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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:31pm

Nelson Police Department is asking the public to take extra caution when walking the Nelson-Salmo Great Northern Trail after a local man was charged by a young grizzly bear Wednesday evening....

by John Boivin on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:41pm

The Regional District of the Central Kootenay is going to try one more time to get residents of the Balfour area to agree to borrow money to pay for improvements to their water system.


by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:14pm

Call it a double double, or a win-win.

Phase two of the Hall Street makeover could be chopped into two as the city responds to the depth of the project as well as concerns that have arisen...

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by Letters to the ... on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:57am

To The Editor:

This is the NDP's election to lose provincially.

However, according to a Mainstreet poll, more voters in the Interior would prefer to have the Green Party hold the balance of power in the BC legislature than elect an NDP majority government. So who do we vote for in Nelson-Creston? I like Tanya Wall, based on my experience of working...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:57am

To help voters gain some insight into the five candidates vying for the Nelson-Creston seat in the May 9 BC Provincial Election, The Nelson Daily will profile all five of the candidates running.

Today The Nelson Daily reporter Tim Schafer writes about Independent Candidate Tom Prior.

Call him the value-added candidate....

Sports Headlines

by Trail Champion ... on Thursday Apr 27 2017

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitment of Cariboo Cougars forward, Daine Dubois for the 2017/18 season.

The product of Williams Lake tied for the BC Major Midget scoring title, posting 27 goals and 40 assists this past season. Dubois also led his team in playoff scoring, registering 14 points as the Cougars captured the BCMML League title. Dubois is currently...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 27 2017

The Selkirk College Saints have added a pair of highly regarded former junior players to the roster for the upcoming 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

Forward Michal Holub and defenceman Parker Wakaruk have committed to Selkirk College and will help the Saints in their pursuit of returning the BCIHL championship trophy to the West Kootenay when the...

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Doctors Without Borders volunteer reads from his book at the Nelson Library

Doctors Without Borders volunteer reads from his book at the Nelson Library

During his work as a mental health specialist with Doctors Without Borders in a remote region of Uzbekistan, author Calvin white saw tremendous misery — and as a counterpoint, moments of hope and humanity.

White presents his book Letters from the Land of Fear: Bending to Beauty in Central Asia on Thursday, May 11, 7:00pm at the Nelson Public Library.

Upon arrival in the Karakalpakstan region, White encountered an epidemic of multi-drug- resistant tuberculosis in a societal climate of fear and superstition.

NDYC celebrates Youth Week

NDYC celebrates Youth Week

Nelson and District Youth Centre is gearing up for Youth Week at the Lake Street facility.

Youth Week is a celebration that focuses on the idea that youth are an integral part of our community and that they deserve to be celebrated.

In the spirit of fun and community engagement, the NDYC will be hosting a Skate Demo starting at 5 pm. on May 5th, as well as a Dance and Cypher starting at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to Come share their favourite dance moves and learn some new ones from our local talent.

Regional News

Growing, Shrinking, and Aging - Columbia Basin-Boundary Regional Population Update

Growing, Shrinking, and Aging - Columbia Basin-Boundary Regional Population Update

Demographic information is critical for planning – whether you are a non profit, a local government, business, or any other type of organization. “Understanding your population, from numbers to gender to age and beyond, can help inform what services and programs are needed, as well as what challenges may be on the horizon”, says Dr.

West Boundary Residents to Receive Green Bin Collection Service

This is an opportunity for West Boundary residents to divert 40% of their garbage from the landfill.

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is bringing the successful green bin organic waste diversion program to West Boundary residents starting July 1st, 2017.

The RDKB Board of Directors have approved a 5-year contract to Alpine Disposal and Recycling to provide weekly garbage and green bin collection services to nearly all residents from Christina Lake to Carmi.

Provincial & National

Poll indicates children's health may become platform issue in provincial election

Poll indicates children's health may become platform issue in provincial election

Today, BC Healthy Living Alliance is releasing results from their Health Priorities Survey which shows that 80% of residents in the Interior are very concerned about the impact of physical activity on children’s health – followed by nutrition (64%) and poverty (60%).

Nearly eight in ten Canadians have used alternative medicines: survey

More than three-quarters of Canadians — 79 per cent — have used at least one complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) or therapy sometime in their lives.

More and more Canadians are using complementary and alternative medicines and therapies—such as massage, yoga, acupuncture and chiropractic care—and they’re using them more frequently, finds a new survey by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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