Top Stories

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 3:32pm

An eleventh hour plea by two city councilors and a petition with nearly 200 signatures failed to derail a city directive Monday night to triple annual parking fees for senior citizens in Nelson....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 1:49pm

The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team is joining Pink Shirt Day as part of a province-wide effort to raise awareness about bullying in schools, arenas, workplaces, homes and over the internet...

Latest Headlines

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, February 20, 2017 - 3:56pm

It's no secret the Canadian forest industry is a little nervous when it comes to not having a Softwood Lumber Agreement in place after it expired in October, 2015.

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski is calling on the Liberal government  to ensure that BC’s forest industry is protected after the expiry of the Softwood Lumber Agreement with the United States.
...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 10:50am

The Nelson chapter of the Coldest Night of the Year Walk managed to rank 25th out of 80 participants in 2016 — 7th for the most walkers and 11th for the number of teams.

This is quite the achievement for a city of Nelson’s size.

This year, the Nelson organizing committee is accepting a challenge from the East Kootenay City of Cranbrook — to beat Nelson.

...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 21 2017

Prince Charles turned the tables on the host Bombers in the third quarter to edge L.V. Rogers 94-90 in Kootenay High School Boy's Basketball action Tuesday afternoon at the Hangar.

Trailing 46-38 at the half, the Creston-based squad outscored LVR 29-13 to erase the deficit.

Prince Charles then held off a late charge by LVR to secure the win, the second in a week for the East...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 21 2017

Nelson Toyota and Empire Coffee booked tickets to the semi final round after posting wins on opening night of playoff action in the West Kootenay Men's Basketball League Monday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

Chris Kalesnikoff and Clay Rickaby combined for 41 points to lead Empire Coffee to a 100-42 victory Selkirk College.

Empire, winners of the North Division with an 8-1 record...

Community News

Welcome to the Megaphone. This is your place to post the news that matters to you. If someone's getting married or getting born, this is the place to let your community know. If you want to thank someone for a good turn or lambaste the noisy, nosy, or woefully ignorant, do it here. Basically, anything you think your community need to know about: use the megaphone and make yourself heard. Now blast away...

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series presents the Mike Fahie Quartet

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series presents the Mike Fahie Quartet

The Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series is proud to present its feature concert for the 2016-2017 season, the Mike Fahie Quartet.  It is a family affair as trombonist Mike Fahie travels from New York City to join his brother, local bassist Rob Fahie along with two other outstanding Kootenay musicians, Doug Stephenson, guitar and Tony Ferraro, drums.

The show goes Friday (February 24) at 7:30 p.m. in the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall (10th and Elwyn). Tickets, $15 are available at Otter Books and at the door.

Youth Arts Festival program and Talent Slam line up announced

Youth Arts Festival program and Talent Slam line up announced

Oxygen Art Centre's third annual Youth Arts Festival opens on Thursday, February 23rd from 7-10 p.m. with in flux, an art exhibition by Kootenay artists Hannah DeBoer-Smith, Maya Kacsmar-Mayoh, Olivia Mansveld, Teyana Neufeld and Tyler Wright. 

Regional News

Council does not sit idle on ‘excessive’ idling and moves to re-open bylaw

All the city could do, he said, was follow up with a bylaw officer and go by the address and see what was happening.

An unsubstantiated incident of alleged excessive vehicle idling has prompted city council to look at re-opening the noise and idling bylaws to make changes.

At their Jan. 30 regular meeting city council had received a letter from Grand Forks resident Jack Koochin about a “serious problem” that affected “the entire neighbourhood, as well as our city.”

January sees third-highest number of illicit drug deaths ever in B.C.

Officials are urging users to have a Naloxone kits, and not to use alone.

The number of illicit drug deaths in B.C. decreased slightly in January over the figures for November and December, but was still the third-highest number ever for a single month.

Provisional data from the BC Coroners Service show that a total of 116 persons died as a result of illicit drug use during the month of January, an average of more than seven deaths every two days. December 2016 had the highest number of illicit drug deaths ever, 142.

Provincial & National

Reaction from BC's fifth consecutive Balanced Budget

Not everyone was happy with the budget delievered by Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong.

Tuesday, Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong tabled a balanced budget for the fifth consecutive time Tuesday in the BC legislature.

Here are some of the responses from different parties in BC.

Sierra Club BC communications director Tim Pearson:

Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong delivers fifth balanced budget

Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong said Tuesday's budget shows the benefits of a fiscal plan that includes steady, solid growth and managed spending.

On the eve of a provincial election, Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong tabled a balanced budget for the fifth consecutive time Tuesday in the BC legislature.

The budget by de Jong delivers the dividends of a strong and diversified economy and prudent fiscal management by cutting costs for middle-class B.C. families, investing in priority programs and services, and promoting a competitive, job-creating economy.

Virtual Paperboy

Let our virtual paperboy deliver an issue to your inbox every week, FREE! You don't even have to tip him!

Contact The Nelson Daily

Owner/Editor: Bruce Fuhr

Email: editor@thenelsondaily.com or sports@thenelsondaily.com
Phone: 250-354-7025

Sales Rep: Deb Fuhr
Phone: 250-509-0825
email: fuhrdeb@gmail.com