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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:13pm

Lightning storms that passed through the West Kootenay region Wednesday is making staff at the Southeast Fire Centre a little nervous entering the BC Day Holiday weekend said Fire Information...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:14pm

Some of the participants in the Thunder In The Valley Airshow Nelson 2014 landed in the Heritage City Thursday in advance of Saturday show.

A trio of performers took to the skies over...

by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:34am

Thunder In The Valley Airshow Nelson 2014 officially kicks off Saturday at 10:45 a.m. with opening ceremonies.

But according to Airshow Nelson 2014 chair, Case Grypma, local aviation buffs...

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by Letters to the ... on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:27pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Has the Forest Ministry fallen to the current bureaucratic craze? 

I point to the one evident in the City of Nelson and the Regional District which  to use consultants when the solution to a simple problem should be within the grasp of  any manager worth his salt - witness the recent kafuffel over space in the RDCK...

by Contributor on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:55pm

The Evacuation Order in place since the July 12th, 2012 landslide in Johnsons Landing that killed four residents and destroyed and damaged a number of homes will be rescinded, effective 12:01 a.m., July 31th, 2014.

“We waited until 2014 freshet had ended before making a decision to lift the order,” said Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Chair John Kettle.

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Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Aug 01 2014

For the past two months, the Mountain Spirit Triathlon Club — a local non profit sports club — has been gearing up for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon set for Lakeside Park.

The club kicks off training in May, turning novice athletes into triathlete machines that set goals of finishing the Olympic or Short Course distances as a goal.

Mallard's...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 31 2014

Despite having a bomb dropped on the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise by its very brief former coach, the Nelson Leafs are optimistic the team will have a new skipper in place very soon.

Leaf president Larry Martel told The Nelson Daily Thursday the franchise “will definitely have someone in place by Friday, and if not, then by Saturday.”

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Safeway partners with Muscular Dystrophy Canada to 'Make Muscles Move'

 Safeway partners with Muscular Dystrophy Canada to 'Make Muscles Move'

Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Safeway launched a campaign to “Make Muscles Move” in support of those affected by neuromuscular disorders. 

Thursday, at the Safeway in Nelson, local ambassador Jonathan White was on hand to officially kick off the drive in the Heritage City as Muscular Dystrophy Canada partners with Safeway stores in western Canada from July 31 – August 15, to raise funds to support the Safeway Mobility Grant program, post-secondary scholarships for young adults and to fund important research.

Humans of Nelson leaps from screen to book

Humans of Nelson leaps from screen to book

What began as an experiment is about to become a book. Humans of Nelson, a project that has been charming legions of followers through Web and Facebook pages, will make the leap to the printed page this fall. A Kickstarter campaign to get the ball rolling launches August 8.

The project has come a long way since photographer Ryan Oakley took the first shot, on his lunch break from his job as an engineer with the Ministry of Transportation.

Regional News

LETTER: 'Are teachers obviously wrong?'

LETTER: 'Are teachers obviously wrong?'

To The Editor:

Here are some "Top Ten" facts (in no particular order of priority) that have been communicated to us by parents, grand-parents, teachers and other concerned citizens about Premier Clark and her government's stand against teachers and public education in this province:

Boundary region could see influx of smoke from Washington State Fire

Firefighters have responded to 32 wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre since July 24. — File photo courtesy Southeast Fire Center

Fires burning south of the border in Washington State could cause an influx of heavy smoke into the Grand Forks, Rock Creek and Midway said Jordan Turner Fire Information Officer for the Southeast Fire Centre in a media release.

The smoke is due to the Toroda Mountain fire burning northeast of Wauconda in Washington State.

Provincial & National

BCSTA launches 'Back to School Action Plan'

BCSTA launches 'Back to School Action Plan'

Boards of Education are deeply concerned about the impact of the continuing bargaining impasse on students, families, staff, and the reputation of BC’s public education system. As the governors of BC’s local school districts and employers of staff who make our schools successful, BC school trustees know that a balance must be found between the bargaining objectives of the BC Teachers’ Federation and the economic mandate established by the provincial government. We believe that such a balance can be found. 

Holiday driving can lead to accidents so plan ahead

Don't let fatigue or drowsiness cause serious impairment. Plan ahead.

When holiday driving heats up so do driver fatigue-related crashes.

In an ICBC survey, an alarming 30 per cent of respondents admitted that they have nodded off while driving and yet only 54 per cent of respondents said they think drivers fatigued from long hours of driving have a very serious impact on road safety during in July and August in B.C.

Those figures relate to three people killed and 81 injured during the holiday peak months of July and August.