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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 11:34am

The wonderful weather that has set in to the West Kootenays of late has made it easy to head out and enjoy the outdoors.

Self Design phototgrapher Tenne Anderson was walking through...

by Suzy Hamilton on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 11:01am

For the second time since it arrived in Nelson last fall, the Qunnabu Healing Society’s (QHS) Medical Marijuana Compassion Club has been evicted from its storefront.


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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 3:38pm

The City of Nelson is urging the public to pledge to participate in Earth
Day 2015 contest.


But logging onto the City of Nelson website and click on the following "I pledge to do one, or more, of the following:

  • I will participate in an Earth Day event.
  • I will unplug items...
by Michelle Mungall on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 10:52am

Recently, we learned that Lower Kootenay Band south of Creston will be taking over ownership of the popular destination Ainsworth Hot Springs.

After 53 years in the same family, Norm and Joyce Mackie handed the torch back to indigenous people of the region. The Ktunaxa Nation’s relationship with the hot springs spans hundreds of years, so it comes as wonderful news that Yaqan...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Apr 19 2015

Nelson native Alex MacLeod said during the 2015 Allan Cup Tournament all the teams at the were very evenly matched.

MacLeod's Bentley Generals met their match in the tournament final, falling 2-0 to Manitoba's South East Prairie Thunder Saturday in a packed Clarenville, N.L. arena.

South East Prairie Thunder capture the 2015 Allan Cup Championship, emblematic of Canadian...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Apr 19 2015

Whitewater Freeride skier Sam Kuch captured second place at the 2015 IFSA North American Junior Freeride Championships held recently at the Grand Targhee Resort near Alta, Wyoming.

Kuch finished second to Zander Guldman of Sugar Bowl Freeride in the male 15-18 category. Guldman scored 4084 points to 3304 for Kuch.

Grifen Moller of Team Summit was third.

Sam Woodward of...

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Nelson and District Women’s Centre offers free volunteer training program

Nelson and District Women’s Centre offers free volunteer training program

The Nelson and District Women’s Centre’s free volunteer training program, Rooted in Community, offers local and area women the opportunity to build strengths, gain valuable skills, and contribute their time and energy as volunteers in their communities.

Offered twice a year at the Women’s Centre, the program consists of eight sessions of 2.5 hours, taking place over a one-month period on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from May 11th to June 4th.

Practical Financial Solutions — Tax shocks for retirees

Practical Financial Solutions — Tax shocks for retirees

You have been diligently paying your income taxes for many years and perhaps, in most years, you have enjoyed a tax refund. Then you retire – and in your first year of retirement you get a (perhaps expensive) surprise:  no tax refund. Instead, you take a ‘tax payable’ hit.

Regional News

West Kootenay Labour Council Hosts May Day BBQ

West Kootenay Labour Council Hosts May Day BBQ

“The West Kootenay Labour Council (WKLC) invites all residents of the Castlegar area to join us in celebrating International Workers’ Day on Friday May 1,” said Gerry Schmon, WKLC president.  Local union affiliates are sponsoring a free barbecue lunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Spirit Square in front of City Hall.

Accident near Fairview sends six to hospital

Accident near Fairview sends six to hospital

A motor vehicle incident Saturday night/Sunday morning ended far better than it could have, with six people being transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Castlegar RCMP received the call at roughly 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, and members attended at Highway 22 near Fairview, where a car had gone off the road and over an embankment, striking several trees and a telephone pole.

Two of the passengers were able to get out of the vehicle, but four had to be extricated using the Jaws of Life.

Provincial & National

NDP turns up heat on federal government to reverse Coast Guard cuts

Kitsilano Coast Guard base in Vancouver.

New Democrat MPs and candidates have commenced a campaign to reverse the decision by Prime Minister Stephen Harper government’s cuts to BC Coast Guard services.

In a party release, NDP Fisheries and Oceans deputy critic Fin Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam) calls on the Harper government to re-open the Kitsilano Coast Guard base in Vancouver after an April 8 oil spill from the Marathassa, a grain-carrying cargo ship anchored in Burrard Inlet, leaked approximately 3,000 litres of toxic bunker fuel into local waters

Letter: Author counters claims by David Suzuki

Tom Harris is Executive Director of the Ottawa-based International Climate Science Coalition (

To the Editor:

An obstacle to rational decision making in climate policy is the confusion between carbon dioxide (CO2) and air pollution.

Real air pollution, such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and soot, is important to control and we have done a good job in most of Canada reducing the concentration of these substances.

But CO2, an odourless, colourless gas that is an essential to plant photosynthesis, is not pollution. The poor air quality in China’s cities has nothing to do with CO2.