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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 1:52pm

A communications specialist with the Ministry of Justice/Attorney General said the public was not in any danger during a...

by Bill Metcalfe on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 6:43am

Nelson City Council decided at a special regular meeting yesterday that it needs to find a different approach to the pruning of the city’s trees that grow under and around power lines...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8:23pm

L.V. Rogers High School students can put a hold on a proposed "sit-in" to protest the BC public teachers' strike after mediator Vince Ready confirmed Tuesday morning a tentative deal...

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by Letters to the ... on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8:28pm

Dear Premier Christy Clark

On behalf of all the public school students in Nelson BC, I am inviting you to come to our school ‘’Sit- In’’.

As of Tuesday, September 16th, 12-noon, Nelson’s public school students will set up a non-violent civil protest camp on the school grounds of Hume Elementary school, 310 Nelson...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:45pm

In a bizarre twist to an already strange story, the man charged with a string of armed robberies in the region tried, this morning, to escape custody and flee before his scheduled court appearance.

Nelson Police Department Deputy Chief Paul Burkhart said Andrew (Zacharias) Stevenson, who was slated to appear in court to face 21 charges in connection with the robberies, attempted to...

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by Bob Hall on Monday Sep 15 2014

The Selkirk Saints Men’s Hockey Team opened the exhibition season with a pair of hard fought and exciting games against the Trail Smoke Eaters in a showcase that provided a taste of what’s to come for the 2014-15 campaign.

The inter-league set matched the two-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions against the region’s only...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 15 2014

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

The summer is over and September is nearing the midway point. So there's plenty of time this month to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.


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Blewett's Rob Hiscox wins big at West Kootenay Toy Run

Blewett's Rob Hiscox wins big at West Kootenay Toy Run

Rob Hiscox of Blewett was one happy ticket holder when his name was called as the winner of the 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide during the West Kootenay Toy Run celebration.

Hiscox bought the winning ticket at Taghum Shell.

Joey Bella of Trail won $1000 second prize while Sherry Chrastensen of Genelle took home the $500 third place prize.

Winners of $100 were Gerry Woodhouse of Rossland, former Mayor Bill Trewhella of  Warfield, Allan Jmayoff of Christina Lake, Clint Johre of Trail and Tim Okeefe of Castlegar.

Kootenays join global day of action for the largest climate march in history

Kootenays join global day of action for the largest climate march in history

People concerned about climate change and a clean energy future can join in local events for the global action, the People’s Climate March, on Sunday, (September 21).

We will be rallying at Nelson City Hall at 4:30 pm for speeches. Then we march to Nelson United Church which is hosting a potluck dinner. Following the dinner there will be a showing of the documentary film “Disruption” about this giant global climate action.

Regional News

BCTF and BC gov reach tentative deal

BCTF and BC gov reach tentative deal

Updated

A tentative deal has been reached between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA). The announcement came in at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning; the BC Teachers’ Federation will vote Thursday on whether or not to ratify the contract.

Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival Returns September 20th

Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival Returns September 20th

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival is pleased to announce that Australian mountaineering and climbing legend John Fantini will be guest speaking at the event. Fantini, who now resides in Penticton, BC, has innumerable first alpine and rock climbing ascents to his credit around the world and, at 71 years old, is still going strong, putting up hard new sport routes in Skaha Provincial Park.

Provincial & National

West Kelowna ski hill will not open for upcoming season

West Kelowna ski hill will not open for upcoming season

Regardless of weather winter arrives with or without an abundance of snow, skiers who frequent Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in West Kelowna will not enjoy any skiiing.

The resort announced Saturday morning on Facebook operations will not happen for the 2014/15 season.

"Thank you all for patiently waiting for an update from us. I'm sad to announce that the mountain will not be in operation for the upcoming 2014-2015 winter season," the Facebook post read.

KidSport BC receives $400,000 B.C. government grant

KidSport BC receives $400,000 B.C. government grant

KidSport BC hit a home run as the provincial government gave a $400,000 B.C. government grant to ensure all children in British Columbia have the opportunity to participate in sport, announced Burnaby North MLA Richard T. Lee on behalf of Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Established in 1993, KidSport BC is a non-profit organization that helps kids 18 and under to participate in sport.

The program enables children and youth to participate in a sport of their choice through confidential financial assistance.