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by John Boivin on Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:54pm

Through online auctions and a crowdfunding campaign  friends and family are pulling out all the stops to help a little Nelson girl facing a life-threatening illness.

In August eight-...

by Brendan Quinn on Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:28pm

First it was the ceiling tiles that fell into the pool in January 2013.

Then major renovations were required closing the pool, again, in May of 2015.

Thursday, all that blood, sweat...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:08am

The city is moving full steam ahead on its new community plan for Railtown.

On Monday city council accepted the first comprehensive and inclusive report on what could happen for the...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 6:36am

Even members of bargaining committees need a few days off for a weekend break.

Talks in the Kootenay Savings Credit Union Labour dispute are taking weekend hiatus Jeff Bromley of the United Steelworkers Union said in an email release Friday.

Bromley said bargaining has stopped for the weekend with employer (Kootenay Savings Credit Union) expected to return to the table Monday...

by Letters to the ... on Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:44pm

To The Editor:

The clock has been ticking on the need for action on climate change. Please do what you can to bring this issue to the forefront in our community.

Canada should cut carbon emissions by one-third within a decade to keep the promises we made at the December UN climate conference in Paris.

The extreme weather-...

Sports Headlines

by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Oct 20 2016

Boxing is coming back to Nelson.

Actually the Nelson Boxing Club is flourishing very well, thank you very much, at its new digs in the basement under Pharmasave on Baker Street.

So much that the club is preparing to host Nelson Fight Night #2, the second boxing card in less than a year Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.

“It feels real good to be able to fight...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 19 2016

Friends of Pulpit Rock held its second annual Pulpit Rock Fun Run/Hike Sunday on Elephant Mountain.

Travis Hauck and Jaclyn Dexter won the men’s and women’s races, respectively.

However, the big winner on the day was the trails to Pulpit Rock that will benefit from the funds raised during the day.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the...

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Room to Live Benefit Concert and Silent Auction

Room to Live Benefit Concert and Silent Auction

The Room to Live Benefit Concert and Silent Auction, the latter now underway for bidders to grab some great items, is set for Friday, November 4 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

The special show features the The Kootenay Divas — Bo Conlan, Aryn Sheriff, Bessie Wapp, Sydney Black, Laura Landsberg and Melody Diachun.

The Divas perform with Clinton Swanson & His 6-Piece Band.

Proceeds go toward the Renewal of Ward Street Place, a 103 year old affordable housing building in downtown Nelson BC.

Kootenay Seniors Fair a Big Success

 Kootenay Seniors Fair a Big Success

More than 350 seniors and friends turned out for the 2016 Kootenay Seniors Fair held September 30th at the Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre.

Organizers Nelson CARES’ Kootenay Seniors Service Provider Group are thrilled with the turnout.
In addition to 35 vendor tables offering information about a wide variety of health and community services, seniors participated in belly dancing, chair yoga, and tai chi.

Regional News

Castlegar CiB plants hope for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Castlegar CiB plants hope for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Many hands will make light work this weekend when locals gather in Castlegar to plant 5,000 daffodil bulbs to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

The public is invited to bring a shovel and get their hands dirty for a good cause both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the newly expanded Garden of Hope will take shape. Donations will be accepted on site for the Canadian Cancer Society to be designated to breast cancer research.

Police dealing with multiple clown sightings

Police dealing with multiple clown sightings

The "creepy clown craze" is continuing to create concerns for cops, according to Trail top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke.

In a press release today, Oelke said Trail RCMP continue to receive reports of clown sightings in Trail and Fruitvale.

"Since last Friday there have been seven reports made to the police," he said. "Some of the reports have been proven to be false. No individuals dressed as clowns have been located or identified by the police.

Provincial & National

VPD reports resident finds naked man cooking eggs in kitchen

VPD reports resident finds naked man cooking eggs in kitchen

If you think or thought you heard or seen it all, read about the Vancouver resident who found a naked man in his house cooking eggs in the kitchen.

Vancouver Police reporter shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday (October 18), a 35-year-old man walked into a home near Cambie Street and King Edward Avenue through a closed, but unlocked door.

Vancouver media release said the man removed his shoes and all of his clothing, took eggs out of the fridge, and began making a meal in the kitchen, damaging the stove and microwave in the process.

Ranked ballots would weaken the competitiveness of Canadian elections

 The book also features essays that highlight first-past-the-post as the best electoral system to keep governments accountable.

Replacing Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system with an alternative vote model — also known as ranked ballots — could severely weaken the competitiveness of federal elections, according to a new essay released as part of a book on electoral reform released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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