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by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 9:28pm

With its financial goal nearly in hand the city’s Street Culture Collaborative is officially nearing the launch of its social goal of creating a support network for the folks living on the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 8:53pm

by John Boivin on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:46am

More than 300 people gathered for a ‘Swim In’ on Kootenay Lake on Sunday to protest against plans to build a new ferry terminal near Balfour.

The protesters drove, walked,...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 7:46pm

Nelson Fire Rescue and BC Wildfire initial attack crew kept a small fire from spreading Monday afternoon south of Nelson on Giveout Creek Road.

Assistant Fire Chief Michael Daloise said emergency crews were called at 3:37 p.m. Monday that a witness was attempting to extinguish a wildfire south of the city.

"Upon arrival of the first crew the flames were largely...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 12:31pm

The one-hectare, Laird Creek wildfire at the end of Rogers Road on the North Shore is proving to be more of a concern than first thought after the blazed flared up Tuesday.

The fire is located approximately 40 kilometers north of Nelson.

However, thanks to efforts by crews from the Balfour-Harrop and North Shore Volunteer Fire Departments, as well as forestry staff, the wildfire...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

The Nelson Neptunes took a core group of swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships this past weekend in Coquitlam.

Here is a capsule look at the Neptune Results:

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

Kallie Badry
100m Individual Medley,14th
50m Butterfly, 19th
50m Backstroke, 12th
50m Breaststroke...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

Medals are generally hard to come by for Interior clubs when competing at the BC Summer Swim Association Championships.

However, this is a different Nelson Neptunes team.

The road warriors from Nelson continued their success away from home as the Heritage City Club did not look out of place at the provincial meet held this past weekend in Coquitlam.

“Twelve ...

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Free Library talk on wills and estates poised to answer questions

Free Library talk on wills and estates poised to answer questions

Most of us don’t like to think about our eventual demise, and yet we care about what happens after we’re gone. The Nelson Public Library hosts a free evening dedicated to Wills and Estates presented by Nelson lawyer Troy Trillo on Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m.
 

Come Welcome the Red Fish Home at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park

Come Welcome the Red Fish Home at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park

The Red Fish are back.

The Kokanee Creek Nature Centre is inviting the public to participate in the special day Sunday (August 28) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to welcome the Kokanee Salmon home at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. 

There will be great music by Bessie Wapp, Rob Funk and Dawn Madu & Rylan Kewen. 

The public is invited to tour the spawning channel with our naturalists, eat great food and take part in the kid’s activities. 

Regional News

Rash of B&Es spurs police to request public assistance

Rash of B&Es spurs police to request public assistance

Police are requesting public assistance after six break-and-enters Friday night, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“Castlegar RCMP are investigating a rash of commercial break and enter crimes that occurred overnight on Aug. 19. The break-ins were discovered early the next morning. Two of the break-ins were on 6th Ave., two in Blueberry, one on Columbia Road and one on Minto Road.

“Suspect(s) had gained entry into all businesses.”

Smoke from U.S. wildfires visible in southeast B.C.

The Deep Lake wildfire can be seen south of Trail. — Twitter

Most of the smoke that’s been visible in parts of the Southeast Fire Centre is coming from several wildfires in Washington State, particularly one near Deep Lake in Stevens County.

The Deep Lake wildfire, south of Trail, is 15 kilometres south of the Canada-U.S. border and covers about 300 hectares. Although this fire is not currently spreading north, the BC Wildfire Service is providing airtankers to help suppress this fire.

Provincial & National

Kelowna welcomes Duke and Duchess of Cambridge September 27

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will see the beauty Kelowna has to offer during their tour in September.

The unique beauty of Canada’s West Coast and the rugged wildness of the North will be front and centre during The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second official Royal Tour to Canada.

Their Royal Highnesses will visit five communities in British Columbia — Victoria, Vancouver, Haida Gwaii, Bella Bella, and Kelowna — and two communities in Yukon — Whitehorse and Carcross.

Strong international visitor numbers for first half of 2016

BC tourism numbers for the first six months of 2016 have ballooned.

The number of overnight international visitors to British Columbia surpassed the two-million mark for the first six months of 2016.

According to Statistics Canada, 2,307,624 visitors came to B.C. from January to June, a 12.4% increase (254,935 additional visitors) over the same period last year.

During the same time frame, other highlights include visits from the United States, which were up 12.4%, visits from Mexico up 38.6% and visits from China up 22%.

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