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By Bob Hall on Tuesday Jan 07 2020

 It’s been a difficult stretch for the Selkirk College Saints, but as the Winter Semester gets rolling the team is focused on flipping their fortunes during the drive to the post-season.

The Saints opened 2020 with a weekend home series against the undefeated Trinity Western University Spartans where the powerhouse Langley-based team topped the Selkirk College squad 6-3 on Saturday night and 6-4 on Sunday afternoon to keep their British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) record unblemished at 11-0.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 06 2020

Weather in the month of December was dominated by a succession of Pacific frontal systems the Southeast Fire Weather Forecast Center said in its monthly synopsis.

The result, despite a lowering sun angle and less solar heating towards the winter solstice, made for a warm month temperature wise, with the coldest temperature occurring on the first day of December.

“The absence of any fresh push of Arctic air during the rest of the month was largely the reason for the mean monthly temperature being 2.3 degrees above average,” the synopsis said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 06 2020

It’s a grind for post-secondary students just to find ends meet with the high cost of school and housing.

Now more and more post-secondary students in the West Kootenay are having to join fellow undergrads at university or college in B.C., forced to use food banks to stay nourished.

Which is why the Selkirk College Student Union have decided to operate small food banks for students in both Nelson and Castlegar.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 06 2020

Environment Canada has ended its Snowfall Warning, but drivers can still expect hazardous winter conditions on Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

On its website, Environment Canada said a Pacific frontal system will track across southern B.C. today bringing heavy snow Tuesday and tonight giving 30 to 50 cm.

“Total accumulations near 70 cm is likely by Wednesday morning” Environment Canada said. “Snow will ease Wednesday morning as the system exits the province.”

By DriveSmartBC on Tuesday Dec 31 2019

Here's another complaint from the DriveSmartBC Inbox: "Please speak to the situation that I call the "Invisible White Lines" on our highways as soon as we get some rain and whilst driving in the dark. Night visibility in winter is terrible.

There are no reflectors on the highway edge like in Washington State. And don't let Highways tell you the lines are worn off by plowing as in the Okanagan we have had hardly any snow and there is no sand on the roads yet you can't see either the center line or the right side lines of the highways.

By Dan Kraus on Tuesday Dec 31 2019

It’s the time of year when communities are buzzing with holiday cheer, people begin to decorate their homes and consider getting a Christmas tree. If you’d like to prolong the holiday spirit and share the gift of giving with wildlife, then the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has a suggestion.

This year, instead of bringing your old Christmas tree to the curb, the not-for-profit, private land conservation group suggests putting it in your own backyard.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 30 2019

Environment Canada said another strong winter storm will impact the BC interior with snow beginning this Thursday evening.

“The approaching storm will give widespread snow into the interior this evening,” the Environment Canada said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 27 2019

Following a story in The Nelson Daily regarding changes to eye surgery or eyecare treatment once the local Nelson-based ophthalmologist retires, the City of Nelson issued a press release explaining how the municipality and Interior Health is working to ensure the city’s ophthalmology services are maintained.

Nelson’s only Ophthalmologist Dr. Neville Maytom plans to retire in February 2020.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 27 2019

In a media release Friday, Avalanche Canada is extending the Special Public Avalanche issued earlier this week and revising the regions involved.

Avalanche Canada said the warning will continue through the weekend but only for the Purcells and Kananaskis Country.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 23 2019

Dr. Phillip Malpass of Nelson was recognized at the BC Cancer Summit Awards Dinner held last month at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver.

Malpass, an internist / geriatrician and part of the Community Oncology Network at Kootenay Lake Hospital, received the Patient Care Champion Award as nominated by patients.

The BC Cancer Excellence Awards give us an opportunity to shine a light on some of the inspiring people and teams at BC Cancer.

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