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by Contributor on Sunday Sep 24 2017

 “It’s been a very long haul,” said Slocan Valley Seniors’ Housing Society president Rita Moir, “but we are really pleased to announce final funding has been approved for affordable seniors’ rental housing in the Village of Slocan.”

BC Housing, Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust), the Village of Slocan, Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission, RDCK, Slocan Valley Community Legacy...

by Letters to the editor on Sunday Sep 24 2017

To The Editor:

The devastating hurricanes we witnessed in early September shouldn’t have been named after a sweet old couple like Irma and Harvey. They should be named after the true culprits:  Exxon and Chevron.

Of course there are many more culprits, 90 companies have been implicated in a recent ‘peer reviewed’ study, in the journal Climate Change. The...

by Letters to the editor on Sunday Sep 24 2017
To the Editor:
 
More than 110 countries in the world recognize their citizens' right to clean air, clear water, and safe food. Unfortunately Canada is not one of them . . .. Yet.

Last year a federal committee recommended changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) including that the federal government...
by John Boivin on Sunday Sep 24 2017

Some residents of Shoreacres say they’re fed up with people hunting illegally close to their properties.

Brian Kirkham and Dave Jennings came to the board meeting of the Regional District of the Central Kootenays on Thursday to ask them to do something about it.

“There’s nowhere you should hunt [in the subdivision], we’re just trying to protect ourselves,” Kirkham told directors...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Sep 24 2017

An inter-faith community group has asked for the city to lead a commission on how to regulate and control the rising cost of housing in the city, as well as reign in the wealth disparity between social classes.

The group, called Nelson Interfaith Economic Justice Collaborative, spoke to city council on the matter of polarized discussion about the future, values and what Nelson is as a...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Sep 24 2017

Jack Karran scored a natural hat-trick to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 6-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Creston Valley Thunder Cats Saturday night in the East Kootenay City.

Karran scored the final three goals of the game for the Heritage City squad to secure the Leafs win.

Nelson, unbeaten in four games and first overall in the Murdoch Division,...

by Murray Dobbin on Saturday Sep 23 2017

What is it about progressive politicians going to Ottawa only to end up as arrogant and nasty conservatives? My old friend Pam Wallin was one of the kindest people I knew in Regina in the 1970s when she was a member of the Waffle group in the NDP. She turned into one of the nastiest Conservative senators.

And the last encounter I had with Wayne Easter, Liberal finance committee chair,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Sep 23 2017

Nelson goalie Josh Willams continues to shine for the Leafs this season.

The Calgary native registered his second shutout of the season, stopping all 33 shots to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a convincing 5-0 victory over the Spokane Braves Friday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Lilac City.

Williams held the Braves off the scoresheet in the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 23 2017

RCMP are advising the public the suspect involved in the fatal collision that claimed the life of a 35-year-old mother of four on Highway 3 near the Hope Slide has been arrested.

The suspect is allegedly involved as well in the early-morning jewelry store robbery in Nelson, is now in police custody.

“The suspect is now in police custody on an...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Sep 22 2017

Nelson Youth Soccer Adult Leagues enter semi final weekend on three fronts, beginning Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.

In Mallard's Open League, Hume Innkeepers face Nelson Selects while Old Dogs tackle Oso Negro Saturday. Both games kick off at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, in Nelson Star Ladies League, Red Dog meets Wink Wink Wild and Yom Chi Ninjas face Dirty Dozen at 2:30 p.m.

At 4...

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