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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, July 3, 2015 - 1:22pm

The Southeast Fire Center said Friday BC Wildfire Service is responding to a three-hectare wildfire near Kokanee Creek and two kilometres northeast of Kokanee Creek Provincial Park.

The...

by Colin Payne on Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 10:07pm

A movement is afoot in Nelson to find a shared workspace to connect the Queen City’s growing ranks of freelance workers and entrepreneurs, most of whom work from home in the areas of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 4:53pm

A Nelson man believes “Lady Luck” was on his side during Monday’s thunderstorm that rocked the Heritage City.

Richard Nelson, at home alone at the time of thunderstorm...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, July 3, 2015 - 5:16pm

Lake Street at Queen's Bay and Mt. Nelson service to towers are two areas still without power as Nelson Hydro scrambles to restore service following Monday's thunderstorm said manager Alex Love.

Love said Queen's Bay is scheduled for restoration work tomorrow (Saturday) while the Mt Nelson area is scheduled for assessment and pre work Friday into the evening and restoration...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 5:34pm

Nelson Police reported very little crime during the Canada Day 2015 festivities in and around the city Wednesday.

Nelson Police Department Sergeant Corey Hoy said staff faced minimal challenges throughout the day. 

"There were several alcohol pour outs during the festivities and minimal drug use was observed," Hoy said in a media release.

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Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 02 2015

Nelson Youth Soccer is playing host to the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup July 9-12 at the Lakeside Soccer Pitches.

The Heritage City association is hosting three divisions — U13, U14 & U15 — in the four-day tournament.

Mallard’s Source for sports is spotlighting the Nelson teams with Team of the Week honours.

This week Mallard’s...

by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Jul 02 2015

It’s a proven fact to always have a backup plan just in case that original idea goes south.

Dryden Hunt knows all too well things do not always go as planned as the Nelson Minor Hockey product prepares to enter the world of professional hockey.

After not hearing his name called out for the second consecutive year last week at the 2015 National Hockey League entry draft...

Community News

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Nelson Youth Centre get facelift

Nelson Youth Centre get facelift

Nelson and District Youth Centre expects more than 8,000 visits this year.

And to help with those visitors, there are some big, bold changes afoot.

“I'm excited about the renovations and programming changes both completed and underway,” says City Council Youth Advisory Committee Rep Valerie Warmington.

“The Center has been really well-used by youth from Nelson and surrounding areas in the past, and each improvement sees a further increase in participation and engagement.”

Nelson is going on the Lake to join in cross-Canada We>Tar Sands action

Nelson is going on the Lake to join in  cross-Canada We>Tar Sands action

Climate and pipeline activists in Nelson are getting ready to join in the national We>Tar Sands action coming up Saturday (July 4th.)

Regional News

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: Trail and Castlegar's good Karma?

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: Trail and Castlegar's good Karma?

Has anyone else noticed how very different the current news cycle is, compared to what we've become accustomed to?

We had a couple of stretches where it seemed like we were dealing with one horrific, traumatizing, heartbreaking story after another - I spent many nights on the phone or Facebook chat with readers trying to sort out how to process such awful information about death and tragedy and loss. (I'm not going make everyone relive it by listing anything, but I think a lot of people will know exactly what I am talking about).

Mayor offers thanks for storm-damage management

Mayor offers thanks for storm-damage management

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff is expressing gratitude in the aftermath of a significant storm Monday evening.

"On behalf of the Castlegar City Council and the residents of the City of Castlegar, I would like to thank our emergency responders, City workers and Castlegar residents for their efforts and hard work during the city's recent extreme wind and rain event," he said.

Provincial & National

British Columbians support tougher distracted driving penalties

An overwhelming number participants in the survey are in favour of tougher penalties.

The numbers are in — and it's only at the halfway point.

BC residents are concerned about this dangerous behaviour of distracted driving and would support tougher penalties to curb it.

Since June 16, 2015, the website has been visited over 11,800 times.

Nearly 90% of those leaving feedback say they’re “very concerned” about distracted driving, and 96% support escalating sanctions for repeat offenders.

Delta Police release video of motorcyle rider exceeding 200 km/hr

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Delta Police released footage Tuesday of a motorcyclist exceeding 200 kilometer per hour on a ride on the Pacific Highway.

The GoPro video shot on the ride shows the 27-year-old Lower Mainland man shows the rider dangerously weaving through traffic and between rows of cars on a ride in April on Highway 17.

He was clocked by police travelling 213 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone.

“This motorcyclist was pulled over after registering 213 km/hr on a laser in an 80 km/hr zone,” the Delta Police media release said.