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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, March 27, 2015 - 9:47am

For almost 10 years individuals, businesses, cities and landmarks around the world have switched off lights for one hour to focus attention on climate change.

Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:43pm

While Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak calls for a “Regional Transit Task Force” to spearhead improvements and to use...

by Colin Payne on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:35am

Love to eat meat? Do you know where the meat you buy comes from and how it gets to you? Care about local food? If these questions piqued your interest, you might want to head out tomorrow to the...

Latest Headlines

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:47pm

The Nelson RCMP has received several complaints from concerned citizens regarding a mail distribution fraud currently targeting the City of Nelson and surrounding Central Kootenay Regional District areas said RCMP Cst. Stathis Dimopoulos in a prepared media statement.

"Yellow coloured cards titled "FINAL NOTICE" are being received in mailboxes," Cst. Dimopoulos...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:53pm

The Selkirk College Carpentry Program shop has become a safer place to learn with the addition of three top end table saws that employ the latest flesh-saving technology.

Using an elk sausage, Carpentry Instructor Dan Brazeau held a demonstration of the new industrial SawStop table saw that uses an electrical signal to stop the blade in less than five milliseconds when flesh is detected...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 26 2015

So you want to learn how to play the sport of golf.

Well, this is a great time to learn as local courses are opening faster than presents at Christmas.

Granite Pointe at Nelson teed off the season Thursday with Balfour opening up the 2015 campaign on grass Friday.

“Winter was great,” said Balfour club professional Craig Wilkinson on the eve of the opening....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 26 2015

A young, L.V. Rogers Bombers squad got a taste of the big stage after competing at the BC High School AAA Boy's Basketball Tournament in Langley.

The Bombers won the final game of the season, defeating the Charles Best Blue Devils 56-41 in consolation play.

Staff at Mallard's Source for sports want to send the Bombers off on a great off season of preparation for the next...

Community News

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Pension income splitting could mean tax savings

Pension income splitting could mean tax savings

 There’s a federal tax provision that seniors should know about because it could mean tax savings. 

If you are eligible, you can ‘split’ up to 50% of eligible pension income with a spouse or common-law partner for tax purposes in order to create overall tax savings for you and your partner.  
 
It’s called pension income splitting and here’s an example of how it works:

Chief Economist for Central Credit Union, Helmut Pastrick, discusses Kootenay economy Friday at Selkirk College

Chief Economist for Central Credit Union, Helmut Pastrick, discusses Kootenay economy Friday at Selkirk College

The man who knows a lot about the economy in BC is coming to Selkirk College Friday (March 27).

Helmut Pastrick, Chief Economist for Central Credit Union 1, the
central financial facility and trade association for the BC and Ontario credit union systems is speaking at the college thanks to Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College.

Pastrick is editor of the Economic Analysis of British Columbia and Economic
Analysis of Ontario publications.

Regional News

Looking for new clues in unsolved Trail homicide from 37 years ago

Looking for new clues in unsolved Trail homicide from 37 years ago

On October 7, 1978, 21-year-old Kim Fofonove was found severely beaten, in Trail B.C. His homicide has never been solved.

All these years later, his family is hoping that with the assistance of a private investigator, several new tips and the reclassification of the RCMP file as 2nd Degree Murder, they will finally learn what happened to the athletic young criminology student who was on the path to becoming an RCMP officer himself.

Blast from the Past: Smoke Eaters and Firefighters, a proud shared history for Trail and Castlegar

Blast from the Past: Smoke Eaters and Firefighters, a proud shared history for Trail and Castlegar

Castlegar deputy fire chief Sam Lattanzio was, this week, treated to a fun demonstration of the power of Kootenay connections – from past to present, Trail to Castlegar, Smoke Eaters to firefighters.

Provincial & National

Man gets shot twice; takes train to mall food court

Man gets shot twice; takes train to mall food court

A Surrey man took the skytrain to a mall food court while suffering visible gunshot wounds yesterday, according to RCMP Staff Sgt. Hedderson.

Hedderson said Surrey police got a call at roughly 4:45 p.m. indicating there was a man in the food court of the Surrey City Centre mall who had apparently been shot.

NDP MLA proposes new bill to help protect animals in distress

NDP MLA Selina Robinson poses for a picture with advocates from the BC SPCA outside the  legislature on Thursday. — Submitted photo

NDP MLA Selina Robinson introduced a bill in the legislature on Thursday that would help prevent animals from suffering or dying in vehicles without adequate ventilation.

The Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA proposed the Distressed Animals Act after the tragic 2014 case of the six dogs who died after being left in the back of pickup truck covered by a canopy for 40 minutes.