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by Suzy Hamilton on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:06am

Dubbed the “People’s Climate March”, more than 250 Nelson and area residents joined the world in calling for action in Canada on climate change initiatives Sunday afternoon....

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by Colin Payne on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 12:40pm

Recently, a group of First Nations people gathered near the banks of the Kootenay River to rebury the 10,000 year-old bones of a Sinixt ancestor, after the remains were exposed earlier this year.

The ceremony took place last week.

A walker in the Slocan Pool area...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:28am

Guests at the Hume Hotel got an early wake up call due to a fire in the laundry room Sunday morning.

Nelson Fire Department responded to a call shortly after 7 a.m. of a fire that originated in the laundry room in one of the commercial dryers.

“Both on-duty Nelson Fire Department members responded immediately with one additional member responding from home,”...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Sep 20 2014

Nelson Leafs experienced its first setback on the 2014-15 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season Saturday at the NDCC Arena.
Addison Bazian scored in overtime to give the Kamloops Storm a 5-4 victory over the Leafs.

The loss was the first of the season for Nelson, which sits tied for the Murdoch Division lead with surprising Spokane Braves.

A poor second period...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 17 2014

A late goal may have denied the Nelson U14 Selects the gold medal at the recent Pend Oreille Cup soccer tournament in Sandpoint, Idaho, but it did not stop staff at Mallard's Source for sports to honour the squad with Team of the Week status.

The Selects finished second in Sandpoint after surrendering a late goal to the Spokane Breakers to grab the silver medal.

Nelson...

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Up the West Arm of Kootenay Lake website launch at Touchstones Nelson

Up the West Arm of Kootenay Lake website launch at Touchstones Nelson

The beautiful West Arm of Kootenay Lake has a rich history of pioneering that is fading into the recesses of memory.

Come and share the launch party of a newly created website that will provide a platform to gather and share these memories during the launch of the website, Sunday, September 28 at Touchstones Nelson at 502 Vernon Street from 1-3 p.m.

Open to the public, there will be cakes from the St. Andrews by the Lake Anglican Church Guild, some apple cider to sip, a bit of trivia, door prizes and surely some meet and greets of old acquaintances.

Road Kings Car Club Thanks Sponsors of 2014 Queen City Cruise

Road Kings Car Club Thanks Sponsors of 2014 Queen City Cruise

The Nelson Road Kings car club staged its largest Queen City Cruise in the history of the event. The recent event, that took over downtown Nelson, topped then 315 entrant mark.

Of course, members of the Road Kings executive realize an event of this magnitude can not happen without the tireless support of its sponsors.

The executive, and everyone involved with showcasing the City of Nelson in cars, would like to thank sponsors for another successful Queen City Cruise.

Regional News

Call for Nominations for BC Community Achievement Awards

Call for Nominations for BC Community Achievement Awards

They come from BC's biggest cities and the smallest towns. They are young, old and in-between. They are people who boldly develop the grand plan or who quietly put it into play.

They are the recipients of the British Columbia Community Achievement Awards, one of the most prestigious honors bestowed on those British Columbians who make life better in their communities. And right now, the foundation that administers the awards is seeking your help with nominations for the 2015 award.

Acclaimed local education program starts second year

Acclaimed local education program starts second year

This week’s return to classes is especially good news for participants of a local alternative education program. Students and staff of the Take a Hike West Kootenay program are eager to embark on the second year of an adventure-based learning journey that mixes traditional classroom time with a unique blend of outdoor education, therapy, and community involvement.

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Castlegar's Maglio Industries inks $5.4 million contract for Creston road improvements

Castlegar's Maglio Industries inks $5.4 million contract for Creston road improvements

Maglio Industries Ltd. of Castlegar has been awarded a contract to improve the Pine Street-Railway Boulevard intersection of Highway 3 in Creston.

The intersection at Pine Street and Railway Boulevard will be realigned to create a cross intersection and traffic signals will be installed.

This will improve safety for motorists travelling on Highway 3 through Creston, and improve access to and from the highway for Creston residents.

UPDATED: Death of Serena Vermeersch – Arrest Made and Charges Secured

UPDATED: Death of Serena Vermeersch – Arrest Made and Charges Secured

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) released the name of the man charged with second degree murder in connection to the homicide of Serena Vermeersch as 43-year-old Raymond Lee Caissie.

Inititally there was a publication ban on the release of suspect, but that has since been lifted said Staff Sergeant Jennifer Pound.