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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 12:28pm

RCMP said one person was taken to hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle accident Sunday morning on Highway 3A west of Nelson near the Grohman...

by Bruce Fuhr on Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:40pm

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks snapped a three-game skid in a big way, scoring three times in the first period en route to a 4-1 victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 6:41pm

In a media press release, the Nelson Police Department is advising drivers wanting to reach their destination safely this holiday season to be aware that changing a few driving habits will keep them and others safe on winter roads.
 
"Posted speed limits are for ideal travel conditions," said Nelson Police Department Sgt. Paul Bayes.

"On winter roads,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 1:15pm

A half dozen workers and Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce are beneficiaries of a $176,000 in government Job Creation Partnership funding said Don McRae, Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation in a government media release.

The funding allows six more people to gain work experience by turning Nelson's historic CPR railway station, located west of downtown...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 23 2014

After spending three seasons in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, mostly with the Grand Forks Border Bruins, Nelson product Coleton Dawson has given up the cold winters of BC for warmer Californian climate after signing with the Ontario Avalanche of the Western States Hockey League.

 “I acquired Coleton about three weeks ago,” said Avs head coach Chris...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 23 2014

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats dropped a straight set match to the Fernie Falcons to finish sixth overall at the BC High School A Boy's Volleyball Championships Saturday in Abbotsford.

The Cats, ranked third overall heading into the tournament, lost a pair of close games 27-25, 26-24.

Mount Sentinel advanced to the consolation round contest by sweeping Ucluelet 25-22, 25-13....

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A book Under Every Tree brings books to kids

A book Under Every Tree brings books to kids

Books can open whole worlds — as long as you have one.

This holiday season a local partnership aims to put a book under every tree for the children of Holiday Hamper recipients.

Holiday Hampers are distributed annually by the Nelson Food Cupboard to more than 500 people working hard to make ends meet, including 150 children.

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, the Nelson Public Library and the Nelson Star have teamed up to see a book included for every child aged 0 to 15 years by requesting donations of books that are new or in new condition.

November is Lung Month: protect your lungs, get your home tested

November is Lung Month: protect your lungs, get your home tested

Exposure to colourless, odourless radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in the ground. It can seep undetected into homes, schools, workplaces and other buildings through cracks in the walls or foundation.
 
“Radon gas is accountable for up to 16 per cent of lung cancers. We suggest all BC homeowners test their home’s radon levels,” says Michael Jessen, Volunteer BC Lung Association Director for Nelson.
 

Regional News

COMMENT: CUPE looks for alternate venue for Winterfest

COMMENT: CUPE looks for alternate venue for Winterfest

The following is a press release issued by CUPE local 2262:

LETTER: Winterfest committee cancels annual event

LETTER: Winterfest committee cancels annual event

The Winterfest Organizing Committee regrets to inform our community that the 19th Annual Winterfest Family Celebration has been cancelled due to planned labour action by striking CUPE City workers during the event. The Committee decided to cancel the event after hearing that some participants would not continue in the event if the CUPE city workers were maintaining a picket line.

Provincial & National

SD 20 Kootenay/Columbia support staff ratifies agreement

SD 20 Kootenay/Columbia support staff ratifies agreement

Nine more school districts, including School District 20 Kootenay/Columbia and Southeast/Kootenay, recently ratified new agreements under the B.C. government’s 2014 Economic Stability Mandate.

To date more than 29,000 support staff workers in 55 school districts have fully ratified agreements in place. This represents about 87% of the total support staff workers in B.C. school districts. The remaining districts are working to ratify agreements by November.

BC Coroners Service highlights pedestrian safety

BC Coroners Service highlights pedestrian safety

Anew review from the BC Coroners Service shows risks to pedestrians and other vulnerable road users remain high on B.C.'s roads even as risks to occupants of motor vehicles continue to decline.

The BC Coroners' data shows that between 2008 and 2012, the number of vehicle drivers and passengers who died in motor vehicle incidents dropped by more than one third.

But the number of pedestrians killed remained constant over that five- year period at about 55 each year.