Two prominent US Republicans, Newt Gingrich (former Speaker of the House) and Pat Nolan, (former Republican Leader of the California State Assembly) are saying that the American style “tough on crime” approach is not working.
They, along with other US Conservative leaders are spearheading the Right on Crime Campaign, a national movement urging states to make sensible and proven reforms to the criminal justice system by cutting prison costs and keeping the public safe.
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily
Nelsonites will have to wait a while longer for their big screen fix as the City has confirmed the partners in Nelson Cinemax have “breached” their agreement with the City and the theatre’s opening is now dubious.
Formal notice has been sent to the partners in Nelson Cinemax — the proposed new name for the Civic Theatre — indicating multiple breaches on their lease, said City manager Kevin Cormack, and it has been terminated.
The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team welcomed the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) to town for a pair of games this past weekend.
With both teams out of the playoff race and near even in the standings, the stage was set for a battle on all fronts.
A battle it was but from opposite perspectives and as UFV kept racking up penalty minutes, the Saints replied with goals….. and a lot of them.
By the time the dust settled the Saints pummeled the beleaguered squad from Fraser Valley 7-1, their biggest offensive output and most lopsided win to date.
Kootenay Ice forward Luke Bertolucci is tasting gold after helping Team B.C. to a 7-4 victory over Quebec in the final of Ice Hockey Friday at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax.
Bertolucci, from Montrose, scored the opening goal for the winners to help get the party started.
This is the first gold medal for Team B.C. using male U16 high performance players.
Team B.C. won the gold in 1979 with a team consisting of Junior B players.
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.
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.
Australian native, Owen Kiernan Rooney, disappeared six months ago today but his family and police are not giving up hope. We are once again asking for the public’s help in locating Owen. Efforts to date have garnered many tips, however, all plausible leads have now been exhausted.
Owen was last seen at the Grand Forks Hospital on Aug. 14, 2010 at approximately 8:00 p.m., sitting just outside the hospital on a picnic table. Owen left the hospital alone leaving behind all his belongings and has not been seen since.
Projects that enhance grasslands and rangelands will soon be able to apply for funding support from a new Grassland and Rangeland Enhancement Fund. Supported by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), the pilot program will be delivered by the Kootenay Livestock Association (KLA).
CBT’s contribution of $150,000 is the first year of a potential three-year commitment, pending an evaluation at the end of the first year.