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by John Boivin on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:12am

The Green Party’s candidate for the Nelson-Creston riding will also be the party’s chief critic for agriculture policy in the run up to election day, the Green’s leader said...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:24pm

A project to help lower the Douglas fir bark beetle population in the forest above Nelson and reduce the wildfire risk potential has given a local lumber company an exemption to cut trees in an...

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by Letters to the ... on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:38am

To The Editor:

Nelson's new Kootenay food co-op and condo development needs a new store entrance.

I feel the entrance to the Co-op is likely illegal and is an accident waiting. The project manager for this new building and city should be asked to pay for a new entrance or create a barrier that prevents an accident.

There was very...

by Contributor on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:50pm

The first intake of the three-year, $6-million Columbia Basin Trust’s new Built Heritage Grants is now open.
“We know that there are projects that organizations will want to get started on this year, so we’ve timed our first grant intake to help them take advantage of this year’s building season,” said Wayne Lundeberg, the Trust’s...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Mar 29 2017

The Nelson Curling Club put a ribbon on a great season at the Heritage City facility with its annual Club Championship Saturday.

Champions were crowned in the Ladies, Men’s and Mixed Leagues.

Marla Dreher edged out Allison Sutherland to claim the Ladies League title.

Dreher, third Deena Cownden, second Shadow Biln and lead Gloria Beecham defeated the Sutherland rink...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Mar 29 2017

If the Chase Heat need a shoulder to cry on following Game two of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship Series, the squad can put in a call to the Nelson Leafs.

Because the Nelson Leafs are probably the only team that can relate to the heartbreaking experienced by the Heat after Beaver Valley rallied from a 4-1 deficit to edge Chase 5-4 Tuesday night at the...

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Selkirk College Grads Embody Homegrown Philosophy at Lōkel Hair Studio

Selkirk College Grads Embody Homegrown Philosophy at Lōkel Hair Studio

The owners of Nelson’s chic Lōkel Hair Studio personify their namesake. It doesn’t get much more local than the duo Ashely Simon and Michelle Devine. They were locally born and raised, locally schooled and are now local business owners.

“We’re local to Nelson. Our families are local to Nelson. Our learning is local to Nelson,” says Simon.

Selkirk College Hairstylist program offered Simon and Devine a chance to build on a dream right in their own community. It’s a foundation that’s taken them far without leaving home.

Deadline for artist and venue application Friday April 28th

 Deadline for artist and venue application Friday April 28th

Opening night for  2017 ArtWalk is Friday June 23rd.

So for visual artist wanting to have an opening night complete with music, dancing and crowds of people admiring your talent and skill, then ArtWalk is for you.

Let the Nelson District Arts Council do all the heavy lifting. If this is your first show we take care of the promotion, securing the perfect space and filling the ‘seats’ with all kinds of art lovers. If you are an ArtWalk regular, you know how easy the ArtWalk Coordinator makes your job.

Regional News

RCMP arrest four suspects after Grand Forks schools vandalized

RCMP report John A. Hutton and Dr. D.A. Perley Elementary and Grand Forks Secondary were vandalized Monday.

Grand Forks RCMP made an arrest after three schools in the city were vandalized Monday.

The arrest came after officers responded to complaints at John A. Hutton and Dr. D.A. Perley Elementary schools and Grand Forks Secondary.

The first complaint came in Monday (March 27) as RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief at John A. Hutton and Dr. D.A. Perley Elementary Schools in the Boundary City.

City swimming in grant money as provincial, federal water and wastewater funding comes in

The federal government is funding 50 per cent of the project cost, while the province is in for 33 per cent while the City of Grand Forks is on the hook for the remaining 17 per cent. — Screen Shot photo

The city was the benefactor of nearly $3.5 million in federal and provincial grant money recently as it was successful in its two applications for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

The city will receive $3,416,300 for two grant applications in its latest funding cycle, including $88,000 of a $95,000 total cost for a sewer phasing plan, and $3,328,300 of a $4,010,000 total cost for the wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) upgrades.

Provincial & National

Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original recalled due to E. coli

Anyone having this product should throw it out or return to store where purchased.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising the public that Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. is recalling Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 contamination.

Quebec’s subsidized daycare imposes real costs on taxpayers, limits choice for parents

The study finds that in 2014/15, the provincial government spent $2.6 billion for the program.

Quebec’s subsidized daycare program has produced skyrocketing costs along with worrying child development outcomes without eliminating wait times, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The findings are especially important, given the federal government announced in the 2017 budget last week that it wants to create 40,000 subsidized daycare spots across Canada over the next three years.

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