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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, March 6, 2015 - 3:36pm

The dry winter has the Southeast Fire Centre asking the public to exercise caution with any outdoor burning activities.

The favour is due to an increased wildfire risk in the region.

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by Colin Payne on Friday, March 6, 2015 - 9:43am

In the face of a petition from 60 environmental groups signed by 173,000 people from around the world, the province is standing firm in its stance that the wolf cull is needed to protect the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 5:31pm

And everyone was just getting used to light during the early morning hours of the day on the way to work.

Sunday (March 8) at 2 a.m., everything changes as Canadians join many other...

Latest Headlines

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:59pm

A program founded by a South Slocan man — Martial Arts For Justice — had a story written about him in a Coloradob-based news website.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 2:54pm

The newest member of the Nelson Police Department, Christopher Mark Duncan, was sworn in Thursday at the Nelson Courthouse.

Provincial Court Judge Donald L. Sperry performed the duties before members of the Nelson Police Department and Duncan's family.

Duncan, Constable #83, is the latest member of the police to join the department....

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Mar 06 2015

Fernie took home bragging rights after capturing the Kootenay Cup Nordic Ski crown recently at the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails south of Nelson in Apex.

Fernie won the title following the final Kootenay Cup Ski race of the season.

The East Kootenay Club totaled 338 points, edging Kimberley by 30 points.

Nelson Nordic Ski Club finished third with 298 points.

Nelson...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Mar 06 2015

There’s no one more disappointed than the people behind the Nelson Leafs hockey franchise that the club suffered early elimination from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs.

However, there’s more to the Leafs franchise than skates, pucks, tape and sticks.

The Leafs continue to be a force off the ice after the club made a donation to the “Man...

Community News

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It’s a win-win: Buy tickets, help animals in BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need

It’s a win-win: Buy tickets, help animals in BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need

Did you know buying lottery tickets can help B.C’s most vulnerable animals? With the return of the BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need, you can win big by helping animals in need and potentially, put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need, which funds urgently needed medical care, sheltering, spay and neuter services, advocacy, adoption, foster care programs and other services provided for homeless and abused animals in BC SPCA shelters across the province.

Opportunity for Youth to Be Leaders of Their Own Learning

Opportunity for Youth to Be Leaders of Their Own Learning

A new locally grown youth leadership program has been launched with a focus on developing self-mastery through emotional intelligence development.

Called Young Leaders Connection (YLC), the program aims young people between the ages of 16 and 24 towardsself and social responsibility, community engagement, and leadership.

Regional News

Avalanche Canada Receives $325,000 from CBT

Two-year support to go toward increasing public avalanche safety.

Good news for backcountry snowsport enthusiasts: Avalanche Canada is receiving $325,000 over two years from Columbia Basin Trust to help it continue its work of increasing public safety for winter backcountry users.

LETTER: What is the delay in investigation of officer-involved shooting of Waylon Edey

LETTER: What is the delay in investigation of officer-involved shooting of Waylon Edey

Ed. Note: To read the answers offered by the Independent Investigations Office regarding many of the questions posed below, click here).

On the evening of Jan. 30, 2015, Waylon Jesse Edey, of Yahk, B.C. was shot dead by an RCMP Officer, during an “attempted traffic stop”, which took place on the Kinnaird Bridge, near Castlegar, B.C. From what I have heard, there were witnesses to the event. But the only official information relating to the shooting of Mr. Edey, some 33 days ago, is contained in the above introductory sentence. What is the delay all about?

Provincial & National

Top Better Business Bureau scams for 2015

Top Better Business Bureau scams for 2015

The recent scam affecting the West Kootenay brought to the public's attention by Nelson Police Department comes at number six on the top-ten Better Business Bureau scams for 2015.

Every year for the last 22 years BBB B.C. has put together a list of the top scams affecting British Columbians.

The BBB work alongside our community partners to develop a list identifying which scams are actively phishing for your identity and money.

Government introduces legislation to enhance regulations for e-cigarettes

Governments look to control latest crave of some people, e-cigarettes.

British Columbia has introduced amendments to the Tobacco Control Act to regulate e-cigarettes, legislation that will help stop the growing use of e-cigarettes by young people in B.C.

“More and more young people are using e-cigarettes,” said Health Minister Terry Lake.

“This legislation will limit the exposure to children of the possible dangers of e-cigarette vapour and the potential that e-cigarettes have to normalize smoking behaviour."