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by Colin Payne on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:58pm

Local environmental groups are at odds over the province’s recent decision to cull nearly 200 wolves in the region, in an effort to save a herd of endangered mountain caribou.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 4:34pm

Nelson Police sent out an alert Thursday to the public of a possible cougar sighting in the Rosemont area Wednesday morning.

NPD said the department received the report of a a complaint of a possible cougar sighting in the area of Crease Street and West Innes Street at approximately 10:07 a.m.

The Nelson Police Department would like to remind the public that anyone coming into...

by Bill Metcalfe on Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:32pm

Nelson’s residential water rates will increase by 3% and sewer rates by 2% for 2015, as follows:

 

2014 rate

2015 rate

Net change

Water

$496.80...

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by Contributor on Thursday Jan 29 2015

by Graham Tracey

Whitewater Ski Team’s record athlete enrollment for 2015 seems to be paying dividends already, with the first stop on the Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene race series at Whitewater being declared a complete success.

“This was our best Nancy Greene race yet,” exclaims head coach Dylan Henderson.

“We owe it to an...

by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Jan 29 2015

As if the Nelson Leafs didn’t have enough bad luck with injuries this hockey campaign, now the Green and White have lost their coach and GM for the remainder of the regular season.

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has come down hard on the Heritage City franchise, suspending coach and GM Dave McLellan for the balance of the regular season after Nelson was found to...

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Nelson Road Kings, Italian Society donate to Trafalgar Hot Lunch program

Nelson Road Kings,  Italian Society donate to Trafalgar Hot Lunch program

The Nelson Road Kings and the Nelson Italian Society recently made a nice contribution for the Trafalgar Middle School Hot Lunch Program.

Nelson Road Kings and the Nelson Italian Society member Marcello Piro dropped by the Uphill based school to present Trafalgar Middle School Principal Carol-Ann Leidloff with a contribution.

The money is for the school's Hot Breakfast Program.

The Trafalgar Hot Lunch program is offered for the entire school, however, an assistance program for families who would like their child to have lunch but cannot otherwise afford it.

Pete Seeger memorial concert set for Saturday at Junction Church

Pete Seeger memorial concert set for Saturday at Junction Church

A Pete Seeger memorial concert, featuring local musicians Kenny Conrad, Olin McKay, Dan Perrault and many others, is set to kick off Saturday (January 31) at the Junction Church in the South Slocan.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the International Justice Mission (IJM), an organization devoted to fighting modern day slavery.

Tickets are $40 and are available in advance from Eddy Music in Nelson, Gaia Tree in Winlaw and the Biggest Little Fruitstand in Castlegar.

Regional News

PHOTO GALLERY: Road Hockey Rumble kicks off Kraft Hockeyville bid

PHOTO GALLERY: Road Hockey Rumble kicks off Kraft Hockeyville bid

The second annual Road Hockey Rumble on Saturday served as the kick-off event for Castlegar’s bid to become Kraft Hockeyville 2015.

Four teams went head-to-head in the Complex parking lot: The fire department, RCMP, media and city council/staff. (The media and council teams were beefed up by assistance from players from both the Castlegar Rebels and The Selkirk Saints).

Dog walker gets stiff sentence

Dog walker gets stiff sentence

Lower Mainland dog walker Emma Paulsen was sentenced today to six months in jail and has been given a 10-year ban on owning animals and a lifetime ban on caring for other people’s pets.

Provincial & National

ICBC releases top fraud claims of 2014

Preventing and investigating fraud is one way ICBC keeps claims costs down. — Submitted photo

An exaggerated injury claim refuted by a travel blog; a hit-and-run victim turned perpetrator; and a false identity detected with facial recognition technology — these are just three of the most interesting cases from ICBC's fraud files last year.

In 2014, ICBC's two special investigation units advanced 131 charges to Crown counsel against 100 defendants, maintaining our average conviction rate of approximately 90 per cent per year.

Serial armed robber strikes again?

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On Jan. 28 at 3:59 p.m., the Dawson Creek RCMP received a hold up alarm at one of the local financial institutions.

A lone male entered the establishment, produced a firearm and demanded money. No one was injured during the robbery and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The description provided by the business employees is as follows:

·         •White male

·         •25-35 years old