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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!

By Castlegar Source on Friday Sep 17 2010

Police have released security camera photos relating to four ATM beark-ins and thefts through out the region in recent weeks, including one at the regional airport in Castlegar.

They also described the car as a silver, four-door, full-sized sedan, with no tinted windows.  The vehicle appears to be a 2004 or newer model Mercedes CLO 320 .  The car may have lower profile tires and silver...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Sep 17 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nearly 400 jobs and $200 million in wages will be pouring into the Kootenay region as the Waneta expansion project for Pond d'Oreille River was officially announced recently.
An agreement in principle was reached between the Columbia Power Corporation and the Columbia Basin Trust with Fortis BC for the construction of a...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Sep 16 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The company with plans to put an independent power project on Glacier/Howser creeks has submitted a fish and fish habitat report on one of the two creeks to the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO).
AXOR's Purcell Green Power has submitted additional information required by the EAO for Howser Creek, in the wake of the EAO...

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