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by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:36pm

The heat could be turned up on taxation in West Kootenay rural areas if recommendations from a firefighter remuneration report are accepted by the regional district board next month.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:43pm

Members of the United Steelworkers Local 1-405 and 9705 in some branches of Kootenay Savings Credit Union are head to the picket line after the company announced Thursday its plan to lock‐out...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 1:18pm

Even a little rain could not dampen the spirit of the zombies as the students at Wildflower school awoke from the dead for the annual flash mob walk on Baker Street.

Approximately 75...

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by Contributor on Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:56pm

Shambhala Films is proud to announce the first in a series of full set recordings from the 19th Annual 2016 Shambhala Music Festival, what we are calling, Shambhala Live.

Our premiere show features UK drum and bass legend Sub Focus, who headlined The Village Stage on a hot and steamy Saturday night in early August, 2016.

With eight different camera angles, highlighted by drone,...

by Contributor on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 8:46pm

The Village of Salmo is pleased to announce the completion of the 2016 LED Street Light conversion project. All the street lights within the Village’s development permit area, known as the downtown core of Salmo, were converted.
The project was put to tender in June 2016 and the successful proponent was Martech Electrical Systems Ltd. of Castlegar for installation of...

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by Red Mountain on Friday Oct 28 2016

We are proud to announce that RED Mountain’s Legacy Training Centre has been designated The National Ski Academy’s 'Official Western Canadian Training Centre'. 

RED Mountain and Rossland are steeped in skiing history, tradition, and culture dating back to the late 1800’s. In 1968 RED hosted the first World Cup race ever held in Canada...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 27 2016

More than a quarter of the way through the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season no one team is running away with any of the divisions — although the Creston Valley Thunder Cats and Kimberley Dynamiters in the Eddie Mountain Division lead the league in points.

Which makes the weekend a major test for the Nelson Leafs as the Green and White, which is struggling to...

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Air Cadets take flight over Kootenay River Valley

Air Cadets take flight over Kootenay River Valley

The cadets of 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets, spent a recent Saturday exploring the Kootenay River Valley from the air.
Fourteen cadets who are aged 12 to 18 spent 45 minutes each in the Cessna 172 aircraft from Kootenay Lake Aviation. 

Green Halloween celebrations at Hall Street Plaza a start for better future

Green Halloween celebrations at Hall Street Plaza a start for better future

A  unique all-ages Halloween event is happening at Hall Street Plaza on Baker Street, 3:30-4:30 pm on Monday, October 31st.

This Green Hallowe'en celebration welcomes adults and children as either an alternative or add-on to trick-or-treating downtown.

Participants will share their costume characters' voices about the world they want in A Council of All Beings. The event will also include songs, mural-making, and photo and video opportunities, while bringing Hallowe'en closer to its roots in earth-based equality.

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New Partnership: National Ski Academy and RED

New Partnership:  National Ski Academy and RED

We are proud to announce that RED Mountain’s Legacy Training Centre has been designated The National Ski Academy’s 'Official Western Canadian Training Centre'. 

Applications for Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program now available

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017.

The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP), a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, is accepting applications for the 2017 Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP).

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Let's everyone have fun and be safe on Halloween

If kids are wearing masks as part of their Halloween costume, make sure they don't hinder the child's ability to see what's going on around them. — The Nelson Daily photo

With more children expected to be on neighbourhood streets throughout B.C. this weekend attending parties and trick-or-treating on Monday, ICBC is asking drivers to slow down, be extra careful and expect the unexpected, especially on residential roads.

On Halloween, an average of 330 people are injured in 920 crashes across the province including 40 people who are injured in 110 crashes on Halloween in the Southern Interior.

Tips for Drivers:

Do away with messy public tenders, pre-approve instead

One thing is for sure: keep your membership in good standing and the lists keep on giving and giving.

News that's guaranteed to cheer the hearts of a small number of B.C. companies is word that they've been added to a list of pre-qualified suppliers to the B.C. government.

The lists are intended to offer all the appearances of open and transparent procurement. They can be anything but.

It's one way to get around the bad optics of sole-sourcing too many public contracts.

You can imagine the minister's briefing note: “We chose from a long list of well-qualified firms who were put through a rigorous vetting process by the ministry.”

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