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by Bill Metcalfe on Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:32pm

Nelson’s residential water rates will increase by 3% and sewer rates by 2% for 2015, as follows:

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by Suzy Hamilton on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 3:59pm

If all goes well, a 25 year dream will be completed in 2017,  just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday party, when the East and West Kootenays are linked to the Trans Canada...

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by Contributor on Monday, January 26, 2015 - 3:59pm

Saturday (January 24), a day before the Scottish Bard’s 256th birthday, 100 people joined the Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band to enjoy the poetry and songs of Robert Burns.

A traditional dinner of haggis, roast beef, neeps, and taddies was served, and has been served in Nelson for almost a century, and indeed around the world on every continent and in every country - on or around the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 8:02pm

A driver walked away unharmed after his utility truck slide into the ditch Friday afternoon during the evening rush hour on Highway 3A near Beasley.

First responders from the Beasley Fire Hall were joined by RCMP and BC Ambulance.

The driver lost control on the slippery road, sliding into the ditch and flipping the vehicle onto its roof, 750 meters west of the Beasley Fire Hall...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 25 2015

The L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers snapped a four-game losing streak by winning a pair of games during a High School Junior Boy's Basketball Mini-Tournament Saturday at the Hangar in Nelson.

LVR defeated Boundary Central of Midway 42-32 before outlasting Grand Forks Wolves 34-26.

Earlier in the season, LVR split with the two Boundary teams, losing to Grand Forks and defeating...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 25 2015

The late-season acquisition of forward Tyler Fyfe is paying off in a big way for the Nelson Leafs.

Fyfe, who Leaf coach Dave McLellan found not playing on any team after the January 10 BC Hockey roster deadline, scored a natural hat-trick to lead Nelson to a crucial 5-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road victory over the Spokane Braves Saturday night in the Lilac City....

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Family Fishing Derby returns for 6th year on BC Family Day

Family Fishing Derby returns for 6th year on BC Family Day

Mark your calendars for Monday, February 9th as the Family Fishing Derby for Kids with Cancer will be back for its sixth year this BC Family Day.

Lions donation benefits Trafalgar Hot Lunch program

Lions donation benefits Trafalgar Hot Lunch program

The Nelson Lions Club recently made a nice contribution for the Trafalgar Middle School Hot Lunch Program.

Lions member Bill Brown dropped by the Uphill based school to present Trafalgar Middle School Principal Carol-Ann Leidloff with a cheque for $500.

The money is for the school's Hot Breakfast Program.

The Trafalgar Hot Lunch program is offered for the entire school, however, an assistance program for families who would like their child to have lunch but cannot otherwise afford it.

Regional News

Possible murder in Whistler

Possible murder in Whistler

A death at the Whistler hotel has an specialized RCMP team investigating, according to Cpl. Stephanie Ashton,after RCMP were called to the hotel at roughly 3 a.m. on Jan. 20.

"The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called to Whistler to investigate a death in a hotel," she said. "This investigation is in the early stages. At this point the only information available is that one person has died as a result of an altercation in a Whistler Hotel."

She said there is no need for guests or residents to be afraid.

Tribunal to hear human rights complaint against Celgar

Tribunal to hear human rights complaint against Celgar

The BC Human Rights Tribunal has decided it will hear a complaint against Castlegar’s Zellstoff Celgar which alleges discrimination against women in non-union, supervisory positions.

Provincial & National

Premier announces new funding to support mining in B.C.

Teck Resources, with a smelter in Trail, welcomes the announcement.

Funding in Budget 2015 will establish a Major Mines Permitting Office to improve the co-ordination of major mine permits across government, add staff to conduct more inspections and permit reviews, and maintain improved turnaround times for notice of work permits, Premier Christy Clark announced Monday.

"Up to 10 new mines are expected to proceed in the next few years and this new funding will make sure we are ready to support these projects and ensure the safety of this important industry as it continues to grow," said Premier Christy Clark.

Former CBC radio host Jo-Ann Roberts seeks Green Party nomination

Former CBC radio host Jo-Ann Roberts (right) is pictured with Green Party leader Elizabeth May following Saturday's announcement. — Photo courtesy Twitter

Former CBC radio host Jo-Ann Roberts announced in Victoria Saturday she is seeking a federal nomination for the Green Party in Victoria for the upcoming federal election.

“Victoria is a green city and it's time for a Green MP,” Roberts said on Twitter.

A native of Prince Edward Island, Roberts has worked for CBC on and off since 1978.

Before moving to British Columbia, Roberts spent 10 years hosting CBC Radio's morning show in Moncton, N.B.