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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:59pm

It's Christmas Concert time in Kootenay Lake School District No. 8.

As the school terms winds down in preparation for a few weeks of holiday time, students and teachers throughout the...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:48pm

Be warned — people who drink and drive will get caught.

So people planning to enjoy a few cocktails during the Christmas season has better have a plan to get home.

During the month of December, Nelson Police Department is actively participating in the CounterAttack Campaign.

“Nelson officers will be on streets of Nelson working hard to eliminate the dangers of...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 7:04pm

Students in the trades programs at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus squared-off in the annual Knot Tying Competition on Tuesday in Nelson.

The fifth annual pre-Christmas event had teams of students from the Millwright/Machinist Program, Welding Program and Carpentry Foundation Program manipulating rope as more than 100 of their peers cheered them on.

“The purpose...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 18 2014

The Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee House Leafs have been having a pretty good season on the ice.

The squad finished fourth at the Nelson tournament before narrowly missing out on top spot during an event in Castlegar.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the players with Team of the Week accolades.

The team, under the guidance of coaches of Mark Arrowsmith, Pat...

by Bruce Fuhr on Wednesday Dec 17 2014

It’s a deal that has been in the works, from Nelson’s perspective, for at least . . . well, a very long time.

Last week pen was put to paper as the Nelson Leafs acquired sniper Michael Rand from the Grand Forks Border Bruins for cash and future considerations.

Rand joined the team this week and, ironically, plays his first game in the Green and White against his...

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Nelson’s own Rebecca MacLeod and Sophie Baird-Daniels part of Selkirk Pro-Musica

Nelson’s own Rebecca MacLeod and Sophie Baird-Daniels part of Selkirk Pro-Musica

Rebecca MacLeod of Nelson and Sophie Baird-Daniel of Seattle, together Duo 51, have been heard concertizing as a harp and violin duo around the Greater Toronto Area for the past two years.

The two are getting ready to be part of the Selkirk Pro-Musica in the New Year.

Their dynamic partnership began two years ago when Ms. MacLeod and Ms. Baird-Daniel were both Artist Diploma students at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School.

An instant friendship and musical collaboration quickly led to  many performances throughout Toronto.

Nelson Cares Room to Live Campaign receives cash infusion from Kootenay Co-op

Nelson Cares Room to Live Campaign receives cash infusion from Kootenay Co-op

The Room to Live Campaign is off to a great start! Following on the heels of their successful launch at the Capitol Theatre in mid‐November, the affordable housing campaign has received another significant financial donation‐‐this Rome from the business community.

The Kootenay Co‐op is making a $15,000 commitment to the Room to Live project, disbursing $5,000 per year over three years to complete the renovation of one of the affordable housing units.

Regional News

UPDATED: Safeway bomb threat deemed a hoax

UPDATED: Safeway bomb threat deemed a hoax

On Dec. 18, at roughly 1 p.m., the Castlegar RCMP, Kootenay Boundary GIS, Trail Detachment, Castlegar Fire Department and emergency services responded to a complaint of a bomb threat called in to the manager of Canada Safeway, according to RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff.

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: On the strike, random acts of kindness and family

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: On the strike, random acts of kindness and family

I’ve been in a total funk for the past few weeks – all the negativity and rage surrounding the current city strike have been so disheartening and demoralizing. I keep thinking, What about after the strike? We’re all going to have to go back to working together, shopping in each other’s stores, attending our children’s hockey games together. How to do that, when accusations are flying around, charging community members with everything from ineptitude to flat-out corruption?

Provincial & National

BCLC saves money by spending more

BCLC saves money by spending more

It appears the way the B.C. Lottery Corporation saves money is by spending more.

The BCLC tried saving money by offering buyouts, but the planned failed miserably when more employees took the gold-plated offer, that cost the crown corporation $25 million.

BC Minister of Finance Michael de Jong said Wednesday the lottery corporation restructuring exercise in March designed to cut operating costs by $20 million ended up costing $25 million.

Approval of Site-C Dam project a major step backwards in Provincial Government relations with BC First Nations

Approval of Site-C Dam project a major step backwards in Provincial Government relations with BC First Nations

First Nations Summit leaders are denouncing today’s decision by the Government of BC to approve BC Hydro’s Site-C Dam project on the Peace River, approximately seven kilometers west of Fort St. John in northeastern BC.

The proposed dam will result in the flooding and destruction of 5,550 hectares of land within the traditional territory of Treaty 8 First Nations.