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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 28 2010

The federal government will remove the sales tax from the purchase of poppies and wreaths for the Legion’s annual poppy campaign.

When the Harmonized Sales Tax was implemented in Ontario and B.C. this summer, the production of poppies fell under the new tax system since a private firm in Toronto makes the poppies.

This means they would have...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The primary driver for the library referendum ‘yes’ vote in southern Area H was the pilot project the library ran for nearly one year in Winlaw, says the area’s director.

Walter Popoff said the pilot project only ran for one year, but it whetted the appetite for people for permanent library...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The community of Procter will soon have a new fishing dock to call their own.

In an effort to encourage fishing, the West Arm Outdoors Club — through the Regional District of Central Kootenay — has taken it upon themselves to create a wharf on the site of the old federal dock in Procter....

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

In the spring of 2010, two families — the O'Neills from Winlaw and the Doells from Rossland — went on a journey of connection to Nepal.

These families each have teenage children who were born in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world. The purpose of their two-month journey was to reconnect their children with their birth families and with...

By Laila Yuile on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

For years, I have often wondered why, in such  ’tough economic times’, the very expensive  Sea to Sky highway was not tolled. I’ve called for it, many of you have called for it, and last year,  even Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson...

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

New Democrats are asking tough questions about foreign ownership in light of the revelation that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has no research on the impact of foreign ownership in Canada’s broadcast and telecom industries. Speaking to the issue in late July, New Democrat Culture Critic Charlie Angus said the Harper government’s decision to open the...

By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

The Selkirk College Saints made the first road trip a memorable one as the Kootenay-based team doubled the University of the Fraser Valley 6-3 in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League play Friday at at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

Former Nelson Leaf snipers, Caleb Georgetti of Nelson and Scott Jago of Castlegar, provided the offence, as Selkirk exploded for four second...

By Murray Dobbin on Monday Oct 25 2010

 I have argued that ideology makes you stupid and if you have power it makes you dangerous. One of the best examples is the idiocy of more and more tax cuts with the supposed goal of making Canadian business internationally “competitive.”

First, tax rates regularly come about sixth or seventh down the list of factors that actual CEOs look at when deciding whether or not to invest.  For...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Oct 24 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Building permits and construction values were down in the regional district municipalities in September, continuing a trend that has been endemic the entire year.

There were only 83 building permits issued in the last month, down from 119 last year, and 644 issued for the year-to-date in...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 22 2010

By Suzanne Fournier, The Province

U.S. border agents found more than $9 million worth of Ecstasy in “suspicious” backpacks stashed in the woods just south of the border at Grand Forks.

Acting on a tip from a hiker, U.S. agents near the border-patrol...