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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 3:05pm

The volatility of the wildfire season has prompted the Southeast Fire Centre to ask hunters to stay away from areas with active wildfires.

"Hunting season begins on Sept. 1, and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 2:41pm

Nelson Police and the Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary are appealing to the public for assistance in recovering the wheelchair that went missing from Kootenay Lake Hospital approximately two weeks...

by Brendan Quinn on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:30pm

Things are looking good for the West Kootenay Eco Society’s annual Redfish Festival taking place on Sunday, August 30, at Kokanee Park despite worries about warmer than normal water...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, August 28, 2015 - 9:50pm

In a media release Friday, FortisBC said the company has now restored permanent power to residents impacted by the Rock Creek fire and is working proactively to address potential fire impacts in the areas of Grand Forks and Christina Lake.
 
"FortisBC completed the rebuilding of the fire-damaged 10-kilometer main line between Rock Creek and Westbridge on August 22, one...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 8:06pm

A local business has stepped up to the plate and hit a home run with the Nelson CARES’ Room to Live campaign.

Nelson Home Hardware Building Centre is contributing the materials (i.e.: cabinets, flooring, paint) required to refurbish four rooms at Ward Street Place and providing materials at a reduced cost for several additional rooms.

The donation equates to a contribution...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Aug 28 2015

The calendar may say August, but organizers of the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships are already busy preparing to roll out the red carpet for the best curlers in the province.

The Nelson Curling Club was awarded host club for the provincial men’s tournament during the spring.

Organizers have been working with Curl BC to make the 2016...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 27 2015

The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge is an extraordinary two-day tour that travels the roads of the West Kootenays with a goal of helping to take out MS (multiple sclerosis).

Team Gerick Cycle did its best to help the West Kootenay Chapter crack the $100,000 mark (actually $101,305) by raising $10,680 and capturing ...

Community News

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Community Futures Kay Ryan helped numerous entrepreneurs in Arrow and Slocan Lake region

Community Futures Kay Ryan helped numerous entrepreneurs in Arrow and Slocan Lake region

Community Futures Central Kootenay would like to thank and extend best wishes to long time Self Employment Counsellor Kay Ryan who recently retired from the organization after 26 years of helping Kootenay entrepreneurs start businesses.

Ryan worked as the Self Employment Program Coordinator when the program was first launched at the Community Futures Central Kootenay office in Nelson in 1989.

She mentored the entrepreneurs behind successful local businesses like Meritxell Books, Jennifer Chocolates and hundreds of others.

S.H.A.R.E Nelson hosts Customer Appreciation Day

S.H.A.R.E Nelson hosts Customer Appreciation Day

For the past 11 years, S.H.A.R.E. Nelson has supported the poor, disadvantaged and those struggling to make ends meet. 

Donations to S.H.A.R.E Nelson have made it possible to provide affordable used furniture and home goods for the community.

S.H.A.R.E has given more than 10,000 dollars’ worth of household goods to those in need, more than 30,000 dollars to Our Daily Bread in 2014 and have kept literally tones of furniture, appliances and building materials out of the landfill. Items that can be recycles are or reused or re-purposed!

Regional News

BC crews back from US fire; no new starts or fire growth in wake of storm

Heavy smoke from US wildfires has made for some stunning local photographs, like this one by Castlegar Photography's Stefanie Harron.

Canadian firefighting crews who were fighting the eastern flank of the Stickpin wildfire in Washington are back in Grand Forks, according to Southeast Fire Centre information officer Fanny Bernard.

Bernard, who talked to The Source from the Incident Command Post in Grand Forks, said weather conditions forced B.C. crews away from the US fire.

New season starts for Trail sea cadets

New season starts for Trail sea cadets

September 15 brings the start of the Sea Cadet Training Year for the 131 Kootenay Royal Canadian Sea Cadet (RCSCC) Corps in Trail. The cadets and their staff would like to invite the public to participate in their “Open Ship” night, to be held at the Trail Armoury – 1990 7th Ave., Trail – from 5 to 8 p.m.

Provincial & National

Average Canadian family spends more on taxes than basic necessities

The average Canadian Family's expense may surprise you. — Courtesy Fraser Institute

The average Canadian family spends more on taxes than on food, clothing and shelter combined, finds a new study released Thursday by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

What autonomy?

The B.C. government appoints a majority of governors in both cases: eight for the smaller boards and eleven at UBC.

The feud at the University of British Columbia over the sudden departure of president Arvind Gupta – one year into his 5-year term – is also casting an unexpected light on the board of governors, a university body that rarely gets so much attention.

Most universities in the province have 15 members on their board, except for the University of B.C. which has 21 members.

However, the boards are far from autonomous. The B.C. government appoints a majority of governors in both cases: eight for the smaller boards and eleven at UBC.