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by Castlegar Source on Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 2:11pm

Castlegar RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Castlegar man, Oscar Bot, who has not been seen or heard from since 9:35 p.m. on the night of Tuesday, June 28.

The...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 5:32pm

The teenager accused of making threats last Friday at Mount Sentinel High School in South Slocan made an appearance Wednesday in BC Provincial Court in Nelson.

Denver Skey, 18, was in court...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 8:52pm

Don't miss Canada's 149th birthday in the Heritage City, when Nelson resonates with celebrations at the Lakeside Rotary Park — complete with Fireworks at dusk....

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by Letters to the ... on Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 1:29pm

To The Editor:

I’m new to the area and was curious why the local school board was planning to close Winlaw elementary school.

From what I had read it was a growing school at near capacity (seemingly opposite to that often cited case for closing a rural school - dwindling enrolment in an aging population).

Neither of the public consultations...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 9:02pm

Dissatisfaction with the province’s rules regarding rental accommodations may have moved landlords into the short-term realm, but the rental crunch it has created as a result in Nelson has moved city council into the legal realm.

The city has asked the province to allow all residential tenancy disputes to go the efficient Civil Resolution Tribunal, rather than face the...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jun 29 2016

The Nelson Leafs continue to tinker with the roster during the offseason as the club builds for the 2016-17 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League campaign.

The franchise completed its third deal during the month of June, landing 20-year-old defenceman Austin Steger from the Campbell River Storm.

Sent to the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League squad in exchange for Steger...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jun 27 2016

It's never easy for staff at Mallard's Source for sports to choose the Team of the Week recipient during Rep Soccer Playdown season.

That's because Nelson Youth Soccer fields so many good teams.

However, following a close look at the winners heading off to the BC Soccer Provincial B Championships, Mallard's staff settled on the Nelson U14 Girl's Selects as the...

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Mungall’s Annual Bend the MLA’s Ear Tour Begins Tuesday

Mungall’s Annual Bend the MLA’s Ear Tour Begins Tuesday

MLA Michelle Mungall will be mixing up a big batch of iced tea to share as she hears from locals during her annual Bend the MLA’s Ear Tour. 

This year’s tour takes place Tuesday through Thursday (July 5-7) and will include stops in 11 communities from the north end of Kootenay Lake to the Creston Valley.
 
Since its inception in 2009, Mungall looks forward to the annual Tour as a chance to connect with people who live in the more remote regions of the constituency. 

Selkirk Paving/Nelson Ready Mix Legacy Golf Event Rescheduled to July 10

Selkirk Paving/Nelson Ready Mix Legacy Golf Event Rescheduled to July 10

Mother Nature wasn't very kind to the Annual Kootenay Hospital Foundation Legacy Golf Event.

The tournament, which was supposed to be held Friday (June 24) had to be called off due to weather conditions.

However, Bryna Idler of the Kootenay Hospital Foundation says the show must go on and had rescheduled the event to Sunday, July 10 for a fun day of golf, dinner and prizes, all while supporting our hospital.

Regional News

Category 2 open fires to be prohibited in Southeast District

Category 2 open fires to be prohibited in Southeast District

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Monday, July 4, 2016, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This prohibition is in addition to the Category 3 open fire prohibition that came into effect in the Southeast Fire Centre on June 3, 2016. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online.

Selkirk College Board of Governors Approves Balanced Budget

The Selkirk College Board of Governors recently approved a $45 million budget that sets a course for regional college in the coming year.

The Selkirk College Board of Governors has approved an annual budget that allows the institution to continue providing high quality, sought after programs and services to students and to grow in areas that address future needs.

At its monthly meeting in May, the board passed the proposed $45 million budget that sets a financial course for the regional college in the coming year.

Provincial & National

Mail disruptions loom as Canada Post rejects CUPW proposal

Canada Post Nelson location will be behind picket lines after the company rejected a proposal from CUPW to extend the July 2 deadline for a lockout by a period of two weeks. — The Nelson Daily

There appears to be no turning back on a potential disruption to mail delivery after Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra officially rejected a letter from postal workers asking him to extend the July 2 deadline for a lockout by a period of two weeks.

Mike Palecek, national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, says in a media release this could mean Canada Post is indeed preparing to lock out its workforce in the middle of a public postal review, spoiling the process.

6,100 boats inspected as B.C. leads the fight against invasive mussels

The stations in the Columbia Basin are located near the communities of Golden, Radium, Sparwood, Castlegar and Valemount.

British Columbia remains free of invasive mussels, thanks to ongoing efforts that have seen more than 6,100 watercraft inspected so far this year – already surpassing the number of inspections in all of 2015.

Through the Invasive Mussel Defence Program, a crew of 32 trained mussel inspectors are working seven days a week, 10 hours a day, at eight permanent inspection stations along B.C. borders to prevent the spread of invasive mussels.

The stations in the Columbia Basin are located near the communities of Golden, Radium, Sparwood, Castlegar and Valemount.

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