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by Colin Payne on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:41pm

Nelson climbing guide, Tim Rippel has been guiding clients up the extreme slopes of Mount Everest for 18 years in a variety of conditions via his company,...

by Bill Metcalfe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:18pm

Nelson City Council awarded $126,445 in grants to community groups at its Tuesday night meeting. The money comes from the Columbia Basin Trust, which every year gives a package of funding to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:03pm

Let's not forget about Earth Day and get into the spirit by participating in the Regional District of Central Kootenay Trash to Treasure Day, Saturday (April 26).

This single day event...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:50pm

by Randi Jensen, The Nelson Daily

For 50 years the Knights of Columbus have sponsored everything good about being a strong citizen and volunteer through Citizen of the Year celebrations.

This traditional event will honour its latest recipient Saturday at the St. Joseph School when Peter Defeo is paraded into the gymnasium by the Knights of Columbus guard...

by Contributor on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 3:40pm

Residents living in the Uphill, Gyro and Government Road areas of the Heritage City will be without power Sunday (April 27) for approximately four hours.

Reason for the outage is to allow Nelson Hydro to complete equipment upgrades for the Downtown Voltage Conversion Project.

The outage is scheduled (approximately) from 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday.

Locations include:

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Sports Headlines

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 24 2014

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program is pleased to announce a playing commitment from goaltender Steven Glass (Saskatoon, SK) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

Glass is a 6-foot-1, 175 pound netminder who joins the back-to-back BCIHL champions from the Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 23 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers wasted a complete-game pitching performance from Austin Tambellini against Mount Baker Wild in the final game of the Bomber Invitational High School Baseball Tournament Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Park.

Tambellini tossed a five-hitter during a 4-0 loss to the Wild.

The win allowed the Cranbook-based squad to capture the tournament title with a 3-0 record...

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Library presentation takes the mystery out of online trading

Library presentation takes the mystery out of online trading

The stock market…that’s for experts, right? Not necessarily, says Online Trading Academy graduate and presenter Cal Reeks.

A successful stock market trader since 2008, Reeks offers to demystify online trading at a special presentation Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

Kootenay bike tour to talk about the stop-the-pipelines movement

Kootenay bike tour to talk about the stop-the-pipelines movement

Kootenays for a Pipeline Free BC is going on a bike and speaking tour of the Kootenays this week.

Regional News

Police releasing few details about Genelle death

Police releasing few details about Genelle death

Police say no foul play is suspected in the death of a man in Genelle yesterday.

Trail RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson said police received a call about a sudden death in the industrial section of Genelle at roughly 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Employees had arrived at work that morning to discover a deceased male, police learned when they arrived on scene.

Castlegar's Kris Stanbra wins prestigious Courage to Come Back Award

Castlegar's Kris Stanbra wins prestigious Courage to Come Back Award

Imagine this – you're 28 years old, married just a year-and-a-half, with a terrific job and loving family and friends – you've got it all. You're driving from Castlegar to Barrier to visit family, turn to negotiate an S-curve ... and see a car driving straight toward you in your lane. You're thrown from your vehicle, land on a rock about the size of a baseball, your back breaks.

Later, in the hospital, you're told you'll never walk again. In the blink of an eye, everything you know is changed forever.

Provincial & National

Second round voting would help achieve fair representation

Second round voting would help achieve fair representation

The Canada Elections Act needs amending. It encourages and rewards abuse. However, I disagree with the amendments pursued by the federal government. Bill C-23 ignores the principle of equality of representation which is the problem at the root of the Canada Elections Act. In a multi-party society the first-past-the-post voting system encourages abuse which it then rewards with power.

COMMENT: Odd, outlandish and over the top donations to B.C. political parties

COMMENT: Odd, outlandish and over the top donations to B.C. political parties

So what does a Conservative party senator from Ontario, the Toronto Blue Jays, an Ontario public sector union and a part-owner of the Calgary Flames all have in common? If their chequebook is any indication, they have a keen interest in B.C. politics.

Ontario Senator Nancy Ruth donated $5,000 to the B.C. Green party in 2013, the Blue Jays passed the mitt round the dugout to scrape up $300 for the B.C. Liberal party, CUPE Ontario gave $500 to the B.C. NDP and Allan Markin, part-owner of the Calgary Flames, gave $100,000 to the B.C. Liberals.