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By Contributor on Monday Sep 19 2016

The 1st Annual Doxie Fun Fest was a rainy one, but that didn’t stop the hounds from gathering and having fun Saturday, Sept 17 at Gyro Park in Trail.

There was a total of 25 Doxie’s with their proud owners join together for Wiener racing and contests.  This event was a great success in raising donations for the SPCA.

Doxie Fun Fest was celebrated by some of the cutest...

By Contributor on Monday Sep 19 2016

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Teck Trail Operations, the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue and the Regional District Kootenay Boundary Emergency Program will be conducting an emergency response exercise. The exercise will be a beneficial training opportunity for emergency response agencies within the region.

During the exercise, access to residential Tadanac along Stoney Creek Road will be...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 13 2016

In a media release, FortisBC announced it has received approval from the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) to modify natural gas rates. Beginning October 1, 2016 customers will see changes to their bill.

“Natural gas prices have risen since spring 2016. The hotter...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 07 2016

The City of Kimberley and the United Steelworkers Local I-405 ratified a four-year collective agreement.

The tentative settlement was previously agreed to on August 29th and replaces the previous contract that expired on February 29th, 2016.

“We are very pleased to have this new contract in place," said Mayor Don McCormick, adding council gave unanimous consent to ratification at...

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Sep 06 2016

To The Editor:

A big thank you to members of the Nelson, Castlegar and Trail communities for your generous contributions to support the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I reached out to family, friends and the community and was overwhelmed by how much money was donated to the Ride.

The three communities helped me raise $6490 and contributed to the $7.1 million...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 29 2016

A tentative agreement has been reached between the City of Kimberley and United Steelworkers 1-405 following a weekend of bargaining.

The agreement comes after an exhausting session which began Saturday evening and ended on Monday afternoon and saw both sides soften their positions.

“This has been a very difficult set of negotiations for both our members and the committee,” said...

By Contributor on Monday Aug 22 2016

Most of the smoke that’s been visible in parts of the Southeast Fire Centre is coming from several wildfires in Washington State, particularly one near Deep Lake in Stevens County.

The Deep Lake wildfire, south of Trail, is 15 kilometres south of the Canada-U.S. border and covers about 300 hectares. Although this fire is not currently spreading north, the BC Wildfire Service is...

By John Boivin on Tuesday Aug 09 2016

Forget the Olympics or the US presidential election. The big show this week is right above your head.

The Perseid meteor shower is expected to put on a major display this week with more than 200 meteors flashing across the sky every hour on Thursday and Friday night.

But you may have to be a bit of a night owl to see them well.

“The best viewing will be from 1-3 a.m.,”...

By Contributor on Sunday Jul 24 2016

The Province has strengthened regulations to ensure that hunters do not use flying drones to help them track wildlife, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced Friday.

The Province amended the Wildlife Act hunting regulation, making it illegal for people to operate or possess a drone, or use data obtained by a drone, while on a hunting or...

By Contributor on Sunday Jul 24 2016

Get all the love for half the price.

Until Tuesday (July 26) , the BC SPCA is holding a cat adoption promotion, presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®, at all of its locations across B.C. to encourage animal lovers to come and check out the adult felines in the society’s care.

With the province’s shelters filled with cats of all shapes, sizes, ages and colours, it’s a fantastic time...