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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:10am

A woman was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital Friday night after falling into the ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park Nelson Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Mike Daloise said in a media release...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 8:09pm

Everything old is new again in the world of home grown cannabis, but there won’t be a proliferation of micro grow operations in Nelson despite the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 8:56pm

Nelson RCMP is attempting to piece together what happened on the waters of Kootenay Lake near Troop Junction beach during the early hours of Saturday (August 20).

RCMP Sergeant Monty Taylor...

Latest Headlines

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:45pm

A man was sentenced to seven months in jail and a woman is currently serving time in a correctional facility on the Lower Mainland following a heist of tools and copper cable from a storage facility said Nelson Police Sergeant Dino Falcone in a media release Thursday.

Falcone said police were called to a location within the city limits during the early hours of (Monday) August 15.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 1:54pm

Salmo Council and staff gathered for a ribbon-cutting Wednesday morning to formally reopen Springboard Park, a 17-plus acre natural forest area owned and maintained by the Village.
The opening comes after work was completed by staff over a four-month period to enhance the public safety and use of the trail by clearing it of danger trees and debris.


Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 24 2016

The 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge added to its incredible success over the weekend by raising more than $125,000 to help find a cure for MS (Multiple sclerosis).

One team did more than their fair share of the fundraising as the Team Rear Guard raised almost $20,000 toward the overall total.

Team Rear Guard has not only been selected Mallard's Team of the Week for their...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 24 2016

At this rate MS (Multiple sclerosis) has not chance of surviving.

Almost 90 riders took to the highways in and around Nelson, Slocan, New Denver and Kaslo to raise more than $125,000 at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge this past weekend.

"So far this year we have raised over $125,000," said organizer Leona Dimock. "And our five-year total is approximately $470,...

Community News

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Stetski allocates more than $600,000 for Kootenay-Columbia youth jobs

Stetski allocates more than $600,000 for Kootenay-Columbia youth jobs

For Immediate Release
August 19, 2016
Nelson - MP Wayne Stetski was instrumental in awarding more than $600,000 in federal assistance to create summer jobs for Kootenay- Columbia students.

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Initiative contributes annually to aid in creating jobs for students aged 15 to 30. This year the federal government provided additional funding of $242,644 earmarked for youth employment in the Kootenay-Columbia riding.

Selkirk College Offers Two Creative Writing Classes in Nelson This Fall

Selkirk College Offers Two Creative Writing Classes in Nelson This Fall

Selkirk College is providing emerging and established writers an opportunity to release their creative energy with a pair of exciting offerings in Nelson starting in September.

Building off success from last year, Selkirk College will be offering both Creative Writing 100 (CWRT 100) and Creative Writing 200 (CWRT 200) in the Fall Semester. CWRT 100 is an introduction to fiction, non-fiction and poetry that will run Tuesday evenings for 15 weeks (September 6 to December 6).

Regional News

Recent brush fires - including one today - underline importance of regional mutual aid agreements

Recent brush fires - including one today -  underline importance of regional mutual aid agreements

Ootischenia Fire Department responded to a brush fire just outside of town this afternoon, according to OFD Captain Cody Kabatoff.

He said the call came in at roughly 4:15 p.m., and OFD responded to a wildfire about six km up Hwy 3 toward Christina Lake, with mutual aid assistance from the Castlegar Fire Department.

City of Kimberley serves 72-hour lockout notice

The final offer was rejected by a 93 percent margin.

The United Steelworkers Local 1-405 said the City of Kimberley is ready to lockout its workers after serving 72-hour lockout notice.

The 72-lockout notice expires Sunday evening, August 28, 2016.

The move comes following a resounding rejection of the City of Kimberley’s final offer vote Thursday afternoon in Kimberley said the United Steelworkers Local 1-405 in a media release.

"The final offer was rejected by a 93 percent margin, 65-5 with 70 members casting their vote," the release said.

Provincial & National

ICBC applies for rate hike to deal with escalation of vehicle crashes

ICBC is filing an application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission, August 25 to ask for the 4.9-per cent rate hike, effective November 1.

The Insurance Corporation of BC is seeking a rate increase of $3.50 per month for basic coverage due to an escalation in the number of crashes, the number of claims being filed and the cost of settling those claims.

The increase was announced in a media release by ICBC Thursday.

Site C's direct award contracts say a lot about government procurement

There's a lot of money floating around now that construction has commenced on the Site C dam in Northern BC.

Another megaproject, another chance to dole out direct award contracts.

In April, the Alaska Highway News filed an access to information request for a list of the direct award contracts signed during the first stages of Site C dam construction.

The list provided to the News at the end of July covers the period from Jan. 1 2014 to Feb. 29, 2016 and is as interesting for what's in it, as for what's redacted.

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