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by Contributor on Monday, January 16, 2017 - 1:24pm

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski will be joining the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development as it begins a 12-day diplomatic mission to four countries – Ukraine, Latvia and Poland in Eastern Europe, and Kazakhstan in Central Asia, today.

The purpose of the Committee’s travel is to learn about key political, security and other...

by Michael Jessen on Monday, January 16, 2017 - 1:03pm

The lighter’s flame touches the end of your cigarette; you take a deep drag and the warm smoke enters your lungs.

If it’s your first cigarette, you might instantly find it harder to breathe. The smoke tastes heavy and robust, not entirely unpleasant and reminiscent of drinking coffee for the first time.

Then comes the nicotine hit and you feel suddenly energized,...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 16 2017

Nelson skaters won a total of three bronze medals during the weekend West Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Competition this past weekend at the NDCC Arena.

The host club entered a total of 27 skaters in the 44 event schedule weekend and has the largest number of entry level skaters in the STAR 1 event with15 skaters.

Charly Defouw won Bronze in the very competitive...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 16 2017

The Nelson Association is pulling out all the stops to celebrate Minor Hockey Week with a host of events highlighted by the annual Novice Tournament.

Minor Hockey Week has been celebrated in Canada since 1958 when the idea was adopted from the first event the previous year in Trail.

That's when Charlie McLean organized the first Minor Hockey Week at the Cominco Arena in Trail...

Community News

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Oxygen founders speak of journey to open Nelson's only artist-run centre

Oxygen founders speak of journey to open Nelson's only artist-run centre

A handful West Kootenay artists who went on to start the city’s only artist-run centre, will be the subject of discussion at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 at the Oxygen Art Centre.

The founders’ talk is part of Oxygen’s exhibit and other happenings celebrating a decade and half of programming.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public. The Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance).

Speakers include West Kootenay artists Natasha Smith and Boukje Elzinga and writers Verna Relkoff and Tom Wayman.

It's back — EcoSociety Winter Markets return

It's back — EcoSociety Winter Markets return

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is bringing back its series of Winter Markets to Nelson.

These markets will take place on January 28, February 25 and March 25 at Hart Hall (501 Carbonate St.) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All of the products that will be on offer are hand-made locally so you know you are supporting the local economy when you shop at these markets

Regional News

BCNU President says Thursday’s shooting at Boundary District Hospital could have been much worse

A man walked who walked into Boundary District Hospital Thursday and shot himself is now being treated for his injuries and is in stable condition.
Nurses and front-line staff who work at Boundary District Hospital in Grand Forks are traumatized after a man walked into the emergency room on Thursday evening, pulled out a gun and shot himself.

The victim was airlifted to a Vancouver-area hospital and his condition is unknown.

Rossland Search and Rescue: local heroes

It's all very well in the daylight, but not so much when the headlamp packs it in at night.  (This picture does not represent the location of the rescue.)

On Wenesday, January 11, a lone skier was enjoying the beautiful, but rather cold, evening on Record Ridge.  The temperature was about minus 20 C. or perhaps even lower up there. Night falls early, and the moon was bright.  But when it came time to find a way back down the mountain, the moon was not quite bright enough, especially where there were trees shading the route, and the skier's headlamp stopped working.  Fortunately, his cell phone was functioning and he was able to call 911.

Provincial & National

Money makes the world go around

It appears for politicians, time is money.

After 15 months on the job, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is embarking on a cross-Canada tour, ostensibly to reconnect with Canadians or at least those that can't afford $1,525 to bend his ear in private.

It seems Trudeau – and other federal cabinet ministers – have a fondness for political fundraising events held behind closed doors, far away from prying eyes.

In political slang better known as cash-for-access, not to be confused with its kissing cousin pay-to-play.

Government workers in B.C. paid 7.4 per cent higher wages than comparable private-sector workers

The study finds that government employees in B.C.—including federal, provincial and municipal workers—received 7.4 per cent higher wages, on average.

Government workers in B.C. receive 7.4 per cent higher wages on average than comparable workers in the private sector, and enjoy much more generous non-wage benefits, too, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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