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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:20am

Nelson Police said alert staff at the Nelson Youth Centre may have saved young lad from a possible assault Tuesday evening (December 16).

NPD dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from Youth...

by Suzy Hamilton on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:14pm

Now if it would just snow some more, one problem would be solved.

“You know, people say, ‘as soon as it starts snowing, I’ll go shopping,’” said Nelson and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:59pm

It's Christmas Concert time in Kootenay Lake School District No. 8.

As the school terms winds down in preparation for a few weeks of holiday time, students and teachers throughout the...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 3:17pm

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man and woman who died after a snowmobile incident near Nakusp on Sunday (December 14) as Calvin Leo White, aged 27, from Slocan Park, and Elise Lindberg Hansen, aged 29, from Winlaw.

White and Hansen were riding a long-track snowmobile on an unplowed forestry road near the Nakusp hot mineral springs on the evening of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:48pm

Be warned — people who drink and drive will get caught.

So people planning to enjoy a few cocktails during the Christmas season has better have a plan to get home.

During the month of December, Nelson Police Department is actively participating in the CounterAttack Campaign.

“Nelson officers will be on streets of Nelson working hard to eliminate the dangers of...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 18 2014

Ali Zondervan and Naomi Perkins combined for 33 points to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 74-34 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail in West Kootenay High School Girl's Basketball action Thursday night at the Hangar in Nelson.

The win was the second of the season for the Bombers and made up for a loss during the weekend to AAA power Pen-Hi Lakers of Penticton...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 18 2014

The Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee House Leafs have been having a pretty good season on the ice.

The squad finished fourth at the Nelson tournament before narrowly missing out on top spot during an event in Castlegar.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the players with Team of the Week accolades.

The team, under the guidance of coaches of Mark Arrowsmith, Pat...

Community News

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Try out for the First Annual Youth Arts Festival Talent Slam

Try out for the First Annual Youth Arts Festival Talent Slam

Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to announce the First Annual Youth Arts Festival.

The premiere event of the festival is the Talent Slam at the Capitol Theatre on February 14th at 8 p.m. 

Anyone aged 15-29 years and performing in any discipline is welcome to audition for a spot in this showcase of the Kootenay's best young artists. 

Singing, dancing, music, acting, comedy, performance art, poetry and spoken word, even short film and animations can be submitted for selection. 

Nelson’s own Rebecca MacLeod and Sophie Baird-Daniels part of Selkirk Pro-Musica

Nelson’s own Rebecca MacLeod and Sophie Baird-Daniels part of Selkirk Pro-Musica

Rebecca MacLeod of Nelson and Sophie Baird-Daniel of Seattle, together Duo 51, have been heard concertizing as a harp and violin duo around the Greater Toronto Area for the past two years.

The two are getting ready to be part of the Selkirk Pro-Musica in the New Year.

Their dynamic partnership began two years ago when Ms. MacLeod and Ms. Baird-Daniel were both Artist Diploma students at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School.

An instant friendship and musical collaboration quickly led to  many performances throughout Toronto.

Regional News

UPDATED: Safeway bomb threat deemed a hoax

UPDATED: Safeway bomb threat deemed a hoax

On Dec. 18, at roughly 1 p.m., the Castlegar RCMP, Kootenay Boundary GIS, Trail Detachment, Castlegar Fire Department and emergency services responded to a complaint of a bomb threat called in to the manager of Canada Safeway, according to RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff.

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: On the strike, random acts of kindness and family

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: On the strike, random acts of kindness and family

I’ve been in a total funk for the past few weeks – all the negativity and rage surrounding the current city strike have been so disheartening and demoralizing. I keep thinking, What about after the strike? We’re all going to have to go back to working together, shopping in each other’s stores, attending our children’s hockey games together. How to do that, when accusations are flying around, charging community members with everything from ineptitude to flat-out corruption?

Provincial & National

BCLC saves money by spending more

BCLC saves money by spending more

It appears the way the B.C. Lottery Corporation saves money is by spending more.

The BCLC tried saving money by offering buyouts, but the planned failed miserably when more employees took the gold-plated offer, that cost the crown corporation $25 million.

BC Minister of Finance Michael de Jong said Wednesday the lottery corporation restructuring exercise in March designed to cut operating costs by $20 million ended up costing $25 million.

Approval of Site-C Dam project a major step backwards in Provincial Government relations with BC First Nations

Approval of Site-C Dam project a major step backwards in Provincial Government relations with BC First Nations

First Nations Summit leaders are denouncing today’s decision by the Government of BC to approve BC Hydro’s Site-C Dam project on the Peace River, approximately seven kilometers west of Fort St. John in northeastern BC.

The proposed dam will result in the flooding and destruction of 5,550 hectares of land within the traditional territory of Treaty 8 First Nations.