first_imgRED BANK – The Red Bank Volunteer Fire Depart­ment held its annual chiefs election at the Red Bank Borough Courthouse. Members selected Thomas “TD”’ Doremus as chief for 2013, Thomas J. Welsh as first deputy chief and Joseph Lauterwasser as second deputy chief.Doremus is the fifth generation from his family to be a member of the Red Bank Fire Department, following his dad Thomas and his grandfather, Albert, as chief of the department.Red Bank Fire Chief Joshua Sanders (second from the left) congratulates incoming Chief Thomas “TD” Doremus and hands over the chief’s helmet to him as First Deputy Chief Thomas J. Welsh (left) and Second Deputy Chief Joseph Lauterwasser look on.Welsh is on his second, three-year term as a chief serving the Red Bank community. He is also a Red Bank fire marshal. Lauterwasser is a second-generation firefighter. His father George is a former departmental chief.A reception and celebration was held Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Independent Engine Company on Mechanic Street following the election. Mayor Pasquale Menna and Red Bank Fire Commis­sioner Arthur Murphy said a few words and commended the department on the excellent job it did during and after Super Storm Sandy. The borough officials then presented the new chiefs with their badges. Fire department members stop­ped by throughout the evening to congratulate the new chiefs.last_img read more

first_img“Both (Lauren Biggs of Salmo and Mogan Flynn of Castlegar) played well leading up to the break and our team defense is very good largely riding good goal tending,” Fisher said taking an optimistic look at the second half of the season.”We have the second fewest goals against average in the league.”Fisher said that defence was bolstered during the weekend with the return of Golden’s Danica Dahlin back from a knee injury. Dahlin will be a deference maker once she is back in shape and able to play to her standard. Last weekend the coaching staffl monitored Dahlin’s minutes to ensure she eases into game shape.To get the Kootenay offence going, Fisher is looking for speedy winger Jesse Cooper (Nelson) and hard working winger Jenna Wheeldon (Nelson) to be more consistent with their new centre Kimberley Huisman. “This is a highly skilled first-year line that needs to contribute,” Fisher said.”They all bring grit and competiveness but with any first year player they need to find their way in the league.  Stay tuned for big things from them.”The Cats play the second game against Prince George Sunday at 8:45 a.m. in the NDCC Arena. The inability to score goals continues to haunt the Kootenay Wildcats.The Cats dropped a pair of games, albeit to the front-runners of the B.C. Female Midget AA League, Fraser Valley Phantom last weekend at the Langley Events Centre in the Fraser Valley.Kootenay lost 3-0 and 2-0 to fall to 6-10-2 on the season.”A coach doesn’t want to labour over a lack of scoring but we have an issue with that,” said Kootenay head coach Cary Fisher prior to last weekend’s series against Fraser Valley Phantom.”The good news is we are getting scoring from a variety of players at the right time to win games.”Despite the two setbacks, Kootenay remains out of second place in league standings behind Thompson-Okanagan Rockets.Kootenay hosts the Prince George Cougars in a pair of weekend games in Nelson, beginning Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the Civic Centre Arena.last_img read more