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by Timothy Schafer on Friday Oct 13 2017

The heat will be turned up again on short-term rentals operating illegally in the city.

A more extensive round of enforcement of the new rules governing short-term rentals will begin this month as the city looks to undertake a third attempt to “ensure consistent standards and fairness” for the more than 50 short-term rental applications received this year.

The first two rounds of...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Oct 12 2017

West Kootenay winter sport enthusiasts have an eye on the sky and while you wait for the first flakes to fall, it’s time to get geared up.

Students in Selkirk College’s Ski Resort Operations & Management (SROAM) Program know this routine well. This week you will find second-year SROAMies creating displays in the windows of Baker Street businesses as part of their Retail Management...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 12 2017

After playing seven of 10 games at home, the Nelson Leafs set out on the road for a five-game trip beginning Friday in Castlegar against the Murdoch Division rival Rebels.

The game is the first meaningful game since the Leafs upset the Rebels in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs last spring.

“Castlegar is always tough in their own barn,...

by Letters to the editor on Thursday Oct 12 2017

To The Editor:

Hats off to the NDP minority government for introducing legislation on electoral reform. BC will hold a mail in referendum by November 2018 following public consultation. The threshold...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

John McDermott is an international recording star and household name.

Besides his stellar musical career - platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums and multiple Juno nominations - he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes - the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society's Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award from the USMC and, here at home, a...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

The Canadian government is banning plastic microbeads in toiletries. Although designed to clean us, they’re polluting the environment, putting the health of fish, wildlife and people at risk. Manufacturers and consumers ushered plastic microbeads into the marketplace, but when we learned of their dangers, we moved to phase them out.

Why, then, is it taking so long to phase out the world...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

The face of Nelson business landscape is changing after Hawthorne Gardening Company, based in New York, New York, purchased Can-Filters.

The purchase was announced in a media release Wednesday by Can-Filters co-owner Dennis Langlois.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We’re extremely excited to be part of the Hawthorne team,” said co-owner Anne Leclerc. “We look...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

A recent proposal by Greyhound Canada to cut bus services on a route that serves the Heritage city has city council turning to the community to petition the provincial transportation board.

City council passed a motion Tuesday night during its regular meeting to send a letter to the Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) — an...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Oct 10 2017

If the Selkirk College Saints 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) home opener is any indication, it’s going to be a thrilling rollercoaster ride to finish.

However, the Saints were able to regain their senses, scoring six consecutive goals en route to a 6-3 victory over the Simon Fraser University Clan.

After the ceremonial season opening puck drop...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 10 2017

The L.V. Bombers enacted some revenge on the Falcons from Fernie, edging the East Kootenay squad to recently capture a High School Girls’ Volleyball Tournament.

Bomber coach Jenn Kidd said the squad won six of seven matched en route to the playoff round. The only blemish on the round robin record, that saw LVR post wins over Elkford twice, David Thompson of Invernere and Immaculata of...

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