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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:01pm

Nelson Fire Rescue was called to perform a rope rescue near Mountain Lake Seniors Home on 11th Street in Fairview after an elderly woman fell down a steep bank Thursday afternoon.


by Timothy Schafer on Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:09pm

Although the initial work of the Downtown Nelson Street Outreach pilot project has been deemed an unqualified success, the aim of the project from a council perspective has not hit the mark yet,...

by John Boivin on Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 1:56pm

Local boaters are wondering if doubling the amount of money to study a new location for a boat launch on the Kootenay River is actually going to result in anything getting done.


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by Letters to the ... on Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:09pm

To The Editor:

The issue of problems with the quality of care in senior facilities has been widely reported in the last year which has been confirmed by the Senior Advocates Reports.

As a result of these reports, the citizens of BC have been expecting some news of improvements concerning staffing levels, enforcement procedures and enhanced...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 5:46pm

Pink Shirt Day, organized by David Shepherd and Travis Price of Berwick, Nova Scotia, began in 2007 when the pair bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after boy in Grade 9, Jadrien Cota was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school.


Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 23 2017

Two teams with Kootenay connections remain in the hunt for the playoff round at the 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships in Salmon Arm.

Defending champion Bob Ursel of Kelowna, with Rob Koffski at the helm, and Gerry Kent of Cranbrook are currently in third and fifth, respectively, in tournament standings following Draw 8.

Koffski, with third Dave Stephenson of Kelowna, second...

by Bruce Fuhr on Wednesday Feb 22 2017

Things have not really gone according to Hoyle this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Nelson Leafs.

However, there’s nothing like a strong playoff run to erase some of those bad memories that materialized from the regular season.

The Leafs gave the fans a brief taste of optimism when the Green and White snapped a late-season losing skid by capturing...

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Nelson Families Heritage History Talk packs in the crowd

Nelson Families Heritage History Talk packs in the crowd

Close to 100 people jammed into Touchstones Nelson Museum this week to listen to three distinguished citizens of the Heritage City.

The crowd flocked to hear Lois Arnesen, Allan Ramsden and George Coletti during An Evening of Nelson Families Heritage History Talk at Touchstones.

The event was sponsored by Heritage Working Group for the Cultural Development Committee.

Arensen, Ramsden and Coletti, from three of the oldest families in the Heritage City, told the audience in great detail their family history, schooling, the war effort and life growing up in Nelson.

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series presents the Mike Fahie Quartet

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series presents the Mike Fahie Quartet

The Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series is proud to present its feature concert for the 2016-2017 season, the Mike Fahie Quartet.  It is a family affair as trombonist Mike Fahie travels from New York City to join his brother, local bassist Rob Fahie along with two other outstanding Kootenay musicians, Doug Stephenson, guitar and Tony Ferraro, drums.

The show goes Friday (February 24) at 7:30 p.m. in the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall (10th and Elwyn). Tickets, $15 are available at Otter Books and at the door.

Regional News

Nursing students' Rice and Bean Dinner Friday to showcase Guatemalan efforts

Back row:  Left to right – Katy Camilleri, Shannon McRory, Paige Cook, Maia Kilby, Dustin Portz                Front row:  Left to right – Mary Ann Morris (Instructor), Chandrima Lavoie, Ali Munro, Hannah Bilodeau.

Friday night will give residents an opportunity to eat a fabulous meal, help in an excellent cause, and enjoy fascinating stories of our own young people working in a vastly different culture – in short, it's once again time for the Selkirk nursing students' Rice and Beans Dinner.

CBT puts new economic development plan into action

(From left) Local entrepreneur Brian Fry discusses his plan for an innovation centre with Columbia Basin Trust’s Tim O’Doherty, Senior Manager, Investments, and Jon Exley, Manager, Assessment and Development.

Columbia Basin Trust has a vision for economic growth and is putting a new plan into action. The Trust is purchasing a commercial building in the Waneta Industrial Park near Trail and working with a local tech industry entrepreneur to fill the facility with new jobs and new opportunities in what it sees as a model for future projects.

Provincial & National

'I don't want to, but I will because it's an election year' budget

Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong was throwing a bit of money at anything political Tuesday in his recent budget.

If last year's provincial budget could be described as petty, after Finance minister Mike de Jong doled out an increase in assistance rates for those living with disabilities, only to claw must of it back by ending the subsidized bus pass program, this year's budget could best be described as petulant.

This is de Jong's “I don't want to, but I will because it's an election year” budget.

Reaction from BC's fifth consecutive Balanced Budget

Not everyone was happy with the budget delievered by Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong.

Tuesday, Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong tabled a balanced budget for the fifth consecutive time Tuesday in the BC legislature.

Here are some of the responses from different parties in BC.

Sierra Club BC communications director Tim Pearson:

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