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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 4:13am

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 7:56pm

The city’s biomass project has achieved critical mass as it moves ahead in earnest with the next phase of its alternative heating project for the downtown.

Utilizing biomass...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 7:44pm

Heather Austin, The Nelson Daily

Prominent community members, representatives of government and a group of engaged citizens gathered at Ward Street Place Thursday...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 9:15pm

Nelson Posties have received word they are the latest local to get their walking papers as part of changes of operations announced by Canada Post.

Local Canadian Union of Postal Workers president, Brenda Musoby-Yanke said in a media release Canada post made an announcement Wednesday to workers of the Nelson Post Office postal transformation coming to Nelson in 2016.

"The...

by Chris Stedile on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 7:52am

It appears regular attendees of the Broader Horizons Adult Daycare Centre in Nelson will need to wait a little longer — at least another month — before the program returns to full operations.

Health Service Administrator for the Kootenay Boundary, Cheryl Whittleton recently told The Nelson Daily, “We’re confident we are going to re-open in September....

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 30 2015

It's days until the horn blows for the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, August 2 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 and five km run run...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 30 2015

The man never turned down a chance to coach a team or help out his community.

Art Field passed away peacefully, with friends and family at his side, at the Trail Regional Hospital, July 14.

Art Field lost out to a long struggle with diabetes and heart failure.

“(Art) was one helleva guy dedicated to family, friends, community (and) education,” said close friend...

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Nelson & District Credit Union once again steps up to support Summer Youth Theatre

Nelson & District Credit Union once again steps up to support Summer Youth Theatre

The 27th annual Summer Youth Theatre production, this year of Disney’s Mary Poppins, at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson was a show stopper.

A lot of the success comes from the support of the Nelson & District Credit Union, which is a major supporter of the Capitol Theatre Annual Summer Youth Production.

Once again, the Credit Union staff had a sneak peak of the production, and a group photo, to recognize their annual $5000 contribution to this

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious production on behalf of their members.

Local Cadet completes Basic Fitness and Sports Course

Local Cadet completes Basic Fitness and Sports Course

Cadet Benjamin Hradil-Kasseckert, who lives in Bonnington west of Nelson, has been making friends and learning sport on the West Coast of BC this summer. 

Known as ‘Ben HK’ by his friends, Cadet Hradil-Kasserckert was hoping to learn about a more fit lifestyle, make healthy choices, rules of sports and how to referee sports when he was selected to attend the Basic Fitness and Sports Course this year.

Regional News

Trail and Beaver Valley reach recreation deal

Trail and Beaver Valley reach recreation deal

The City of Trail and Beaver Valley (Fruitvale, Montrose and Area ‘A’) are pleased to announce they have successfully negotiated and approved a one-year recreation agreement that will take effect on September 1, 2015.  Beaver Valley will contribute $125,000 for the one-year term which will allow their residents to use Trail Parks & Recreation facilities and participate in its services and programs at the Trail Resident fee.

Electricity rates to go up next week

Electricity rates to go up next week

Electricity rates are set to increase next month, according to a press release issued by FortisBC this afternoon.The release reads as follows:

FortisBC has completed its annual rates review with the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) and has received approval from the BCUC for a 1.6 per cent increase effective August 1, 2015.

The increase is necessary to make upgrades and improvements to the electrical system and to purchase added capacity for the system. Capacity is needed to provide customers with electricity during peak times of the day and year.

Provincial & National

Clark Government shakes up cabinet

New Education Minister, Mike Bernier, was sworn in today by Honourable Judith Guichon.

In a somewhat surprise move, Premier Christy Clark announced the following changes in cabinet responsibilities today:

Shred-It, iTunes and Twitonomy – just some of the government's credit cards

Shred-It, iTunes and Twitonomy – just some of the government's credit cards

One of the more feared aspects to the release of the public accounts each year – at least as far as government ministers are concerned – is that tiny volume itemizing each ministry's credit card charges.

Guess the anxiety finally got the better of them, because last year the Finance ministry decided to post the statements online on a quarterly basis instead, presumably hoping fewer would take notice.

It didn't seem right not to wait for the annual totals though.