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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 6:05pm

Knock on wood; the wildfire season has been just what the public ordered as most of the province, especially the Southeast Fire Centre, has been primarily spared the horrors of 2015.

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by Timothy Schafer on Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 2:25pm

The city’s biggest new building in years is nearing completion of one of its major phases.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:10am

The BC Coroners Services has confirmed the woman rescued by Nelson Fire Rescue after falling into the ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park died from injuries suffered in the accident.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 9:24pm

One occupant was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Cedar and Observatory Streets in Nelson.

Nelson Fire Rescue responded to the motor vehicle accident at 5:47 p.m. Sunday.

Both members of the on-duty staff as well as two additional members responding from...

by Letters to the ... on Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 6:26pm

To The Editor:

The latest city newsletter is showing comparison rates for electricity.  

Why?

They look good against all the others using coal, gas and other non renewable for the most part.  Let me show you another comparison.   Nelson should have the cheapest power in Canada; our dam makes power for 2 c/kWh selling for a...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 24 2016

The 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge added to its incredible success over the weekend by raising more than $125,000 to help find a cure for MS (Multiple sclerosis).

One team did more than their fair share of the fundraising as the Team Rear Guard raised almost $20,000 toward the overall total.

Team Rear Guard has not only been selected Mallard's Team of the Week for their...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 24 2016

At this rate MS (Multiple sclerosis) has not chance of surviving.

Almost 90 riders took to the highways in and around Nelson, Slocan, New Denver and Kaslo to raise more than $125,000 at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge this past weekend.

"So far this year we have raised over $125,000," said organizer Leona Dimock. "And our five-year total is approximately $470,...

Community News

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Nelson's Kaden Ellis participates in Nationa Sea Cadet Regatta

Nelson's Kaden Ellis participates in Nationa Sea Cadet Regatta

he 2016 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet National Regatta is in full swing at Portsmouth Harbour in Kingston, Ontario for the past three days, with 18-year old Cadet Kaden Ellis from Nelson, BC as a fierce competitor.

He was selected as one of the top 50 sea cadet sailors from across the country to participate in this prestigious competition.

Practical Financial Solutions: 10 ways post-secondary students can save money

 Practical Financial Solutions: 10 ways post-secondary students can save money

As many high school graduates prepare head off to college or university for the first time, budgeting wisely will allow students to focus mostly on the classroom instead of worrying about finance.

Regional News

UPDATED: Lockout postponed at 11th hour

The final offer was rejected by a 93 percent margin.

Cooler heads have avoided a lockout of City of Kimberley employees by the employer in the Bavarian City.

In a media release Sunday, the United Steelworkers 1-405 said two parties are scheduled to return to the table Monday morning in Kimberley and that the employer has extended the lockout notice to expiry Tuesday morning, at 6 a.m., August 30, 2016. 

Recent brush fires - including one today - underline importance of regional mutual aid agreements

Recent brush fires - including one today -  underline importance of regional mutual aid agreements

Ootischenia Fire Department responded to a brush fire just outside of town this afternoon, according to OFD Captain Cody Kabatoff.

He said the call came in at roughly 4:15 p.m., and OFD responded to a wildfire about six km up Hwy 3 toward Christina Lake, with mutual aid assistance from the Castlegar Fire Department.

Provincial & National

A few common sense tips for bear safety

The public is urged to be bear smart — never approach a bear and do not run as bears can move very quickly.

Bear calls have been keeping Conservation Officers running for much of the past few weeks as a lackluster berry crop appears to have driven the annimals down to fruit trees in and around the communities of the West Kootenay.

Bears everywhere are out searching for available food sources as they fuel up for the winter months.

It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure bears don’t have to be destroyed for public safety.

What can YOU do in urban areas?

CUPW OT ban begins in Alberta, NWT; mediation continues

The mail should continue moving in Nelson as Canada Post and CUPW continue to bargain for a contract. — The Nelson Daily photo

Monday, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers released this statement regarding mediation talks with Canada Post.

"Despite our best efforts and the assistance of the two mediators, we have not yet managed to achieve agreements in principle for either bargaining unit."

"As requested by the mediators, the parties have agreed to extend the 72-hour notice under Section 87.2 of the Canada Labour Code for 24 hours. This means all job action is postponed until 00:01AM on Tuesday, August 30th.  

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