Local news briefs

Three sledders who went missing on Boulder Mountain overnight were flown to safety on Monday morning none the worse for wear.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Kurt Granbinsky said about 20 SAR members searched for the two women and a man and located them in the morning.

No one was injured, he said.


Avid anglers should pencil in the March 25-28 weekend on their calendars. That’s when the Woodbury Resort and Marina is holding its 2016 Dolly Fishing Derby.

First Prize is a cool $2,500 and there are $1,000 prizes for the Second- and Third-place finishers, as well.

Please click here to view the poster for this event.


The Local Food Initiative is holding its first Annual General Meeting at the Community Centre on Tuesday, March 8, starting at 7 pm.

“Become a member, vote for your directors, catch up on what happened in the LFI’s inaugural year, and learn about what’s in store for the next year,” the LFI said in an e-mail.

It also said that you can order flower bulbs for decorative gardens through the LFI to “support our community gardens and workshops.”

“We have teamed up with Vesey Seeds for a Spring Fundraiser,” said the e-mail.

Please click here to view their catalogue and place an order.

The Local Food Initiative gets to keep half of the proceeds, you get guaranteed brilliant bulbs, and the world becomes a more beautiful place for us and the pollinators


Staff at the Mount Cartier Court Extended Care facility at Queen Victopria Hospital are hoping kind-hearted members of the community will help kickstart am important new program by donating their old IPods and IPhones.

Anne Keller, the activities and recreation therapy assistant at the facility, which is better knwn to the general public as “the Cottage,” told The Current in a-mail that she is starting a personalized music program for elderly residents.

“Residents are given personalized playlists that reflect their personal taste in music,” she said. “Particularly we are attempting to find music that ties to the memories of youth.”

Music is one of the most powerful memory stimulants available because “the brain ties music to memory.” Personalized therapeutic music enables the listener to reconnect, regain social skills and live more fully, she said

This helps them feel happier, more social and less anxious. There is a large body of neuroscience research supporting the benefits of personalized music. More information on this program can be obtained at www.musicandmemory.org.

If you have questions please send Anne an e-mail at Anne.Keller@interiorhealth.ca.

Please click here to view the poster.


The Illecillewaet Greenbelt Society is holding its Annual General Meeting on  Wednesday, February 24, at the Community Centre beginning at 7 pm.

Members of the society and the general public are encouraged to attend and discover what is being done to enhance this valuable public resource.

The Greenbelt is the 22 acre parcel of land that runs along the Illecillewaet River from the Fourth Street Bridge west to just beyond the Mark Kingsbury Pedestrian Bridge. It is criss-crossed by several gravelled trails. It does not include the paved path along the top of the BC Hydro dike.