GF man dies in crash near Kelowna

GF man dies in crash near Kelowna

A Grand Forks man, Jeffrey James McNeil (46), has been identified as the victim of a motorcycle accident near Kelowna, (Friday) September 12. 

McNeil, was riding southbound on Highway 33 near Kelowna when he lost control of his motorcycle. 

According to the BC Coroner's Service, emergency personnel responded and he was taken to Kelowna General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Local cop gets warm welcome home after Cops for Kids ride

Local cop gets warm welcome home after Cops for Kids ride

He spent all summer training and fundraising, and then another 11 days on the road cycling for local children.  Castlegar RCMP Const. Rob Gardner returned Sunday from their 10 day, 1,000-km cycling journey across South Eastern B.C.

Open fires remain banned within Southeast Fire Centre

To prevent human-caused wildfires, the open fire ban continues.

Southeast Fire Centre sent out a media release Monday saying the ban on open fires is continuing to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

The Southeast Fire Centre said the prohibition will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

Specifically, prohibited activities include:

Border Bruins Win Two of Three on Opening Weekend

Border Bruins' Max Newton

It was billed as the return of the ice age as the Grand Forks junior hockey team launched their new season on the weekend with three games at home.

For the fans it was one of the most entertaining weekends in a long time; if this is an indication of things to come we are in for some exciting hockey during this 2014-15 season.

BC Senior Games gets new brand and new president in Nelson's Wayne Naka

The BC Senior Games, where some events including the cycling event were hosted in Nelson in 2011 as part of the West Kootenay Senior Games, have been rebranded. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Nelson native Wayne Naka was officially named the new president of the B.C. Senior Games during the recent competition held this past week in Langley.

And with the new president comes a new games as BC Seniors Games Society officially rebranded its annual multi-sport event as the 55+ BC Games starting in 2015 with the North Vancouver Games.

“The new 55+ BC Games will strive to maintain its leadership as the premier multi-sport event and become widely recognized among all 55+ British Columbians as being friendly, welcoming, supportive and transformative,” Naka said in a press release Sunday.

West Kelowna ski hill will not open for upcoming season

West Kelowna ski hill will not open for upcoming season

Regardless of weather winter arrives with or without an abundance of snow, skiers who frequent Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in West Kelowna will not enjoy any skiiing.

The resort announced Saturday morning on Facebook operations will not happen for the 2014/15 season.

"Thank you all for patiently waiting for an update from us. I'm sad to announce that the mountain will not be in operation for the upcoming 2014-2015 winter season," the Facebook post read.

West Kootenay Toy Run once again a huge success

Photo caption: Rob Hiscox of Blewett receives the keys for the new 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide from West Kootenay Toy Run president Geoff Tellier as winner of the grand prize in the Toy Run Bike Raffle. — Submitted photo

Rob Hiscox of Blewett was one happy ticket holder when his name was called as the winner of the 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide during the West Kootenay Toy Run celebration.

Hiscox bought the winning ticket at Taghum Shell.

Joey Bella of Trail won $1000 second prize while Sherry Chrastensen of Genelle took home the $500 third place prize.

Winners of $100 were Gerry Woodhouse of Rossland, former Mayor Bill Trewhella of  Warfield, Allan Jmayoff of Christina Lake, Clint Johre of Trail and Tim Okeefe of Castlegar.

A March to Change Everything

A March to Change Everything

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”                      – Margaret Mead

Citizens are persons owing allegiance to and entitled to the protection of a sovereign state.

City of Nelson partners with neighbouring communities to provide accounting and budgetary planning assistance

The new Central Kootenay team includes, back row, L-R, Marla Olson, Lynda Lafleur, Nelson CFO Colin McClure and Nelson Mayor John Dooley, Trish Dehnel (Slocan), Melisa Miles (Silverton), Nicole Laframboise (Slocan/Silverton). Front, Kandy Schroeder (Salmo), Salmo Mayor Ann Henderson, Gioconda Gordon (Nelson), Jeanette McCarvill (Nelson), Silverton Mayor Kathy Provan, Slocan Mayor Madeleine Perriere and Michelle Gordon (Slocan). — Submitted photo

In an effort to support neighbouring municipalities tackle increasing public sector accounting requirements, the City of Nelson has struck an innovative set of arrangements with three Central Kootenay Regional District villages.
The Villages of Salmo, Slocan and Silverton have entered into individual agreements with the City.

KidSport BC receives $400,000 B.C. government grant

KidSport BC receives $400,000 B.C. government grant

KidSport BC hit a home run as the provincial government gave a $400,000 B.C. government grant to ensure all children in British Columbia have the opportunity to participate in sport, announced Burnaby North MLA Richard T. Lee on behalf of Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Established in 1993, KidSport BC is a non-profit organization that helps kids 18 and under to participate in sport.

The program enables children and youth to participate in a sport of their choice through confidential financial assistance.

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