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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 1:22pm

The City of Nelson has found the man to fill some very big boots at Nelson's famously historic Fire Hall.

Calgarian Len MacCharles, who has worked in the Calgary Fire Department...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:31pm

Nelson firefighters were kept busy Tuesday afternoon responding to a pair of calls — one dealing with an elevator rescue and the other a small fire at the Streetcar Barn next to Lakeside...

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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:29pm

In a disturbing interview from Parliament Hill today, local MP Alex Atamanenko confirmed he is, indeed, in the East Block of Parliament Hill today, but is unharmed and safe.

“We’re in the building with armed police protection, so I don’t think that’s a concern,” he said. This, after a gunman shot and killed a soldier guarding the National War Memorial and (...

by Bill Metcalfe on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 8:07am

The following is a summary of the proceedings of Nelson City Council meeting on October 20.

Nelson police ask for more staff 

The Nelson City Police (NCP) is requesting an additional $311,00 for 2015, an increase of 10.2% over the previous year's budget of  $3,060,229. The increase would cover the cost of two additional police officers and an...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 22 2014

Former Nelson Leaf Cole Arcuri is leaving the BC coast for the sunny interior.

The Merritt Centennials acquired the 18-year-old blueliner from the Power River Kings last week for future considerations in a deal between the two BC Hockey League teams.

“We are excited to be added a player of Cole’s ability to our group,” said Cents coach Luke Pierce.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 22 2014

The Nelson Selects U14 Boys team travelled to the Lower Mainland on the Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the Richmond FC Thanksgiving Tournament where the Heritage City squad came away with the gold medal.

“We wanted the boys to have a chance to continue playing into the fall, rather than wrapping up our season after the Sandpoint tournament at the beginning of September, said...

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Credit Union generosity prevails on International Credit Union Day & World Food Day

Credit Union generosity prevails on International Credit Union Day & World Food Day

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, credit unions from a round the world celebrated International Credit Union Day.

“Local Service. Global Good” was the theme for this year’s celebration and was a perfect complement for the staff and members of Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) who also spent the day recognizing World Food Day.

This shared date allowed NDCU and its members to show how “Local Service” is truly the credit union difference.

Kootenay Corporate Community gets kids outside

Kootenay Corporate Community gets kids outside

This summer the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network launched a Kootenay-wide Corporate Challenge with the goal of attracting 10 Kootenay-based businesses to sponsor the Wild Voices for Kids Program.

This program started over a decade ago and now offers 125 different curriculum-linked environmental education field trips and presentations led by 75 local experts across the Kootenays.

Since 2009, CBEEN has offered these programs to 50,000 students in all of the region’s 6 school districts. However, demand for these programs continues to grow.

Regional News

New website helps navigate the child and youth mental health care landscape in Kootenay-Boundary

New website helps navigate the child and youth mental health care landscape in Kootenay-Boundary

The new KB Searchlight website  for the Kootenay Boundary (KB) region is the first local web resource to link all child and youth mental health care services in one place. Opening with a welcoming illustrated map of the region, site visitors can click to find the most appropriate local services,
resources and apps for a range of problems, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harming, substance use and more.

Dick Cannings becomes SO-WK riding candidate for the NDP

Dick Cannings becomes SO-WK riding candidate for the NDP

Yesterday, members of the federal NDP Riding Association for South Okanagan – West Kootenay (SO-WK) came together and, along with hundreds of others who voted by mail-in or online balloting, chose Richard (Dick) Cannings as their candidate in the 2015 election. 

Born and raised in Penticton, Cannings’ books and radio appearances have made his name a familiar one throughout British Columbia.

Provincial & National

From Israel to ISIS: Harper’s ‘Orwellian’ foreign policy

From Israel to ISIS: Harper’s ‘Orwellian’ foreign policy

It’s getting difficult to remember a time when the Canadian Parliament actually tried to make principled decisions regarding foreign policy and our place in the community of nations. But we should try. Perhaps a first step in returning to such a time was the decision of the NDP and Liberal Party to oppose Stephen Harper’s most recent ill-considered and cynical march to war with his decision of join the bombing of Iraq.

Whitebark pine experiment takes aim at blister rust

Nearly 1,000 Whitebark pine seedlings were hand-planted near the Idaho Peak lookout this summer. — Submitted photo

A unique tree-planting experiment by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations started late this summer at Idaho Peak in the Kokanee Range of the Selkirk Mountains near New Denver.

Nearly 1,000 Whitebark pine seedlings were hand-planted by a six-person crew in the subalpine near the old wildfire lookout, high above Slocan Lake at an elevation of almost 2,300 metres.