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SD 20 track meet cancelled; parent-based alternate event on tap

SD 20 track meet cancelled; parent-based alternate event on tap

The School District 20 annual elementary track and field meet has become the latest casualty of ongoing strife between the province and its teachers, as day two of rotating job action in the district unfolds.

The following letter was issued to local parents yesterday by SD 20 Superintendent Greg Luterbach:

Dear Parents,

Derby derring-do delights at the Cominco Arena this weekend

Derby derring-do delights at the Cominco Arena this weekend

For those of you that don’t know, Trail BC maintains the quaint tradition of the Miss Trail pageant – but MISS TRIAL is not that pageant, and will be far from quaint.

Oil Kings, Montrose star Bertolucci claim Memorial Cup

Former Kootenay Ice star Luke Bertolucci added a Memorial Cup to his career highlights Sunday.

Matt Hughes picked as man to lead Leafs

Matt Hughes picked as man to lead Leafs

Matt Hughes formerly of Kamloops is the new skipper of the Good Ship Leafs.

Hughes was officially welcomed to the position today by Nelson interim society president Larry Martel.

"All his references spoke very highly of Matt and said we would be foolish not to hire him as coach," Martel told The Nelson Daily.

Hughes, originally from Kamloops, comes to the Heritage City franchise from the Okanagan Hockey School.

Peninsula Panthers forward Alex Milligan commits to Selkirk College

Peninsula Panthers forward Alex Milligan commits to Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program is pleased to announce a playing commitment from forward Alex Milligan (Shawnigan Lake, B.C.) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

Chiller at Pioneer broken - rec commission to recommend $120,000 for new one

Chiller at Pioneer broken - rec commission to recommend $120,000 for new one

The refrigeration system chiller at the Pioneer Arena in Castlegar has failed which means the community has lost one ice surface temporarily.

The recreation commission will recommend to the RDCK Board at its May 15th meeting to replace the chiller at the Pioneer Arena in 2014 at an approximate cost of $120,000. The new chiller could be used at the Community Complex in the future.

Kootenay Mountaineering Club celebrates 50th anniversary

Two members of the Kootenay Mountaineering Club share a photo op in what is some of the most beautiful country in the world. — Photo courtesy Kootenay Mountaineering Club

The Kootenay Mountaineering Club celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014.

The KMC existed as a section of the Alpine Club of Canada for its first five years, but went its own way when it could not or would not persuade sufficient numbers to sign up with the ACC.

Today, the KMC numbers over 300 members and schedules more than 100 outdoor trips and activities every year. Its membership resides primarily in the West Kootenays with most members residing within the Rossland-Trail-Castlegar-Nelson corridor.