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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:03pm

This time even Mother Nature attended in a good mood.

Hundreds of people flocked to the west end of Baker Street for July MarketFest.

This MarketFest musical line-up, packed with...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 1:00pm

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society was shutdown for a brief time after copper thieves stole wire from the tracks of the local tram near Lakeside Park.

The theft happened Thursday (July 24...

by Michael Jessen on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:40am

“It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


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by Charles Jeanes on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 7:54am

Humans’ natural being, humans being natural

My column title is a steal from the book title by Ken Wilber. Wilber is one of those writers I so much admire for their attempt to synthesize vast quantities of history and other data about the human...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:37am

Greens in the new federal riding of Kootenay-Columbia are getting ready to select a candidate for the next federal election.

The nomination contest for the candidate to represent the Green Party of Canada in the upcoming election, set for the fall of 2015 or earlier, has opened, with a vote by local Green Party members slated for later this year.

“With the Conservative...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 27 2014

It's days until the horn blows for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Saturday, at the Lakeside Park beach, the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun club took to the water for a test run of the triathlon distance.

Club members have been training for up to two months, swimming in the NDCC pool along with running and riding distances to prepare for the big day of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 27 2014

The TELUS Community Action Team was back in gear recently, pulling out all the stops to donate a whacking $2000 to KidSport-Nelson.

TELUS Community Action Team supports charities that help to educate and empower youth to improve their quality of life and to enable them to reach their full potential.

These investments are the cornerstone of our community support in Canada and...

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BC Used Oil Ambassadors make pitstop in Heritage City

BC Used Oil Ambassadors make pitstop in Heritage City

Two ambassadors for BC Used Oil and Recycling program were in Nelson during the weekend to promote public awareness and encourage responsible recycling.

Susan Zhang and Therese Mah are part of four student ambassadors canvassing the province for 17 weeks on a mission to foster sustainable communities by educating the public on how to recycle everything in their homes.

"For us we want to make sure all the collection facilities have all the resources they need and are happy with the program," Susan Zhang told The Nelson Daily.

Starry Night astronomical event calendar for August

Starry Night astronomical event calendar for August

For anyone who has ever been interested in the sky, then Taghum Starry Night program is the place to be.

During the month of August, there is plenty to see in the night sky at Taghum Community Hall — 5915 Taghum Hall Road by the old Taghum Bridge.

Unfortunately there will be no longer very good views of Saturn and Mars as the planets sink in the west.

Neptune will be at opposition in late August and will be an object to aim for next month.

Regional News

Castlegar lotto winners come forward

Castlegar lotto winners come forward

A $75,000 winning BC649 ticket sold at the Castlegar Pharmasave has been claimed, by Barb, 67, and Ted, 75, Healey, of Castlegar.

In an interview from BCLC offices in Kamloops, where they went to claim their winnings, the Healeys told The Source they didn't get much sleep last night, given all the kerfuffle.

"This is pretty exciting," Barb said.

The two have been buying 649 tickets twice a week for decades, only winning $80 on two occassions ... until now.

Ambulance crashes in Rossland

Ambulance crashes in Rossland

Three people were injured when an ambulance was involved in an accident today in Rossland, according to Trail RCMP Cpl. Kelly Hall.

"On July 24, at approximately 9:02 a.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle incident involving an ambulance on Highway 3B near Feeney Road at Rossland," she said. "The ambulance left the roadway and travelled down an embankment.

"The three occupants of the vehicle were not trapped in the vehicle and are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Provincial & National

Happy Birthday Columbia Valley agriculture association

WDFI makes the 100-year grade in the East Kootenay.

The name has been changed several times but the commitment to promoting agriculture and rural life has remained the same.

The Windermere District Farmers’ Institute and Livestock Association (WDFI) was presented with a Century Farm Award at a Centenary Celebration in Windermere Sunday.

The WDFI was incorporated in 1914 under the B.C. Agricultural Association Act as the Windermere Farmers’ Institute – Incorporation #91. The institute’s first membership fees were set at “Fifty Cents”.