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by Contributor on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5:44pm

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:24pm

West Coast Amusements, Canada's largest and most respected traveling carnival operator, made its annual stop in the Heritage City during the Easter weekend prompting...

by Bill Metcalfe on Monday, April 21, 2014 - 9:26pm

Municipal governments and regional districts in the Kootenay Boundary region don’t think the provincial government consulted sufficiently with them before its recent proposed changes...

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by Letters to the ... on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5:07pm

Nelson, Earth Day, April 24, 2014

Dear Premier Clark:

The proposed changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) in Bill 24, don't take into account that the ALR is just one leg of what should have been a two prong approach to agriculture from the start. While the ALR mostly succeeded in protecting our farm land, it did nothing for BC...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:37pm

Nelson Police are reporting officers have found the bike used in the April 11, armed robbery of Kootenay Currency Exchange.

Detective/Constable Nate Holt said in a press release the bicycle is now in the possession of Nelson Police and will be returned to the owner in the coming days.

D/Cst. Holt said NPD would like to thank the public for all of the...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 23 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers wasted a complete-game pitching performance from Austin Tambellini against Mount Baker Wild in the final game of the Bomber Invitational High School Baseball Tournament Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Park.

Tambellini tossed a five-hitter during a 4-0 loss to the Wild.

The win allowed the Cranbook-based squad to capture the tournament title with a 3-0 record...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 23 2014

By Valerie Rossi

There will certainly be a feeling of nostalgia April 26 when roller derby will again take over the Golden City.

The second double header of West Kootenay Roller Derby league’s Season 5 returns to the Rossland Arena, where it all began when the defunct Rossland Gnarlie’s Angels met their nemeses, Salmo’s Babes of...

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Library presentation takes the mystery out of online trading

Library presentation takes the mystery out of online trading

The stock market…that’s for experts, right? Not necessarily, says Online Trading Academy graduate and presenter Cal Reeks.

A successful stock market trader since 2008, Reeks offers to demystify online trading at a special presentation Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

Kootenay bike tour to talk about the stop-the-pipelines movement

Kootenay bike tour to talk about the stop-the-pipelines movement

Kootenays for a Pipeline Free BC is going on a bike and speaking tour of the Kootenays this week.

Regional News

Selkirk College to Celebrate Class of 2014

Selkirk College to Celebrate Class of 2014

Selkirk College will pay tribute to its past and send students off into promising futures at the annual Graduation Ceremony in Castlegar on Friday.

A total of 765 students will graduate from the regional college this spring. Friday’s ceremony is expected to include up to 275 students who will receive diplomas or certificates in a wide array of Selkirk College programs.

COMMENT: An effective trade policy

COMMENT: An effective trade policy

It is interesting that any time trade is debated in the House of Commons New Democrats are always accused by the Conservatives of being “anti-trade”.  However, as our Trade critic, Don Davies stated in the Jan. 29th debate on the proposed Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement, we believe thatCanadians recognize the importance of trade to our economy and want an effective, strategic trade policy that expands trade opportunities and supports Canadian exporters.

Provincial & National

Second round voting would help achieve fair representation

Second round voting would help achieve fair representation

The Canada Elections Act needs amending. It encourages and rewards abuse. However, I disagree with the amendments pursued by the federal government. Bill C-23 ignores the principle of equality of representation which is the problem at the root of the Canada Elections Act. In a multi-party society the first-past-the-post voting system encourages abuse which it then rewards with power.

COMMENT: Odd, outlandish and over the top donations to B.C. political parties

COMMENT: Odd, outlandish and over the top donations to B.C. political parties

So what does a Conservative party senator from Ontario, the Toronto Blue Jays, an Ontario public sector union and a part-owner of the Calgary Flames all have in common? If their chequebook is any indication, they have a keen interest in B.C. politics.

Ontario Senator Nancy Ruth donated $5,000 to the B.C. Green party in 2013, the Blue Jays passed the mitt round the dugout to scrape up $300 for the B.C. Liberal party, CUPE Ontario gave $500 to the B.C. NDP and Allan Markin, part-owner of the Calgary Flames, gave $100,000 to the B.C. Liberals.