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by Contributor on Thursday Jun 22 2017

This week, the Nelson Committee on Homeless (NCOH) released its Ninth Annual Report Card on Homelessness.

One of the Report Card’s focus is on mental health and substance use issues. It walks readers through the realities of who has mental health issues (1 in 5 Canadians), what causes mental illness and substance use, how they are connected (50% of people with mental health issues...

by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Jun 22 2017

By Gaelle Gourmelon; article from WorldWatch Institute

You’re standing at the store, a bottle of shampoo in each hand. Your gaze circles from one label to the other, and your mind runs 10 simultaneous comparisons to decide which bottle you’ll bring home. Blue is, after all, your...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 21 2017

Nelson residents may have seen some new informational art popping up beside stormwater drains around the city after an onslaught of painting Monday by students at Hume Elementary.

Students painted yellow fish at storm drains as part of "Know Your Watershed" program sponsored by Wildsight and Columbia Basin Trust. The program is to help spread awareness about protecting our waterways by...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jun 21 2017

The stars continue to align for Nelson Selects U-13 Boys.

Fresh from capturing the BC Soccer Kootenay Zone title, the Select defeated Airdrie FC 3-2 to win the 2017 Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association (KEYSA) Tournament Sunday in Cranbrook.

“Playing Airdrie was great preparation for the Provincial B Cup championships coming up in Vernon, BC July 5-9th,” said  Co-...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 21 2017

Heritage structures are physical reminders of our communities’ pasts. They may represent community-defining businesses that have come and gone, or early ways of life that no longer exist. They may stand alone as singular examples or be part of a string of historic structures that add interest to a neighbourhood.

Now, 16 heritage structures in the Columbia Basin will be better able...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jun 21 2017

The Nelson Lions Club is at it again.

The local organization has been busy supporting group in the Heritage City.

This time it was Nelson Minor Hockey on the receiving end of a generous donation by the Nelson Lion's Club.

Recently, Lions Club Treasurer Bill Brown presented Lisa Upper of Nelson Minor Hockey with a cheque to the tune of $400.

This is just one of the...

by Letters to the editor on Wednesday Jun 21 2017

To The Editor:

Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord has motivated many elected officials in the US, to “redoubling their climate efforts” states the former mayor of NYC.  “Cities, states and corporations could achieve, or surpass, the pledge of the former administration”.

This growing list, which includes 30 mayors, three governors, more than 80...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jun 21 2017

The City of Grand Forks announced Wednesday it has reached an agreement with its union workers following two days of bargaining.

Mayor Frank Konrad said the agreement with CUPE Local 4728 is for four plus years.

“I’m pleased that everything worked out so well, and I’m very happy with the results for the corporation and CUPE members," Konrad said in a media release.

Konrad...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jun 21 2017

The Heritage City was a beehive of activity as Nelson Minor Baseball hosted the West Kootenay Major and Rookie Playoffs this past weekend.

Trail Orioles defeated the Nelson Angels 9-5 in the tournament final to capture the West Kootenay title.

The Angels, which managed to defeat the Orioles during the preliminary round, had a chance to make it two straight in the final but failed...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 20 2017

Nelson Police have made an arrest of a man after three Baker Street businesses were burglarized last week.

Nelson Police Sergeant Corey Hoy said in a media release Tuesday the man is not a resident of Nelson.

"(Monday) at approximately (4 p.m.), the Nelson Police Department arrested a male for all three incidents," Hoy said.

"The male is known to police to be transient and...

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