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by Brendan Quinn on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:02pm

Canadian Health Minister Jane Philpott recently took to the United Nations General Assembly special session on global drug policy to announce Justin Trudeau's plan to keep his campaign promise...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 4:02pm

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 3:19pm

The West Kootenay Labour Council held its National Day of Mourning, or Workers’ Mourning Day, as scheduled in three locations in the region — Nelson, Castlegar and Trail.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 8:04pm

A rowdy patron is facing a list of charges following an incident at a downtown Nelson nightclub early Sunday morning.

Nelson Police Department Sergeant Dion Falcone said the charges stem from the suspect returning to threaten nightclub staff after officers initially gave the man a chance to leave the premises without being arrested.

"The accused ended up being...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 5:26pm

The city’s already narrow housing rental market is being further constricted as illegal AirB&B accommodation providers are rapidly cropping up in Nelson, city council was told recently.

Kevin Megale spoke to city council last week about the disparity occurring between what is available for rent in the city, and how many Internet-booked, home-based providers of short-...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Apr 28 2016

The L.V. Rogers Bombers Rugby program continues to get better with age.

The Bombers continued to dominate High School teams in the West Kootenay and province after the Bombers returned from the Kamloops RugbyFest with a clean slate, winning games against Hunting Hills, Chilliwack and South Kamloops by a combined 63-10 mark.

The toughest match came against Chilliwack where the...

by Bob Hall on Monday Apr 25 2016

The Selkirk College Saints Golf Camp is adding a new professional to its roster of instructors this summer—though he’s not a new face to the organization.

Garrett Kucher is returning to the golf camp for a fourth season as instructor, but this time it will also be as a professional golfer.

Kucher is a former Selkirk College student and member of the Saints hockey team...

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Nelson Youth Theatre's 'Behind the Scenes'

Nelson Youth Theatre's 'Behind the Scenes'

Nelson Youth Theatre will be performing “Behind the Scenes”, an original script written by two youth actors about a group of students putting up a fantastic school play, on the Central stage on Friday (April 29) at 7 p.m.

Longtime NYT actors Sylvia Hardy and Eirin Murray wrote the fun script for “Behind the Scenes” in their free-time under the combined pen-name, “Sylveiner”.

Free Bowling Sunday at Savoy Lanes in Nelson

Free Bowling Sunday at Savoy Lanes in Nelson

The Savoy Bowling Lanes are unfortunately, going by the way of the dinosaur this weekend.

To send the grand sport and facility off in style owners of the building, Kootenay Christian Fellowship, are saying goodbye by offering “Free Bowling” Sunday (May 1) from 2-8 p.m. at the 520 Falls Street in Nelson.

The free bowling is limited to three games per person.

Cleerly Hand Made the present, and third such operators of the bowling alley since the Kootenay Christian Fellowship purchased the building, terminated its lease as of Saturday (April 30).

Regional News

Millennium Park Ponds win award of excellence

Millennium Park Ponds win award of excellence

The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) today presented its Facility Excellence Award for 2016 to the City of Castlegar for Millennium Natural Swimming Ponds. The award recognizes excellence in facility concept, design development, maintenance or operation in a facility that demonstrates outstanding innovation and significant impact in the recreation and parks sector.

Therapy/trauma dog here to ease struggling local children (with photo gallery)

Therapy/trauma dog here to ease struggling local children (with photo gallery)

One of the region's newest, cutest and coolest new residents is promising to be a blessing for the entire West Kootenay, having already captured hearts in both Castlegar and Nelson.

Introducing Pheonix, a three-and-a-half-year-old Alaskan Malamute (much like a Husky, but generally a calmer, lower-energy breed) who's actually here, not just to frolic with frisbees, but to work and serve the region as a therapy dog for children who have been victimized by crime – an innovative and cutting-edge way to ease the pain and long-term impacts of trauma.

Provincial & National

BC aims to stop profits from crime in wake of Pickton book

BC aims to stop profits from crime in wake of Pickton book

Murderers and others convicted of serious crimes will not be able to profit from their crimes through memoirs or memorabilia and inflict further anguish on their victims and families, under proposed legislation introduced today.

As tax filing deadline looms, Canadian families challenged by increasingly complex tax system

Over the past several decades, Canada’s personal tax system has become more and more complicated.

Canadians are forced to navigate an increasingly complex tax system, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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