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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 7:16am

No one was injured after hydro lines were dislodged from poles on the Victoria Street corridor of Nelson Friday afternoon.

The call came in at 1:25 p.m. of lines down at Victoria and Hall...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:52pm

One of the city’s major bridges will be getting a facelift, courtesy of the province.

Cottonwood Creek Overpass — located in the city’s west end north of Rosemont...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:55pm

It's time for Nelson's young actors to shine on the stage at the Capitol Theatre in summer production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber...

Latest Headlines

by Contributor on Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:32pm

Highlights of Thursday's (July 21) Regional District of Central Kootenay Board Meeting:

Nelson Rec Centre to get new Coordinator

The RDCK will create a recreation coordinator position at the Nelson for a one-year term. The coordinator will develop opportunities for increased revenues, the development of a Nelson and District Recreation Facilities Task Force,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:28pm

For all the vehicle owners in Nelson crying that there isn't enough parking, the City of Nelson has an answer.

However, this solution does not provide a parking stall outside the store on Baker Street you want to shop at.

The City is pleased to advise residents that we have created a new public parking lot in the Railtown District.

"There are 33 parking spaces...

Sports Headlines

by Bruce Fuhr on Friday Jul 22 2016

It’s obvious from the number of tourists arriving on Nelson’s main drag the secret is getting out regarding one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world.

The same can be said for youth soccer in the Heritage City as Nelson welcomed the head of the girl’s high performance for the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer, Emma Humphries.

“I think...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 21 2016

Players between the ages of nine to 15 — Grades 4 to 9 — are soaking up the hoop sport this week at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp in the Hangar of the L.V. Rogers High School.

The camp has run daily this week, concluding Thursday.

Campers are perfecting the art of basketball fundamentals, including shooting, passing and ball handling skills.

There will be 1-...

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Seven local faith groups partner with EcoSociety to present monthly Kootenay Climate Vigils

Seven local faith groups partner with EcoSociety to present monthly Kootenay Climate Vigils

Nelson and area faith groups have teamed up with the West Kootenay EcoSociety to launch a monthly gathering, Kootenay Climate Vigil. This series will take place on the 22nd of every month with a major community event on Earth Day, April 22, in 2017.

Faith communities will take turns rotating the service amongst their centres and traditions and community members from all faiths and traditions are invited.

Regional News

Hunters beware — government grounds drones

Government says regulations need to change to keep pace with technology.

The Province has strengthened regulations to ensure that hunters do not use flying drones to help them track wildlife, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced Friday.

The Province amended the Wildlife Act hunting regulation, making it illegal for people to operate or possess a drone, or use data obtained by a drone, while on a hunting or trapping expedition. It is also now illegal for a third party to use a drone to help a hunter or trapper. 

UPDATE in robbery: Three suspects in custody; some guns recovered

Surveillance image of a stolen truck used to ram into the Canadian Tire early this morning.

Trail and Greater District RCMP have arrested and detained two male suspects, 31 years old, 33 years old and a 41-year-old female in relation to the break-in.  3 of the stolen 15 firearms have been recovered.  Investigators have not located the stolen vehicle used in the break-in.

Previous coverage:

A violent theft early this morning saw 15 guns stolen from a Trail business, according to RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Provincial & National

Sierra Club, environmentalist Josette Wier file judicial review against unlawful Site C approvals

An artist drawing of the Site C Dam project.

Sierra Club BC and environmentalist Josette Wier filed a petition for judicial review today in the Supreme Court of British Columbia seeking a declaration that the Province unlawfully authorized BC Hydro to remove amphibians from their habitat along the Peace River knowing that the Province lacked the legislative authority to do so.

The Sierra Club and Wier hope tiny tadpole can provide be the basis of stopping a massive hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia.

Vernon RCMP raid grow ops for unlawful production of a controlled substance

RCMP conduct a pair of searches on grow-ops believed to have ties to organized crime.

RCMP in the North Okanagan raided two licenced grow-ops Wednesday believed to have ties to organized crime.

Vernon/North Okanagan Regional RCMP executed the two search warrants early Wednesday morning in the Vernon area.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a media release it is alleged that although licenced, the grow-operations were being operated for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance and production for the purpose of trafficking.

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