2015 season opens March 15 by making reservation at Discover Camping

Get ready for the camping season by make that all-important reservation beginning March 15. — Submitted photo

It's camping season . . . well, almost.

And for campers wanting that prime spot in BC provincial parks, be advised the reservation desk opens for business at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015.

There are two ways to make those reservations to frontcountry campsite in many provincial parks, up to three months in advance — on the Discover Camping website ( or calling 1-800-689-9025.

PharmaCare deal for seven drugs saves millions, ensures supply

Some drugs just got cheaper for BC residents.

B.C. residents will be getting the best possible price for seven important prescription medications while ensuring drug supply, out of PharmaCare’s open and fair price submission competition process.

Health Minister Terry Lake announced today that B.C.’s PharmaCare program, through its annual price submission process, has confirmed Accel Pharma, Ranbaxy Canada and Septa Pharmaceuticals will be sole suppliers to PharmaCare for seven generic drugs beginning April 1, 2015.

This sole supply arrangement will save PharmaCare more than $2 million a year.