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by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:34am

Thunder In The Valley Airshow Nelson 2014 officially kicks off Saturday at 10:45 a.m. with opening ceremonies.

But according to Airshow Nelson 2014 chair, Case Grypma, local aviation buffs...

by Contributor on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:55pm

The Evacuation Order in place since the July 12th, 2012 landslide in Johnsons Landing that killed four residents and destroyed and damaged a number of homes will be rescinded, effective 12:01 a.m...

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by Contributor on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:59pm

The Nelson Police Department is making great headway in its search for volunteers for its innovative Restorative Justice Program —  and with training slated to begin soon, the NPD is making an urgent last call for all who may still be interested in signing up.
 
The program places would-be law breakers face-to-face with those they’ve affected by their...

by Bruce Fuhr on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:38pm

Like many college or university graduates Isaac Macleod has been busy scanning the employment pages looking for a place to hang his hat.

Having recently graduated from Boston College with business degree from the Carroll School of Management with a concentration in Economics, the Nelson native is hungry to gain meaningful employment.

However, Macleod has been pigeonholed into a...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 28 2014

Samuel Matthew of Nelson was one of 16 talented athletes recognized with a Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.

Matthew won six medals in the pool in the Hub City.

The athletes are from 16 different communities around the province.

“Coast Capital Savings is committed to building a richer...

by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Jul 28 2014

The Nelson Leafs were dealt a huge blow during the weekend when current skipper Matt Hughes resigned his position as head coach and General Manager of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team.

Hughes, who was selected to the position from a list of more than 25 applicants in May of this year to replace Frank Maida, called team president Larry Martel Saturday to inform the...

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Haunted Heritage Tour Streetcar #23 goes BC Day Weekend

Haunted Heritage Tour Streetcar #23 goes BC Day Weekend

The always popular Haunted Heritage Tour Streetcar #23 returns for a special summer engagement the next two long weekends in Nelson — BC Day and Labour Day.

For the two long weekends in August  (1-3 & 29-31) people are invited to enjoy a guided tour of Nelson’s paranormal side from the safety of the Nelson Electric Tramway Society’s (NETS) 108 year old Trolley Streetcar #23.

Tips for a safe summer from Interior Health

Tips for a safe summer from Interior Health

Now that we are in the thick of the “fun in the sun” season, residents across the region are planning road trips, hitting the beach, or heading to the hills.

Nobody wants to spend the summer season in a hospital bed, so Interior Health is reminding the public to take a few simple steps to stay healthy this summer:

Regional News

LETTER: 'Are teachers obviously wrong?'

LETTER: 'Are teachers obviously wrong?'

To The Editor:

Here are some "Top Ten" facts (in no particular order of priority) that have been communicated to us by parents, grand-parents, teachers and other concerned citizens about Premier Clark and her government's stand against teachers and public education in this province:

Boundary region could see influx of smoke from Washington State Fire

Firefighters have responded to 32 wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre since July 24. — File photo courtesy Southeast Fire Center

Fires burning south of the border in Washington State could cause an influx of heavy smoke into the Grand Forks, Rock Creek and Midway said Jordan Turnerc Fire Information Officer for the Southeast Fire Centre in a media release.

The smoke is due to the Toroda Mountain fire burning northeast of Wauconda in Washington State.

Provincial & National

BCSTA launches 'Back to School Action Plan'

BCSTA launches 'Back to School Action Plan'

Boards of Education are deeply concerned about the impact of the continuing bargaining impasse on students, families, staff, and the reputation of BC’s public education system. As the governors of BC’s local school districts and employers of staff who make our schools successful, BC school trustees know that a balance must be found between the bargaining objectives of the BC Teachers’ Federation and the economic mandate established by the provincial government. We believe that such a balance can be found. 

Holiday driving can lead to accidents so plan ahead

Don't let fatigue or drowsiness cause serious impairment. Plan ahead.

When holiday driving heats up so do driver fatigue-related crashes.

In an ICBC survey, an alarming 30 per cent of respondents admitted that they have nodded off while driving and yet only 54 per cent of respondents said they think drivers fatigued from long hours of driving have a very serious impact on road safety during in July and August in B.C.

Those figures relate to three people killed and 81 injured during the holiday peak months of July and August.