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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:26pm

Guess whose making a special trip to the Heritage City in advance of the big day next month?

Well, Santa Claus, of course.

Santa is coming to Baker Street as part of the Nelson...

by Colin Payne on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:17pm

At times, living in Nelson can seem like being part of a fairytale. But this year’s Christmas Pantomime will be taking that feeling and turning into a reality of sorts.

Hitting the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 2:14pm

Those rumours circulating through the city that the Nelson Commons project was in serious financial trouble can finally be squashed.

Kootenay Co-op President Jon Steinman made the...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:01pm

The Regional Distict of Central Kootenay is joining forces with the province to encourage residents to replace their old wood stoves with cleaner burning models.

The RDCK is collaborating with local municipalities to help residents burn better through the Wood Stove Exchange Rebate Program.  
 
"The RDCK is one of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:02pm

RCMP is asking for public assistance in solving three thefts in the area in a span of two weeks in the Nakusp area.

Cpl. Ryan Feller of the Nakusp/Slocan Lake RCMP said police are continuing to investigate the thefts and are seeking assistance from the public.

The thefts began (Monday) November 3 when RCMP received a report of a theft from a rural commercial property located...

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by Bob Hall on Tuesday Nov 25 2014

The Selkirk College Saints will be shooting for a strong finish to the first half of the season this weekend when they take on the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar Recreation Centre.

The defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions are getting set to head into the Christmas break and currently sit six points behind the first place Trinity...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Nov 24 2014

There were plenty of big names at the 2014 Nelson Open Cashspiel — names like Horning, McHargue, Nerpin and Thomson.

But in the end it was Myron Nichol of Castlegar coming away as the big winner at the $10,000 2014 Nelson Open Cashspiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Nichol, third Barry Marsh and second Garry Beaudry, both of Nelson and lead Rob Babiarz edged out Ken...

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Nelson Food Cupboard Kicks Off Holiday Hamper Campaign

Nelson Food Cupboard Kicks Off Holiday Hamper Campaign

For the eleventh year in a row, the Nelson Food Cupboard is preparing Holiday Hampers for 500 people in need of a little extra help to make the holiday season healthy and cheerful.

“With the cost of food so high and the holiday season such an expensive time for families trying to buy gifts and warm clothes for their children, helping them out with food hampers is essential,” says Holiday Hamper Coordinator Marya Skrypiczajko.

A book Under Every Tree brings books to kids

A book Under Every Tree brings books to kids

Books can open whole worlds — as long as you have one.

This holiday season a local partnership aims to put a book under every tree for the children of Holiday Hamper recipients.

Holiday Hampers are distributed annually by the Nelson Food Cupboard to more than 500 people working hard to make ends meet, including 150 children.

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, the Nelson Public Library and the Nelson Star have teamed up to see a book included for every child aged 0 to 15 years by requesting donations of books that are new or in new condition.

Regional News

CBT speaks to abattoir petition; community consultation

CBT speaks to abattoir petition; community consultation

As many as 465 people have signed a petition asking Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) to fund a local abattoir, underlining the need for upcoming community consultations, according to CBT spokesperson Delphi Hoodicoff.

Social media credited, in part, with finding missing little boy

Social media credited, in part, with finding missing little boy

Social media proved its power on Nov. 19, becoming an instrumental tool in helping to find a missing 10-year-old Castlegar boy in Trail (his name is being withheld to protect his and his family’s privacy).

At roughly 6:30 p.m., RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson contacted The Source and asked the word be spread about a missing child.

Within roughly two hours, 398 people had shared the link, 27,852 people read the story, and Facebook says the post reached 57,808 people.

Selkirk Forestry student Liz King was one of the residents who called 9-1-1.

Provincial & National

BCFED launches 'Fight For $15' campaign to increase the minimum wage

BC Fed announced its fight to increase minimum wage in province.

The BC Federation of Labour has launched the Fight For $15 campaign, calling on the provincial government to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour.
 
“At the current minimum wage, working full-time is not enough to lift a worker out of poverty,” said Jim Sinclair, President of the BC Federation of Labour.

SD 20 Kootenay/Columbia support staff ratifies agreement

SD 20 Kootenay/Columbia support staff ratifies agreement

Nine more school districts, including School District 20 Kootenay/Columbia and Southeast/Kootenay, recently ratified new agreements under the B.C. government’s 2014 Economic Stability Mandate.

To date more than 29,000 support staff workers in 55 school districts have fully ratified agreements in place. This represents about 87% of the total support staff workers in B.C. school districts. The remaining districts are working to ratify agreements by November.