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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...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 7:41pm

An increase in transit routes has resulted in an increase to ridership in Nelson and the greater West Kootenay region.

According to figures recently released by B.C. Transit...

by Eileen Delehant... on Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:15am

For the next several weeks, history is being made at the Nelson, B.C. courthouse, as an indigenous man named Rick Desautel sets the love of his ancestors against the logical machinery of the...

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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...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 8:41pm

Vaping isn't for everyone — including the Government of Canada.

On the Government website, the Canada's Federal Tobacco Control Strategy said there will be introduction of new tobacco legislation to address vaping products in Canada.

“Smoking tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in Canada, affecting the well-being of all Canadians, including youth...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 28 2016

The Nelson and District Riding Grounds were one busy place as the Third Annual Kutenai Summer Fest was held.

The event was an opportunity or local athletes and families to showcase local talent and community spirit.

More than 20 Koot-Neigh Vaulters showed their skills to a visiting judge from the Lower Mainland on their team horses. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to perform for...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 27 2016

Reece Hunt is following in the footsteps of playing at an elite level of hockey of older brothers Dryden and Sawyer after the Nelson Minor Hockey player was named to the Team BC U18 Female squad following tryout camp this past weekend in Vancouver.

Hunt, 15, represents BC at the 2016 National Women’s U18 Championship in Regina, Saskatchewan from November 9 – 13.

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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.

Nelson, Trail Sea Cadets test sailing skills on Kootenay Lake

Nelson, Trail Sea Cadets test sailing skills on Kootenay Lake

Recently, cadets and staff took to Kootenay Lake by the Big Orange Bridge at the Interior Cadet Nautical Site located in Nelson BC.
 
The cadets were from 81 Hampton Gray Corp in Nelson and 131 Kootenay Corp in Trail.
 
During the weekend the cadets were taught basic sailing skills under supervision of qualified cadet and adult instructors.
 
The cadet program is open to all youth between the ages of 12 and 18.
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Regional News

Last week to enter BCSPCA Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest

Just one of the many entries into the BC SPCA Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest. — Photo courtesy Annessa Terry, BCSPCA

Foxes, eagles and bears – oh my! These are just some of the stunning animals spotted in the BC SPCA’s eighth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, which is only open for entries until Friday (September 30).

Fernie Search and Rescue assist in rescue of injured biker

Fernie SAR members wheel the 46-year-old biker out of the bush Saturday. — Photo courtesy Fernie SAR Facebook Page

Fernie Search and Rescue successfully removed an injured woman from the trail called Eric's Trip Saturday, September 24.

Search and Rescue officials were called to assist the injured mountain biker from the trail located adjacent to the Mt. Fernie Provincial Park Saturday afternoon.

Mt. Fernie Provincial Park is located a short distance west of Fernie.

The post on the Fernie Search and Rescue Facebook Page said the biker, a 46-year-old woman, sustained hip fractures when she landed awkwardly after riding over a man made structure (jump).

Provincial & National

Middle-class incomes up dramatically in Canada since 1970s

When properly measured, instead of stagnating, the median Canadian income increased dramatically by 52 per cent, from $25,771 per-family-member in 1976 to $39,200 in 2011.

Instead of stagnating economically, Canada’s middle class has actually seen its income increase by as much as 52 per cent since 1976, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Sierra Club calls Petronas approval a betrayal of salmon and climate

Sierra Club calls Petronas approval a betrayal of salmon and climate

Sierra Club BC released the following statement from campaigns director Caitlyn Vernon in response to the announcement by the federal government that it has approved the Petronas fracked gas plant:
 
“Today is a terrible day for anyone who cares about salmon and the future of our climate.
 
The math is simple: we can’t keep expanding fossil fuel extraction and expect to pass on a livable world to our children and generations yet unborn.
 

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