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by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 2:42pm

Organizers of the popular BC Family Day Fishing Derby that happens during the February holiday weekend on Kootenay Lake are voicing concerns about a decline in fish stocks in the main lake.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 4:00pm

Come one, come all.

Friday is the kick off to Sports Day in Canada with third Jersey Day in downtown Nelson.

The Nelson Regional Sports Council is encouraging the public to wear their favourite jersey to work, school or just while shopping.

Donate a $1 to KidSport Nelson and wear the jersey at the NDCC and be entered into draw for Nelson Leafs jersey.

Friday night...

by Suzy Hamilton on Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 3:50pm

It was a no-brainer for Anne Pigeon. 

After 24 years  in the ski biz, taking care of  indoor operations, marketing and sales  for Whitewater Ski Resort, running a few provincial parks with her husband Rick is right up her alley.

BC Parks awarded  the Pigeons a 10 year contract to operate six West Kootenay provincial parks this fall and they’re...

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 27 2014

How long can the Nelson Leafs keep winning with an injury-depleted roster of players?

Hopefully a little while longer as Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan continues to work the phones looking for prize prospects to fill in the injury-depleted lineup.

Nelson managed, with the help of a few affiliate players from the Kootenay Ice of the BC Major Midget Hockey League, to keep pace in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 27 2014

They're back in the Mallard's Team of the Week winner's circle.

The Trafalgar Girl's Volleyball team earned the elite status after capturing the West Kootenay Junior Girl's Volleyball Championships Saturday at Mount Sentinel Gymnasium in South Slocan.

It was Trafalgar versus Trafalgar in the final, with Trafalgar winning the title.

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Lions Club begins selling tickets for Annual Variety Show

Lions Club begins selling tickets for Annual Variety Show

The annual Lions Club of Nelson Annual Variety Show, which is suitable for children of all ages, is scheduled to be held on (Wednesday) January 28th, 2015 at the Civic Theatre in Nelson.

Lions club members will be conducting Tele-marketing sales soon and ask the public to be generous by supporting the local club by purchasing tickets for the family or for less fortunate children in the community.

Dress up and step right-up to Womaginarium, A Carnival of Wonders and Curiosities

Dress up and step right-up to Womaginarium, A Carnival of Wonders and Curiosities

The Nelson & District Women’s Centre 4th Annual Fundraiser is back Friday (November 28) at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

“We’re excited to bring the carnival theme back this year with even more pizzazz” says coordinator, Jade Gregg, “and we’re curious to see your wonders too, so slap on some suspenders and come on down to see what’s up our sleeves.”

Regional News

KETTLE RIVER Q&A: Small fish with big importance for the Kettle River.

KETTLE RIVER Q&A: Small fish with big importance for the Kettle River.

Unless you are really into fish, you have probably not heard of the Speckled Dace.

The Speckled Dace (Rhinichthys osculus) is a small minnow (5-9 cm) that is relatively abundant in the Kettle River watershed and in many waterways in the western United States.

The Speckled Dace is a small minnow found in the Kettle River watershed and western United States. Illustration by Nichola Lytle, Pink Dog Designs

COLUMN: Climate change and skeptics -- part II

COLUMN: Climate change and skeptics -- part II

In Part I of this column, I attempted to present over whelming evidence that human activities are affecting global climate.  The intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is composed of over 2,000 atmospheric scientists from every major country.  In 2001, the IPCC stated unequivocally that human activities are having detectable effects on the Earth’s climate, on the atmosphere and the Earth’s water.

Provincial & National

Avalanche warning throughout BC interior

Avalanche warning throughout BC interior

Avalanche Canada is issuing a special public avalanche warning for the mountains of BC’s interior, including the North Rockies, Cariboos, North Columbia, South Columbia, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, South Rockies, and Lizard Range and Flathead. This warning applies to recreational backcountryusers and is in effect from Friday, November 28 to Monday, December 1.

Vancouver parking company waives tickets for toys

Vancouver parking company waives tickets for toys

A Vancouver parking company, Impark, is getting into the Christmas spirit for drivers with unpaid tickets.

Impark is offering a four-hour window to waive unpaid parking tickets for drivers who donate a toy to the Salvation Army.

The window of opportunity is between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. PT at the Salvation Army at 555 Homer Street in Vancouver.

Impark said the company will be accepting new, unused and unwrapped toys, and in exchange, the donor’s unpaid parking violation notice will be waived.