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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 8:34pm

Shoppers will be happy to know the City of Nelson has installed longer parking zones to provide visitors option of parking their vehicle for an extended period of time as part of Nelson City...

by Colin Payne on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 7:32pm

A new crop of young actors will be taking the stage at the Capitol Theatre this week to perform a classic piece of fiction on-stage,...

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by Contributor on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 8:17pm

Eager to purchase fresh produce, trinkets or just have some fun on a Friday night?

Then head down to the west end of Baker Street Friday for July MarketFest.

The gala event is back again on the 200 and 300 Blocks of Baker Street Friay (July 25) from 6-10:30 p.m.

This is a rain or shine event (but it appears Mother Nature is turning the skies back to sushine) will have...

by Contributor on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 7:50pm

The Conservation Officer Service of BC is looking for public assistance to find the suspect in the killing of three mule deer near Creston in October of 2013.

On (Sunday) October 20, 2013 at approximately 8:10 a.m. a witness heard a number of gun shots near Mallory Road on the outskirts of Creston.

After hearing the shots, the witness went to investigate and observed a male...

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by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Jul 21 2014

Samuel Matthew made the long trek to Vancouver Island not knowing what to expect at the B.C. Summer Games.

A few days later the Nelson swimmer needed to put in a call to the local freight company for a quote on moving a trunk load of metal back to the Heritage City following an amazing six-medal performance in the pool in the Hub City.

“I have to say I was very surprised at...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 21 2014

Local athletes took a host of medals at the BC Summer Games held this past weekend in Nanaimo.

Samuel Matthew of Nelson led the medal parade by claiming six podium finishes in the pool.

Matthew, won silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle along with bronze in 100 meter Breaststroke, 400-meter boys IM, 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter...

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Nelson author Sylvia Crooks releases second book

Nelson author Sylvia Crooks releases second book

The names of 280 soldiers are engraved on cenotaphs and memorials around BC’s Kootenay Lake, names that our generation stand in front of and honour every year on November 11.

But who were these men?

What did they endure?

Local Sea Cadets claim bronze at BC Games

Local Sea Cadets claim bronze at BC Games

Two Sea Cadet from Nelson won the bronze medal in the female 420 class at the recent BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.

Skipper, Katelyn Ellis and Dasha Russell (far right on podium) attended the BC Summer Games compeition after graduating recently from the Intermediate Sail Course at HMCS QUADRA in Comox.

The cadet program is completely free and has provided these youth thousands of dollars of training all at no cost.

 

Regional News

It's official - Selkirk Aviation program lost to Castlegar

It's official - Selkirk Aviation program lost to Castlegar

After spending several months attempting to find a fiscally sustainable way to deliver the Professional Aviation Program into the future, Selkirk College has made the difficult decision to cancel the program.

Suspended earlier this year due to low enrolment and financial pressures, college administration recommended to the Selkirk College Board of Governors that cancelling the program was the best option. At a meeting on Tuesday night, the board voted to accept the administration’s recommendation.

LETTER: MP Albas responds to critical letter and comments

LETTER: MP Albas responds to critical letter and comments

(Ed. Note: This is in response to an earlier letter you can read by clicking here).

Dear Editor,

It is with much regret I feel compelled to respond to the letter from potential Liberal Party of Canada candidate Connie Denesiuk to your publication. Why reluctantly? From my experience citizens are tired of public office holders and those aspiring to be public office holders engaging in negative personal attacks and public spats. Such actions are indicative of old school partisan politics of the worst kind and it saddens me to respond to them.

Why respond at all? Unfortunately many of the claims stated by Connie Denesiuk are false and patently untrue and as such, are deserving of response.

Provincial & National

UPDATE: No foul play in death at Pemberton Music Festival

More than 20,000 festival goers flocked to Pemberton for the music festival. — Photo courtesy IHIT

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team spokeperson Jennifer Pound said in a release that it has been determined there was no foul play in the death of 21-year-old Nick Phongsavath of Regina at the Pemberton Music Festival.

California-grown fresh fruit on "class one" recall list

California-grown fresh fruit on "class one" recall list

The brand "Sweet 2 Eat" fresh, whole fruit is being recalled in Canada due to a concern of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The fruit varieties include peaches, plums, nectarins and pluats and are being pulled off of supermarket shelves. 

Consumers should look for the brands Wawona, Sweet 2 Eat or Harvest Sweet. Each individual piece of fruit will have a Sweet 2 Eat sticker on it. 

Any recalled items that have already been purchased should be thrown out or returned to the store.