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by Nelson Daily editor on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Brownfields are an eyesore and have been a sore spot for Nelsonites ever since the major gas companies began closing them down in Nelson — and leaving them as empty fields — since the late 1990s.

But Nelson is not alone as brownfields pimple the landscape of nearly every community across Canada, a...

by Nelson Daily editor on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The unresolved and sometimes contentious issue of café and restaurant decks protruding onto City sidewalks protruded into City council Monday night.

Coun. Donna Macdonald pulled one item out of the Heritage Commission report as she voiced her concerns about The Royal Bar and Grill on Baker Street’s...

by Nelson Daily editor on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The school district is looking to set up an annual meeting with the Province’s Education minister as a way to get their voice heard on the challenges they face, says the superintendent of schools.

Jeff Jones said an annual meeting would give School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) an...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

By Bruce Fuhr,
The Nelson Daily Sports


Those in the know about the local soccer scene knew at a young age Nelson’s Mitch Popadynetz had the potential of turning into something special.

The ball skills of this Nelson Youth Soccer product were ahead of the rest of the pack, the way he fed his teammates and the way he, well, just made everyone around...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Castlegar did its best to ruin the weekend for the Nelson Leafs as the Sunflower City squad scored a pair of West Kootenay Minor Hockey Peewee Rep League wins.

Kadrian Klimchuk scored twice to lead Castlegar to a 3-1 victory Friday night at the Pioneer Arena.

Saturday, Klimchuk and Tanner Costa each had three points...

by Nelson Daily editor on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

The magic of Silverton's Christmas by the Lake, where all the enchantment and delight of a traditional European Christmas were experienced, touched down in the Slocan Valley community on the weekend.

This was the fourth year of the event in Silverton and the photography of Della and Timothy Schafer captured the visual flavour of the event on Saturday.

As in previous years, the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

Riding the high of a successful tri-city bid to host the 2011 B.C. Senior Olympic Games, the tri-city mayors and Chambers of Commerce met last week to discuss further economic development in the region.

Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, along with Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs and Nelson Mayor John Dooley, met with Chamber of Commerce representatives on Nov. 29. in Castlegar.

"We met...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall is using YouTube to send a video trilogy to Rich Coleman, the minister responsible for Housing.

The three video letters focus on CMHA’s proposed 35-unit housing project slated for Nelson’s Anderson Street.

“The Anderson Street housing project has been stalled for much too long. Minister Coleman has...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

After it was all said and done, the snowfall warning slated for Nelson did not quite reach the strength it was expected to.

Environment Canada had warned people that up to 15 centimetres of snow was expected overnight and Wednesday morning as a moist frontal system that had hovered over the coast began to move into the interior regions of BC.

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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

Police are asking area women to be cautious after as many as a half-dozen alarming events in Nelson.

Nelson Sgt. Pat Severyn said, "Over the past few days, a man has been driving around Nelson, and stopping to talk to women, asking, at first,  for directions.

"He then makes a request that the female get in his van and have sex with him. His request is quite vulgar, and in a...

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