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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:24pm

West Coast Amusements, Canada's largest and most respected traveling carnival operator, made its annual stop in the Heritage City during the Easter weekend prompting...

by Bill Metcalfe on Monday, April 21, 2014 - 9:26pm

Municipal governments and regional districts in the Kootenay Boundary region don’t think the provincial government consulted sufficiently with them before its recent proposed changes...

by Colin Payne on Monday, April 21, 2014 - 12:13pm

The provincial government was in scramble mode following recently-announced changes to the Reviewable Projects Regulations that got rid of environmental assessments for ski resorts and natural gas...

Latest Headlines

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:15pm

The Regional District of Central Kootenay, in consultation with local government agencies, is closing a portion of the Nelson-Salmo Great Northern Trail due to bear sightings near Cottonwood Lake.

The BC Conservation Officer Service, regional bear biologists and the Ministry of Forest Land and Natural Resource Operations and RDCK is initiating an annual spring trial closure of the trail...

by Letters to the ... on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 3:30pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

To: The SD8 (Kootenay Lake) Community
RE: Strike Action

As you are aware, negotiations between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) are ongoing. From March 4 – 6, 2014, teachers across the Province held a strike vote...

Sports Headlines

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 22 2014

Fresh from hosting the very successful 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup, the Nelson Leafs are now looking to fill two key off-ice positions after president Russell Stocks and head coach Frank Maida recently tendered their resignations to the hockey club.

Both Stocks and Maida were instrumental in making the Leafs one of elite franchises in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Apr 21 2014

The Nelson Neptunes swim club is back in business.

After spending the entire 2013 season on the sidelines due to the closure of the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, the Neptunes are happy to report the club is up and running, beginning May 5 with the first of pre-season training.

Along with a new season is a new coaching tandem of Acadia University varsity swimmer Cynthia...

Community News

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Kootenay bike tour to talk about the stop-the-pipelines movement

Kootenay bike tour to talk about the stop-the-pipelines movement

Kootenays for a Pipeline Free BC is going on a bike and speaking tour of the Kootenays this week.

Co-op offers Educational and Yes! Camp Youth Scholarships

Co-op offers Educational and Yes! Camp Youth Scholarships

Are you a Kootenay Co-op member seeking funding for further education?

If so, then the Kootenay Co-op has a great opportunity for you.

The $1,000 Members’ Scholarship offers financial support to an active Kootenay Co-op member, or the child of an active member, to attend an accredited post secondary institution.

Are you are a parent looking for a valuable summer experience for the teenager in your life?

Regional News

GF mom speaks at international global summit

GF mom speaks at international global summit

In Grand Forks, Laranna Androsoff is known as the Aboriginal Family Support Worker at Boundary Family Individual Support and Services (BFISS) and as Trinity’s mom. But earlier this month she got wider recognition for the latter.

Androsoff was invited to speak at the 2014 Global Summit on Childhood in Vancouver. There she sat on a panel of professionals from around the world including professors, philanthropists and researchers from as far away as Romania and Kenya.

“They were looking for a parent representative in Canada,” said Androsoff.

LETTER: Gilpin grasslands need protection not for quad use

LETTER: Gilpin grasslands need protection not for quad use

It was upsetting to read the current description of the Gilpin Grasslands as a recreation area by the Grand Forks Quad Bike Club.

Gilpin is an extremely important wildlife ecosystem, a point validated by three provincial governments and two land conservancies, all who have left an important footprint on Gilpin.

The grassland ecosystem in our province is advertised as the most threatened and less than one per cent of our land base and home to most of our threatened and endangered species.

Provincial & National

Learning more about 9-1-1

Learning more about 9-1-1

In recognition of the recent Emergency Service Dispatchers and 9-1-1 Awareness Week the Integrated First Nations Policing Unit inwould like to thank their Telecommunications Operators that provide valuable support, resources and information to assist us with our jobs.

Telecommunications Operators provide our communities and officers with round-the clock service and deal with some of the most difficult phone calls. The Integrated First Nations Policing Unit accesses services from four different Emergency Service Dispatchers throughout their shifts.

Health Canada issues recall for medical pot produced in BC

Health Canada sent out a recall notice Friday for medical marijuana produced in BC. — File photo

Health Canada has issued a recall notice Friday of marijuana for medical purposes from Greenleaf Medicinals in British Columbia following an inspection.

The pot in question is Purple Kush, Batch PK-10-20-13.

Greenleaf Medicinals is based in Nanaimo.

Health Canada said on its website the recall is due to issues with the company’s production practices which were identified during an inspection by Health Canada and may impact the product.