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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 9:42pm

You could hear the excitement in Todd Manton’s voice.

However, before Manton and brother Jay see the first client glide gracefully glide down the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 8:32am

A fire near Kootenay Lake Hospital was quickly contained due to fast action by Nelson Police and Fire Departments late Wednesday night said Assistant Fire Chief Michael Daloise in a media release...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 9:02pm

And then there were four.

The Kootenay/Columbia Liberal Party will select Don Johnston as the candidate in the upcoming federal election set for October of this year.

Johnston, the former CEO of the Columbia Basin Trust, will be formally nominated during a meeting Wednesday (May 27) in the Hume Hotel.

“We are happy to have a candidate that can represent the entire...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 1:16pm

The hot dry weather experienced throughout the Kootenay/Columbia region has forced the Southeast Fire Centre to put the brakes on burning.

The Southeast Fire Centre, effective Friday (May 22) at noon PDT, will prohibit Category 2 and Category 3 open fires in an effort to help prevent human-caused wildfires.

"Anyone conducting Category 2 or 3 fires anywhere in the Southeast...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday May 22 2015

There’s something fantastic happening in the Kootenay Swim Club.

Kootenay Swim Club swimmers are returning with some amazing results at recent competitions in Fernie, Victoria and Kelowna.

“It has been a terrific season thus far,” said coach Chris Wright.

Last week in Kelowna, at the Kelowna Long Course Invitational, Nelson’s Kelsey Andrusak became...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 21 2015

The Lakeside Pitches will be filled with excitement as the Nelson Youth Soccer hosts the annual Terry Walgren Tournament beginning Friday.

Teams from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Cranbrook and Camore join the host Nelson Selects for three days of action.

The tournament kicks off Friday with a few games.

Saturday is a full slate of games before the tourney concludes Sunday...

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RDCK awards upgrade contracts for Balfour and Kaslo waste transfer stations

RDCK awards upgrade contracts for Balfour and Kaslo waste transfer stations

Upgrades to the RDCK’s Balfour and Kaslo waste transfer stations will soon commence as the RDCK awarded the contract to McNally Excavating of Nelson at the monthly Board meeting Thursday.

Construction was scheduled to begin in May but the RDCK rejected all of the original tenders for being over the approved project budget.

The RDCK worked with the engineering team to revise the project scope, reduce costs and retender the project, which has been planned since 2010.  The total contract value for the tendered works is $963, 832. 

Spring into ​Spring with a community celebration benefitting West Kootenay EcoSociety

Spring into ​Spring with a community celebration benefitting West Kootenay EcoSociety

West Kootenay EcoSociety invites the region to Spring into Spring with a unique fundraising dinner on (Saturday) May 30th.

The banquet hall at the Hume hotel will take on a garden theme, with plants and many other items available for silent auction.

Rob Funk, recently returned from Japan, will provide live music.

The dinner will raise funds for West Kootenay EcoSociety's programs, including the popular Kootenay Rideshare, Campaign for Jumbo Wild and Kokanee Creek nature programs. 

Regional News

Trail and Warfield reach recreation and library agreement

Trail and Warfield reach recreation and library agreement

The City of Trail and the Village of Warfield are pleased to announce they have successfully negotiated and approved a 5.5-year (66 months) recreation and library services agreement that will take effect on July 1, 2015. Warfield will contribute $631,500 over the full term and the City will allocate 68 per cent of the funding to Trail recreation and 32 per cent towards library services.

BC Hydro predicts fourth driest year on record for Columbia River system

The Arrow Lakes runoff forcasted to be 72 percent of normal.

BC Hydro is predicting that 2015 could be the fourth driest year on record, according to a press release issued by Dayle Hopp.

"Current data now predicts drier conditions in the overall Columbia system (U.S. and Canada combined) than forecasted in April 2015," the release says. "Currently, we expect 2015 could be the fourth driest year on record, with the total runoff from the Columbia Basin between April and August 2015 now forecasted to be 72 per cent of normal.

Provincial & National

Penticton RCMP report local man assaulted

Penticton RCMP report local man assaulted

Penticton RCMP have one in custody after a man was badly beaten and left on the side of the road Thursday (May 21) morning.

Mandatory off-road-vehicle registration delayed

Mandatory off-road-vehicle registration delayed

Mandatory off-road vehicle registration is being deferred from June 1 to Nov. 1, 2015.

The extra time provides additional time for off-road users to prepare for the mandatory registration, while the regulatory details are finalized on both registration and safety.