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by Suzy Hamilton on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:59pm

A Slocan Valley woman has laid private information against Executive Flight Centre and the provincial government over the jet fuel spill into Lemon Creek in July of 2013.

Longtime...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 8:52pm

The Insurance Cooperation of BC (ICBC) claims department was busy fielding calls from irate owners in Nelson after an alleged impaired driver played bumper cars with parked vehicles in the late...

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by Contributor on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:05am

RDCK Directors attended the Union of BC Municipalities convention in Whistler last week to lobby fellow local governments and the Province on a number of issues of both regional and provincial concern.

Chief among these were: fire insurance for rural homeowners, broadband for rural areas throughout the Columbia basin, provincial cost sharing for potential disaster mitigation work and...

by Bill Metcalfe on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 1:03pm

What would be the main difference between Deb Kozak and John Dooley as mayor of Nelson?

Leadership style, says Councillor Kozak after officially entering Nelson's mayoral election race.

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Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 30 2014

Now that the politics are out of the way, let the games begin.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers looked to be in mid-season form during the Oliver Fall Festival Field hockey tournament Saturday in the South Okanagan City.

The Bombers finished the tournament with a 3-1 record, losing its only contest to provincially ranked Kelowna Secondary School 4-0.

“It was a great outing...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Sep 29 2014

The finalists are set in the Nelson City Soccer League following semi final weekend at the Lakeside Pitch.

In the Leo’s Men’s Open, regular season champ Innkeepers had little trouble with the U18 Nelson Selects, posting a 4-0 victory.

The Innkeepers scored two quick goals midway through the first half en route to the win.

Mike Precious, tested a handful of...

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Free Windows 8 workshop at the Nelson Public Library

Free Windows 8 workshop at the Nelson Public Library

It seems as if just when you’ve got a computer-related-something figured out, it changes.

But there’s help!

Folks who could use a hand understanding Windows 8 can get it at the Nelson Library on Wednesday, October 15 from 3 – 5 p.m.

This free session is presented by Louise Latremouille, author of the “My Parents” computer book series.

Ecosystem restoration prescribed burn in Southeast Fire Centre

Ecosystem restoration prescribed burn in Southeast Fire Centre

The Wildfire Management Branch, Southeast Fire Centre, conducted an ecosystem restoration prescribed burn on Thursday, September 25 in the Rocky Mountain Trench between Cranbrook and Kimberley.

Strategic Fire Control staff also joined the burn, which will help rejuvenate 387 hectares of prime winter grazing habitat.

Burn boss André Chalabi, (shown here in the front row, far left), said initial visual assessments show the burn targets were hit.

"This was a low intensity burn," Chalabi said, "to promote good grass regrowth next spring."

Regional News

Trail cyclist sent to Kelowna hospital

Trail cyclist sent to Kelowna hospital

A 57-year-old Trail resident is in hospital in Kelowna after being hit by a car (driven by another Trail resident) while on his bicycle, according to RCMP Cpl. Devon Reid.

"At approximately 8:23 p.m. on Sept. 30 ... there was an accident at the intersection of Glover Road and Highway 3B in downtown Trail where a cyclist was struck by a vehicle," he said. "The cyclist was flown to Kelowna Hospital for treatment and is currently in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Selkirk College welcomes past grads to community barbecue at Rosemont Campus

The Selkirk College Silver King Campus has graduated thousands of students over the last 50 years in a variety of trades and career programs, including this Millwright Program class from the early 1970s headed by instructor Roy Crutchley. — Submitted photo

Selkirk College staff and students are inviting the community to join them for a celebration barbecue that will mark five decades of quality trades training, career programs and community education at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.

An education cornerstone in the region since 1964, the campus opened as the BC Vocational School with a vision of expanding training opportunities in Nelson and beyond.

Provincial & National

A driving reminder that winter tire rules kick in October 1

Winter driving has officially started.

Today is the first day of winter driving.

Which is why the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is reminding motorists that beginning (Wednesday) Oct. 1, 2014, winter tires are required on many highways throughout the province.

Signs are posted on each of the designated highways to advise motorists where winter tires are required.

Removing barriers helps build inclusive communities

Don McRae . . . people living with disabilities take note

By Don McRae
Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation

The Government of B.C. has set out to become the most progressive place for people living with disabilities in Canada by 2024.