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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Nov 11 2017

One of the largest crowds in recent memory filled the Cenotaph at the City Hall Courtyard in Nelson to paid remember those who sacrificed much more than personal comfort for the way of life Saturday at the Remembrance Day Ceremonies.

Mother...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Nov 11 2017

There were a couple of firsts Friday night in Buffalo.

Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo moved into fourth spot overall in wins after backstopping Florida to a 4-1 NHL victory over the Sabres.

And Nelson Minor Hockey product Dryden Hunt played his first NHL game.

The 6-foot forward did not figure in the scoring, but Hunt had a birds-eye view of greatness in action as Bobby...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Nov 11 2017

The Nelson Leafs reeled off its third consecutive Kootenay International Junior Hockey League win Friday night in Grand Forks, edging the home town Border Bruins 2-1.

The 15-3-1-0-1 Leafs maintain its five-point lead in the Murdoch Division over Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The Hawks posted a 6-2 win Friday in Golden.

Justin Podgorenko, finishing the game with two points to...

by Wayne Holmes on Friday Nov 10 2017
Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since he got his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the Learning in Retirement program and astronomy programs for schools, Holmes has always had a...
by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 09 2017

The Murdoch Division leading Nelson Leafs have a chance to put a little breathing room between the Green and White and their divisional rivals when the club takes to the road for a pair of road games this weekend.

Friday, Nelson travels to Grand Forks to face the Bruins in the first of two Murdoch Division battles.

Sunday, the 14-3-1-0-1 Leafs, winners of two straight games, face...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 09 2017

As a staunch fighter for Border Services Officers, representatives of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) recently presented their flag to Kootenay Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski.

The presentation comes after Stetski has repeatedly spoken on behalf of Border Services Officers in the House of Commons. The officers have been without a contract for more than three years....

by Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 09 2017

Experts agree the fentanyl crisis in British Columbia is an unprecedented multi-faceted societal catastrophe that’s not going away anytime soon. Those on the frontlines are also united in recognizing that solutions will only be possible through education and conversation.

As health care professionals, emergency responders, educators and community leaders across the West Kootenay...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 09 2017

It’s a call every hockey player wants to get — pack your bags, you’re headed to the National Hockey League.

This week Nelson’s Dryden Hunt received the call, and will be in the lineup Friday when the Florida Panthers visit the Sabres in Buffalo.

“It was pretty surreal,” Hunt told Doug Plagens, play-by-play announcer for the Florida Panthers...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 09 2017

More than 45 recreational users eager to see new recreational launching facilities in the Taghum/Blewett area to access the Kootenay River west of Nelson voiced their boating concerns during a Public Open House Wednesday at Blewett Elementary.

The Open House was organized by the Regional District of Central Kootenay as local government officials attempt to find a new spot for...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Nov 08 2017
Although the final word and figures on the pilot year of the Street Outreach project aren’t in until January, it has been qualified as a success to some and therefore worthy of funding for another year.

Representatives of the Street Culture Collaborative Working Group (SCCWG) spoke to city council recently and officially filed a request for a funding amount to help the project...

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