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by Colin Payne on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 4:52pm

Interior Health (IH) has sifted through the details of its response to the 2013 Lemon Creek fuel spill in the Slocan Valley, and determined that responses to future incidents like this need to be...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 7:31pm

Kaslo RCMP would like to remind area residents to lock and secure vehicles and residences, and to report any suspicious activity to police.

This coming after a handful of thefts from...

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by Bill Metcalfe on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 6:50pm

The West Kootenay Ecosociety won first place in the city’s first annual Sustainability Awards presented on December 8 at the Prestige Inn.

Former city councillor...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 6:57pm

Vancouver Street in Rosemont was an ice rink Tuesday as a broken water main filled the street with water forcing the closure of the busy Nelson artery.

The incident happened early Tuesday forcing City of Nelson Public Works crews to shutdown Vancouver Street for most of the day.

Traffic was re-routed onto Wasson Street.

 

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 3:17pm

Two residents of Slocan Park have died in a snowmobile accident Monday approximately 25 kilometres north of Nakusp.

Nakusp RCMP Cpl. Ryan Fehler said the fatal collision happened in a remote area approximately seven kilometers from Highway 23 on a non-maintained section of the Halfway Hotsprings Forest Service Road.

"The collision is believed to have occurred...

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by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 16 2014

The Christmas Classic Hockey game and the Broomball Dance will be joining forces this year at the Complex in Castlegar on (Saturday) December 27.

The cause behind the Christmas Classic Hockey game is to raise funds for our Selkirk Saints Championship Hockey Program. 

All proceeds from the game will be donated to the Selkirk Saints. 

The game is from 7-9:00 p.m....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Dec 15 2014

Home ice didn’t pay off this weekend for the Kootenay Ice in BC Major Midget League action in the West Kootenay.

The Vancouver Northeast Chiefs skated away with a pair of one-side wins Saturday in Nelson and Sunday morning in Trail.

The Chiefs, third overall in BCMMHL standings with a 15-7-2 record, out scored the Ice 16-4 in the two-game series.

Vancouver dumped...

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Nelson’s own Rebecca MacLeod and Sophie Baird-Daniels part of Selkirk Pro-Musica

Nelson’s own Rebecca MacLeod and Sophie Baird-Daniels part of Selkirk Pro-Musica

Rebecca MacLeod of Nelson and Sophie Baird-Daniel of Seattle, together Duo 51, have been heard concertizing as a harp and violin duo around the Greater Toronto Area for the past two years.

The two are getting ready to be part of the Selkirk Pro-Musica in the New Year.

Their dynamic partnership began two years ago when Ms. MacLeod and Ms. Baird-Daniel were both Artist Diploma students at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School.

An instant friendship and musical collaboration quickly led to  many performances throughout Toronto.

Nelson Cares Room to Live Campaign receives cash infusion from Kootenay Co-op

Nelson Cares Room to Live Campaign receives cash infusion from Kootenay Co-op

The Room to Live Campaign is off to a great start! Following on the heels of their successful launch at the Capitol Theatre in mid‐November, the affordable housing campaign has received another significant financial donation‐‐this Rome from the business community.

The Kootenay Co‐op is making a $15,000 commitment to the Room to Live project, disbursing $5,000 per year over three years to complete the renovation of one of the affordable housing units.

Regional News

City/union to resume mediated talks

City/union to resume mediated talks

The City of Castlegar has initiated mediated talks with CUPE Local 2262 (striking city workers) to begin this coming Monday, according to Mayor Lawrence Chernoff.

Chernoff said David Schuab, the Labour Relations Board mediator who wrote recommendations for settlement on Sept. 22 of this year, will be mediating the discussion.

Castlegar Fire Department gone to the dogs

Castlegar Fire Department gone to the dogs

Castlegar firefighters had a howling good time last night, according to Deputy Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

Lattanzio said that last night, at 6:32 p.m., the Castlegar Fire Department responded to a single vehicle rollover approximately nine kilometres west of the city on Highway 3.  

"On arrival, no human occupants required rescue," Lattanzio said, "however over-the-bank rescue was performed  to retrieve mans best friend."

Provincial & National

Approval of Site-C Dam project a major step backwards in Provincial Government relations with BC First Nations

Approval of Site-C Dam project a major step backwards in Provincial Government relations with BC First Nations

First Nations Summit leaders are denouncing today’s decision by the Government of BC to approve BC Hydro’s Site-C Dam project on the Peace River, approximately seven kilometers west of Fort St. John in northeastern BC.

The proposed dam will result in the flooding and destruction of 5,550 hectares of land within the traditional territory of Treaty 8 First Nations.

Clark government gives go ahead to Site C project

Clark government gives go ahead to Site C project

Premier Christy Clark announced today the Province has approved the Site C Clean Energy Project, concluding it will provide British Columbia with the most affordable, reliable clean power for over 100 years.

“Affordable, reliable, clean electricity is the backbone of British Columbia’s economy. Site C will support our quality of life for decades to come and will enable continued investment and a growing economy,” said Premier Clark.