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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:44am

It's looking a little white on top of Kootenay mountains Thursday morning after another storm passed over the West Kootenay/Boundary region.

The Kootenay Pass between Salmo and Creston...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:08am

The city is moving full steam ahead on its new community plan for Railtown.

On Monday city council accepted the first comprehensive and inclusive report on what could happen for the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:36pm

Pension and wages continue to be the major sticking points for the parties involved the Kootenay Saving labour dispute.

United Steelworkers Union 1-404 and 9705 members and Kootenay Savings...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 8:45pm

There’s another golden opportunity on the horizon for the public to support a good cause as the Nelson & District Hospice Society and the Kalein Centre join together to compete for the Aviva Community Health Funding Grant.

The Health Grant is part of the Aviva Community Funding competition.

The NDHS and Kalein Centre are competing for the lower level of funding, under $...

by Letters to the ... on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:37pm

To The Editor:

In response to the Liberal approval of the northwest LNG proposal, I feel a need to remind our leaders of their campaign and post-election promises to respond responsibly to the climate changes we face.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Environment and Climate Change Minister McKenna,made internationally binding commitments to cut carbon...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 19 2016

Friends of Pulpit Rock held its second annual Pulpit Rock Fun Run/Hike Sunday on Elephant Mountain.

Travis Hauck and Jaclyn Dexter won the men’s and women’s races, respectively.

However, the big winner on the day was the trails to Pulpit Rock that will benefit from the funds raised during the day.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 19 2016

It’s amazing what an active community can accomplish together, if a recent roller derby fundraiser is any indication.

The Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) rallied its sister teams – the Dam City Rollers and the Nelson Killjoys – last month to join them in a special exhibition game to raise funds for their teammate’s son who is battling cancer.  The team is...

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Room to Live Benefit Concert and Silent Auction

Room to Live Benefit Concert and Silent Auction

The Room to Live Benefit Concert and Silent Auction, the latter now underway for bidders to grab some great items, is set for Friday, November 4 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

The special show features the The Kootenay Divas — Bo Conlan, Aryn Sheriff, Bessie Wapp, Sydney Black, Laura Landsberg and Melody Diachun.

The Divas perform with Clinton Swanson & His 6-Piece Band.

Proceeds go toward the Renewal of Ward Street Place, a 103 year old affordable housing building in downtown Nelson BC.

Kootenay Seniors Fair a Big Success

 Kootenay Seniors Fair a Big Success

More than 350 seniors and friends turned out for the 2016 Kootenay Seniors Fair held September 30th at the Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre.

Organizers Nelson CARES’ Kootenay Seniors Service Provider Group are thrilled with the turnout.
In addition to 35 vendor tables offering information about a wide variety of health and community services, seniors participated in belly dancing, chair yoga, and tai chi.

Regional News

Selkirk College Alumnus Graduates Top of the Class at University of Victoria

: Peter Kremler—pictured here with his wife Jenny, daughter Ruby and daughter Myra—graduated at the top of his University of Victoria Electrical Engineering class of 89 students. He transferred to UVic after getting a strong start at Selkirk College.

Peter Kremler credits the strong foundation he secured during his time at Selkirk College as a springboard to graduating at the top of his Faculty of Engineering class at the University of Victoria.

Kremler took first-year courses at Selkirk College before transferring to UVic where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering this past Spring. The strong student was honoured with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Victoria Section Gold Medal for top marks in Electrical Engineering.

TSB said no Cockpit Voice Recorder on plane that crashed in Lake Country

Overview of Cessna Citation wreckage showing landing gear. Photo courtesy (TSB)

The Transportation Safety Board said it will take the time needed to complete a thorough investigation of the fatal plane crash near Lake Country that killed four people Thursday.

The twin-engine Cessna Citation disappeared from radar at 9:40 p.m. PT on Thursday, only 11 kilometres north of Kelowna Airport  after takeoff from Kelowna Airport.

The plane crashed shortly after takeoff, approximately four kilometres into a heavily wooded area north of Beaver Lake Road, east of Lake Country.

Provincial & National

Report shows growth in B.C.’s small business sector

Report shows growth in B.C.’s small business sector

There’s nothing small about the continued growth of B.C.’s small business sector as outlined in the Small Business Profile 2016: A profile of small business in British Columbia.

The 2016 Small Business Profile includes updated key economic indicators such as job growth (including self-employment) and exports, trends by industry, regional breakdowns and cross- jurisdictional comparisons to report out on the health of the sector throughout the province.

OP/ED: CUPE BC condemns Province's firing of Vancouver school board

OP/ED: CUPE BC condemns Province's firing of Vancouver school board

Today's news that Premier Christy Clark has fired the democratically elected Vancouver School Board shows that her education agenda is more about closing schools than providing quality public education, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro said today.

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