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by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Feb 18 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports

The Nelson Leafs finally solved the voodoo curse inflicted on the Green and White by the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Colton Schell’s goal with just over three minutes remaining in the third period sparked the Leafs to a 5-3 victory over the Hawks in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoffs action Friday...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 18 2011

I was very pleased to read Alex Atamanenko’s letter in the Castlegar Source. Alex correctly identifies the need for the Ministry of Education to create a funding formula and community use directive to meet the educational and the community school usage needs in small B.C. communities. Instead of our local communities fighting with one another for the dwindling financial and physical...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Feb 18 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Continued provincial offloading of the future costs of healthcare capital projects could mean a significant rise in current property taxes for all West Kootenay residents, says one regional district director.

Area K (Arrow Lakes) director Paul Peterson said precedence is being set for the IHA to ask...

by Michael Wirischagin on Thursday Feb 17 2011
Self –proclaimed “bear dude” Allen Piche entered a not guilty plea this past Tuesday in Grand Forks Provincial Court, in relation to the possession of marijuana charges stemming from a raid on his property that uncovered a grow-op at Christina Lake last summer.
Piche’s other charge concerning the feeding of up to two dozen black bears was adjourned until March 22....
by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Feb 17 2011

Readers avidly following the story of 11-year-old Cole Hoodicoff, a Castlegar youngster who was paralyzed in a Jan. ski accident, will be pleased to hear that he’s continuing to progress, according to his Mom, Amy.

“He’s coming grocery shopping with me this afternoon and having dinner at the apartment with me tonight, and tomorrow he’s going to the Space Centre with his...
by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Feb 17 2011

 The City of Castlegar will be unveiling its proposed 2011 budget and five-year financial plan next week, at a regular meeting of council and then through a special open house.

The new budget, which includes a one-per-cent tax increase for commercial rate-payers and a three-per-cent hike for residents, will be brought forward for first and second readings at councils regular meeting...
by Alex Atamanenko on Thursday Feb 17 2011

Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid 

Dear Minister MacDiarmid,
As you are no doubt aware, there is a discussion in School District #20 about the possible closure of Rossland Secondary and Blueberry Community School.
This is taking place as a result of some very difficult budget considerations that...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

 Anyone who knows 10-year-old Grade 5 student Corbin Lew probably knows by now that he’s struggling.

Corbin, a Twin Rivers student along with his twin brother Chris, has been in the Vancouver Children’s Hospital since Jan. 14, and was diagnosed, this Friday, with a brain cancer, or lymphoma. (Chris is healthy and strong, providing emotional support along with his parents...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

 Pop by City Hall Thursday and you’ll see a distressing lack of fashion sense … but don’t worry, it’s for a cause.

Tomorrow is the city’s Tacky Sweater Day, when they lower the thermostat at City Hall by three degrees for a small but symbolic nod to environmental conservation.
Kevin Chernoff, city councillor and chair of the city’s green committee,...
by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Kootenay Ice forward Luke Bertolucci is bound for gold Friday at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax.

Bertolucci and Team B.C. Company knocked off Team Ontario 5-2 Thursday in one semi final. The win avenged an earlier 5-1 round robin loss to Ontario.

Team B.C. meets Team Alberta which defeated Quebec 5-4 in overtime.



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