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EDITORIAL: My insidious wardrobe

synthetic fleece, and nore fleece -- fleece is everywhere, even in the fish we eat

What next?  It seems that everything we do is an environmental problem.  Triclosan in "anti-bacterial" soaps and toothpastes and so on just contributed to developing antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and was bad for people who used the products, too.  Microbeads in toothpaste and various cosmetics built up astonishing levels of micro-bead plastic pollution in waterways, oceans and marine life, including our food.  Fossil fuels that get us and our products around so effortlessly are disrupting our climate, apparently uncontrollably.  Other oil industry products such as plastic nets, bags and other trash, and fertilizers used to excess, are building up in the oceans and fresh-water sources with deadly results.  NOW what?

Dealing with annoying aches and pains

Dr. Brenda Gill.  Photo by Larry Doell

 Often we experience aches and pains that don’t send us to the doctor or keep us from working, but may take us to the pharmacy for medication or drain our energy.  Chronic achiness anywhere requires the body to dedicate time, nutrients and energy to repair whatever is creating the soreness. Readily accessible supplements or home remedies can help relieve the symptoms quickly. Here are some simple tools to treat minor problems.

Nelson SAR kept busy with three callouts in as many days

Nelson SAR used a helicopter to assist in the rescue of some missing outdoor enthusiasts during the past few days. — Photo courtesy Nelson SAR

Nelson Search and Rescue members were kept busy the past few days with three calls since Sunday.

The influx started Sunday (February 26) morning at 1:20 a.m. when NSAR were paged to assist South Columbia colleagues after two snowmobilers were reported overdue following a trip into the backcountry in the Bombi Summit south of Castlegar Saturday.

Better kids with the natural world? Come to the discussion.

Unstructured outdoor play

Parents and prospective parents who are looking for ideas about how to raise a healthier (in every way) young person, here's a source:  show up at the Gold Rush Bookstore -- 2063 Washington Street in Rossland -- on March 9, at 7:00 pm and particpate in a discussion until 8:30 pm.

A Fun Fundraiser for the Emergency Department

A Fun Fundraiser for the Emergency Department

Have you ever been to the Emergency Department at the hospital in Trail?

Please join Johnny P. Johnson and his great group of local Trail and area musicians in support of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital & Health Foundation to fundraise for the KBRH Emergency Department on April 1st at the Bailey Theatre in Trail.  

With the launch of his new album Until You Get There, Johnny would like to acknowledge the importance of the KBRH Emergency Room. Improvements to the Emergency Department will positively impact everyone in the region.

Make Valuable Connections at Selkirk College Career & Education Fair

Selkirk College hosts its annual Career & Education Fair at the Castlegar Campus on March 7 from 11 to 4 p.m. Come learn about jobs available now in our region and find out more about programs and services available at Selkirk College.

Rewarding education and employment are just around the corner. The Selkirk College Career & Education Fair brings students and community members together with employers and post-secondary programs that will help them along the pathway to success.

The annual event takes place Tuesday, March 7 on the Castlegar Campus and features more than 60 exhibitors. All the resources needed to plan for a future career will be in one space with face-to-face networking a key component.

Selkirk College Saints Capture Third Straight Win

Selkirk College Saints captain Tyler Kerner helped pace his team to a pair of 4-3 victories over the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre this past weekend. The Saints will play their last home game of the BCIHL season this coming Friday night at 7 p.m. against the Eastern Washington University Eagles.

If the Selkirk College Saints are successful in capturing their fifth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title, this season they will need to do it on the road.

The four-time defending league champions won both weekend games against the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre, but struggles earlier this semester have entrenched the Saints in third place.

West Kootenay curlers come up short at BC Seniors Championships

Three members of last year's BC Champion rink, from left, lead Fred Thomson of Nelson, third Stephenson of Kelowna and second Don Freschi, lost out in the final of the  2017 BC Senior Men’s Curling Championships Sunday in Salmon Arm. — Photo courtesy Facebook

The phrase, “Three Strikes You're Out” is generally association with the game of baseball.

However, Sunday in Salmon Arm, the phrase took on a whole new meaning for the Rob Koffski rink of Kelowna.

The rink whiffed on the final chance at capturing the 2017 BC Senior Men’s Curling Championships, losing 8-4 to Craig Lepine Langley.

Lepine, third Stan Walker, second Craig McLeod and lead Mike Pelech, advance to the Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships next month in Fredericton, NB.

Another good reason to avoid sugar

Another good reason to avoid sugar

We all know, now (don't we?) that sugar is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic, and that sugar is more to blame than  fat in heart disease. We know that sugar causes cavities in our teeth, and that excessive sugar consumption is linked with diabetes.  But here's another reason to avoid sugar:  medical research has linked higher blood sugar levels with Alzheimer's disease.

Nelson's Coldest Night of the Year Walk fundraiser tops $47,000

More than 350 walkers braved very cool temperatures to participate in the 2017 Coldest Night of the Year Walk. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

Hundreds of Nelsonites joined Canadians in more than 100 communities across the country to raise money for the hungry, homeless and hurting citizens during 2017 Coldest Night of the Year Walk.

The super-fun, family-friendly event is held across Canada on the last Saturday of February, this year February 25.

Outside the former Central School in Nelson, opening ceremony speakers Kootenay Columbia MP Wayne Stetski and Jenny Robinson of Nelson Cares saluted the more than 350 walkers who braved sub-zero temperatures to raise money for affordable housing in Nelson.

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