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by Michael Jessen on Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:28pm

“Building a low carbon economy creates the biggest market in human history, involving trillions of dollars. The question facing Canada is how do we ensure we're a seller not...

by Eileen Delehant... on Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:16pm
Since 2005, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has researched and explored the...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 2:21pm

We all realize now it was too good to remain for any length of time.

Gas prices across B.C are expected — in some places of the problem the increases have already started — to rise for some time according to industry watchers.

Patrick DeHaan said on the online forecaster website that consumers can “expect prices to rise sharply across the country...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:31pm

Students at Selkirk College in Castlegar are frustrated following misleading comments by Minister of Advance Education Andrew Wilkinson recently about the levels of debt among students and graduates.

“Politicians in Victoria are putting sound bites before citizens when it comes to the student debt crisis in BC,” said Matthew Jameson, Chairperson of Selkirk College Students...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 01 2015

TRAX Swim Club swimmer Ian Markus was chosen and attended the Regional (Okanagan/Kootenay) Prospects Training Camp in Kamloops.
The Monday after the Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay Regional Age Group camp in Kamloops, Swim BC ran its first ever Prospects Regional Camp in the Interior with swimmers identified from the autumn Provincial Prospects selection from the Thompson-...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 01 2015

Julien Locke of Nelson combined forces with three other Black Jack Ski Team members to capture the bronze medal in the men's cross country team race Saturday on the final day of action at the 2015 BC Winter Games in Prince  George.

Locke, 21, combined...

Community News

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Calling all gardeners and seed savers to Seedy Saturday

Calling all gardeners and seed savers to Seedy Saturday

The West Kootenay EcoSociety presents the 20th Annual Seedy Saturday in the basement of the Nelson United Church (602 Silica Street), located on the corner of Silica St. and Josephine St. 

The event runs from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to swap or purchase seeds for your garden and network with other gardening enthusiasts.

2015 Paddling Season for Kootenay Rhythm Dragons Beginning

2015 Paddling Season for Kootenay Rhythm Dragons Beginning

Paddling season is almost here and there are many dragons preparing to get on the waters of Kootenay Lake.  The paddling season stretches from April to September, with three teams. 

There are two competitive teams which practice at 5:30 to 7 p.m. – one team practices Mon and Wed, the other team Tues. and Thurs.  These teams attend two festivals a year in BC and Alberta.

Regional News

Vehicle-vs-house MVA prompts police to public warning

Vehicle-vs-house MVA prompts police to public warning

A vehicle-versus-house MVA on Wednesday has prompted police to remind residents that the emergency brake is an important second precaution.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff said police got a call at 11:49 a.m. on Feb 25 to attend a motor vehicle accident in the 1000 block of 7 Avenue.

OP/ED: MP speaks to Bill C-51

OP/ED: MP speaks to Bill C-51

There has been a great deal in the news over the past few weeks about C-51, the government’s news Anti-Terrorism Act.  It is another one in a series of omnibus bills and contains 62 pages covering everything from expanding the mandate of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to allowing police to seize terrorist propaganda while making it easier to share information between government departments.

On the surface, it appears fairly clear: we are faced with a terrorist threat.  C-51 will make our country a safer place.

Provincial & National

PharmaCare deal for seven drugs saves millions, ensures supply

Some drugs just got cheaper for BC residents.

B.C. residents will be getting the best possible price for seven important prescription medications while ensuring drug supply, out of PharmaCare’s open and fair price submission competition process.

Health Minister Terry Lake announced today that B.C.’s PharmaCare program, through its annual price submission process, has confirmed Accel Pharma, Ranbaxy Canada and Septa Pharmaceuticals will be sole suppliers to PharmaCare for seven generic drugs beginning April 1, 2015.

This sole supply arrangement will save PharmaCare more than $2 million a year.

Comment: Vancouver's campaign spending contagion spreading fast

Votes have been cast and now the spending totals have been tabulated. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The returns are in and some of the 2014 local election campaign spending isn't pretty.

But first a quick peek at some of the spending by the 'distant cousins' that seems to have been lost in the feeding frenzy over those candidate returns.
More than 100 organizations registered with Elections B.C. as third-party sponsors. There were the customary civic-minded groups and others with a bit of self-interest at stake. A few dropped some serious coin.