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by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 8:25am

The stage is set for the city’s next big real estate development.

There was minimal discussion and all eight resolutions regarding Nelson Landing’s rezoning application in the...

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by Letters to the ... on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 8:34pm

To The Editor:

Politics at its best? Or politics at its worst?

With the official start of the federal election being called over the August long weekend, we also saw the start of political parties’ election sign campaigns. Now, love them, or hate them, they are part of the political tradition in Canada, and one of the most effective ways...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 8:50am

About 1500 campers and residents came out to the Kokanee Park Visitors Centre Sunday to celebrate the return of the Kokanee at the annual RedFish Festival.

And they didn't mind the rain at all!

Festivities  moved...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 01 2015

There are always more than a couple of questions at the start of every hockey season in the Heritage City: Will the latest edition of the Nelson Leafs be able to break through to overtake the always tough competition in the Neil Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League?

There is some encouraging news from Leaf skipper Dave McLellan, especially after the second...

by Bob Hall on Monday Aug 31 2015

Hockey fans are in for a treat this weekend when the Selkirk College Saints and the Trail Smoke Eaters tangle in a cross-league exhibition home-and-home series that will serve as a warm-up for the 2015-2016 regular season.

Hopefuls looking to the crack the squads for the three-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) Saints and the British Columbia Hockey...

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Kootenay Spirit Festival right around the corner in beautiful Nelson

Kootenay Spirit Festival right around the corner in beautiful Nelson

Only a few more sleeps before the second annual Kootenay Spirit Festival held right here Nelson, BC. This incredible weekend of yoga, meditation, music and dance will take place this September 18-20, 2015.

Here is an account of last year's Kootenay Spirit Festival from one of the participants, Shayla Wright.

West Kootenay Toy Run right around the corner

West Kootenay Toy Run right around the corner

In less than two weeks motorcycle riders from throughout the region will be hopping on the bikes to participate in the 28th Annual West Kootenay Toy Run.

On Sunday, September 13, riders will enjoy another fabulous day riding the Kootenay loop with friends,meeting new ones, collecting toys for the Areas Food Banks.

The ride is followed by live music and the draw for the 2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special.

Regional News

Four new human caused fires prompt officials to ask for greater public diligence

Four new human caused fires prompt officials to ask for greater public diligence

On the August 29-30 weekend, the BC Wildfire Service responded to four new human-caused wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre. One of those wildfires was sparked by an abandoned campfire.

Firefighters make Castlegar proud in RDKB response; will do so again at Firefighter Games this weekend

Firefighters make Castlegar proud in RDKB response; will do so again at Firefighter Games this weekend

Castlegar fire chief Gerry Rempel has fabulous bragging rights after a request for assistance last weekend from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.

“When it (the US Stickpin wildfire looming perilously close to the Canadian border and threatening Grand Forks and Christina Lake) was declared an emergency, it became a provincial response,” Rempel explained. “The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) requested our attendance.”

Provincial & National

Be road smart this long weekend

Watch out for the other guy and slow down this Labour Day Holiday weekend.

The unofficial conclusion to summer holidays happens this weekend with the Labour Day Holiday.

Tuesday, students return to the classroom while familes return to the normal routine of fall.

However, before the first laptop is opened, the public is racing to get the most from the final longweekend of summer.

Which is why the province is encouraging the public to be safe this Labour Day holiday weekend — noted as one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

Province counsels caution with campfires this long weekend

Province counsels caution with campfires this long weekend

The BC Wildfire Service reminds everyone planning to head into the backcountry or go camping on the Labour Day long weekend to comply with provincial legislation related to campfire use and open burning.

Although small campfires are once again allowed in most parts of B.C., extended hot and dry weather conditions this year have led to increased wildfire risks in many regions.