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by Colin Payne on Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 10:07pm

A movement is afoot in Nelson to find a shared workspace to connect the Queen City’s growing ranks of freelance workers and entrepreneurs, most of whom work from home in the areas of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 7:16am

By Heather Austin, The Nelson Daily

Thanks to the great work of City of Nelson Public Works crews, patriotic Nelsonites were able to celebrate Canada Day at...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 4:53pm

A Nelson man believes “Lady Luck” was on his side during Monday’s thunderstorm that rocked the Heritage City.

Richard Nelson, at home alone at the time of thunderstorm...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 5:34pm

Nelson Police reported very little crime during the Canada Day 2015 festivities in and around the city Wednesday.

Nelson Police Department Sergeant Corey Hoy said staff faced minimal challenges throughout the day. 

"There were several alcohol pour outs during the festivities and minimal drug use was observed," Hoy said in a media release.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 1:56pm

Nelson Hydros said some areas remain without power following Monday's massive thunderstorm that downed trees and debris in the region in record time.

Nelson Hydro in a media release said the areas in Upper Longbeach, Carlson Rd., Harrop, Beggs Rd., Rogers Rd., Upper Balfour, Johnson Rd., Ymir Rd., Tagham, Sproule Cr., Carleson Rd., and most of Blewett Road had power restored Tuesday...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 02 2015

Nelson Youth Soccer is playing host to the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup July 9-12 at the Lakeside Soccer Pitches.

The Heritage City association is hosting three divisions — U13, U14 & U15 — in the four-day tournament.

Mallard’s Source for sports is spotlighting the Nelson teams with Team of the Week honours.

This week Mallard’s...

by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Jul 02 2015

It’s a proven fact to always have a backup plan just in case that original idea goes south.

Dryden Hunt knows all too well things do not always go as planned as the Nelson Minor Hockey product prepares to enter the world of professional hockey.

After not hearing his name called out for the second consecutive year last week at the 2015 National Hockey League entry draft...

Community News

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Nelson Youth Centre get facelift

Nelson Youth Centre get facelift

Nelson and District Youth Centre expects more than 8,000 visits this year.

And to help with those visitors, there are some big, bold changes afoot.

“I'm excited about the renovations and programming changes both completed and underway,” says City Council Youth Advisory Committee Rep Valerie Warmington.

“The Center has been really well-used by youth from Nelson and surrounding areas in the past, and each improvement sees a further increase in participation and engagement.”

Nelson is going on the Lake to join in cross-Canada We>Tar Sands action

Nelson is going on the Lake to join in  cross-Canada We>Tar Sands action

Climate and pipeline activists in Nelson are getting ready to join in the national We>Tar Sands action coming up Saturday (July 4th.)

Regional News

UPDATED: Missing couple found, safe and sound

Missing:  Donald Quiring (69) and Linda Munro (63).
The couple reported missing has been found safe and sound, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.  
 
"They had made a detour from their destination and spent the night in a camp site, with no cell service to update their family."
 
Previous coverage:
 
The Castlegar RCMP are asking the public to keep their eyes open for a couple that has been reported missing. The couple, both in their 60s,  was travelling from Penticton to Nelson to meet family, but they never arrived.
 
They were last heard from several km outside of Castlegar, and were believed to be travelling on Hwy 3.

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: So, so, so proud of Castlegar and Kate McEachern

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: So, so, so proud of Castlegar and Kate McEachern

They say to have compassion for someone, you must walk a mile in their shoes. Castlegar will go you one better. They’ll walk five kilometres in your boots, in 30+degree heat, and suffer right along beside you … and, I hope, still understand that their journey is shorter than yours, and the emotional/mental burden you’re offering to carry is too great to measure in pounds.

I have many times thought I couldn’t be prouder of our people – but this one just takes all the cakes, and eats them, too.

Provincial & National

British Columbians support tougher distracted driving penalties

An overwhelming number participants in the survey are in favour of tougher penalties.

The numbers are in — and it's only at the halfway point.

BC residents are concerned about this dangerous behaviour of distracted driving and would support tougher penalties to curb it.

Since June 16, 2015, the website has been visited over 11,800 times.

Nearly 90% of those leaving feedback say they’re “very concerned” about distracted driving, and 96% support escalating sanctions for repeat offenders.

Delta Police release video of motorcyle rider exceeding 200 km/hr

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Delta Police released footage Tuesday of a motorcyclist exceeding 200 kilometer per hour on a ride on the Pacific Highway.

The GoPro video shot on the ride shows the 27-year-old Lower Mainland man shows the rider dangerously weaving through traffic and between rows of cars on a ride in April on Highway 17.

He was clocked by police travelling 213 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone.

“This motorcyclist was pulled over after registering 213 km/hr on a laser in an 80 km/hr zone,” the Delta Police media release said.