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by John Boivin on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:41pm

The Regional District of the Central Kootenay is going to try one more time to get residents of the Balfour area to agree to borrow money to pay for improvements to their water system.


by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:57am

To help voters gain some insight into the five candidates vying for the Nelson-Creston seat in the May 9 BC Provincial Election, The Nelson Daily will profile...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:14pm

Call it a double double, or a win-win.

Phase two of the Hall Street makeover could be chopped into two as the city responds to concerns that have arisen over access to the street and its...

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by Letters to the ... on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:57am

To The Editor:

This is the NDP's election to lose provincially.

However, according to a Mainstreet poll, more voters in the Interior would prefer to have the Green Party hold the balance of power in the BC legislature than elect an NDP majority government. So who do we vote for in Nelson-Creston? I like Tanya Wall, based on my experience of working...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:23pm

After nearly a year of planning, Todd and Jay Manton with their ziplining company and the team at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort are excited to announce breaking ground on their newest ziplining operation — Mineral Mountain Ziplines.

“After the overwhelming response to our first zipline in Nelson, Jay and I were looking...

Sports Headlines

by Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 27 2017

The Selkirk College Saints have added a pair of highly regarded former junior players to the roster for the upcoming 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

Forward Michal Holub and defenceman Parker Wakaruk have committed to Selkirk College and will help the Saints in their pursuit of returning the BCIHL championship trophy to the West Kootenay when the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 26 2017

The Nelson Skating Club is inviting the public to its annual year-end show, Stars of the Galaxy, set for Saturday, May 6th in the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.

Show time is 1:30 p.m. with the event featuring skaters from the CanSkate, Junior Academy and StarSkate programs. 

The cost is $5 per adult and $2 for...

Community News

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NDYC celebrates Youth Week

NDYC celebrates Youth Week

Nelson and District Youth Centre is gearing up for Youth Week at the Lake Street facility.

Youth Week is a celebration that focuses on the idea that youth are an integral part of our community and that they deserve to be celebrated.

In the spirit of fun and community engagement, the NDYC will be hosting a Skate Demo starting at 5 pm. on May 5th, as well as a Dance and Cypher starting at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to Come share their favourite dance moves and learn some new ones from our local talent.

Spring Campaign Supports Surgical Services

Spring Campaign Supports Surgical Services

Health care is all about recovery, and this spring the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is asking for  help to purchase two new Patient Monitors for the Recovery Room.

These monitors assess the patient’s vital signs including blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation.  They will also allow the medical staff to assess carbon dioxide levels, which gives an overall picture of the patient’s respiratory status.

The new monitors will be used by every patient who comes through the Operating Room.

Regional News

Growing, Shrinking, and Aging - Columbia Basin-Boundary Regional Population Update

Growing, Shrinking, and Aging - Columbia Basin-Boundary Regional Population Update

Demographic information is critical for planning – whether you are a non profit, a local government, business, or any other type of organization. “Understanding your population, from numbers to gender to age and beyond, can help inform what services and programs are needed, as well as what challenges may be on the horizon”, says Dr.

Daffodil Dash to use flower power to fight childhood cancer

Trail's Lynn Gould is encouraging everyone to participate in this year's Second Annual Daffodil Dash this Sunday.

Honouring a promise she made to her late granddaughter, Trail resident Lynn Gould lights a candle every Thursday for all the children who are living with cancer and for those who have passed on.

Lynn also continues the advocacy work started by Natasha Rose Gould, an incredible 12-year-old girl who lost her battle with an incurable brain tumour, DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) in 2016. In the last year of Natasha’s life, she became a North American spokesperson for children battling cancer and inspired everyone around her, including Lynn.

Provincial & National

Poll indicates children's health may become platform issue in provincial election

Poll indicates children's health may become platform issue in provincial election

Today, BC Healthy Living Alliance is releasing results from their Health Priorities Survey which shows that 80% of residents in the Interior are very concerned about the impact of physical activity on children’s health – followed by nutrition (64%) and poverty (60%).

Nearly eight in ten Canadians have used alternative medicines: survey

More than three-quarters of Canadians — 79 per cent — have used at least one complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) or therapy sometime in their lives.

More and more Canadians are using complementary and alternative medicines and therapies—such as massage, yoga, acupuncture and chiropractic care—and they’re using them more frequently, finds a new survey by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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