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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:59pm

“Fear the Stache”.

That slogan may not worry incumbent John Dooley or challenger Deb Kozak during this run up to the municipal election in Nelson, but some one is out to stall...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:32pm

The seven-day forecast from Environment Canada doesn't look that great as rain dominates the upcoming predictions by the weather department.

However, every once in a while the sun does...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:09pm

The cool, wet weather combined with shorter daylight hours is forcing people to head inside more and more every day.

And with more inside time come the chance of getting more colds and the flu.

Which is why now is the time to get the flu shot as Interior Health begins to hold its free clinics.

The Prestige Inn promises to once again be a beehive of activity as the first...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:54pm

Residents in Rosemont, including one home owner that received a rude awakening a few feet from the door to his house, got a surprise Thursday morning when a medium-sized black bear decided to check out the neighbourhood.

Nelson Police dispatch received a call around 7 a.m. from a resident that a bear was prowling around the neighbourhood.

The call came after a...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Oct 24 2014

Murdoch leading Nelson Leafs return to the ice Friday in Grand Forks against division-rival Border Bruins as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League resumes play.

According to Leaf coach Dave McLellan, the Leafs had better be prepared to face a Bruins team desperate to get back into the divisional race after losing four of the past six games.

“Grand Forks is a team...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 23 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers realized early in the season the road to the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey title would not be an easy one to travel.

The Bombers needed shootout to dispose of the Stanley Humphries Rockers 3-1 to capture the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey Championship Thursday afternoon at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

Captains Naomi Perkins with a nice deke...

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Kootenay Literary Competition: Velocity

Kootenay Literary Competition: Velocity

The annual Kootenay Literary Competition (KLC) has been launched and is now open for adult entrants.

Nelson Grans to Grans host African Dinner

Nelson Grans to Grans host African Dinner

The popular ninth annual African Dinner is being held on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Come dine and enjoy a wonderful, authentic African dinner, prepared by the Nelson Grans, with entertainment and a silent auction.

The Nelson Grans along with a number of generous Nelson businesses, donate all the food for the preparation of the dinner. Much of the produce is grown in the grans gardens during the summer months and used at this annual supper.

Regional News

RCMP look for man wanted on warrant for Midway robbery

Ravinder Singh Mettla

Boundary Regional RCMP are seeking public assistance in locating a man who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for several charges and is believed to be staying in Surrey.

On or about July 4, 2014, Ravinder Singh Mettla apparently walked away from a recovery house in Surrey and a Warrant was subsequently issued for his arrest for being unlawfully at large.

Mettla left the home without his wallet or identification and will likely be relying on others for food and shelter.

Mettla is not from the area but is known to have some connections in Surrey.

Local opera talent goes underground at Waneta Expansion Project

Local opera talent goes underground at Waneta Expansion Project

Marie Civitarese was born and raised in Trail, to Dean and Anita (photo above). Marie studied voice from the early age of seven years old. She honed her amazing craft with voice lessons from the age of 7 to 19 with accomplished voice teacher, Audrey Bissett, in Trail.

Marie is now in her senior year at the State University of New York, Purchase College in NY, NY. Over the course of the year, she will perform in two full-scale opera productions as well as her senior recital. Marie will obtain her Bachelor of Music in Opera and Voice performance in May 2015.

Provincial & National

Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses Canada on War Memorial shooting

Prime Minister Stephen Harper . . . I join all Canadians in praying for those touched by today’s attack.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks:

“My fellow Canadians, for the second time this week there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil.

“Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.

“Corporal Cirillo was killed today – murdered in cold blood – as he provided a ceremonial Honour Guard at Canada’s National War Memorial.

Health Minister updates BC's readiness for Ebola

Health Minister updates BC's readiness for Ebola

Health Minister Terry Lake has issued the following update on the health-care system's preparation for the low likelihood of a case of Ebola in B.C.:

"Our Ebola Preparedness task force has been meeting regularly, and has been reviewing B.C.'s protocols to respond to the unlikely occurrence of a case of Ebola arriving in the province. 

"The task force, in consultation with the health authorities, have designated the following sites as regional centres to assess those under investigation for Ebola and to treat confirmed Ebola cases: