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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:42am

Nelson Police officers were kept busy Sunday afternoon with two potentially dangerous calls dealing with firearms complaints in the city.

Nelson Police Sergeant Paul Bayes said the two...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 7:22am

Concerned citizens opposed to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure plans to relocated the Balfour Terminal want elected officials to designate the area a regional park a member of a...

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by Contributor on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 8:11am

In case you missed it, that was the month of June that just zipped past on the 2016 calendar.

Which means July 1, Canada Day Holiday celebration, is right around the corner — Friday to be exact.

A beloved tradition continues this Canada Day.

For five years the Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) have been making a donation to the Nelson Electric Tramway Society...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday, June 27, 2016 - 1:24pm

Police are finally breaking their silence regarding an emergency evacuation of two schools in the Slocan Friday, issuing a press release this afternoon. An 18-year-old man will be appearing in court in Castlegar today.

“On June 23 at 2:30 p.m. the Kootenay Boundary (Nelson Rural RCMP) received a report of a possible threat at the Mt. Sentinel High School, which is situated 20 kms...

Sports Headlines

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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jun 26 2016

L.V. Rogers is getting ready to wap things up on another exciting school year at the Fairview High School.

Bombers teams brought back a pair of BC High School Provincial titles in Boy's Rugby and Girl's Soccer to hang on the walls of the Hangar.

However, before the final test has been marked, the athletic department saluted its top students during the annual awards...

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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.

End of School Street Party at Nelson Youth Centre

End of School Street Party at Nelson Youth Centre

School’s out and summer’s here! 

Thursday (June 30th) the Nelson and District Youth Centre will be hosting a street party in front of their Lake Street building. 

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 at:

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

Man charged three years after the murder of Mission teen

Rachel Pernosky, 18, of Mission went missing in March of 2013.

On March 16, 2013 a Missing Person’s investigation was opened by Mission RCMP after 18-year-old Rachel Pernosky could not be located by family and friends. Her disappearance was out of character and caused great concern for her family.

On March 19, three days after she was last seen alive, Rachel’s body was located in a rural location in Chilliwack. It was clear that Rachel had met with foul play and IHIT assumed conduct of what was, now, a homicide investigation.

Think FAST – Province supports stroke awareness

Think FAST – Province supports stroke awareness

Stroke is a serious medical emergency, and recognizing the signs and taking immediate action is crucial. To help create awareness around this, the Province has contributed $600,000 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s FAST awareness campaign, Health Minister Terry Lake announced today.

The national campaign encourages Canadians to call 9-1-1 at the first sign of stroke. FAST stands for these four stroke warning signs and symptoms:

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