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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:50pm

Thursday evening at approximately 9:30 p.m. parents, students, teachers, trustees and politicians will find out if the recent tentative deal negotiated in the teachers’ strike is enough...

by Bruce Fuhr on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 9:01pm

Coaching in the Western Hockey League, Wayne Naka truly experienced the meaning of pressure.

Those skills were definitely an asset after the Nelson native left the rigors of Tier I hockey...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 1:52pm

A communications specialist with the Ministry of Justice/Attorney General said the public was not in any danger during a prisoner break Monday at the Nelson Courthouse.

Lauren Mulholland, Communications Manager at the Ministry...

by Bill Metcalfe on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 6:43am

Nelson City Council decided at a special regular meeting yesterday that it needs to find a different approach to the pruning of the city’s trees that grow under and around power lines. This came as a result of public complaints about tree pruning done this summer by a contractor working for Nelson Hydro.

For the remainder of this year’s pruning, the...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 17 2014

A late goal may have denied the Nelson U14 Selects the gold medal at the recent Pend Oreille Cup soccer tournament in Sandpoint, Idaho, but it did not stop staff at Mallard's Source for sports to honour the squad with Team of the Week status.

The Selects finished second in Sandpoint after surrendering a late goal to the Spokane Breakers to grab the silver medal.


by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 17 2014

It’s not the best-case scenario — playing six home games in September to start the season — but those are the cards Dave McLellan and the Nelson Leafs have been dealt.

And the way the team has responded thus far this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season, who’s going to bet against them.

Nelson begins week two of the KIJHL campaign Friday in...

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No free lunch, but Kootenay Co-op offers free breakfast

No free lunch, but Kootenay Co-op offers free breakfast

It may be true that there are no free lunches, but the Kootenay Co-op is proving that there are free breakfasts!
‘Healthy Breakfasts’, the Co-op’s fall community initiative, combines a free community breakfast with ideas and information about how to make sure the most important meal of the day get the attention it deserves.

Top of the Lake Community Shoreline Clean-Up The

Top of the Lake Community Shoreline Clean-Up The

The Friends of Lardeau River, the Kootenay Conservation Program and the Friends of Kootenay Lake are teaming up to organize a community shoreline clean-up in the north end of Kootenay Lake.

When: Sunday, September 28th 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

Where: Rendezvous at the Argenta boat launch — 4.3 kilometers south from intersection of Duncan Lake Road and Argenta Johnsons Landing Road.

Regional News

Annual Mir Centre for Peace Series Takes On Important Issues

:Tibetan Buddhist scholar and artist Lama Losang Samten was the first visitor to the region that was part of the Mir Peace Cafés series. He spent a week in the Nelson area earlier this month and took part in a peace café at the United Church in Nelson where he spoke about his time working as an advisor on the Martin Scorsese movie Kundun.

Bringing important peace and social justice issues to the forefront in the region, the Selkirk College Mir Centre for Peace has embarked on a new season of lectures and peace cafés.

Since 2007, the Mir Lecture Series and Mir Peace Cafés have brought a diverse selection of local and international speakers to the West Kootenay-Boundary. Over the next few months that tradition will continue with seven events to mark in your calendar.

Cops find grow op on Crown land

Cops find grow op on Crown land

An illegal marijuana grow has been found and dismantled by police, according to RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr.

Orr said that on Sept.17, police followed up on a tip and discovered 77 marijuana plants with a street value of roughly $10,000, in a remote location about a kilometre off the Rialto Forest Service Road (which is about 10km northwest of Castlegar).

"The plants were being watered by an automatic watering system which consisted of hosing which was run to the site from a nearby creek," he said. "A timer was being utilized to cycle the water as needed."

Provincial & National

Government provides $11 million for health research

Government provides $11 million for health research

Patients and researchers will benefit from a new $11-million grant from the provincial government to the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR).

"This funding will help the foundation maintain the global competitiveness of B.C.'s health-research sector," said Health Minister Terry Lake. "The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research helps support solutions to our more-pressing health problems by funding the best and brightest researchers and spearheading significant projects to address health-system priorities."

Minister Bill Bennet comments on Columbia River Treaty 50th anniversary

Duncan Dam was one of three dams built as part of the Columbia River Treaty, which was ratified in 1964. — Photo courtesy Touchstones Nelson

Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett issued the following statement today to mark the 50th anniversary of the Columbia River Treaty:

“On September 16, 1964, B.C. Premier W.A.C. Bennett, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and United States President Lyndon B. Johnson met at the International Peace Arch Boundary at Blaine Washington and Surrey, B.C. and ratified the Columbia River Treaty.

“Today the Treaty is known throughout the world as one of the most successful models of trans-boundary water management.