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by Eileen Delehant... on Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:15am

For the next several weeks, history is being made at the Nelson, B.C. courthouse, as an indigenous man named Rick Desautel sets the love of his ancestors against the logical machinery of the...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 6:29pm

An honest pitch is being made for an artificial turf soccer field up at Selkirk College.

A trio representing the Nelson and Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) on the turf field...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 1:27pm

The City of Nelson has decided to try to recoup legal fees from former Constable Drew Turner.

"At the September 20th board meeting, the Nelson Police Board reached a decision to...

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by Contributor on Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:50pm

After 10 days on the road, they’ve cycled into the hearts of 18 communities around South Eastern BC. 

Cops for Kids riders were welcomed home Sunday September 18th from the 15th annual Cops for Kids Ride.  The team of 28 was cycling across the southern interior in order to raise money for children in medical, physical, or traumatic crisis.

They’re already...

by Letters to the ... on Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:36pm

To The Editor:

Last week, Trudeau’s Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told CTV that the Liberal government is sticking with (former Prime Minister Stephen) Harper’s embarrassing, science-free climate targets.

These are targets she herself has previously referred to as “unambitious” and “the floor, not the ceiling...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 27 2016

Reece Hunt is following in the footsteps of playing at an elite level of hockey of older brothers Dryden and Sawyer after the Nelson Minor Hockey player was named to the Team BC U18 Female squad following tryout camp this past weekend in Vancouver.

Hunt, 15, represents BC at the 2016 National Women’s U18 Championship in Regina, Saskatchewan from November 9 – 13.


by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 27 2016

Bring on the High School Field Hockey season.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers jumped into the campaign with both feet, finishing with a 2-2 during the annual trek to Oliver to compete in the South Okanagan Hornets High School Girl's Field Hockey Tournament.

"The team ended up with a 2 - 2 record, not bad considering we only went with eleven players and three of them...

Community News

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Lots of Fun Activities Planned for Kootenay Seniors Fair

Lots of Fun Activities Planned for Kootenay Seniors Fair

The 2016 Kootenay Seniors Fair is taking place on Friday September 30th at the Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre, 701 Lakeside Drive in Nelson.

Doors open at 10 a.m. with local singer Mary Audia serenading arriving Fair-goers in the Lobby; the event goes until 3 p.m. There is no charge for entrance to the Seniors Fair and all activities and services are free.  
In addition to 37 vendor tables offering information about a wide variety of services, seniors can participate in belly dancing, chair yoga, tai chi and qi gong.

Bats and rabies – information to know on World Rabies Day

Bats and rabies – information to know on World Rabies Day

Bats have developed a poor reputation as being the main transmitters of rabies in BC.

As World Rabies Day nears, Wednesday, September 28, rabies one of the main reasons that people fear them. What you may not know is that having an occupied bat house in your yard poses very low risk to human health, and statistically is safer than owning a dog. 

Bats are an integral part of a healthy environment, providing natural insect control and an opportunity to learn about wildlife in our backyards.

Regional News

Last week to enter BCSPCA Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest

Just one of the many entries into the BC SPCA Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest. — Photo courtesy Annessa Terry, BCSPCA

Foxes, eagles and bears – oh my! These are just some of the stunning animals spotted in the BC SPCA’s eighth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, which is only open for entries until Friday (September 30).

Fernie Search and Rescue assist in rescue of injured biker

Fernie SAR members wheel the 46-year-old biker out of the bush Saturday. — Photo courtesy Fernie SAR Facebook Page

Fernie Search and Rescue successfully removed an injured woman from the trail called Eric's Trip Saturday, September 24.

Search and Rescue officials were called to assist the injured mountain biker from the trail located adjacent to the Mt. Fernie Provincial Park Saturday afternoon.

Mt. Fernie Provincial Park is located a short distance west of Fernie.

The post on the Fernie Search and Rescue Facebook Page said the biker, a 46-year-old woman, sustained hip fractures when she landed awkwardly after riding over a man made structure (jump).

Provincial & National

Skier killed in avalanche in Banff National Park

Parks Canada released a photo of where the skier perished in an avalanche Sunday. — Photo courtesy Parks Canada

Parks Canada confirm that one person was killed over the weekend after being caught in an avalanche in Banff National Park near Lake Louise.

Parks Canada said that at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday, safety specialists with were notified of an avalanche on Mount Victoria, just west of Lake Louise along the Alberta/B.C. border.

New 'winter ready' rules for drivers on BC highways begin October 1

Saturday is the first day drivers are required to equip vehicles with winter tires if they plan to travel on certain highways in the province.

It's a reminder that winter is really just around the corner as the BC Ministry sends out information about the provincial winter tire rules come into effect as of Saturday, October 1.

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