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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 22 2018

Since being elected in 2015 Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski has been pressuring the Liberal government to reverse the damaging cuts made by the previous Conservative government in the areas of water and eco-system protection. 

Following an exchange on the floor of Parliament last week he is becoming more confident the Government...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 22 2018

Whitewater Ski Club has qualified a handful of racers to compete at the upcoming 2018 BC Winter Games beginning Thursday with the Opening Ceremonies in Kamloops.

The BC Winter Games, set for February 22-25, are hosting the alpine events at Sun Peaks Resort. Races include slalom and giant slalom.

"This event is an important experience in the development of an athlete,"...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 22 2018

The West Kootenay Speed Skating Club held its annual 5000 meter skate-a-thon recently at the NDCC Arena.

June Platje finished first with a time of 17:20.97 to capture the first group race with Charlie Ludwar second with a time of 18:48.40.

In the L2T group Luke Platje, finished first with a time of 13:35.77, Tristan Phillips finished second with a time of 14:54.25, Oliver Ludwar...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Feb 21 2018

A recent news item explained that a Vancouver doctor is upset that he was forced to undergo fingerprinting to prove that he was not a sex offender who had the same (or similar) name. He is quoted as asking, “Why are we being pulled aside as if we were criminals?”

Well, there’s the matter of...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Feb 21 2018

Road crews are busy performing some rock work west of Grand Forks.

Drive BC said the work of removing rocks jutting out at various sections along Highway 3 to improve safety and visibility, is being done 10.5 kilometers east and west of the Boundary City from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"This is proactive...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Feb 21 2018

Contrary to a common perception, ignoring climate change won’t make it disappear. Global research going back to 1824 in fields ranging through physics, oceanography, biology and geology have confirmed human activity — mainly burning fossil fuels, raising livestock and destroying carbon sinks like forests and wetlands — is increasing greenhouse gas emissions and causing global temperatures to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 20 2018

Hats off to the Nelson & District Credit Union after its Community Investment Program presented the Nelson Police Department Restorative Justice with a $1500 grant.

The money has been used to honor the hard work and dedication of NPDRJ volunteers and to acknowledge community partners who support our program.

"We are...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 20 2018

The fifth annual Blues, Brews and BBQ is set to roll out Saturday (February 24th) at Finley's Bar and Grill in Nelson.

Headlining the evening, which is a fundraiser for Kootenay Coop Radio, is David Vest, a four-time maple blues award winner.

Opening for Vest is Flaming Aardvark Trio, followed by David Vestand his allstar band. The always entertaining The Clinton Swanson R&B...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 20 2018

The Nelson Leafs are slowly, but surely, building toward hosting the 2018 BC Bantam Tier Three Hockey Championships, from March 18th – 22nd at the NDCC Arena.

The Leafs won its second tournament in as many outings, defeating Trail 8-3 to capture the Penticton Minor Hockey Tier Two Bantam Tournament this past weekend in the South Okanagan.

"“It’s a super important win,” said Leafs...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Feb 19 2018

People in the Boundary region are now connected with the West Kootenay after the opening of five electric vehicle Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFCs) stations along Highway 3.

The stations have been strategically sited in Greenwood, Christina Lake, Castlegar, Salmo and Creston to ensure connected travel and charging options for drivers.

All are part of the broader...

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