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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, July 29, 2016 - 1:42pm

The City Campground in the Heritage City has become a gold mine for the Nelson and District Youth Centre as upgrades to the summer facility should increase profits raised through the operation....

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:49pm

Representatives of the Chinese-Canadian community are looking to raise the profile of their historic contribution to the city.

Cameron Mah of the Chinese-Canadian Community, Claus...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 8:13pm

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by Wayne Stetski on Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:57pm

We have a lot to celebrate here in the Kootenay-Columbia. A wonderful climate, beautiful landscapes, abundant water, delicious local food, and vibrant, healthy communities. Over the past couple of months I’ve had the privilege of touring the riding and joining in community celebrations.
To celebrate Canada's 149th birthday I began my day in Canyon, where I...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 8:11am

Pigs will most likely fly before the English rock band Pink Floyd returns to the stage to perform their progressive and psychedelic music in front of fans.

However, right here in beautiful downtown Nelson, at the unique Capitol Theatre, PIGS – Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute band will give Floydsters a taste of Roger Waters, Nick Mason & Company on Friday,...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jul 27 2016

There's only a few more sleeps until the horn sounds for the 2016 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, July 31 at 8 a.m. — when hundreds of athletes will begin the race in Kootenay Lake.

Some of the competitors will challenge the short course of 500 metre swim, 22 kilometer ride...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jul 26 2016

When paddlers from the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club boarded the bus for the Red-Eye ride to the Fraser Valley to compete in the BC Summer Games winning was probably the last thing on their minds.

Teenagers like their sleep and finding a comfortable spot on the bus first and foremost.

However, after arriving at the Summer Games, the paddlers got down to business, winning double-...

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New regional tourism website AND mobile app showcases International Selkirk Loop

New regional tourism website AND mobile app showcases International Selkirk Loop

With its 280 mile/450 km of breathtaking scenery and vibrant communities, the International Selkirk Loop is a popular destination for vacationers and travelers.

Columbia Basin Culture Tour back in August

Columbia Basin Culture Tour back in August

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is back showcasing talent in the Nelson, Harrop, Procter, Balfour, Crawford Bay and Gray Creek areas August 13-14.

The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event. Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes.

Regional News

UPDATE: Three suspects in gun robbery appear in court

Surveillance image of a stolen truck used to ram into the Canadian Tire early this morning.

Second update:

Two suspects in a dramatic gun robbery at Canadian Tire in Trail last Wednesday will remain in custody following an appearance in Nelson court today. James Duncan Beetstra, 31, and Dustin Paul Zier, 33, are to be held by police until their next court appearnace, slated for July 29.

Dori Ann Swanson, 41, was released on bail until her next appearance Aug. 9.

All three are facing a variety of charges involving possession of stolen property and weapons offences.

First update:

Local Armed Forces + non-profit community group = fun new recreation destination in Rossland Range

The location of Chimo Cabin will provide excellent year round recreation opportunities in the Rossland Range Recreation Site and some stunning vistas of the local terrain. The summit of Old Glory can be seen here dominating the horizon.  (Photo courtesy of Lieutenant Bart Fyffe, CD, BGIS)

“Chimo” is a word expressing friendship and greeting. It was borrowed from Inuktitut and adopted in 1946 by the Royal Canadian Engineers as a greeting between their members.

Now Chimo will be the name of a new day-use cabin in the Rossland Range Recreation Site chosen by a volunteer crew of Combat Engineers, both serving and retired, whom are associated with the 44 Engineer Squadron, 39 Combat Engineer Regiment (39 CER) in Trail, BC.

Provincial & National

Agencies warn drivers to stay alert on the roads this long weekend

Agencies warn drivers to stay alert on the roads this long weekend

As the B.C. Day long weekend nears, ICBC, the B.C. government and police are asking all drivers who will be setting off on a road trip to look out for the key warnings signs of fatigue – you don't recall driving the last few kilometres, you don't notice a vehicle until it suddenly passes you or your driving speed is creeping up or down.

Every year, 16 people are killed in crashes involving driver fatigue in B.C. In the Southern Interior, 84 people are injured in 400 crashes.

B.C. Human Rights Code to include explicit protection for gender identity, expression

Hon. Suzanne Anton, BC Attorney General and Minister of Justice

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton introduced legislation Monday to make B.C.'s Human Rights Code more explicit in the protections it affords transgender persons in British Columbia.

Bill 27, Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2016, was passed to include "gender identity or expression" among the protected grounds covered by the code. Prior to the change, transgender individuals were protected under the code's protected grounds of "sex", as interpreted by B.C.'s Human Rights Tribunal and the courts.

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