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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, May 29, 2017 - 4:17pm

Time is running out laundry employees at Kootenay Lake Hospital after Interior Health announced the new private company handling work will begin operation for the Nelson facility as of September...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 10:17am

Although additional parking spaces and revenue could be created in the city in the coming months, city council decided not to wait and approved an increase to parking meter rates in the downtown...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:07am

Water samples collected from the City of Nelson water system indicate that it is no longer necessary to boil water prior to consumption a media release on the website said.

However, the...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, May 29, 2017 - 4:49pm

Michelle Mungall said on Facebook the Nelson-Creston MLA is "very excited to be part of history with an NDP-Green agreement for a BC Government."

Mungall fired off the post after BC NDP leader John Horgan and Andrew Weaver of the Green Party reached an historic agreement making a New Democrat government one step closer.

The agreement gives the NDP the support of 44 MLAs...

by John Boivin on Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 7:53pm

There’ll be no logging on the east side of Perry Ridge in the Slocan Valley until the mid-2020s, people opposed to forest operations in the area have been told.

“At this time, [BC Timber Sales] does not have further plans on Perry Ridge for 5-7 years other than the active TSL being harvested currently,” writes Tara DeCourcy, Woodlands...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday May 29 2017

The Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament attracted players and teams from throughout the Kootenay and Okanagan regions along with some participants from south of the 49th parallel.

Part of the weekend was reserved for players under the age of 12 playing in a Jamboree style event.

Host Nelson, with 21-plus players on the roster, entered a pair of teams into the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday May 29 2017

The Nelson Neptunes took home a fourth-place finish at the opening meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season Sunday in Trail.

Lachlan Bibby-Fox turned in a gold medal performance in Division 2 Boys to lead the Neptune charge.

“Our first meet in Trail was a huge success, a lot of new swimmers where able to attend and get a feel for what racing is all about and...

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Tossing One’s Hat in the Ring

Tossing One’s Hat in the Ring

Students at Wildflower school are getting a taste for business this week. Through the Junior Achievement program, their teacher along with local mentors have helped the Experiential Education come up with a business idea and take it to market.

Although there isn’t a formal process to fulfill, the program takes students through various aspects of taking an idea to market. Brainstorming ideas, market analysis, design, sourcing suppliers, budgeting, marketing, sales & delivery were all included in a 1hr class over 15 weeks.

Air Cadets ready for their Annual Ceremonial Review

Air Cadets ready for their Annual Ceremonial Review

The cadets and staff of 561 Nelson Osprey Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron invite the community to attend their Annual Ceremonial Review on Wednesday (May 31) at 5:45pm at the Nelson Eagles Hall at 641 Baker Street.

The cadets will be on parade, demonstrating the skills and training they have received over the year, as well as receiving awards and recognition for their hard work.

Regional News

Boundary region placed on Flood Watch

RDKB EOC continues to respond to & support communities affected by freshet. — Photo courtesy Twitter

The Grand Forks, Boundary, Christina Lake are has been placed under a flood watch due to the warm temperatures that is causing a quick melt of the snowpack.

The result forced the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) to activate its Emergency Operations Centre in Grand Forks in response to rising river and creek levels in the Boundary.

Flooding in city causes safety concerns

Flooding in city causes safety concerns

Emergency officials and local government staff have responded to localized flooding on Bloomer Creek, near Meadowlark Lane, in the Oglow subdivision of the City of Castlegar. 

On the evening of May 26, a minor slide upstream on Bloomer Creek caused a temporary blockage on the downstream storm system which required City action to clean the system.

Provincial & National

Getting big money out of BC politics

We need strict limits on individual donations to political parties so wealthy people do not have an advantage.

While British Columbians were divided over which of the main parties to support in the provincial election, most seem to agree on one thing: the need to get big money out of our politics.

But it’s not enough to stop cash donations by corporations and unions.

Any ban must be comprehensive, meaning no contributions of property and services, prohibiting loans or guaranteeing loans, and banning institutional contributions to party leadership and constituency nomination races.

FORMER MLA AND DEPUTY PREMIER GRACE MCCARTHY PASSES AT 90

Grace McCarthy received the Order of Canada in 1992 and the Order of British Columbia in 2004 and holds many honourary degrees.

Former MLA and Social Credit cabinet minister and Deputy Premier Grace McCarthy passed away peacefully at her home in Vancouver last night after a lengthy battle with a brain tumor.  Mrs.  McCarthy, 90, was surrounded by her family.

Funeral details and arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

McCarthy was born in Vancouver, and at the age of 17, she cashed in a $50 war bond and opened her own flower shop, Grayce Florists, which she developed into five retail locations across the city.

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