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by Brendan Quinn on Friday, February 12, 2016 - 3:52pm

Thanks to a grant of nearly $4.6 Million, renovations at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre are all of a sudden a great idea.

Friday afternoon, the curtains were dropped and Nelson...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:22pm

Nearly $875,000 is expected to be spent on one of the region’s most popular parks in the next 10 years as it moves from a private and unregulated recreational area to a managed and ordered...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 6:53pm

Anyone who’s been in downtown Vancouver on a night when the Canucks and Lions are both in action knows what it’s like to find a parking spot.

People in Nelson may get a chance...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, February 12, 2016 - 3:33pm

It's been a busy week for Nelson Search and Rescue.

NSAR public information officer Chris Armstrong said in a media release that twice in a matter of days the local search and rescue body was activated for a pair of medical evacuations from backcountry lodges this week.
Armstrong said Tuesday (February 9th) NSAR was called out to evacuate a male by helicopter...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 3:31pm

The greenhouse effect is still rippling through Nelson long after the June 2015 storm has passed.

The city is still grappling with the after effects of the storm as it continues to work with its insurer to resolve a claim submitted over the destruction of a Lakeside Park greenhouse structure.

Although informal discussions with the insurer indicate there is a good...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Feb 12 2016

Sean Geall has already had a great week after seeing first hand the birth of his third child.

The Royal City skip added to the excitement after qualifying for the Page Playoff 1-2 game Saturday at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships by outlasting Glen Jackson of Victoria 5-1 in the B-Final Friday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Geall, third Andrew...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 12 2016

Nick Deschenes, has been relieved of his duties as GM/Head Coach of the Trail Smoke Eaters effective immediately.  President, Tom Gawryletz, stated, “The team has been outscored by a margin of 22-3 in the last three games but more importantly, it is obvious that the players are not responding to him.”...

Community News

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Nelson Climate Teach-in Post-Paris

Nelson Climate Teach-in Post-Paris

Join local experts to discuss how Canada can reach our climate targets, at a special Teach-in at Nelson United Church. The free event includes a special advocacy action to tell Canada’s leaders what you think.

The Nelson Climate Teach-in is at  7 pm, on Wednesday, February 24th at Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street.

The Teach-In is being sponsored by the West Kootenay EcoSociety, Kairos, Council of Canadians, Citizens Climate Lobby, Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC and Nelson United Church.

KAST, NTC host Robo Games at Tenth Street Campus

KAST, NTC host Robo Games at Tenth Street Campus

In 2010, KAST and the Nelson Tech Club joined forces with 6 Kootenay Boundary middle schools in holding the first Annual Robogames.

Twenty-four students, aged 12 to 17 created the robotic entries which battled for robotic supremacy. In 2016, we're hosting nearly 40 teams and over 80 participants in our largest, most ambitious event to date. 

Lead by NTC President, Brad Pommen, the Nelson, BC Hackerspace shouldered the mentoring and guidance, along with assistance from many of the society's Directors.

Regional News

Lane closures slated for Victoria Street Bridge

Lane closures slated for Victoria Street Bridge

The traffic lanes and pedestrian walkway on the eastbound (downstream) side of the Victoria Street Bridge will be closed from Monday, Feb. 15 to Monday, Feb. 29. The closure will accommodate crews from Power Tech Electrical Ltd. who will be installing LED lights as part of the Victoria Street Bridge Lighting Project. The westbound (upstream) side of the bridge will be open for single-lane two-way traffic and pedestrians.

Police seeking public assistance in nabbing theft suspects

Police seeking public assistance in nabbing theft suspects

Police are looking for three suspects after a theft Wednesday, according to RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson.

On the evening of Feb.10, between 9 and 10 p.m., two males and one female were involved in the theft of two snowblowers from a business along Columbia Ave near 22 Street,” Johnson said.

“The suspects were driving a dark coloured Dodge Dakota Extended Cab truck and would have been noticeable due to having the items in the pick-up box.

Provincial & National

Province toughens up drinking and driving laws

Two things that don't go together, keys and driving. — Submited photo

Some of the toughest regulations in Canada just got a lot tougher.

The provincial government has added new regulations to clarify and toughen the consequences of drinking and drug affected driving in British Columbia, strengthening the Province’s resolve to have the safest roads in North America by 2020.

"These measures will help both deter and prevent unsafe drivers from getting back on our roads," said Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Morris.

ICBC’s Hall of Shame: Cyber Fraud Files of 2015

A woman too hurt to work, but yet finds time for a game of roller derby is just one of the fraud files that is costing B.C. up to $600 million each year, or every driver more than $100 on their annual insurance policy. — Submitted photo

Some things people just can't make up.

The Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) has released its Cyber Files Wall of Shame for 2015.

It goes from a  woman too hurt to go to work yet finds time for roller derby to a man who sets his own truck on fire then tries to make a claim to a man who completes a grueling 12-mile obstacle race despite claiming to be severely injured.