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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 9:09pm

Nelson and District Teachers Association president Paul Boscariol told The Nelson Daily the B.C Teachers’ Federation executive would be meeting Tuesday to review how best to...

by Bill Metcalfe on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 5:40pm

This is the second in a series of Q&A sessions with people running for city council in the November elections. The first was with council candidate Michael Dailly,...

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by Letters to the ... on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 8:25pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Many parents and caregivers have been contacting us anxiously wondering when school will be starting for the 2014-2015 school year.

We are hopeful that our schools will be open on (Tuesday) September 2 and that our...

by Suzy Hamilton on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:26pm

Mother Nature handed the 2014 Redfish Festival at Kokanee Park a gift and stopped raining in time for a great celebration at the park on Sunday.

More than 2,500 campers and area residents came to learn more about the Kokanee salmon that arrived last week.

The celebration included dancers from Slava Dorvall's dance studio, musicians Bryce and Friends and Bessie Wapp...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 26 2014

Nineteen and counting.

Nelson's Fat Tire Festival went off like a bang as cycling enthusiasts flocked to mountains and streets of the Heritage City to participate in the event in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist who lost his life tragically while riding his bike 19 years ago.

The three-day event started with the bike clinics and...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 25 2014

Believe it or not, hockey season is right around the corner.

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League's Nelson Leafs take to the ice for training camp Friday through Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

Leafs, under the guidance of new coach Dave McLellan, have very little time to get battle ready as the squad plays a series of exhibition games beginning Wednesday, September 3 in...

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The Library and AFKO launch newest novel by Aurelien Dupuis

The Library and AFKO launch newest novel by Aurelien Dupuis

When Aurélien Dupuis arrived in Nelson in 1991— retired, with children grown — the time had come: he would fulfil a lifelong dream to become a writer. Drawing from influences from his French Canadian farmstead childhood in Noëlville, Ontario, a working life in the trades as a steamfitter, and a love of rural life and nature, Dupuis went on to write 18 books in French for children and adults.

Parkinson SuperWalk on Sunday, September 7 at Rotary Lakeside Park

Parkinson SuperWalk on Sunday, September 7 at Rotary Lakeside Park

Family, friends and neighbours are teaming up to fight Parkinson’s. Their special power - hope! Join our community heroes at the 19th annual Parkinson SuperWalk on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. at  Rotary Lakeside Park.

Participants can register by visiting www.parkinson.bc.ca.

Regional News

Potential detente between city and union

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff

We’re seeing forward motion in negotiations between the City of Castlegar and its CUPE workers, after a stalemate last month led to limited strike action on the union’s part Aug. 15, with city staff refusing all over time work.

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff says city staff continue to assess a settlement offer sent by the union at the end of last week, and are waiting to hear back from the mediator as his availability to resume talks.

“We will definitely have a written response for the union, hopefully as early as today,” Chernoff said.

SD board of trustees issues letter to parents re: teachers strike

Lorraine Manning, vice-chair, board of trustees, SD 20

Dear parents and guardians:

As you are likely aware, the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) have not been able to make significant progress over the summer months and so the possibility of schools opening as usual following Labour Day is uncertain. The Board hopes that the recent appointment of an external mediator provides an opportunity for the parties at the table to adjust their positions and reach a negotiated settlement in time for schools to open as scheduled on September 2nd.

Provincial & National

Police lock down Nanaimo hospital

Police lock down Nanaimo hospital

A lockdown at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital today ended without incident, according to RCMP Sgt. Sheryl Armstrong.

Latest Mount Polley water-quality results

The tailings pond at Mt. Polley Mine.

Water samples taken from Quesnel Lake on Aug. 13 by Ministry of Environment staff have been tested and continue to meet provincial and federal drinking water guidelines at shallower depths where drinking water is typically sourced from.

The latest samples were taken at the following locations and depths: