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by Suzy Hamilton on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:15am

They grew up feeling secure.

They benefited from easier access to education.

They came of age during a time of some of the biggest social change in North America.

And now the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 8:53am

As the weather improves, Nelson Police would like to remind motorists there are more cyclists, pedestrians and motorcycles now using the roadways.

One motorist realized this first hand...

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by Eva Brownstein on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 7:12pm

Nelson’s downtown core was a bustling, hustling place this weekend as Blue Night, a multi artist exhibition, took over Baker Street with a culture crawl featuring 17 local venues and over 120 artists and musicians over two days.

"Blue Night is about creating more opportunities for artists," said Blue Night organizer Brian Kalbfleisch, describing the evening as a "...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:32am

As of Sunday evening, Environment Canada as removed the weather alert for the Arrow Lakes/Slocan Lake region of the West Kootenay, including the Boundary region.

The alert has been reduced to a risk of thundershowers for the region.

Environment Canada continues weather alert for Arrow Lakes/Slocan Lake region

Environment Canada continued its weather alert...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday May 24 2015

The Nelson Leafs hockey club dug into the “experience vault” to select its new executive that will guide the franchise into the 2015-16 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

The new executive, that includes former Nelson Mayor John Dooley and ex-Nelson Minor Hockey president Tony Maida, was selected during the team’s Annual General Meeting last week at...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday May 22 2015

There’s something fantastic happening in the Kootenay Swim Club.

Kootenay Swim Club swimmers are returning with some amazing results at recent competitions in Fernie, Victoria and Kelowna.

“It has been a terrific season thus far,” said coach Chris Wright.

Last week in Kelowna, at the Kelowna Long Course Invitational, Nelson’s Kelsey Andrusak became...

Community News

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Third and Final Year for West Arm Water Quality Monitoring Program Begins

Third and Final Year for West Arm Water Quality Monitoring Program Begins

Friends of Kootenay Lake are pleased to announce that this week the organization is starting the third and final year of a three-year water quality monitoring program. 

The study will provide important baseline data for one of the highest populated portions of the lake and to encourage a broader and deeper understanding the lake’s ecosystem. In the first two years we captured 10,200 data points and provided one-on-one training with over 50 volunteers.
 
The plan is to monitor by boat 12 times between May-October for the following parameters:

Practical Financial Solutions — Your Mortgage or Your Life

Practical Financial Solutions — Your Mortgage or Your Life

Your family loves your home – it is the centre of your life together, after all – but that mortgage!

You can handle it. You did your due diligence and you know it’s affordable and that, some day, it will be paid off … unless: What would happen if you die? Will your family be able to pay off that monster debt?

Of course, you want your family to be able to stay in their home no matter what happens to you.

Regional News

Fire season gets early start with large fires in Pass Creek and near Rossland

Fire season gets early start with large fires in Pass Creek and near Rossland

A brush fire on Upper Gibson Road in Pass Creek this afternoon took about four hours to knock down, according to Pass Creek fire chief Brian Bebelman.

"We got the call at about 3:30 p.m.," he said, adding it was a big brush fire, roughly an acre in size. "But it was way off the road - we had to hook up about 500 metres of inch-and-a-half line - that's a lot of line.

Trail and Warfield reach recreation and library agreement

Trail and Warfield reach recreation and library agreement

The City of Trail and the Village of Warfield are pleased to announce they have successfully negotiated and approved a 5.5-year (66 months) recreation and library services agreement that will take effect on July 1, 2015. Warfield will contribute $631,500 over the full term and the City will allocate 68 per cent of the funding to Trail recreation and 32 per cent towards library services.

Provincial & National

Two Okanagan provincial parks renamed

There was a ceremony to rename Haynes Point and Okanagan Falls provincial parks. — Submitted photo

Environment Minister Mary Polak and Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie celebrated another step forward in their partnership agreement today announcing the official renaming of Haynes Point and Okanagan Falls provincial parks to the traditional First Nation nsyilxcen (Okanagan) place names.

The name changes are part of an agreement made between the Province and the Osoyoos Indian Band that also sees the Band managing the two parks and will see McIntyre Bluff officially renamed as well.

Penticton RCMP report local man assaulted

Penticton RCMP report local man assaulted

Penticton RCMP have one in custody after a man was badly beaten and left on the side of the road Thursday (May 21) morning.