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by Colin Payne on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 8:15pm

The Queen City Cruise had humble beginnings just over a decade in the minds of a few car buffs who wanted to revive the spirit of the muscle car era in the Nelson Area.

They took action and...

by Bill Metcalfe on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 5:23pm

City council has decided to change the traffic patterns at the five-way intersection of Cedar, Vernon, and High Streets (click on the map below).

Cedar will become one-...

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by Bruce Fuhr on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:07pm

The two sides in the BC Teachers’ dispute have been sitting under a Maxwell-Smart-like "Cone of Silence" for the past two weeks hoping a lack of public rhetoric or media mudslinging would put an end to the strike/lockout that has shut down public schools in the province since June.

Wednesday, at the foot of Hall Street, that silence was shattered locally as approximately...

by Letters to the ... on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:41pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Every week we see a news item about the homeless — here in our own town, in Vancouver and, well, just about everywhere.

A couple of weeks ago the Vancouver Sun ran a letter to their editors from a distinguished doctor, researcher and former cabinet minister, Dr. Pat McGeer and his wife. 

His point was that much...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 21 2014

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Isaac MacLeod has landed a contract to play professional hockey next season.

However, the final resting place for the 22-year-old defenceman remains up in the air.

The Boston College Eagle grad, drafted...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 21 2014

The Nelson Neptunes culminated an amazing season in the water by sending 14 swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships in Kamloops.

This year the Neptunes jumped 11 places climbing to finish 47th out of 65 teams in a meeting...

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Nelson Tackles Food Security Asset Mapping and Needs Analysis

Nelson Tackles Food Security Asset Mapping and Needs Analysis

The Nelson Food Cupboard Society and the City of Nelson have embarked on a Food Security Asset Mapping and Gaps and Needs Analysis project to better understand the food security assets in existence within the municipality, as well as the gaps in services and distinct needs of our community. 

Heritage fair to provide family fun in downtown Nelson

Heritage fair to provide family fun in downtown Nelson

A burgeoning tradition since their heritage building turned 100 years old in 2012, Ellison’s is once again hosting their annual Heritage Fair. 

“This is an eclectic event to celebrate Ne’lsons roots and community spirit” says event organizer Jessica Curran.

For a few hours this Saturday, the local business’ parking lot will be turned over to a charity barbeque, local vendors, a petting zoo, horse carriage rides, and a display of antique cars.

Staff will be on hand, decked out in 1930’s attire.

Regional News

New metric shows Lower Columbia to be thriving

New metric shows Lower Columbia to be thriving

The Lower Columbia Region is thriving! The most recent economic statistic in a series of published metrics highlighting our thriving economy is the number of non Canadian visitors entering the Lower Columbia region via our local, Paterson and Waneta, borders. From January through May 2014, a whopping 11,800 non Canadian visitors passed through the borders into the Lower Columbia region.

CBT hire a student program continues in fall

The School Works Program benefited Tom Oglow, owner of Oglow’s Paint, Wallcoverings and Window Blinds in Castlegar, and student Patrick Linkletter. — Submitted photo

Businesses and organizations around the Basin can once again get support to hire students through Columbia Basin Trust’s School Works program.

Applications  are available at  and are assessed on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
The program provides a wage subsidy of up to $8/hour to encourage employers to provide part-time employment to full-time high school and post-secondary students during the school year.

Provincial & National

COMMENT: Lessons from Mount Polley

COMMENT: Lessons from Mount Polley

B.C.'s economy – already facing what seems like the perfect economic storm of stagnant job growth, an acute skills shortage and the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on First Nation land title claims – can now add one more low pressure system into that mix: the Mount Polley Mine disaster.

Fatal hit and run investigation turns to the public for assistance

The map image shows where the body of a Penticton resident was found earlier this month. — Photo courtesy RCMP

Police continue to investigate a hit and run fatality and are requesting public assistance in moving the investigation forward.
 
The investigation is a result of police finding a boyd lying in the middle of Skaha Lake Road (Tuesday) August 12 at approximately 4:40 a.m.