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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 8:13pm

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 9:42pm

TMTV in Nelson is reporting that two men were treated for injuries after being knocked unconscious during a lightning storm at a logging operation northwest of the Heritage City Tuesday.

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by Bruce Fuhr on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 8:50pm

It’s nice to see Nelson City Council show some love toward the Silver King Skyride Development Association — the idea to bring about...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 8:03pm

The owners of Endless Adventure in Crescent Valley are spearheading a drive to help raise funds for the Kootenay chapter of the BC Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA).

Andrea and Chris Ryman believe they can alleviate pressure on these volunteers who give time to provide their extremely important service to everyone who enjoys active recreation.

“We have enjoyed an...

by Contributor on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 7:43pm

The BC Wildfire Service continues to remind the public that the use of fireworks is banned in the Southeast Fire Centre.

The warning is part of the Category 2 and Category 3 open burning prohibitions implemented earlier this year to help reduce wildfire risks.

"Setting off fireworks is considered to be a high-risk activity, since they can easily ignite forest fuels and start...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jul 27 2016

There's only a few more sleeps until the horn sounds for the 2016 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, July 31 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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jul 26 2016

When paddlers from the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club boarded the bus for the Red-Eye ride to the Fraser Valley to compete in the BC Summer Games winning was probably the last thing on their minds.

Teenagers like their sleep and finding a comfortable spot on the bus first and foremost.

However, after arriving at the Summer Games, the paddlers got down to business, winning double-...

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Columbia Basin Culture Tour back in August

Columbia Basin Culture Tour back in August

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is back showcasing talent in the Nelson, Harrop, Procter, Balfour, Crawford Bay and Gray Creek areas August 13-14.

The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event. Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes.

Kaslo Jazz Festival lands Rising Appalachia

Kaslo Jazz Festival lands Rising Appalachia

The Kaslo Jazz Festival has lined up some amazing acts for the 2016 event — none bigger than Rising Appalachia.

Rising Appalachia is coming to Kaslo Jazz Festival for a show on the third day of the event — Sunday evening at 6 p.m. on the PB Pro Audio Floating Stage as part of its 2016 Summer Festival Tour.

Regional News

Local Armed Forces + non-profit community group = fun new recreation destination in Rossland Range

The location of Chimo Cabin will provide excellent year round recreation opportunities in the Rossland Range Recreation Site and some stunning vistas of the local terrain. The summit of Old Glory can be seen here dominating the horizon.  (Photo courtesy of Lieutenant Bart Fyffe, CD, BGIS)

“Chimo” is a word expressing friendship and greeting. It was borrowed from Inuktitut and adopted in 1946 by the Royal Canadian Engineers as a greeting between their members.

Now Chimo will be the name of a new day-use cabin in the Rossland Range Recreation Site chosen by a volunteer crew of Combat Engineers, both serving and retired, whom are associated with the 44 Engineer Squadron, 39 Combat Engineer Regiment (39 CER) in Trail, BC.

Columbia Basin Trust delivers $31 million in programs and services

Columbia Basin Trust delivers $31 million in programs and services

Over 2015/16, Columbia Basin residents and communities benefited from the more than $31 million in programs and services delivered by Columbia Basin Trust, helping residents as they work to strengthen the region’s social, economic and environmental well-being.

Provincial & National

CBC's Steve Armitage steps down from Rio 2016 Summer Games broadcast team

Veteran CBC Sports broadcaster Steve Armitage will be missing when CBC's coverage in Brazil begins August 5.

When the 2016 Summer Olympics open next week in Rio, there will be a familiar face missing on CBC Sports coverage.

Veteran CBC Sports broadcaster Steve Armitage will not travel to Brazil as a member of CBC’s broadcast team due to a recent diagnosis of chronic heart failure.

A staple of CBC’s Olympic Games broadcasts for decades and a familiar voice to sports fans across Canada, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games were to be Armitage’s 16th as a broadcaster.

“I am not going to Rio for the Games because I have no other choice," Armitage said.

Op/Ed: The LNG dream remains in the spin cycle

The Liberals continue to trumpt the benefits LNG to B.C.

It seems like only yesterday that British Columbians were being told that the province was on the cusp of LNG riches. In fact, it almost was.

Last October, Finance Minister Mike de Jong predicted: “We are poised to see the final steps taken. Every step of the way, there have been detractors and naysayers and people who have dismissed the opportunities.”

Those final steps hit a speed bump last Friday when the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission nixed NextEra Energy’s proposed $4.3 billion purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries.

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