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by Contributor on Saturday May 21 2011

This is the time of year where we are exposed to increased dust and moulds as the snow melts away.

Some of you may experience symptoms of increased sneezing, nasal or sinus congestion, usually worse in the morning, irritated eyes, increased post-nasal drip and subsequent sore or irritated...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday May 21 2011

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) schools had varying results in an annual ranking by the Fraser Institute, a recent report revealed.

L.V. Rogers High School edged up from 38th to 36th on the province-wide rankings of 274 schools, gaining a 7.7 rating out of 10 in 2010, based on areas such as average exam mark, percentage of exams failed and...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Saturday May 21 2011

To the Editor:

Re: “May proclaimed Child Care Month, yet child care providers face difficult reality,” May 20.

As the proud parent of an early childhood educator, I have seen firsthand the dedication and commitment our province’s childcare and early learning professionals bring to their work each day. 


by Castlegar Source on Friday May 20 2011

A 23-year-old Trail man has been convicted of sexual assault and sentenced to 34 months in jail following an investigation by Castlegar RCMP involving a young teenage girl, according to Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

"Since he has been in custody for four months, he will serve the additional 30 months now," she said.
"Police are not releasing the identity of...
by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday May 20 2011

By Catherine Hargreaves, Nelson Grans to Grans

Seven cast-off pews from the Baptist Church are being transformed by local artists while five well-used chairs from Willow point Church are being reinvented by talented teens at the Nelson Youth Centre.

The public is invited to vote on the People’s Choice Award for the best pew with a prize for the winning artist.

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday May 20 2011

By Dorothy Kaytor, West Kootenay Early Years Coordinator

Did you know that the child care providers being recognized this month — as part of Child Care Month — are Early Childhood Educators whose average salary is $13.50 per hour? 

This does not reflect their education or the responsibility of caring for children and supporting families. The result is a shortage...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 19 2011

Up to 30 centimetres of new snow has fallen in the West Kootenay backcountry in the last week, producing loose snow and storm snow instabilities, as well as the odd wind slab in exposed terrain, for skiers heading out on the May long weekend.

Reports of snow cover decreasing by as much as 100 cm. indicate spring conditions are becoming established, said the Canadian Avalanche Centre's...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 19 2011

A horrifying document posted on Facebook and penned by two local men has reached the attention of both Castlegar city council and the RCMP.

Created by two young, adult Castlegar men, the page is a lengthy, step-by-step guide on how to get young girls (between the ages of 13 and 15) to have sex, detailing everything from whom to target to what songs to play, how much alcohol to...
by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 19 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports

Walking out on the course at the Vancouver Golf Club during a winter practice round with his Simon Fraser Clan teammates Jordan Melanson probably thought, “What the heck am I doing here?”

You see the 20-year-old L.V. Rogers grad had just spent two years on a golf scholarship in Alabama at the University of...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 19 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

In just his second season as a professional, Nelson’s Geoff Kinrade is playing for the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Championship.

Kinrade & the Binghamton Senators scored a 4-3 home-ice victory over the Charlotte Checkers Wednesday night to sweep the Eastern Conference Final 4-0, and a berth in the Calder Cup...


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