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By Nelson Daily editor on Monday Sep 27 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

When the Silver Ledge Hotel in Ainsworth caught fire last May, the president of the Ainsworth Fire Prevention Society was overwhelmed when he showed up at the scene and the 114-year-old, three-storey building was consumed by flames.

Four months later, Niko Bekker was overwhelmed again,...

By Contributor on Monday Sep 27 2010

Registration is now open for the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium: Shaping Our Future Together: Take Action, Build Partnerships, Strengthen Communities. Hosted by CBT, the symposium takes place October 22–24, 2010, in Revelstoke. People interested in attending the free event are invited to register online, call 1.800.505.8998 or drop into a CBT...

By Contributor on Sunday Sep 26 2010
“Remember me the way I was,” that is what the note said that the policeman found on Priscilla’s bathroom counter. My God…. after 10 years of living with excruciating pain, after 10 years of doctors and specialists who put her through every pharmaceutical they could think of she took her life! But this 60-year-old mother, sister, artist, dietician, hiker, world traveler could no...
By Nelson Daily editor on Friday Sep 24 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The people will now decide if they want Nelson Search and Rescue service established as a regular part of the services they now receive from the regional district.

An alternative approval process will take place Nov. 12 with Nelson, Salmo and Regional District of Central Kootenay areas E...

By Nelson Daily editor on Friday Sep 24 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

After years of moratorium on acquiring regional water systems, the regional district will be entering the water service game in six new areas.

The results of the alternative approval process Sept. 11 passed in favour of establishing water service in Balfour, Burton, Edgewood, Ridgewood,...

By Nelson Daily editor on Thursday Sep 23 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Less frequent crashes have contributed to around $80 million being given back to residents in BC after the province's auto insurance company elected to cut its rates in response.

ICBC announced it will take an average of three per cent off of its optional auto insurance premiums, in addition to a 2.4 per cent basic rate...

By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 22 2010

MP Alex Atamanenko has taken up the cause of various professional police associations across the country in their efforts to obtain an effective labour relations system for the RCMP, based on the principle of collective bargaining. Currently, the RCMP is the only police agency in Canada that does not have the right to collectively bargain with their employer and on their behalf Atamanenko has...

By Nelson Daily editor on Wednesday Sep 22 2010

The Nelson Daily staff

The Nelson Municipal Library just added a new book to its collection.

Facebook is now part of the city’s library system, with the city-owned service creating a new page in celebration of International Literacy Month.

Throughout the month of September, people of all ages are...

By Nelson Daily editor on Monday Sep 20 2010

By Timothy Schafer
The Nelson Daily

Inspiration is close at hand as one of the most influential Canadians of our time is coming to the West Kootenay this Wednesday.

Geneticist and environmentalist David Suzuki will be speaking at Castlegar's Mir Centre for Peace (7:30 p.m.) in another installment of the lecture series on his recent book, The Legacy —...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Sep 20 2010

The 65th annual Rock Creek Fall Fair saw thousands of visitors despite the grumpy weather over the weekend. From animal husbandry exhibitions to rodeo events, entertainment, fair rides, and vendors there was a full slate of activities over the two-day event.

Puruse the images of the fair for a taste of the busy weekend.

Click on the photos to enlarge!

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