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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:04pm

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 8:06pm

The West Kootenay region is on the same page when it comes to small business and reducing red tape.

Several West Kootenay communities — including Nelson — have agreed to...

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by Bob Hall on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:15pm

The next chapter in the growing relationship between Selkirk College and Rwanda’s Nyundo School for Music has been written.

Earlier this month, Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program instructor Gilles Parenteau traveled to the African nation to spend seven days in the classroom with Nyundo students. It’s the second time in a year that the veteran faculty...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

The city will be aiding and abetting Touchstones Nelson’s history collection relocation in return for sole ownership of the former museum building on Anderson Street.

On Monday city council approved a one-time grant of $25,000 to Touchstones Nelson for the purpose of relocating the history collection from 402 Anderson Street to 415 Vernon St. (the Gray Building) to be...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 21 2017

Beaver Valley bounced back from its first loss of the playoffs to score an important 4-1 road victory over host Dynamiters Tuesday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Conference playoff action in Kimberley.

The win gives the Nitehawks a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five Kootenay Conference Final.

Game four is Wednesday in Kimberley.

If necessary, the series will...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 21 2017

The season may have concluded, but with the recent success this past year on ice the Nelson Speed Skating Club is already gearing up for 2018.

Club Nelson toured the province to find top flight competition for its skater, traveling to meets in in Kamloops, Kelowna, Port Coquitlam and Vernon.

Kamloops — November 5th, 2016:

In Kamloops with four...

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Assisted Suicide play at the Capitol Theatre

Assisted Suicide play at the Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre is stepping out to host a hard-hitting, sentimental and funny one-person play about dying – based mostly on a true story.

Friday (March 24) at 8 p.m. Capitol presents “Getting To Room Temperature”.

At 93-and-a-half, playwright Arthur Milner’s healthy and active mother Rose took a turn for the worse.

He accompanied her to the doctor where her request for assistance in dying was respectfully refused. Rose’s decline and polite quest for euthanasia takes us on an emotional journey into grudgingly explored territory.

SROAMazing Race is Back and Better Than Ever

SROAMazing Race is Back and Better Than Ever

It’s time to gather your friends and pick your teams wisely as there’s a competition coming to town, and you’re going to want to win. Bring your gear and head up the hill so you can shred your way to victory and win some of the most SROAMazing prizes available.

The SROAMazing Race is back, and it’s better than ever. Selkirk College’s Ski Resort Operations & Management (SROAM) Program is proud to announce that this year’s event will be held at Whitewater Ski Resort for the first time since its creation.

Regional News

New campsites, park rangers expected for Kootenay-Boundary region this year

The construction of new sites includes any associated infrastructure, such as roads, water/sewer expansion, electrical upgrades, shower/toilet buildings and outhouse facilities.

The province will be increasing the number of rangers in the field and campsites in the parks of the Kootenay-Boundary region this year, says an Environment department spokesperson.

David Karn said employing more ranger staff will not only improve the ecological integrity and safety in the region’s parks, it will create employment and skills training opportunities in the Kootenay-Boundary.

City will look to increase property taxes on top of BC Assessment increased assessment

Review and analysis of the 2017 completed assessment roll indicates that the assessed value of residential properties in Grand Forks has increased an average of 4.08 per cent due to market changes.

Grand Forks taxpayers are getting hit with a double whammy this year.

City council is considering a 3.5 per cent increase for property taxes — to be voted on in earnest March 27 — in addition to a 4.8 per cent increase in property values from B.C. Assessment.

Council voted on an increase of 3.5 per cent — $125,062 — on top of the previously proposed $3,573,211, for total property tax revenues of $3,698,273. But it did not come without much debate, and the motion was not unanimous.

Provincial & National

Wanted: more walk, less talk in today’s federal budget

Missed opportunity says Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

The federal government missed a key opportunity to walk the walk and tackle income inequality in today’s federal budget, says Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Senior Economist David Macdonald.

“While there are some positive aspects to Budget 2017,” Macdonald says, “let’s not mistake this for the bold, visionary inequality reduction budget that Canadians were promised by this government.”

Province to re-invest licence revenue back into wildlife management activities

The agency subsequently would be supported by hunting licence revenues of $9 million to $10 million each year.

As part of the Province’s long-standing commitment to healthy wildlife populations, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced Wednesday that all hunting licence revenue will be re-invested to enhance wildlife management activities.

Based on input from stakeholders over the last few years, the government will form a new agency in fall 2017 with startup funds of $5 million. The agency subsequently would be supported by hunting licence revenues of $9 million to $10 million each year.

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