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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 7:19pm

It took defending BC Champion Jim Cotter a few ends to become familiar with the surroundings of the Nelson Curling Club.

However, after a couple of ends it was full steam ahead for the...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday, February 8, 2016 - 11:19am

The sun is set to rise on Morning Mountain as one of the region’s favourite recreation destinations will become one of the regional district’s newest parks.

The Regional...

by Michael Jessen on Monday, February 8, 2016 - 11:01am

“It is impossible to argue with a story that simply reflects the experience of the storyteller.”Mary Pipher

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by Michelle Mungall on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 6:48pm

Prior to Tuesday's Throne Speech in the BC Legislature by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon, Nelson/Creston MLA delivered her monthly column to The Nelson Daily.

Last week, two new women were elected to the BC Legislature in Victoria. Jodie Wickens won the by-election in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain and Melanie Mark won in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, making her the first First Nations...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 3:08pm

Salmo RCMP is advising the public to contact the detachment if anyone has credit cards problems after a report was recently received said Cpl Riordan Bellman in a media release.

"Salmo RCMP is currently investigating fraudulently compromised credit cards from area financial institutions," Bellman said.

"If you have had your credit card compromised, report it to the...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Feb 10 2016

The Nelson Leafs may not have to wait for Josh Williams to save the day after they acquired the Junior A goalie from the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League prior to the BC Hockey roster deadline.

 Leaf management realized they would have to be patient with the Junior A netminder as he was battling a knee injury.

However, after Patrick...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 09 2016

A well-oiled Prince Charles Comets teams waltzed into the Hangar during the weekend and left with the L.V. Rogers Bombers Junior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Title Saturday in Nelson.

The Comets opened up a 20-3 first quarter lead en route to a 44-28 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in the championship of the six-team tournament.

Matty Hills let the high-powered PCSS...

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Practical Financial Solutions: It costs when you miss the RRSP deadline

Practical Financial Solutions: It costs when you miss the RRSP deadline

It’s a fact proven time and again by many thousands of Canadians:  Contributing to investments held within a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is often the best way to save for retirement.

It is also an indisputable fact that missing the deadline for making your maximum 2015 contribution can be costly.

Here’s why:

Call for Nominations — Carver Award for Emerging Writers

Call for Nominations — Carver Award for Emerging Writers

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in Kootenay communities for the fourth Annual Carver Award, which comes with a $500 cash prize and presentation at the Festival’s 100-Mile Gala in Nelson on July 7, 2016.

Nominations must be for writers just starting in their careers who have had one to two books published, or an equivalent body of work published in anthologies or literary journals.

Regional News

Canadian Literary Icon Lawrence Hill Returns to Region for Workshop and Lectures

Canadian author Lawrence Hill visited Nelson in November, 2014 for a Mir Centre for Peace Lecture at Mary Hall on the Tenth Street Campus. Hill is returning to the West Kootenay-Boundary this spring for a pair of lectures and a special workshop for writers. — Submitted photo

Canadian literary icon Lawrence Hill is returning to the West Kootenay-Boundary this spring to speak on his latest timely and acclaimed novel The Illegal, a fictional narrative inspired by the plight of real refugees.

In recent conversation with the CBC, Hill — known best for his epic novel The Book of Negroes — said he wanted to write about the struggles of displaced people long before the recent headlines.

Lab to expand innovation in our region

At the MIDAS lab, engineering and business students from the University of British Columbia Okanagan learn and improve the art of crystal pulling with Don Freschi, Chief Executive Officer of Fenix Advanced Materials. Photo credit: Lawrence Wright.

Local entrepreneurs, students, academics and makers will be able to work with innovative materials, test out original products and get help bringing unique ideas and products to market at a new laboratory in Trail.

Provincial & National

RCMP warn of Valentine's Day frauds

RCMP warn of Valentine's Day frauds

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Surrey RCMP is reminding residents to be wary of those taking advantage of our basic need for human companionship.

In 2015, Surrey RCMP saw a 36% increase in frauds largely due to the Canada Revenue Agency and Immigration Canada scams (see previous release). The Surrey RCMP also receives several common fraud complaints that are associated to the time of year and demographics.

Woman survives avalanche near Pemberton

Woman survives avalanche near Pemberton

A woman is lucky to be alive after surviving an avalanche in the back country north of Pemberton off Duffly Lake Highway Saturday afternoon said RCMP in a media release.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair said the call came in at approximately 3:40 p.m. to Pemberton RCMP of a large avalanche that occurred near the Wendy Thompson Hut in the back country north of Pemberton.