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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 9:06pm

Interior Health is advising the public of an outbreak of salmonellosis related to contact with live baby poultry originating from a hatchery in Alberta.

The investigation, involving IH, the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 8:46am

Nelson Police were forced to use a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) to disarm a distraught woman with a knife Sunday at an apartment building in the Heritage City.

Nelson Police Department...

by Suzy Hamilton on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 7:12pm

There is another delay in a Slocan valley woman’s prosecution of the province of BC and the Executive Flight Centre over the jet fuel spill into Lemon Creek nearly two years ago.

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by Bob Hall on Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 8:33am

High school students from across the West Kootenay-Boundary received a taste for post-secondary life last week at the annual Experience Selkirk Day.

More than 400 students descended on Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus, Tenth Street Campus and Kootenay Studio Arts Campus to take in morning workshops and afternoon games. It was an opportunity for those considering a post-secondary...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 9:31pm

Minister of Justice, Peter MacKay was in Cranbrook during the weekend to meet with Kootenay Columbia MP, David Wilks and key riding community leaders to discuss important economic, national security and justice initiatives.

Included in the discussion was the government’s Economic Action Plan 2015; the necessity of strengthening the local economy and creating jobs; and, ensuring...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 28 2015

The Nelson Selects U13 Girls Soccer made it look easy en route to the gold medal at the Terry Walgren Tournament held recently in the Heritage City.

The Selects outscored the opposition by a 19-3 margin, registering three shutouts in the tournament.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.

The team includes,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday May 27 2015

Ryan Lewis scored three tries to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 20-14 victory over Sir Charles Tupper of Vancouver in consolation round action at the BC High School AA Boy's Rugby Championships Wednesday in Abbotsford.

Lewis was a one-man wrecking crew, scoring three times and converting a penalty to lead the Bombers scoring machine.

"This was a big win for us,"...

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Genealogy Workshop at Touchstones

Genealogy Workshop at Touchstones

Saturday (May 30) the West Kootenay Family Historians Society is offering an Introduction to Genealogy Workshop at Touchstones Nelson’s Shawn Lamb Archives.

The workshop is set to run from 1:30-4 p.m.

The workshop will include short presentations on traditional genealogical research and online research, along with one-on-one consultations.

Participants will receive a family tree starter kit. Fee for the workshop is $12 for members, $15 for non-members. 

Spots are limited, for registration contact Touchstones Nelson at 250-352-9813.

Local Lung Association Director Challenges BC Smokers to Quit for 1 Day and Win

Local Lung Association Director Challenges BC Smokers to Quit for 1 Day and Win

British Columbia has the lowest smoking rate in Canada – just 11.4 percent -- and so has much to celebrate this World No Tobacco Day (May 31). The BC Lung Association believes we can do better still, and is calling on the 500,000 British Columbians who continue to smoke to commit to a 24 hour quit by signing up for the Tobacco Free Tuesday contest on June 2nd.
 

Regional News

MP lobbies Air Canada for better landing technology for Castlegar

MP lobbies Air Canada for better landing technology for Castlegar

Derek Vanstone, VP Government Affairs, Industry

And Corporate Strategy

Air Canada

Dear Mr. Vanstone,

Thank you very much for taking the time to meet with us to discuss the future of the West Kootenay Regional Airport.

As you are aware, technology currently exists to improve the reliability of airports such as our Airport in Castlegar.  British Columbia and all West Kootenay communities would benefit if flights into Castlegar could be predictable during the winter months.

GF council votes to have Coun. Butler disqualified

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Grand Forks city councillors voted in Monday night's council meeting to file a declaration of disqualification for Coun. Julia Butler. 

They sent out the following press release this morning: 

Grand Forks, BC city council voted in favour of filing an application to the court for declaration of disqualification against Councillor Julia Butler. 

Provincial & National

Government commits half a million to raise stroke awareness

Health Minister Terry Lake gets tested following a press conference Tuesday.

Stroke awareness in British Columbia will be getting a boost with $500,000 in government funding to the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s FAST Signs of Stroke campaign, Health Minister Terry Lake announced Tuesday.

“Stroke can happen at any age, and when it does, seconds count. Knowing the signs of stroke is integral to getting yourself or a loved one life-saving treatment as soon as possible,” said Lake.

Municipal amalgamation in Ontario fails to achieve cost savings in cities both big and small

Municipal amalgamation in Ontario fails to achieve cost savings in cities both big and small

Ontario’s push for municipal amalgamation in the 1990s has failed to deliver cost-savings and efficiencies promised for both large and small cities, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.