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by Colin Payne on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 7:32pm

A new crop of young actors will be taking the stage at the Capitol Theatre this week to perform a classic piece of fiction on-stage,...

by Bill Metcalfe on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:22pm

Once each month the city council meeting is a Committee of the Whole, which means that members of the public, community groups, and the city's own department staff may present to council. No...

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by Contributor on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 7:50pm

The Conservation Officer Service of BC is looking for public assistance to find the suspect in the killing of three mule deer near Creston in October of 2013.

On (Sunday) October 20, 2013 at approximately 8:10 a.m. a witness heard a number of gun shots near Mallory Road on the outskirts of Creston.

After hearing the shots, the witness went to investigate and observed a male...

by Castlegar Source on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 4:16pm
Police do not, at this time, suspect foul play in the sudden death of a 17-year-old Ross Spur girl, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich
"On July 20, just after 1 a.m., Trail & Greater District Detachment General Duty members, responding to an 911 call, ...

Sports Headlines

by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Jul 21 2014

Samuel Matthew made the long trek to Vancouver Island not knowing what to expect at the B.C. Summer Games.

A few days later the Nelson swimmer needed to put in a call to the local freight company for a quote on moving a trunk load of metal back to the Heritage City following an amazing six-medal performance in the pool in the Hub City.

“I have to say I was very surprised at...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 21 2014

Local athletes took a host of medals at the BC Summer Games held this past weekend in Nanaimo.

Samuel Matthew of Nelson led the medal parade by claiming six podium finishes in the pool.

Matthew, won silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle along with bronze in 100 meter Breaststroke, 400-meter boys IM, 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter...

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Local Sea Cadets claim bronze at BC Games

Local Sea Cadets claim bronze at BC Games

Two Sea Cadet from Nelson won the bronze medal in the female 420 class at the recent BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.

Skipper, Katelyn Ellis and Dasha Russell (far right on podium) attended the BC Summer Games compeition after graduating recently from the Intermediate Sail Course at HMCS QUADRA in Comox.

The cadet program is completely free and has provided these youth thousands of dollars of training all at no cost.


Friends of Kootenay Lake Summer Events Announcement

Friends of Kootenay Lake Summer Events Announcement

Summer is here and Friends of Kootenay Lake are planning the following fun free events around the lake:

Western Toad Monitoring Workshop in Harrop

This workshop will be lead by amphibian expert Jakob Dulisse and will train citizens how to monitor for western toads. After the workshop we will be looking for volunteers to conduct regular toad monitoring at the Harrop wetlands from June-September for the next couple of years.

Regional News

Beaverdell man dies in Hwy crash

Beaverdell man dies in Hwy crash

The Midway RCMP Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a report of a single motorcycle crash on Highway 33, south of Beaverdell.

When the RCMP arrived at the scene, they found a 56-year-old male deceased on site.

According to Sgt. John Ferguson of the West Kootenay Traffic Services,  Beaverdell man and was driving an uninsured Harley Davidson when he lost control of the motorcycle and went onto the shoulder where he was ejected from the bike.

No injuries after Teck incident last night

No injuries after Teck incident last night

While some residents may have been alarmed by an incident at Teck Cominco last night, spokesperson Catherine Adair says there is no cause for concern, despite sirens and what appeared to be smoke coming from the mill.

"Shortly after 9 p..m., the Lead Smelter experienced an unplanned local power outage," Adair said. "This resulted in the venting of some in-process gases from the KIVCET furnace and Slag Fuming Furnaces, which was visible both on site and to the community.

Provincial & National

UPDATE: No foul play in death at Pemberton Music Festival

More than 20,000 festival goers flocked to Pemberton for the music festival. — Photo courtesy IHIT

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team spokeperson Jennifer Pound said in a release that it has been determined there was no foul play in the death of 21-year-old Nick Phongsavath of Regina at the Pemberton Music Festival.

California-grown fresh fruit on "class one" recall list

California-grown fresh fruit on "class one" recall list

The brand "Sweet 2 Eat" fresh, whole fruit is being recalled in Canada due to a concern of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The fruit varieties include peaches, plums, nectarins and pluats and are being pulled off of supermarket shelves. 

Consumers should look for the brands Wawona, Sweet 2 Eat or Harvest Sweet. Each individual piece of fruit will have a Sweet 2 Eat sticker on it. 

Any recalled items that have already been purchased should be thrown out or returned to the store.