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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:07am

Water users in Nelson are advised that staff has placed the city under a Boil Water Notice effective immediately after recent tests returned with the indication of the presence of two (2) colony...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 8:06pm

The Nelson Police Department is reminding the public that spring is the time bears look for food so residents should ensure garbage, compost and waste products are disposed of in a secure manner...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:33am

Hydro crews have restored power to most of the affected areas after working feverously following a wind storm early Wednesday morning.

Nelson Hydro source told The Nelson Daily power to...

Latest Headlines

by Letters to the ... on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 8:33pm

To The Editor:

Open letter to Liberal Members of Parliament

May 31st is a very important day for me. I will be watching closely to see how you vote on electoral reform. 

Two years ago, Trudeau eloquently announced "We are committed to ensuring that 2015 will be the last federal election conducted under the first-past-...

by John Boivin on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:25pm

It’s going to be one heck of a skateboard park.

The Regional District of the Central Kootenays has approved borrowing up to $1 million to help finance a ‘state of the art’ skateboard park in Creston.

Area C Director Larry Binks moved the recommendation at the May meeting of the RDCK board- though he admits, he’s not exactly sure how you spend a million...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday May 24 2017

The Nelson Selects overcame a ton of adversity to capture the gold medal at the Slurpee Cup this past weekend in Kamloops.

Jaden Dyck scored the only goal in the final to power the Selects to the U18 Boy’s title with a 1-0 win over Chilliwack Attack.

“I was especially pleased with this result given that Kamloops is always a high-end, difficult tournament and our group...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday May 23 2017

If head coach Jesse Pinnero had a chance to do it all over again, he may have not scheduled Fight Night 3 on a long weekend.

However, after putting the last chair back in storage the Nelson Boxing Club skipper was pleased with the results of his boxers following Fight Night 3 Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.

“I’m really happy with the results, although if I...

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Mister Mojo strikes again

Mister Mojo strikes again

Get ready kids and parents, Mister Mojo is coming to town!

It was four years ago that the beloved children's musician released his debut CD for kids in Nelson.

Now, to celebrate the release of his second full length CD for children, Mister Mojo will be having a concert on Sunday May 28th at the Nelson Legion, 402 Victoria St. The show starts at 2 p.m. and tickets are $8, available at Mountain Baby on Baker St. and online at

Doctor gives notice at Slocan Community Health Centre

Doctor gives notice at Slocan Community Health Centre

Interior Health is advising residents of the Slocan Community Health Centre that on May 16, Dr. Mike Magier gave notice he will be leaving his position  towards the end of the summer.

Magier has not given a formal date for his departure.

"Interior Health would like to acknowledge Dr. Magier for his decade-long service to this community and wish him well for the future," the IH press release Tuesday said.

Regional News

Fire considered 'lucky' given potential damage

Fire considered 'lucky' given potential damage

A structure fire in Rossland yesterday is being hailed as “extremely lucky” despite having caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Captain Glen Gallamore.

The call came in at 4:30 p.m. and crews arrived on scene at 4:35 p.m. at 2049 Happy Valley Road in Rossland. Thirteen Rossland firefighters and five Trail firefighters responded.

Council tips hat to Habitat for Humanity for its work in the city

Council agreed by resolution to waive $8,840 in development fees.

Fees for a fourth Habitat for Humanity housing project in Grand Forks has been given fiscal support by city council.

Provincial & National

Final Count — Liberals 43, NDP 41, Green Party 3

When the legislature is back, BC will have its first minority government more than 60 years.

BC’s three political parties were all jockeying for position after Elections BC released the final numbers Wednesday following the May 9 Provincial vote.

After the final riding was tabulated, giving the NDP Courtenay-Comox by 189 votes, the count leaves the B.C. Liberals with 43 seats — one short of a majority — the NDP at 41 and the Green Party at 3. 

Hunter-Funded Wildlife Agency Quietly Announced Before BC Election

Steve Thomson, Former Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations announcing the new wildlife agency proposal on March 22, 2017.

By Judith Lavoie.  This article is from DeSmog Canada.

A plan to form a new, independent wildlife management agency in B.C., which would relieve the provincial government from managing contentious wildlife issues such as grizzly, wolf and caribou populations, is generating anxiety among some conservation groups who fear the structure of the new program could prioritize the interests of hunters over wildlife.

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