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by Eva Brownstein on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:39am

Helmut Pastrick, Chief Economist for BC's Central 1 Credit Union, was in the Castlegar Friday at Selkirk College's Mir Centre for Peace to discuss current economic trends and how they...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:08am

Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles has approved a burn period subject to weather and local fire conditions from April 4-19 — inclusive.

The burn period, which begins Saturday of the Easter Weekend excludes Easter Sunday.

MacCharles said this opening is designed for the public to reduce non-compostable woody debris, which is clean, dry unstained, untreated wood resulting from...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 9:35am

The Nelson Police Department saw a busy start to the kick off of the warmer weather with individuals sleeping on private property, people consuming alcohol and drugs in the downtown core and increase in impaired driving said Sergeant Corey Hoy.

Hoy said in a media release police witnessed an increase in calls relating to overnight sleepers on private property.

"The Nelson...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 29 2015

The upcoming season looks very promising for Nelson Baseball on the eve of completion of upgrades to Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview.

Thanks to the many hours of volunteer work, those upgrades should be completed in the next few weeks.

“New irrigation system and natural turf infield replaces the hard clay infield we've been playing on for a few decades,” said...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 26 2015

So you want to learn how to play the sport of golf.

Well, this is a great time to learn as local courses are opening faster than presents at Christmas.

Granite Pointe at Nelson teed off the season Thursday with Balfour opening up the 2015 campaign on grass Friday.

“Winter was great,” said Balfour club professional Craig Wilkinson on the eve of the opening....

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Tax Tips — Caring For Your Aging Parents

Tax Tips — Caring For Your Aging Parents

Tax time is getting closer than we think (2015 deadline to file is April 30) and The Nelson Daily, with help from H&R Block, is providing tips to the public leading up to the final day of filing to Revenue Canada.

Today the focus is on Caring for aging parents.

Whether you are caring for your aging parents or just assisting them with their taxes, here are some tips to keep in mind:

Spring Awakening Market — Health and Wellness Expo

Spring Awakening Market — Health and Wellness Expo

The Spring Awakening Market will be a community event with a Health and wellness market featuring local health and wellness practitioners showcasing their products and services. 

The market is set for Saturday (April 18) from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at Hart Hall at at 510 Carbonate Street in Nelson.

Services such as chiropractic, reflexology, coaching, Meditation, Shiatsu massage, Spa services, fitness and much much more. Also health and wellness products such as herbs, salves. 

Regional News

Looking for new clues in unsolved Trail homicide from 37 years ago

Looking for new clues in unsolved Trail homicide from 37 years ago

On October 7, 1978, 21-year-old Kim Fofonove was found severely beaten, in Trail B.C. His homicide has never been solved.

All these years later, his family is hoping that with the assistance of a private investigator, several new tips and the reclassification of the RCMP file as 2nd Degree Murder, they will finally learn what happened to the athletic young criminology student who was on the path to becoming an RCMP officer himself.

Blast from the Past: Smoke Eaters and Firefighters, a proud shared history for Trail and Castlegar

Blast from the Past: Smoke Eaters and Firefighters, a proud shared history for Trail and Castlegar

Castlegar deputy fire chief Sam Lattanzio was, this week, treated to a fun demonstration of the power of Kootenay connections – from past to present, Trail to Castlegar, Smoke Eaters to firefighters.

Provincial & National

Man gets shot twice; takes train to mall food court

Man gets shot twice; takes train to mall food court

A Surrey man took the skytrain to a mall food court while suffering visible gunshot wounds yesterday, according to RCMP Staff Sgt. Hedderson.

Hedderson said Surrey police got a call at roughly 4:45 p.m. indicating there was a man in the food court of the Surrey City Centre mall who had apparently been shot.

NDP MLA proposes new bill to help protect animals in distress

NDP MLA Selina Robinson poses for a picture with advocates from the BC SPCA outside the  legislature on Thursday. — Submitted photo

NDP MLA Selina Robinson introduced a bill in the legislature on Thursday that would help prevent animals from suffering or dying in vehicles without adequate ventilation.

The Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA proposed the Distressed Animals Act after the tragic 2014 case of the six dogs who died after being left in the back of pickup truck covered by a canopy for 40 minutes.