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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:58am

A hydro scam making its rounds through the province has finally found its way into Nelson.

Nelson Police Department said Tuesday (March 3) a local business received a telephone...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:09am

There’s a third candidate for the new Kootenay-Columbia in the next Federal Election after former Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski announced his intention to run for Member of Parliament.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:01am

Thanks to a strong upper ridge near the BC coast that diverted the Pacific storm track to the far north of the area most days, February — for the most part — was a great month weather...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:13am

Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall took the fight oflocal families to the BC Legislature Monday when the NDP rep exchanged heated words with Minister of Health Terry Lake over the privatization of laundry services across interior hospitals during question period.

In February, Interior Health began the...

by Eva Brownstein on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 5:46am

Consider this your invitation Heritage City Boomers to an evening of returning to those glory years of the Baby Boom Generation.

Rick Miller, a Gemini award-winning actor/director, will be reliving your history in 100 minutes (Wednesday) March 11th at the Capitol Theatre.

On stage, Miller will be performing "BOOM", an explosive solo performance that documents the music...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Mar 04 2015

The Greater Vancouver Giants tuned up for the BC Hockey Major Midget League playoffs by posting a couple of lopsided wins over the Kootenay Ice this past weekend at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.

The Giants, second in league standings with a 26-10-4 record, bounced the Ice 6-0 Saturday and 2-0 Sunday to conclude the regular season for both clubs.

The Giants now meet the South Island...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Mar 04 2015

Nelson Minor Hockey has another West Kootenay champion.

The Peewee Leafs captured the West Kootenay Peewee House League title by putting in a little extra time during the weekend in Grand Forks.

The Leafs defeated a pair of teams from the host Boundary City in shootout to claim the regional title.

The...

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It’s a win-win: Buy tickets, help animals in BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need

It’s a win-win: Buy tickets, help animals in BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need

Did you know buying lottery tickets can help B.C’s most vulnerable animals? With the return of the BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need, you can win big by helping animals in need and potentially, put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need, which funds urgently needed medical care, sheltering, spay and neuter services, advocacy, adoption, foster care programs and other services provided for homeless and abused animals in BC SPCA shelters across the province.

Opportunity for Youth to Be Leaders of Their Own Learning

Opportunity for Youth to Be Leaders of Their Own Learning

A new locally grown youth leadership program has been launched with a focus on developing self-mastery through emotional intelligence development.

Called Young Leaders Connection (YLC), the program aims young people between the ages of 16 and 24 towardsself and social responsibility, community engagement, and leadership.

Regional News

LETTER: What is the delay in investigation of officer-involved shooting of Waylon Edey

LETTER: What is the delay in investigation of officer-involved shooting of Waylon Edey

Ed. Note: To read the answers offered by the Independent Investigations Office regarding many of the questions posed below, click here).

On the evening of Jan. 30, 2015, Waylon Jesse Edey, of Yahk, B.C. was shot dead by an RCMP Officer, during an “attempted traffic stop”, which took place on the Kinnaird Bridge, near Castlegar, B.C. From what I have heard, there were witnesses to the event. But the only official information relating to the shooting of Mr. Edey, some 33 days ago, is contained in the above introductory sentence. What is the delay all about?

IIO speaks to investigations in de Groot/Edey officer-involved shootings in West Kootenay

IIO speaks to investigations in de Groot/Edey officer-involved shootings in West Kootenay

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is responding to many questions and allegations from local residents as to the amount of time the IIO is taking to investigate the officer-involved shooting deaths of Slocan resident Peter De Groot on Oct. 13, 2014 in the Slocan Valley and Yahk resident Waylon Edey on Jan. 28, 2015 in Castlegar.

Kellie Kilpatrick, IIO executive director, public accountability, started by answering these specific questions posed by The Castlegar Source (CS):

Provincial & National

BC Coroners Service identifies man killed in Kimberley avalanche

BC Coroners Service identifies man killed in Kimberley avalanche

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after being involved in an avalanche incident near Kimberley on Feb. 28, 2015.

The man was Robert Bradley Fuller, aged 50, from Kimberley. 

Police on a mission to rid roads of distracted drivers

ICBC average every year in the Southern Interior, 32 people are killed in distracted driving-related crashes.

Drives, do everyone a favour and put the cell phone down.

Distracted driving is the second leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C. with an average of 88 people killed each year. That’s why police across the province are cracking down on distracted drivers in March. 

The campaign also includes television and radio advertising as well as social media.