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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 6:10pm

Nelsonites were left in the dark for well into the night after a powerful thunderstorm rocked the region Monday evening.

The storm packed wind gusts that knocked numerous trees over power...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 4:04pm

It's 148 grand years and counting.

It's Canada's birthday Wednesday and the Nelson Chamber of Commerce has once again put together a day of celebrations at the Rotary Lakeside...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 6:54pm

A zoning snafu at the former Notre Dame University student housing apartments has the old building’s owner’s plans to renovate caught in a legislative limbo.

The Alpine...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 7:14pm

Colleen Driscoll and Dr. Jim Noiles were outside the Liquor Store at the Canada Safeway parking lot Friday to get a head start on the upcoming West Kootenay Glacier Challenge ride.

The annual event has cyclists raising money help fight MS (Multiple...

by Contributor on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 7:02pm

The Summer Solstice was celebrated in grand form in Kaslo and people danced during the longest day of the year.

Summer Solstice is when the point on the horizon where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day.

On the solstice, the sun does not rise precisely in the east, but rises to the north of east and sets to the north of...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jun 28 2015

There was no joy in Canadaville Saturday after England scored two quick first half goals to edge host Canada 2-1 in FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer action at BC Place in Vancouver.

The game attracted a record-breaking crowd of 54,027. The previous Canadian national team record or 53,855 was set in the same venue last Sunday for the round-of-16 game against Switzerland.

Jodie...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jun 25 2015

Nelson combined the strong pitching of Benoit Thibault and Jordan McLeod with a timely offence to stop Trail Athletics 11-5 in the final of the West Kootenay Babe Ruth Baseball Championship Thursday at the newly-refurbished Queen Elizabeth Park.

The victory snaps what some baseball historians believe is a 20-year drought for Nelson Baseball.

"Someone mentioned about the 20-...

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NETS & NDCU Offering a Free Streetcar Ride on Canada Day

NETS & NDCU Offering a Free Streetcar Ride on Canada Day

For the fourth year, Nelson & District Credit Union is sponsoring the Canada Day Free Ride on Nelson Electric Tramway Society’s Street Car #23.

NDCU staff and NETS conductors want to be sure you jump on at Lakeside Park in Nelson on July 1, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m, and enjoy Canada Day with a historical streetcar ride compliments of the members of the Credit Union.

The public is urged to take the free ride while participating in the Nelson Chamber of Commerce Canada Day Celebrations at Rotary Lakeside Park.

All-stars and brilliance at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

All-stars and brilliance at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

What do Bob Bossin, Kate Pullinger, and Marina Endicott have in common?

These multi-award-winning literary all-stars are all on stage on the same night at Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s All-Star Reading on Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 pm at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

The Festival kicks off on Friday with a 100-mile Gala that pairs local authors with Creston wines in an evening of literary merriment.

Panel discussions all day Saturday explore the creative process with special guests and local artists and thinkers.

Regional News

Missing hikers near Keremeos walk to safety after week lost in wilderness

Two missing hikers were all smiles after spending almost a week in the wilderness near Keremeos. —Photo courtesy @CaminoMyWay/Twitter

Two hikers missing in the backcountry near Cathedral Provincial Park outside Keremeos walked out of the wilderness to Search and Rescue teams Sunday at about 3:30 p.m.

Lynne Carmody and Rick Moynan shocked search teams when the couple, missing since June 22, walked into the arms of rescue crews.

OP/ED: Fate or fluke? Accidental honours for war hero's homecoming

OP/ED: Fate or fluke? Accidental honours for war hero's homecoming

What seemed like a striking and awe-inspiring tribute to a fallen Air Force war hero Saturday turned out to be a fascinating, fabulous and fitting … fluke.

I was one of hundreds of people in attendance at Castlegar’s West Kootenay Regional Airport to observe, remember and respect Airman Sgt. Eric Honeyman’s sacrifices as his remains were returned to Canada after being missing in action for more than 70 years (see photo galleries of the landing ceremony, the funeral Monday, and the full story by clicking on the underlined hyperlinks).

I, along with hundreds of others, watched in amazement as an AS 350 Superlifter helicopter whipped the sky above the airport … with a man dangling from a rope 100 feet below the chopper, swaying as many 500 to 1,000 feet off the ground at any given time.

Provincial & National

New Denver joins BC Bear Smart team

Surrounded by forests and creeks, New Denver is a prime place for bears.

New Denver is the newest B.C. community to prove it’s bear aware. 

This Central Kootenay village is the seventh community in the province to earn coveted Bear Smart status, thanks to its collaborative efforts to reduce human-bear conflicts.

Surrounded by a creek and forested trails, with easy access to fruit trees, wild berries, clover patches and household garbage, this tiny village along the shores of Slocan Lake is an enticing place for black bears.

UPDATED: RCMP continues to investigate accident that shut down Coquihalla Highway

The Coquihalla Highway about 30 kilometres south of Merritt was the scene of a bus accident. — Photo courtesy VSA Road Maintenance

RCMP from Central Interior Traffic Services Merritt along with CVSE investigators continue to investigate the collision between a tour bus and tow truck that occurred on the Coquihalla highway at Brodie bridge this past Saturday.
 
RCMP can confirm a mechanical inspection of the bus has been requested.
 
"It is very fortunate that no one was killed as a result of this collision," said RCMP Sgt. Mike Pears.