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by Suzy Hamilton on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 3:38pm

She’s not the queen of pot.

Speculations that pro-cannabis Sensible BC delivered the winning votes to Nelson mayor elect Deb Kozak “couldn’t be further from the truth,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 1:12pm

Nelson Police is advising the public callers phoning local residents or businesses pretending to be a hydro company are scammers.

Nelson Police said the targets are businesses or residents...

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by Contributor on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 6:17pm

By Rob Andrew, Nelson SPCA

Winter is coming to Nelson, and as temperatures across the province start to drop, the BC SPCA is encouraging people who are thinking about adopting a furry family member to consider cats, and is offering 50 per cent off adult cat adoption fees from Nov. 21-30.

“It’s cold outside and when...

by Michael Jessen on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 3:52pm

We must cease making large, long-term capital investments in new fossil fuel infrastructure that “locks in” dangerous emission levels for many decades.


Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 20 2014

After garnering a point during last week's set against the North Island Silvertips, the Kootenay Ice return home to meet the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in a pair of BC Major Midget Hockey League games Saturday and Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The Ice, dropping to 2-12-2 on the season, lost the back half of the two-game series to North Island 5-2 Sunday in Nanaimo.

Three third-...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 20 2014

Mount Sentinel Wildcats are currrently in the thick of the action at the BC High School A Boy's Volleyball Championships in Abbotsford.

The Cats, representing the West Kootenay zone at the 12-team tournament, started the day 2-0 in round robin play with wins over Fernie Falcons and Chemainus.

Mallard's Source for sports want to wish the Wildcats well with Team of the Week...

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November is Lung Month: protect your lungs, get your home tested

November is Lung Month: protect your lungs, get your home tested

Exposure to colourless, odourless radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in the ground. It can seep undetected into homes, schools, workplaces and other buildings through cracks in the walls or foundation.
“Radon gas is accountable for up to 16 per cent of lung cancers. We suggest all BC homeowners test their home’s radon levels,” says Michael Jessen, Volunteer BC Lung Association Director for Nelson.

Author Avi Silberstein brings Human Solutions to the Nelson Library

Author Avi Silberstein brings Human Solutions to the Nelson Library

Cults, crime, and the lengths we’ll go for love are key elements in the debut novel by Avi Silberstein, a chilling narrative inspired by the true story of Paul Schäfer, an ex-Nazi who founded the Colonia Dignidad in Chile in the late 1970s. Silberstein reads from his novel Human Solutions on Tuesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

Regional News

CUPE to picket Winterfest

Union president Leford Lafayette speaks to city council Aug. 11.

Ed. Note: This is a press release issued by CUPE via Marketwire:

Famed Artist Santo Mignosa Returns to KSA Roots

Artist Santo Mignosa (middle) chatted with alumni and Kootenay Studio Arts supporters at a Touchstones Nelson event earlier this month. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Legendary former Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) instructor Santo Mignosa visited Nelson earlier this month to help celebrate the impact Zeljko Kujundzic left on our region’s creative community.

Provincial & National

Alberta most attractive Canadian jurisdiction for global oil and gas investment

Alberta remains best place to invest in oil.

The Fraser Institute

Special Committee extends its consultation period on local elections expense limits

Additional public hearings will be held next week in Victoria and Surrey.

The BC Government announced the Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits has extended its consultation period on principles related to local elections expense limits for elector organizations and third party advertisers.

Additional public hearings will be held in Victoria on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 and in Surrey on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

The new deadline for written submissions is Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.