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by Bill Metcalfe on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:22pm

Once each month the city council meeting is a Committee of the Whole, which means that members of the public, community groups, and the city's own department staff may present to council. No...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

A juvenile bear that has been causing extensive damage on the North Shore was put down Monday by Conservation Officers said Sgt. Dino Falcone of the Nelson Police.

The bear, which was...

by Bruce Fuhr on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:32am

Case Grypma, chair of the 2014 Nelson Airshow, would like to toss out the red carpet to area aviation buffs to attend the (Saturday) August 2 extravaganza at the Heritage City Airport on the city...

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by Castlegar Source on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 4:16pm
Police do not, at this time, suspect foul play in the sudden death of a 17-year-old Ross Spur girl, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich
"On July 20, just after 1 a.m., Trail & Greater District Detachment General Duty members, responding to an 911 call, ...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 6:28pm

The 15th birthday was much like the 14th or the 13th — simply amazing.

Starbelly Jam 2014 packed in the crowds once again as performers from Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra to Trypta to Nahko and the Medicine People, and BC/DC rocked the crowds during the weekend event in Crawford Bay.

The celebration included entertainment is soulfully eclectic, and this...

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by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Jul 21 2014

Samuel Matthew made the long trek to Vancouver Island not knowing what to expect at the B.C. Summer Games.

A few days later the Nelson swimmer needed to put in a call to the local freight company for a quote on moving a trunk load of metal back to the Heritage City following an amazing six-medal performance in the pool in the Hub City.

“I have to say I was very surprised at...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 21 2014

Local athletes took a host of medals at the BC Summer Games held this past weekend in Nanaimo.

Samuel Matthew of Nelson led the medal parade by claiming six podium finishes in the pool.

Matthew, won silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle along with bronze in 100 meter Breaststroke, 400-meter boys IM, 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter...

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Friends of Kootenay Lake Summer Events Announcement

Friends of Kootenay Lake Summer Events Announcement

Summer is here and Friends of Kootenay Lake are planning the following fun free events around the lake:

Western Toad Monitoring Workshop in Harrop

This workshop will be lead by amphibian expert Jakob Dulisse and will train citizens how to monitor for western toads. After the workshop we will be looking for volunteers to conduct regular toad monitoring at the Harrop wetlands from June-September for the next couple of years.

Artist-designed bike racks grace Baker Street

Artist-designed bike racks grace Baker Street

Regional News

COMMENT: Troubled Times

COMMENT: Troubled Times

The more I reflect upon our troubled times, the more I am convinced that Canada is not acting in a responsible manner on the international stage.  As Robert Murray, Professor and Columnist for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy stated, “The Harper government has come out with its ‘principled foreign policy’.  Exactly what that principled foreign policy looks like, though, is very short on details but very big on strong, sometimes inflammatory rhetoric”

No campfire ban, at this time, for the Southeast Fire Centre

Campfires are still allowed in the Southeast Fire Centre

Despite a large number of inquiries the Southeast Fire Centre will not be issuing a campfire prohibition at this time.

However, staff will continue to evaluate the situation on a daily basis.

Jordan Turner, Fire Information Officer, said sometimes it is necessary to implement campfire prohibitions to reduce the risk of wildfires.

He said multiple factors determine the timing of such a ban, including weather conditions, local fire activity and whether fire centre staff are encountering widespread non-compliance with campfire regulations.

Provincial & National

First Nations assert Aboriginal Title in Oppenheimer Park eviction

First Nations assert Aboriginal Title in Oppenheimer Park eviction

Homeless Tenters, First Nations Leaders from the Downtown Eastside, Coast Salish Territories and their supporters intend to defy an eviction notice given to the homeless in Oppenheimer Park on Sunday, July 20th at 7am.

Together they have issued their own Eviction Notice to the City of Vancouver (see below).

This land is still First Nations land and is under treaty negotiation. Until that’s settled, people camping there can stay as long as they need, during the housing crisis created by the three levels of Colonial Governments.

IHIT Deployed to Suspicious Death at Pemberton Festival

More than 20,000 festival goers flocked to Pemberton for the music festival. — Photo courtesy IHIT

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in after a male was found deceased inside his tent at the Pemberton Music Festival Friday.

Whistler/Pemberton RCMP along with the BC Ambulance Service attended the music festival after all attempts to revive the victim were unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The victim’s identity has been confirmed at 21-year-old Nick Phongsavath of Regina.