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by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 8:24pm

It’s cooler and wetter this month but that hasn’t stopped the forest fires from burning in the region.

There are still seven wildfires larger than .01 hectares active in...

by Contributor on Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 8:11pm

The Nelson Committee on Homelessness (NCOH) is bringing in a sought-after speaker, Vikki Reynolds, PhD, RCC to give a public presentation exploring the links between trauma and homelessness as...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 8:17pm

Families finally have something to cheer for after the Liberal government  finally agreed to end benefit clawback policies that drove families deeper into poverty, says B.C. New Democrat...

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by Letters to the ... on Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:55pm

To The Editor:

The deadline to give your public input on our new voting system is October 7th. If you have not yet had your say, this is the time

Why is it important?

You  may feel that electoral reform is about as...

by Contributor on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 8:29pm

For the second year in a row, BC Transit, the City of Nelson, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and the Regional District of Central Kootenay are proud to celebrate National Seniors Day in West Kootenay.

On Friday, September 30, 2016, BC Transit and its operating partners will take part in the second Annual Nelson & Area Kootenay Seniors Fair, being held from 10 a.m...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 29 2016

One month into the season and not one team in the Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has taken control.

Currently, three teams — Grand Forks Border Bruins, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Nelson Leafs — are tied for top spot with the Bruins getting the edge having played one less game.

Right on the heels of the three front-runners is...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 29 2016

Katharina Weitzing of Mount Sentinel and Alex Sukra of Salmo captured top spots in the Senior Division at the New Denver stop on the West Kootenay High School Cross Country race Tuesday in New Denver.

Sukra edged Daniel Stewart of Mount Sentinel by just over a minute to capture the Senior Boy’s title while Weitzing dominated the Senior Girl’s race.

Weitzing won the...

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Self-promotion for the faint-of-heart at the Nelson Library

Self-promotion for the faint-of-heart at the Nelson Library

You’ve created something great. How do you get the word out?
 
For many authors, coaches, creators and entrepreneurs, self-promotion can be intimidating—even terrifying. Media and publicity consultant Wayne Kelly offers a free mini-workshop on how to navigate media opportunities on Tuesday, October 18, 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library. Entitled

Cultural Development Committee calls for nominations for Cultural Ambassador

Cultural Development Committee calls for nominations for Cultural Ambassador

The Cultural Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of Nelson’s 2017 Cultural Ambassador in the category of Literary Arts.

The winner will be announced at the City of Nelson’s Annual Reception in December.

Regional News

Letter: When it comes to seniors, think again

Letter: When it comes to seniors, think again

To The Editor:

October 1st is the United Nations-declared “International Day of the Older Person.”

The theme this year is ageism, a prejudice that the UN describes as the most socially-normalized form of discrimination worldwide.

The term was coined in 1969 to describe a form of discrimination based on age.

Castlegar wins award for Celgar Pavilion at Millennium Park

Castlegar wins award for Celgar Pavilion at Millennium Park

The City of Castlegar was one of six communities to receive Community Recognition awards from Wood WORKS! BC at the annual Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Victoria this week, in honour of the Celgar Pavilion at Millennium Park.

Provincial & National

RCMP collar alleged child predator

RCMP collar alleged child predator

A proactive online investigation by the BC Integrated Child Exploitation (BC ICE) Unit has resulted in charges of Making Child Pornography and Arrangement or Agreement to commit a sexual offence against a child. 

On March 10, 56-year-old Ronald Gardner, of no fixed address, was arrested and subsequently charged with the above noted offences, as well as Failing to Comply with Prohibition Order originating from historical child-pornography-related charges.

Fitness apps more effective when they are personalized — UBC study concludes

Mary Jung, an assistant professor in UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences, recently completed an eight-week study that examined the effectiveness of fitness apps. — Submitted photo


When fitness apps include personal touches such as individualized goals and contact with a ‘real live trainer’, users tend to exercise more consistently, a UBC study concludes.

Mary Jung, an assistant professor in UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences, recently completed an eight-week study that examined the effectiveness of fitness apps.

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