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by Bruce Fuhr on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:49pm

When Johnny McCuaig got into the music business, say about 22 years ago with The Johnny McCuaig Band, he figured he was either on top of the world, or would be booking his penthouse suite...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 1:22pm

The City of Nelson has found the man to fill some very big boots at Nelson's famously historic Fire Hall.

Calgarian Len MacCharles, who has worked in the Calgary Fire Department...

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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:29pm

In a disturbing interview from Parliament Hill today, local MP Alex Atamanenko confirmed he is, indeed, in the East Block of Parliament Hill today, but is unharmed and safe.

“We’re in the building with armed police protection, so I don’t think that’s a concern,” he said. This, after a gunman shot and killed a soldier guarding the National War Memorial and (...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:31pm

Nelson firefighters were kept busy Tuesday afternoon responding to a pair of calls — one dealing with an elevator rescue and the other a small fire at the Streetcar Barn next to Lakeside Park.

The report of a fire alarm at the Nelson Tramway Car Barn came in at 3:14 p.m.

The on-duty crew was enroute to an elevator rescue at the time of the Streetcar call forcing dispatch to...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 22 2014

Former Nelson Leaf Cole Arcuri is leaving the BC coast for the sunny interior.

The Merritt Centennials acquired the 18-year-old blueliner from the Power River Kings last week for future considerations in a deal between the two BC Hockey League teams.

“We are excited to be added a player of Cole’s ability to our group,” said Cents coach Luke Pierce.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 22 2014

The Nelson Selects U14 Boys team travelled to the Lower Mainland on the Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the Richmond FC Thanksgiving Tournament where the Heritage City squad came away with the gold medal.

“We wanted the boys to have a chance to continue playing into the fall, rather than wrapping up our season after the Sandpoint tournament at the beginning of September, said...

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Credit Union generosity prevails on International Credit Union Day & World Food Day

Credit Union generosity prevails on International Credit Union Day & World Food Day

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, credit unions from a round the world celebrated International Credit Union Day.

“Local Service. Global Good” was the theme for this year’s celebration and was a perfect complement for the staff and members of Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) who also spent the day recognizing World Food Day.

This shared date allowed NDCU and its members to show how “Local Service” is truly the credit union difference.

Regional News

OP/ED: Guns can kill us, but losing our national identity is a choice. No gun can do that.

OP/ED: Guns can kill us, but losing our national identity is a choice. No gun can do that.

A guy with a gun.

That seems to be how it always starts.

World War 1, JFK, Martin Luther King Jr., Lennon. Just a guy with a gun.

New website helps navigate the child and youth mental health care landscape in Kootenay-Boundary

New website helps navigate the child and youth mental health care landscape in Kootenay-Boundary

The new KB Searchlight website  for the Kootenay Boundary (KB) region is the first local web resource to link all child and youth mental health care services in one place. Opening with a welcoming illustrated map of the region, site visitors can click to find the most appropriate local services,
resources and apps for a range of problems, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harming, substance use and more.

Provincial & National

Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses Canada on War Memorial shooting

Prime Minister Stephen Harper . . . I join all Canadians in praying for those touched by today’s attack.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks:

“My fellow Canadians, for the second time this week there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil.

“Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.

“Corporal Cirillo was killed today – murdered in cold blood – as he provided a ceremonial Honour Guard at Canada’s National War Memorial.

Health Minister updates BC's readiness for Ebola

Health Minister updates BC's readiness for Ebola

Health Minister Terry Lake has issued the following update on the health-care system's preparation for the low likelihood of a case of Ebola in B.C.:

"Our Ebola Preparedness task force has been meeting regularly, and has been reviewing B.C.'s protocols to respond to the unlikely occurrence of a case of Ebola arriving in the province. 

"The task force, in consultation with the health authorities, have designated the following sites as regional centres to assess those under investigation for Ebola and to treat confirmed Ebola cases: