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by Kirsten Hildebrand on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Selkirk College is partnering with Purdue University’s Agile Strategy Lab to offer a three-day training course that helps people lead complex collaborations. This Strategic Doing 301 training has inspired hundreds of initiatives worldwide.

“In an effort to advance the Regional Development Institute and the Regional Innovation Chair’s goal of supporting regional collaboration and...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jul 19 2017

The future looks bright for minor baseball in Nelson after the West Kootenay Tigers, consisting of a large contingent of Heritage City players, captured the title at the Cranbrook Slug Fest Sunday in the Key City.

The Tigers outlasted the Lethbridge SWLL AAA squad 11-8 to claim the overall title.

West Kootenay opened the tournament with a 19-2 shellacking of the Cranbrook Bandits...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jul 19 2017

An 18 per cent increase in transit ridership, a seven per cent jump in parking meter revenue and a 50 per cent drop in senior parking passes highlighted the city’s second quarter financial update.

City chief financial officer Colin McClure said Monday sales of city service revenue is ahead of last year due to a number of factors,...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jul 19 2017

Of all the plastic products we use and take for granted, plastic drinking straws are among the most unnecessary. Designed to be used once and discarded, their only real purpose is to keep your mouth from touching a glass or ice. It made more sense in the days when contaminated vessels were more of an issue.

Now, there’s a movement to get people and businesses to ditch the straws. It may...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jul 19 2017

The Nelson Neptunes continue to stick to the season plan of using the regular season as a building block for the big prize at the end of the year, the Kootenay Regionals set for August at home in the NDCC Pool.

Nelson finished third to surprising Grand Forks Piranhas during the latest stop on the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season Sunday in Castlegar.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 18 2017

It appears decisions regarding the 80-plus year-old FortisBC Administration building at South Slocan will be made the upcoming months said Nicole Bogdanovic Corporate Communications Advisor for the power & gas company.

Bogdanovic said the current administration building, which houses Generation staff next to the Kootenay River at South Slocan, will be vacated once the new ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 18 2017

Two seasoned MLA's from the West Kootenay have found a place at the cabinet table of John Horgan's NDP government following a ceremony at Government House in Victoria Tuesday afternoon.

Nelson Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, elected to the BC Legislature in 2009 and Katrine Conroy, first elected in 2005 from Kootenay West, are two of the 10 women named to the 20-minister cabinet...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jul 18 2017

While four of six Tsilhqot’in communities are evacuated due to raging wildfires surrounding  their communities,  Christy Clark's outgoing Liberal government has granted permits to Taseko Mines to conduct extensive pre-construction exploration and drilling for the New Prosperity  mine proposal in a place precious to the Tsilhqot'in Nation.  Never mind that the federal government has twice nixed...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 17 2017

Jaclyn Dexter (Yanke) of Nelson is no stranger to triathlons having competed at the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun event for years in the Heritage City.

However, now that the local triathlon event has gone the way of the dinosaur, Dexter is forced to take her skills on the road.

Sunday in Penticton — the day after Dexter competed in the Kelowna Across the Lake 2.1-kilometer Swim — the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 17 2017

The Special Air Quality Statement issued by Environment Canada remains as smoke from the BC wildfires continues to cause poor air quality and reducing visibility.

"Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change," the Environment Canada statement said.

"Avoid strenuous outdoor activities. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms...

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