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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 2:59pm

Green Party supporters have another chance to meet leader Andrew Weaver when the Victoria-based MLA pays a visit to the Nelson-Creston riding this week.

The B.C. Green Party will tour...

by John Boivin on Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 2:15pm

A Slocan Park senior says she doesn’t know where to turn after getting into a bizarre argument with a septic tank cleaning company that won’t remove a stuck sewage truck from her yard...

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by Contributor on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 7:27am

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Friday presented a unanimous report calling on the federal government to lead an effort to rapidly establish more terrestrial and marine protected areas to safeguard biodiversity and Canada’s natural heritage.

Entitled “Taking Action Today: Establishing Protected Areas for Canada’s...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 2:32pm

Highway work crews continue to clean up a mudslide 10 kilometres west of Creston said DriveBC website Sunday.

“Rock is getting smaller,” said the West Kootenay District for Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Twitter feed.

Highway 3 slide continues to have the road reduced to single alternating traffic through Sunday.

Other...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 26 2017

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks will meet the Chase Heat to determine the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Champion after the Hawks and Heat outlasted Kimberley and Osoyoos in deciding Conference Final games Friday.

Beaver Valley scored four times in the opening frame to dump Kimberley Dynamiters 5-2 in the Kootenay Conference fifth game.

Tyler Ghirardosi got the party...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 26 2017

With the success south of the border by the Spokane-based Gonzaga Bulldogs, it was seem appropriate that Mallard's Source for sports honour a local basketball squad for its own amazing season on the hardwood.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers, finishing with a 10-6 record, won the West Kootenay AAA High School Boy's Basketball Championship.

For that the squad earns Mallard's...

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Steel Magnolias comes to Capitol Theatre

Steel Magnolias comes to Capitol Theatre

Black Productions is back with our fifth offering to the Kootenays! Robert Harling’s comedy-drama Steel Magnolias, will run May 25th-28th, 2017 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson BC.

Steel Magnolias focuses on the camaraderie of six Southern women who talk, gossip, needle and harangue each other through the best of times- and comfort and repair one another through the worst. The play is alternately hilarious and touching with six female characters that are delicate as magnolias yet as strong as steel.

Eye-popping documentary Merchants of Doubt comes to Nelson

Eye-popping documentary Merchants of Doubt comes to Nelson

The Nelson community has the opportunity to view the eye-opening and entertaining documentary film Merchants of Doubt. The film will be shown on Thursday March 30, 7:00 pm at the Expressions Theatre Café in Nelson (554 Ward St). Admission by donation.

Merchants of Doubt exposes the campaign to confuse the public and discredit climate science.

Regional News

Letter: More funding not always the answer

Letter: More funding not always the answer

To The Editor:

More funding might help our seniors if they are in a publicly owned facility. A few more staff and maybe an extra therapist. But history shows that more funding has not improved the quality of care in "for profit" or even "non-profit" facilities.

The taxpayers shelled out more money in 2010 when the client rate was increased which according to the Health Minister, was to be used to increase staff levels.

Did that happen? No.

School district chair to propose banning school trips to US after Trump ban

School district chair to propose banning school trips to US after Trump ban

The chair of the local board of education is going to be suggesting, at the SD 20 board’s next meeting, that school-related trips to the US be disallowed due to the trump administration’s travel bans.

Teri Ferworn, chair of the SD 20 board, said such a policy may not even be the purview of individual school districts.

“There may be some kind of word from high about (how we have to handle this),” she said, adding that, until or unless that happens, she thinks there should be a moratorium on trips to the States.

Provincial & National

B.C. rolls out $95 million to support all 60 school districts

Every school district will also receive a portion of $27.4 million from the new Student Learning Grant, which was announced in February.

Government is providing school districts with a total of $95 million to help them extend the life of their facilities, put new supplies in classrooms and buy new school buses. 

Every school district in the province will receive a portion of this funding, which is being allocated through four provincial programs.

Wanted: more walk, less talk in today’s federal budget

Missed opportunity says Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

The federal government missed a key opportunity to walk the walk and tackle income inequality in today’s federal budget, says Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Senior Economist David Macdonald.

“While there are some positive aspects to Budget 2017,” Macdonald says, “let’s not mistake this for the bold, visionary inequality reduction budget that Canadians were promised by this government.”

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