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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:45pm

In a bizarre twist to an already strange story, the man charged with a string of armed robberies in the region tried, this morning, to escape custody and flee before his scheduled court appearance...

by Michael Jessen on Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 1:05pm

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”   ...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 2:06pm

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who was discovered deceased in Kootenay Lake near Nelson on Sept. 11.

The man was Paul Tayes, aged 56, from Surrey.

Tayes had checked into the Kokanee Creek campground on Sept. 2, for one night and was reported missing by park staff on Sept. 4, after he failed to return to his truck and equipment.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8:22am

Nelson native Wayne Naka was officially named the new president of the B.C. Senior Games during the recent competition held this past week in Langley.

And with the new president comes a new games as BC Seniors Games Society officially rebranded its annual multi-sport event as the 55+ BC Games starting in 2015 with the North Vancouver Games.

“The new 55+ BC...

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by Bob Hall on Monday Sep 15 2014

The Selkirk Saints Men’s Hockey Team opened the exhibition season with a pair of hard fought and exciting games against the Trail Smoke Eaters in a showcase that provided a taste of what’s to come for the 2014-15 campaign.

The inter-league set matched the two-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions against the region’s only...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 15 2014

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

The summer is over and September is nearing the midway point. So there's plenty of time this month to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.


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Blewett's Rob Hiscox wins big at West Kootenay Toy Run

Blewett's Rob Hiscox wins big at West Kootenay Toy Run

Rob Hiscox of Blewett was one happy ticket holder when his name was called as the winner of the 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide during the West Kootenay Toy Run celebration.

Hiscox bought the winning ticket at Taghum Shell.

Joey Bella of Trail won $1000 second prize while Sherry Chrastensen of Genelle took home the $500 third place prize.

Winners of $100 were Gerry Woodhouse of Rossland, former Mayor Bill Trewhella of  Warfield, Allan Jmayoff of Christina Lake, Clint Johre of Trail and Tim Okeefe of Castlegar.

Kootenays join global day of action for the largest climate march in history

Kootenays join global day of action for the largest climate march in history

People concerned about climate change and a clean energy future can join in local events for the global action, the People’s Climate March, on Sunday, (September 21).

We will be rallying at Nelson City Hall at 4:30 pm for speeches. Then we march to Nelson United Church which is hosting a potluck dinner. Following the dinner there will be a showing of the documentary film “Disruption” about this giant global climate action.

Regional News

GF man dies in crash near Kelowna

GF man dies in crash near Kelowna

A Grand Forks man, Jeffrey James McNeil (46), has been identified as the victim of a motorcycle accident near Kelowna, (Friday) September 12. 

McNeil, was riding southbound on Highway 33 near Kelowna when he lost control of his motorcycle. 

According to the BC Coroner's Service, emergency personnel responded and he was taken to Kelowna General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Local cop gets warm welcome home after Cops for Kids ride

Local cop gets warm welcome home after Cops for Kids ride

He spent all summer training and fundraising, and then another 11 days on the road cycling for local children.  Castlegar RCMP Const. Rob Gardner returned Sunday from their 10 day, 1,000-km cycling journey across South Eastern B.C.

Provincial & National

West Kelowna ski hill will not open for upcoming season

West Kelowna ski hill will not open for upcoming season

Regardless of weather winter arrives with or without an abundance of snow, skiers who frequent Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in West Kelowna will not enjoy any skiiing.

The resort announced Saturday morning on Facebook operations will not happen for the 2014/15 season.

"Thank you all for patiently waiting for an update from us. I'm sad to announce that the mountain will not be in operation for the upcoming 2014-2015 winter season," the Facebook post read.

KidSport BC receives $400,000 B.C. government grant

KidSport BC receives $400,000 B.C. government grant

KidSport BC hit a home run as the provincial government gave a $400,000 B.C. government grant to ensure all children in British Columbia have the opportunity to participate in sport, announced Burnaby North MLA Richard T. Lee on behalf of Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Established in 1993, KidSport BC is a non-profit organization that helps kids 18 and under to participate in sport.

The program enables children and youth to participate in a sport of their choice through confidential financial assistance.