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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, April 18, 2014 - 7:30am

Nelson RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in locating a 28-year-old man missing since Wednesday (April 16).

Tyler Sheriff was last seen Wednesday hitchhiking east at the Highway...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 3:37pm

The Nelson Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with locating the bicycle used in a recent mid-day armed robbery at the Kootenay Currency Exchange....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:47pm

The Nelson Daily is joining many other families in the area and take a few days off to enjoy the Easter Holiday weekend.

The Easter holiday is a time when Christians celebrate...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:40pm

A local couple received some unexpected press for their home-building design company from Huffington Post Canada.

Lars Chose and Rachel Ross own and operate Mandala Homes, a company that uses sustainable B.C. wood to build energy efficient houses.

“We’re thrilled to be featured in such a high profile publication, because  — though we are a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 4:35pm

On behalf of police officers throughout the province, Nelson Police Department is advising motorists to adjust their driving this upcoming Easter weekend holiday as highways will be busy and mountain pass road conditions may still be winter-like and dangerous.

“I am concerned that distracted driving has become the second leading cause of fatalities on B.C. roads,” said...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 16 2014

The Nelson Leafs gave Heritage City fans a taste of everything this Junior B season as the club played well into April for the first time in a few years.

Fans attending Friday’s Cyclone Taylor Cup preliminary round contest between Nelson and KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks said the battle was one of the best games the NDCC Arena has seen in years.

Mallard’s...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 15 2014

A handful of local female hockey players have been invited to the 2014 Female U18 BC Cup in Salmon Arm from April 23 – 27.

Nelson's Merissa Dawson along with Stephanie McAuley of Trail and Kimberley Huisman of Fernie were invited to the jamboree format event, featuring four teams.

Dawson, McAuley and Huisman are part of the Kootenay Wildcats Female Hockey team.

A...

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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH TRIPLE-HEADER BOOK LAUNCH AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE FEATURES SASKATCHEWAN, SLOCAN VALLEY POETS

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH TRIPLE-HEADER BOOK LAUNCH AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE FEATURES SASKATCHEWAN, SLOCAN VALLEY POETS

Regina poet Bruce Rice and Winlaw poet Tom Wayman will launch three books between them as Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre marks National Poetry Month on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Rice will be launching The Trouble With Beauty, just out from Coteau Books, which responds to the landscapes of western Saskatchewan. 

The book features photos of the province’s prairies and hills by Dennis Evans, an art instructor at the former David Thompson University Centre in Nelson. 

Take Pride in the Best Years of Your Life

Take Pride in the Best Years of Your Life

Like it or not, we are all aging. And as we get older, many women experience limitations and self-doubt.

But what if age didn’t define you?

What if now is the time you are meant to express the amazing woman you have spent decades becoming?

Peggy Ness is a professionally trained life coach who will be presenting an interactive four-session class at Selkirk College.

“The Art of Aging Vibrantly” runs from May 7-28 on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.

Regional News

LETTER: Why Teachers May Be Forced Into Job Action

LETTER: Why Teachers May Be Forced Into Job Action

Like all of you, teachers only want the best for their students.

Despite bargaining for more than a year with the government there has been little progress made at the negotiating table.

We have been waiting, very patiently, for the government to provide the necessary funding required for us to move forward in achieving a negotiated collective agreement.

Trail police seek dangerous offenders

RCMP on on the lookout for David "Grant" Mack.
The Trail Crime Reduction Unit is looking for two local prolific offenders who currently have outstanding warrants from the Rossland Court House, according to RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff.
 
"Nelson Crown Counsel has approved charges and issued a warrant for David "Grant" Mack after police received a report from the Trail Hospital on March 21, of a male who had been severely beaten while in his residence," she said in a press release issued today.

Provincial & National

Police not confirming that Dutch arrest of 35-year-old is connected with Amanda Todd

Police not confirming that Dutch arrest of 35-year-old is connected with Amanda Todd

The suicide of B.C.'s 15-year-old Amanda Todd (in October 2012) is being rehashed in the media after a much-publicized arrest in the Netherlands, of a 35-year-old man whom police are not confirmiing may have been one of Todd's tormentors.

Police issue the following statement this afternoon:

CAMRA calls for better beer legislation

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Despite the growing popularity of craft beer in British Columbia, many consumers are still being left in the dark when it comes to knowing exactly what’s in their glass and a local consumer advocacy group is asking them to make a fuss about it.