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by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 9:09pm

The dog days of summer and dry temperatures have turned up the heat on the fire risk in the area.

A province-wide caution over fire use has been issued — including campfires —...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 9:06am

Inconsiderate drivers and bears and kept Nelson Police Department busy Monday said Acting Sergeant Brain Weber in a media release Tuesday.

Smartphone photo solves fender-bender case...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 2:25pm

The city’s biggest new building in years is nearing completion of one of its major phases.

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by West Kootenay L... on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 4:49pm

For Canada’s unions, Labour Day (Monday, September 5) is a day to celebrate our work and our everyday victories we win to make life better for everyone. 

It is also a day to focus on the work ahead and the improvements yet to be won.
Union’s believe in the necessity of good pensions for everyone.  For nearly a decade we advocated for stronger public pensions...

by Letters to the ... on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 10:07pm

To The Editor:

I am a resident of Queen’s Bay and working with my local community association. We are trying to sort out the issues around  MOTI ‘s (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure) need to “address challenges around the Balfour Ferry terminal.“ 

One of their solutions is to move the ferry landing to Queen...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 30 2016

The Nelson Selects breezed to the U12 Girls Gold Medal at the recent Shores to Score Youth Soccer Tournament in Salmon Arm.

The Selects outscored the opposition 14-5 en route to an impressive 4-0 record.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the squad as Team of the Week.

The team includes, Azkenik Torres-Pratt, Jayda Greenaway, sola Vandonselaar, Gabby...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 30 2016

It may be only August, and the Leafs first exhibition game, but after last season anything and everything is a bonus.

The Nelson Leafs fired 45 shots at the Rebel net en route to a 10-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Exhibition victory Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.

The contest was the first of the pre-season for the Leafs, which host Beaver Valley Nitehawks Wednesday at...

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César Damián exhibition opens at Oxygen Art Centre

César Damián exhibition opens at Oxygen Art Centre

Please join us on Friday, September 2nd from 7-9 p.m. to launch the exhibition “Traces” by Mexican artist César Damián. 

Damián is a visual artist who uses photography as a departure point for the creation of experimental installations. He is also an editor and cultural promoter with a specific interest in public art projects and community engagement. 

Nelson's Kaden Ellis participates in Nationa Sea Cadet Regatta

Nelson's Kaden Ellis participates in Nationa Sea Cadet Regatta

he 2016 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet National Regatta is in full swing at Portsmouth Harbour in Kingston, Ontario for the past three days, with 18-year old Cadet Kaden Ellis from Nelson, BC as a fierce competitor.

He was selected as one of the top 50 sea cadet sailors from across the country to participate in this prestigious competition.

Regional News

Selkirk College and Columbia Power Create Energy for Growth

Columbia Power has many employees who have received at least some of their post-secondary education and training at Selkirk College. Some of those alumni gathered for a photo and include (L-R) Bree Seabrook, Jessica Rogers, Heather Gauthier, Sue Dyer, Scott Spencer, Linda Verishine, Andre Noel, Audrey Rysen, Pat Keller, John Jenner and Caleb Kennedy.

Building a sustainable regional economy requires teamwork and when it comes to helping provide an educated and trained workforce to create growth, Selkirk College and Columbia Power are a winning combination.

Lightning storms cause numerous wildfires in region

Lightning storms cause numerous wildfires in region

BC Wildfire Service firefighters are currently responding to numerous lightning-caused wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre, within the Arrow Fire Zone and Kootenay Lake Fire Zone.

Many of these fires are highly visible in the area, but none of them is currently threatening any structures or communities.

* Three separate fires are burning about 12 kilometres south of Boswell in the Sanca area, east of Kootenay Lake. These fires are all 0.5 hectares or smaller. Airtankers, a helicopter and initial attack crews are working on site.

Provincial & National

BC Coroners Service reminds boaters to wear PFDs

The best way to enjoy being on the water is wearing a personal flotation device.

As the fina long weekend of the summer approaches, the BC Coroners Service is urging residents and visitors to stay safe when boating.

The need for all persons in small vessels to wear a properly fitted personal flotation device (PFD) is highlighted by two cases reported to the BC Coroners Service this week.

Both persons were in small boats. In one case, the person fell overboard. In the other, the boat capsized. Neither person was wearing a PFD. Neither survived.

Joint task force statement on International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day has never before been more relevant.

Provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall and director of police services Clayton Pecknold released the following statement in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, Aug. 31, 2016.

“With the unprecedented number of overdoses we are seeing across the country, International Overdose Awareness Day has never before been more relevant.

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