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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, May 23, 2016 - 4:39pm

­­Mark Monday May 30 down on the calendar as a can't-miss chance to ride the Kokanee Mountain Zipline, located along Kokanee Glacier Park Road 15 kilometers north of Nelson.


by Brendan Quinn on Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 7:57am

The Nelson Committee on Homelessness (NCOH), along with over 150 organizations from around the province have signed on an open letter released by the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition calling for...

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by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 9:03pm

An affordable housing project that is “very close to shovel ready” is asking the city to overlook other projects that are preparing to solicit grant money in favour of its proposal, as well as around $700,000 in financial support.

The working committee for the Kootenay Christian Fellowship Share Housing Initiative appeared before city council Monday night during its...

by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 8:39am

Ryan Labbe was preparing to enjoy some quiet time Friday (May 13) night at Lakeside Park.

The City of Nelson worker had just pulled his vehicle up to the Lakeside Park boat launch when he heard yelling coming from the Big Orange Bridge deck.

Labbe said there was a distraught man on the bridge that was screaming he was going to jump.

What happened next turned Labbe from an...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday May 23 2016

The Nelson Leafs begin building toward the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season by hosting its Annual General Meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the NDCC.

However, since the Leafs were ousted from postseason way back in February, the coaching staff has been busy pounding the pavement in search of players to fill the roster for the upcoming campaign....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday May 20 2016

It seems like only yesterday Julian Locke was burning up the snow on Kootenay Cup Race trails in Nelson, Rossland and Kimberley.

Recently, the Nelson native saw those dreams at a younger time in his life competing for Canada etched in stone after he was selected to the Men’s National Cross Country Ski Team.

“It was a long April wondering how the National Ski Team (NST...

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Something for Everyone At Art Party 11

Something for Everyone At Art Party 11

Thursday (May 26th) the Art Party returns to Nelson.

The Art Party, a popular monthly arts showcase, will be teaming up with Blue Night Arts Festival to deliver a fabulous night of performance, connection and inspiration, featuring an eclectic cast of talented musicians, dancers, spoken word artists and painters.

The show starts at 8 p.m., at the Royal on Baker.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $10-$20 sliding scale at the door with all proceeds going to the artists.

ANKORS hosts Loving Bowls Luncheon at Hume Hotel

ANKORS hosts Loving Bowls Luncheon at Hume Hotel

On Tuesday, May 31, ANKORS (Kootenay Boundary AIDS Network, Outreach and Support Society) will host a Loving Bowls Luncheon at the Hume Hotel in Nelson.

The Loving Bowls Luncheon is a chance for the public to pick out a beautiful bowl donated by a local artisan, fill it with gorgeous food from Nelson's local restaurants, be serenaded by Jesse Lee and Amberstaar, win fun door prizes from local store and learn more about the work ANKORS does in the Kootenay Boundary. 

Regional News

Selkirk College Students Assist Arrow Lakes Restoration Project

Students in the Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning Program spent a week working on a restoration project along the Lower Arrow Lake in late-April as part of the field study element of their studies.

Selkirk College students in the Integrated Environmental Planning (IEP) Program dug a little deeper into their studies at the end of the semester along the banks of the Lower Arrow Lake.

Late-night mill fire prompts impressive regional effort from three fire departments

Volunteers with the Tarrys Fire Department, circa 2015.

A late-night fire at Kalesnikoff Lumber Thursday served to underline the importance of mutual-aid agreements between fire departments in our region, according to Tarrys Fire Chief Greg Patterson.

Patterson said they got a call at 11 p.m. from Trail fire dispatch reporting a structure fire at Kalesnikoff Lumber (just off Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson).

Provincial & National

B.C. increases opportunities for craft brewers

B.C. increases opportunities for craft brewers

As British Columbia continues to grow its reputation as the craft beer capital of Canada, craft brewers in every corner of the province will now benefit from an additional $10 million a year in economic support thanks to a significant reduction in the mark-up rate for craft beer products.

Effective July 3, 2016, the mark-up rate for small and regional breweries will be reduced by approximately 25% per litre, meaning that craft breweries will have increased financial capacity to grow and expand.

Mental health system could do more to ensure people can access specialized services

Auditor General Carol Bellringer

Auditor General of British Columbia Carol Bellringer issued her latest audit May 17: Access to Adult Tertiary Mental Health and Substance Use Services.

Bellringer's team looked at how B.C.'s health system manages access to the highest level of mental health and substance use services. They found pockets of good practice, but more is needed to ensure that highly vulnerable patients - for example, someone suffering from an acute mental illness with a long history of hospitalization and substance use issues - can access the services they need.

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