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by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:35pm

The growing proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in Nelson not only prompted city council to roll up a change to its business licence bylaw, but it piped up two resolutions directed at...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:30pm

During the recent meeting of Nelson City Council, council has resolved to ask the UBCM to petition the provincial government to acknowledge that property tax revenue is an unsuitable avenue to...

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by Contributor on Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 2:52pm

On Saturday February 20th, Nelson CARES Society is looking forward to another successful event. We are eager to see hundreds of community members participate in our second annual Coldest Night of the Year, Winter Wander. 

A walk for the homeless, hungry, and hurting, Coldest Night is an opportunity for the community to come together to raise awareness around homelessness....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 6:22pm

Representatives from FireSmart Canada will be in Queen's Bay next week to present the community with national recognition for its 2015 efforts to be FireSmart the Regional District of Central Kootenay said in a media release Wednesday.

“This honour speaks to the incredible commitment and hard work of Queen’s Bay residents to keep their community safe,” said Nora...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 04 2016

Want to see the Tim Horton’s Brier?

Head to Ottawa’s TD Place to see Canada’s top men’s curlers in action.

Want to get a taste of what it’s going to be like in the Nation’s Capital?

Then pick up tickets immediately at the Nelson Chamber of Commerce for the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships beginning...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 04 2016

Already playing with a reduced roster, the Nelson Leafs begin the stretch run in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season — nine games in 17 days — starting Friday at home against Castlegar Rebels.

The last time the teams met a week ago, the teams combined for more than 100 minutes in penalties following a second-period donnybrook that saw a handful of player...

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Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert series presents The Clinton Swanson Quartet

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert series presents The Clinton Swanson Quartet

For its third concert of the season, the Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series is proud to present the Clinton Swanson Quartet. 

“Nelson’s hardest working musician” teams up with some of the region’s finest to present an evening of intricately arranged chamber jazz. 

Inspired by ensembles like the Modern Jazz Quartet, the group will present original music and arrangements of pieces by jazz legends such as John Coltrane, John Lewis and Charlie Parker.

Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band Burns Night a hit

Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band Burns Night a hit

A sellout crowd flocked to the Eagles Hall this past Saturday night to participate in Nelson's Annual Burns Night, hosted by the Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band.

The traditional dinner of haggis, neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes), and roast beef was served to a "Sold Out" gathering of Scottish culture enthusiasts.

In addition to the dinner, patrons came to hear the local pipe band play a variety of Scottish tunes, and Celtic tunes played on the fiddle by Brie Hurlbert.

Regional News

MISSING IN TRAIL: Please share

MISSING IN TRAIL: Please share

The Trail RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating missing person Michael George Neville, 33, according to Trail top cop Darren Oelke.

"Neville was last seen leaving the Trail Hospital at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4. He was wearing jeans, black shoes and a heavy navy colored winter coat. Neviille is described as 5'8", 150 lbs, brown short hair and clean shaven.

Lab to expand innovation in our region

At the MIDAS lab, engineering and business students from the University of British Columbia Okanagan learn and improve the art of crystal pulling with Don Freschi, Chief Executive Officer of Fenix Advanced Materials. Photo credit: Lawrence Wright.

Local entrepreneurs, students, academics and makers will be able to work with innovative materials, test out original products and get help bringing unique ideas and products to market at a new laboratory in Trail.

Provincial & National

Be careful on the highways during Family Day Holiday Weekend

Highways in the Southern Interior can be unpredictable.

Road conditions can be unpredictable and vary widely across the province at this time of year. If you’ll be travelling over Family Day long weekend, snow, sleet, heavy rain, fog and ice are just some of the challenging winter conditions you could encounter when driving on B.C. roads.

On average, 24 people are killed and 5,700 are injured in 19,000 crashes every February in B.C. and seven people are killed and 690 are injured in 2,700 crashes every February in the Southern Interior.

BC Coroners Service and Avalanche Canada stress need for safety

A sign showing an avalanche hazard warning of "considerable" is seen at a parking lot where snowmobilers embark from near Mount Renshaw outside of McBride. — Photo courtesy Huffington Post

In the wake of the deaths of five persons in an avalanche near McBride on Jan. 29, 2016, the BC Coroners Service and Avalanche Canada are joining to stress the need for preparedness for those heading into the backcountry this winter.