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by Suzy Hamilton on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:30pm

Sam is 69 years old and without Ward Street Place in Nelson, he’d probably be homeless and who knows what else.

The future was bleak for the longtime area resident.


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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:11pm

The Nelson Paranormal League is tossing out a huge welcome to the public to attend its Haunted Pub Crawl Thursday.

The Nelson Paranormal League is a group of enthusiasts interested in studying paranormal phenomena.

The pub crawl explores the many secrets associated with spirits in Nelson.


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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:12pm

Halloween is just around the corner, and to get all the zombies primed and ready for the big night, approximately 100 students, staff and parents from the Wildflower, dressed as zombies, brought Michael Jackson’s Thriller to life Wednesday afternoon on Baker Street.

The flash mob performance, during the noon hour on Baker Street, was a hit with the lunchtime crowd as camera phones...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 30 2014

Rhett Hamilton likes playing hockey.

The 10-year-old Nelson Minor Hockey player realizes a major reason why he likes playing Canada’s national pastime is because of his coach, Greg Andrusak.

So Hamilton decided to tell anyone who would listen of his gratitude by entering his coach into the BC Hockey “Why My Coach Rocks” contest.

“(Greg) has been my...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 30 2014

The road to the BC High School AA Boy's Soccer tournament begins Friday in Creston for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.

The Bombers join five other teams — J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail, Golden Eagles, David Thompson Lakers of Invermere, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and host Prince Charles Comets — in the Kootenay High School AA Boy's Soccer  Zone Championships.


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Help for the computer-baffled through CAP at the Nelson Public Library

Help for the computer-baffled through CAP at the Nelson Public Library

For those baffled by computers and technology, there’s help: The Nelson Public Library is now offering assistance thanks to funding from the Community Access Program (CAP).

The program offers one-on-one help with computer programs and technology.
CAP intern Winter Calcagno comes to Nelson from Concordia University, and programs in cultural studies and electro-acoustics that involved highly specialized computer-based audio-engineering.

Come Check Out Your Future at Selkirk College

Come Check Out Your Future at Selkirk College

Selkirk College is inviting prospective students to come take a peek at what their future could hold.

The annual Open House in the main building of the Castlegar Campus goes Tuesday (November 4)  between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Secondary students from across the West Kootenay and Boundary are invited to come to the campus to explore the more than 60 programs offered. Parents, high school teachers, career counsellors and all members of the public are also encouraged to check out what Selkirk has available.

Regional News

Tuition-Free Training Offered for Potential Transportation and Forestry Workers

Selkirk College is offering tuition-free opportunities for unemployed and under-employed residents to get the training they need for careers in the transportation and forest industries.

Responding to specific needs in the region, Selkirk College has partnered with the federal and provincial governments in launching two tuition-free programs to get unemployed and under-employed residents the training they need to be job ready.

Starting in November, eligible individuals have an opportunity to enrol in Professional Driver Training (Class 1) or Safety in Resource Industry (Forestry Training).

Selkirk College Joins Effort to Dig Deeper into Opportunities for Rural Policy

The Selkirk College component of the Rural Policy Learning Commons will be coordinated by Dr. Terri MacDonald, Regional Innovation Chair at Selkirk’s Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (left) and Rhys Andrews, Dean of Applied Research at Selkirk College (right).

Selkirk College has entered a partnership with leading post-secondary institutions from around the world in a project that aims to enhance prosperity in rural regions.

Brandon University was recently awarded a seven-year $2.5 million grant from the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to lead the project.

Provincial & National

COMMENT: Canada's capital gains taxes hurt economy, reform could liberate 'locked-in' capital

COMMENT: Canada's capital gains taxes hurt economy, reform could liberate 'locked-in' capital

The Fraser Institute

Capital gains taxes stifle investment, discourage entrepreneurship, and damage Canada’s economy, notes a new essay released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.



Drivers are advised to watch out for deer and other animals on local roads and highways, particularly along Highway 3 through the Kootenays, Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley, and Highway 33 between Rock Creek and Kelowna where many wildlife vehicle collisions occur.

The critical times to watch for wildlife on the roads are between 5-8 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. when animals are most active, light levels are changing, and traffic volumes are higher as people drive to and from work.