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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 12:53pm

The age-old adage of “April Showers, Brings May Flowers” was not the norm in April according to Ron Lakeman of the Southeast Fire Centre in Castlegar.

Lakeman said in his...

by Eileen Delehant... on Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 11:31am

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005. 

Her book on the Columbia River...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 6:00pm

Nelson Police said a 26-year-old man, who tried his best to get away from officers, is being held in custody to appear in court in Nelson Monday to answer to charges of breaching release conditions, assault, resisting arrest and escaping lawful custody following an incident Friday (May 2) in Rosemont.

Nelson Police were originally called at 2:20 a.m. to deal with an...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 2:04pm

Some inquisitive bears foraging for food around the recycling bins in the parking lot of the Kokanee Park Marina has prompted the Regional District of Central Kootenay to reduce hours of the facility.

The RDCK said the bears have been spotted around the recycling bin several times.

One bear was recently trapped and relocated.

“I’ve seen bears stand up with...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Apr 30 2015

Mount Boucherie Bears of Kelowna scored a late try to edge the L.V. Rogers Bombers 12-7 in High School Rugby action Thursday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.

Trailing 7-5 with five minutes remaining, the Okanagan squad put together a final push that resulted in the winning score.

“It’s disappointing for sure,” said Bomber sideline coach Michael Joyce...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Apr 30 2015

The Kootenay Wildcats are well represented at the 2015 Female U18 BC Cup in Richmond.

The U18 BC Cup is a jamboree format featuring four teams.  The weekend will consist of fitness testing, practices, seminars, and games where players will be evaluated on their performance.
 
The three Kootenay Wildcats are Kendra Waterstreet of Fruitvale, Tiana...

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Documentary Film Script Workshop in Nelson

Documentary Film Script Workshop in Nelson

Having a great idea for a documentary film is one thing; figuring out what comes next can be the challenge.

A documentary film script development workshop with Vancouver filmmaker and teacher Colin Browne on Saturday, May 30 is an opportunity to find that next step and ramp up the skills necessary to move from concept to successful documentary film.

Winlaw Elementary looking for support for Growing Nature Stewards Program

Winlaw Elementary looking for support for Growing Nature Stewards Program

Winlaw school is once again in the voting pool for funding the Growing Nature Stewards Program and appreciates your voting support.

Voting begins on Monday, May 4 at this link.
 
Growing Nature Stewards is an aspect of the Winlaw Indigenous Leadership Development (WILD) initiative at Winlaw school. 

Regional News

West Kootenay Camera Club's 25th Anniversary show set for June

This photograph — autumn colors of Waldie Island — is one of the many entries in past West Kootenay Camera Club shows. — Photo by Marie Croteau

Now we wait.

The deadline has passed for the West Kootenay Camera Club's 25th Anniversary of its annual Photo Show.

The Photo Show will take place from June 5-13 at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar, coinciding with the Castlegar SunFest.  

In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, the Club will host a Youth competition.

The Annual Photo Show is a juried event with qualified judges from varied backgrounds in both photography and the world of art.  This year’s judges are from Spokane, WA and Kelowna, BC. 

MP: 2015 elections are Canada's best bet for electoral reform

MP: 2015 elections are Canada's best bet for electoral reform

In the last dozen years, eight out of nine commissions or citizen assemblies created by governments in Canada have not only advocated getting rid of our first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system but have recommended adopting MMP, or mixed-member-proportional representation.

Provincial & National

BCTF President Jim Iker responds to BC Court of Appeal decision

BCTF president Jim Iker disappoined with BC Court of Appeal decision.

Jim Iker Response to BC Court of Appeal decision April 30, 2015

Good morning:

I’ll start right off by saying this is not the decision teachers – and workers across the country were hoping for today.

It is a disappointing ruling.

But, I will also say we fundamentally disagree with the decision which focuses on pre-legislative consultation by government. However there is a strong dissenting opinion from Justice Donald.

Minister Fassbender's statement on B.C. Court of Appeal ruling

Minister Fassbender's statement on B.C. Court of Appeal ruling

Education Minister Peter Fassbender made the following statement on the B.C. Court of Appeal ruling:

“On preliminary review, we are very pleased with the Court of Appeal’s decision.

“Along with last year’s historic six-year agreement, today’s decision gives us a unique opportunity to work with teachers to improve outcomes for students.

“Since 2002, we’ve seen dramatic improvements in student outcomes, particularly for students with special needs - and teachers should be very proud of this.