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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:06am

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 2:54pm

West Kootenay Transit is doing its best to support Earth Day 2015 by offering a Free Transit for all passengers on Wednesday, April 22.

“We are hoping people will take this...

by Colin Payne on Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:37am

The Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipality (JGRM) was dealt a blow recently when an avalanche assessment ordered by the provincial Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) revealed building foundations...

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by Letters to the ... on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:21am

To the Editor:

Recently, Thalia Vesterback rebutted an article in the Nelson Star questioning the IHA’s recent decision not to purchase a new digital mammography machine for KLH and move these services to Trail, which can absorb the additional capacity.

Her response was misleading, neglected some hard truths and has raised more questions...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:26pm

It's getting to sound like a broken record as for the second time in as many weeks the Regional District of Central Kootenay board has rejected bids for a project.

Last week the tendering process did not produce a winner according to the RDCK staff for renovations to the...

Sports Headlines

by Bruce Fuhr on Friday Apr 17 2015

A hockey player from Nelson is trying to accomplish what no Nelson team has ever done before — win the Allan Cup, emblematic of Canadian Men’s Senior AAA Hockey supremacy.

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Alex MacLeod is currently in Clarenville, Newfoundland playing in the six-team 2015 Allan Cup Tournament for the Bentley Generals.

“I was pretty young...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Apr 16 2015

Okay Bombers, let’s . . . play . . . ball.

Unfortunately, the first home game for the L.V. Rogers High School Baseball team will not be at the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Park in Nelson.

Bomber fans need to travel 80 kilometers to the west to Trail for the 2015 LVR High School Tournament.

“Unfortunately for accommodations and such we had to make a...

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Author celebrates the canoe in Nelson Library presentation

Author celebrates the canoe in Nelson Library presentation

The craft that transported Canada’s earliest peoples and later carried European explorers is beloved today as a means to experience the great outdoors.

Nelson's Ellis trio burn up waters at 40th Annual National Qualifying Regatta

Nelson's Ellis trio burn up waters at 40th Annual National Qualifying Regatta

Photo Caption: Cadets Eric Iversen of 201 RCSCC in Port Coquitlam and Katelyn Ellis of 81 RCSCC in Nelson (far left)  are presented the Robert Aitken Dallin Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship by Cdr Andy Muir, CO RCSU (Pac).— Submitted photo

Regional News

Two files: Trail cops win, but need assistance

Two files: Trail cops win, but need assistance

Trail police are both celebrating a win and asking for help after two unrelated cases they investigated this week, according to RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr.

“On April 16, the Trail and Greater District RCMP executed a search warrant issued under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a rural Fruitvale residence,” Orr said. “One male was arrested relating to this investigation and charges of Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking and Production of Marihuana will be recommended by police.”

Orr said it was a significant grow-op.

West Kootenay Trade Show a sell-out

West Kootenay Trade Show a sell-out

The forecast for this weekend in Castlegar holds not just sunny skies and balmy weather, but also fun and excitement with this year’s newly-expanded West Kootenay Trade Show at the Complex.

Chamber of Commerce executive director Tammy Verigin-Burk says every single one of the more-than 130 vendor booths is sold out, with an outrageous range of goods and services to check out, as well as an outdoor food court, entertainment, draws, prizes, and more.

Provincial & National

BC Coroners Service confirms identity of victims of B.C. plane crash

BC Coroners Service confirms identity of victims of B.C. plane crash

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of two persons who died following an air crash on Monday (April 13) as Robert Brandt, aged 34, and Kevin Wang, aged 32, both residents of the Vancouver area.

B.C. government appoints two new Provincial Court judges

B.C. government appoints two new Provincial Court judges

The B.C. government is appointing two new Provincial Court judges, to ensure the court is able to continue to address caseload pressures and improve access to justice, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton announced today.

In addressing recent retirements and vacancies, the appointments of Judge Patrick Doherty and Judge Dwight Stewart are effective April 23, 2015, and April 18, 2015, respectively.

Judge Doherty attended law school at the University of British Columbia and graduated in 1987.