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by Brendan Quinn on Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 2:18pm

It seemed as if half the Nelson decided to book sick on call Friday, as the lift lines at Whitewater Ski Resort were packed and the stoke was high for the first day of operations for the 2016-17...

by John Boivin on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:13pm

There’s a special batch of Christmas cheer fermenting at the Nelson Brewing Company this month.

Next week Nelson’s oldest craft brewery will release “Oso Negro Prince of...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:03pm

Although legislation has finally been passed in Nelson to manage the previously unregulated short-term rental market, it remains to be seen how many of the supposed 140 such accommodation...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:44am

A handful of newly unionized employees at the Nelson Youth Centre continue to be the major stumbling block to formulate an agreement between the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 339 and City of Nelson.

Colin McClure, Chief Financial Officer for the City of Nelson said in a media release Thursday the main holdup is the rights the youth centre employees will have as a group of...

by Contributor on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 9:35pm

At the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) monthly meeting in November, $115,000 in funding was approved from the Community Works fund to help with the completion of the South Slocan Greenway Project.

The Greenway Project will see four kilometers of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail (SVRT) from South Slocan to Crescent Valley being paved, a new south end terminus of the Rail Trail...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Dec 09 2016

Look who's won four straight Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games?

First guess, a team that was struggling mightily in November.

Sawyer Hunt and Aigne McGeady-Bruce each had two points sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 5-4 KIJHL victory over the Castlegar Rebels Friday night in the Sunflower City.

The victory was the fourth consecutive win for a...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Dec 07 2016

It was a tale of two games, but the L.V. Rogers Bombers still prevailed over district rivals Mount Sentinel Wildcats in High School Senior Boy's Basketball action Tuesday in South Slocan.

The Bombers held off a late charge by the Wildcats to score a 74-64 victory as the High School Basketball season kicked off its exhibition season.

LVR hit the ground running, using full-...

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A trio of organizations in Nelson were a few of the 29 projects across the Basin to receive funding through Columbia Basin Trust’s Social Grants.

Early childhood support, community outreach and food security are some of the themes that stand out in the latest list of social sector projects.

The Nelson organizations include Nelson Food Cupboard Society and Nelson Women's Centre.

Salmo Community Christmas Dinner set of Sunday

Salmo Community Christmas Dinner set of Sunday

Each year, volunteers from Salmo and Ymir host a free Christmas dinner to bring together members of their two communities.

Organized by Salmo resident Mavis Stachurski, the Salmo-Ymir Christmas Dinner is a special gathering that community members look forward to all year. Columbia Power  is a sponsor of the event, which takes place on Sunday, December 11 at the Salmo Valley and Community Youth Centre.

Regional News

Interior Health year in review: Message from Board Chair Erwin Malzer

Board Chair Erwin Malzer

This is a busy time of year, but I find it’s also a time of reflection, particularly as January marks the end of my two-year term as Chair and my 10 years serving on the Board of Interior Health.
In an effort to decrease demand on hospital and residential services, we continue to shift our focus to integrated primary and community care. We are developing new approaches and solutions that will benefit patients while making our health care system more sustainable.
There were several other important announcements this year.

FortisBC receives approval for electricity rate change

Line crews in the Okanagan work to keep the infrastructure up to date to ensure power is kept on for customers.

In a media release Wednesday, FortisBC announced the company has received approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) for an electricity rate change effective January 1, 2017.

The rate customers pay is increasing by 2.76 per cent, which is approximately $3.65 more per month for the average residential electricity customer.

The BCUC has approved the rate as interim, and the final rate change is subject to change based on further regulatory review in 2017.

Provincial & National

Kim Charlesworth appointed Agriculture and Food Systems Spokesperson

Nelson-Creston candidate Kim Charlesworth has been appointed by leader Andrew Weaver as Green Party spokesperson for Agriculture and Food Systems.

B.C. Green Party Nelson-Creston candidate Kim Charlesworth has been appointed by leader Andrew Weaver as the party’s Spokesperson for Agriculture and Food Systems.

As Board Chair of the Kootenay and Boundary Food Producer’s Co-op, Charlesworth has worked on the ground with farmers on issues that directly affect their ability to make a living, such as changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve, meat inspection regulations, and rebuilding storage and distribution infrastructure.

Alberta increasingly unattractive for oil and gas investment, according to annual global survey

This year Alberta dropped 18 spots to 43rd out of 96 jurisdictions worldwide on the Policy Perception Index.

Alberta continues to look less attractive for investment in the eyes of oil and gas companies, while neighbouring Saskatchewan keeps looking better, finds the annual global survey of petroleum-sector executives released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan, Canadian public policy think-tank.

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