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by Brendan Quinn on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 8:32pm

The School Board’s facilities plan is ruffling a few feathers in rural areas of the district, including Meadow Creek, where the closure of Jewett Elementary School has locals concerned about...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 7:45pm

Regional District of Central Kootenay Recreation Manager at the NDCC, Marty Benson, said in a media release service at the facility would be disrupted periodically during the next two months as...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 7:47am

Grad Class of 2016 in Nelson, Trail, Castlegar and South Slocan at Mount Sentinel High School, will have access to the BC Transit GradPass promotion.

BC Transit, through its partnering communities, is thrilled to offer the two days of free, unlimited transit travel during the month of June.

It’s expected that more than 21,000 GradPASS cards will be given out this year....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 8:08am

The accomplice in the robberies of Nelson and District Credit Union and Kootenay Currency Exchange was sentenced to almost five years in jail in Nelson Supreme Court.

Krista Kalmikoff, 28, who was convicted of five of six counts for her part in the robberies that rocked the Heritage City in April of 2014, was given a sentence of four years, nine months.

The...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday May 25 2016

No doubt Leaf hockey fans would like to see a few more wins on the ice.

However, the fan base will be pleased to know the franchise continues to be one of the most successful clubs in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League after Gord Davis announced the team finished in the black despite being knocked out in the first round of the playoffs.

“The Nelson Leafs Hockey...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday May 25 2016

The L.V. Rogers Bombers rugby program took a major step Wednesday as the Kootenay reps pummelled D.W. Poppey of Langley 41-14 in quarterfinal round action at the BC High School AA Boy's Championships in Abbotsford.

The Bombers, which lost a 13-7 heartbreaker to the Fraser Valley squad during the 2015 Championships, are playing in the Tier II Division of the Double-A...

Community News

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Nelson's Amelia Martzke presented with RE/MAX 2016 ‘Quest for Excellence’ bursary

Nelson's Amelia Martzke presented with RE/MAX 2016 ‘Quest for Excellence’ bursary

Glen Darough, Broker Owner of RE/MAX RHC Realty in Nelson, is pleased to announce Amelia Martzke of the Heritage City is one of the sixteen students chosen from Western Canada to receive the RE/MAX 2016 ‘Quest for Excellence’ bursary valued at $1,000.
 
The annual RE/MAX Quest for Excellence program encourages graduating students from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Northwest Territories to submit an essay detailing the contributions they have made to their communities.

Lesley Anderton presents Geological History of the Slocan and Kootenay Basins

Lesley Anderton presents Geological History of the Slocan and Kootenay Basins

The Perry Ridge Water Users Association is welcoming the public to learn about “ The Geological History of the Slocan and Kootenay Basins” at the Seniors Association in Nakusp on Sunday (May 29) at 1 p.m.

The presentation, by Lesley Anderton, teaches the geological history going back millions of years, which includes the formation of continents and in particular it teaches about the various rock formations and mountains in the area.

Regional News

City says good-bye to beloved Councillor Kevin Chernoff

City says good-bye to beloved Councillor Kevin Chernoff

Councillor Kevin Chernoff of Castlegar City Council has passed away suddenly this morning.

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said, ”On behalf of City Council, I want to express our shock and dismay at the sudden passing of one of our fellow councillors, Kevin Chernoff. Kevin has long been a valuable member of our Council and our community. He gave generously of his time and of his company’s resources in supporting initiatives that have helped the City move forward in so many ways.”  

Selkirk College Students Assist Arrow Lakes Restoration Project

Students in the Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning Program spent a week working on a restoration project along the Lower Arrow Lake in late-April as part of the field study element of their studies.

Selkirk College students in the Integrated Environmental Planning (IEP) Program dug a little deeper into their studies at the end of the semester along the banks of the Lower Arrow Lake.

Provincial & National

A political mindset sets in

There's a window of culture political parties will do whatever it takes to win.

The headlines were emphatic: 'Quick wins' amounted to little for NDP, 'Quick wins' report lands with a dull thud.

But behind the headlines something unsettling: a window into a culture of seeming impunity, where players are told anything goes, do whatever it takes to win.

Strong tourism growth for start of 2016

Whitewater ski instructor Tyler Blamey was one of many people to enjoy the great ski conditions in BC this past winter. Tourists from around the globe also enjoyed one of the best seasons in years, leading to an increase in tourism visitation during the first three months of 2016. — Brendan Quinn photo, The Nelson Daily

Tourism continues to be a key coponent in the BC economy.

And looking at tourism numbers for the opening months of 2016, that trend looks to be continuing.

The latest international visitor numbers show that tourism visitation is up 16.8% during the first three months of 2016 with 121,306 more visitors to the province over the same period last year.

“Tourism in British Columbia is going from strength to strength," said Marsha Walden, CEO Destination British Columbia.

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