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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, September 4, 2015 - 2:15pm

Nelson Police would like to remind the public of a scam making its rounds in the Heritage City.

NPD Sergeant Corey Hoy said in a media release a local resident had received a suspicious...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 2:40pm

The district energy system project and the city’s utility company are looking to plug into a delectable grant in order to achieve lower greenhouse gas emissions in the city.

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by Brendan Quinn on Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 2:37pm

One of the biggest, and proudest, events of the year is set to kick off this Friday, as Kootenay Pride takes over downtown Nelson for four days of parties, parades, and more.

The...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:51am

Terry Fox signs are beginning to pop up on street corners and lawns in and around the Heritage City.

The signs are out to promote the National Run Day on Sunday, September 20th.

The Nelson run starts from Lakeside Rotary Park, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. Terry Fox Nelson run begins 9:30 a.m.

This year marks the 35th annual Terry Fox Run and more than 100...

by Letters to the ... on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 8:34pm

To The Editor:

Politics at its best? Or politics at its worst?

With the official start of the federal election being called over the August long weekend, we also saw the start of political parties’ election sign campaigns. Now, love them, or hate them, they are part of the political tradition in Canada, and one of the most effective ways...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 03 2015

Preseason generally means nothing to coaches and players but it's always nice to come out on the winning side of any contest.

Kyle Chernenkoff's third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie lifting the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Thursday night at the NDCC Arena.

Brendan Smith and Austin...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 03 2015

Regulatory changes to Kootenay angling management announced Thursday will help ensure a quality fishing experience, reduce crowding on popular rivers and support trout conservation.

The main change is implementation of a booking system for non-resident anglers on three “classified waters” in the Kootenays: the Wigwam River, Skookumchuck Creek and Michel Creek.

All...

Community News

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Kootenay Spirit Festival right around the corner in beautiful Nelson

Kootenay Spirit Festival right around the corner in beautiful Nelson

Only a few more sleeps before the second annual Kootenay Spirit Festival held right here Nelson, BC. This incredible weekend of yoga, meditation, music and dance will take place this September 18-20, 2015.

Here is an account of last year's Kootenay Spirit Festival from one of the participants, Shayla Wright.

West Kootenay Toy Run right around the corner

West Kootenay Toy Run right around the corner

In less than two weeks motorcycle riders from throughout the region will be hopping on the bikes to participate in the 28th Annual West Kootenay Toy Run.

On Sunday, September 13, riders will enjoy another fabulous day riding the Kootenay loop with friends,meeting new ones, collecting toys for the Areas Food Banks.

The ride is followed by live music and the draw for the 2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special.

Regional News

GOLDEN CITY DAYS COMING!

Ready, set . . ., okay almost a go but Golden City Days are coming, and soon.

Submitted by the Golden City Days 2015 Committee

The Rossland Golden City Days Committee is excited to bring you a weekend of fun and entertainment September 11th – 13th, celebrating our heritage, and we hope you’re planning to dress in heritage costume and join us!  Many activities and lots of fun are in store for you and your family. 

Provincial & National

Preventing suicide by reaching out

Preventing suicide by reaching out

Overall, an estimated 3,900 Canadians and 800, 000 people worldwide die by suicide each year, yet it remains a taboo subject that is often not openly discussed.
 
Here in B.C. we lose an average of 500 people a year to suicide. The effects can be devastating to our families and our communities. Suicide prevention is a shared responsibility - we all have the potential to make a difference and save a life.
 

The Team is getting bigger on fighting distracted driving

The results can be catastrophic in seconds. Do yourself a favour by focusing on the road.

Every year, on average, 32 people are killed in distracted driving-related crashes in the Southern Interior.

While government reviews B.C.'s distracted driving penalties, ICBC, police and the B.C. government are teaming up to launch a month-long distracted driving campaign across the province.

One in four deaths on B.C. roads involves distracted driving. It's time we all commit to leaving our phones alone and avoiding other forms of distraction when we're behind the wheel.