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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 17 2017

The Special Air Quality Statement issued by Environment Canada remains as smoke from the BC wildfires continues to cause poor air quality and reducing visibility.

"Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change," the Environment Canada statement said.

"Avoid strenuous outdoor activities. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms...

by Sara Golling on Monday Jul 17 2017

The headline above notwithstanding, people who suffer sexual assault in our region have many resources and many enlightened people available to help with all aspects of the ordeal and its aftermath.  Trail FAIR is there to help, and Victims' Assistance.  And I have  no reason to believe that this region's RCMP  personnel are anything but well-informed, responsive, up-to-date, and compassionate...

by Sara Golling on Monday Jul 17 2017

It's summertime.  We're all on holiday, right?  Who wants to think about stuff like governance at this time of year? On the other hand, can we afford to stop thinking about it, given how things are at the highest levels of Canadian politics?   

I say we need a fundamental change in the dynamics of Parliament, and that electoral reform can help.

Look at our Parliament in action:...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 17 2017

Is your camera ready?

The BC SPCA’s ninth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest is now open for entries. The goal is to capture the best of British Columbia’s wildlife through the lens, whether the subjects are in your own backyard or in the vast natural wilderness of the province. All amateur photographers at least 14 years of age are invited to enter the competition, which runs...

by Letters to the editor on Sunday Jul 16 2017

With all the political posturing around climate change, we have in effect global acknowledgement that human accelerated climate change is real.  Now comes the painful process, for us all, as governments and lobby groups put their spin on the reality to fit their own political agenda that might cause delays in positive action.  One hope, for us all, could be that they all at least start to take...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jul 16 2017

In an effort to help share the operational and maintenance costs of the aging Civic Centre after a lease agreement expired 10 years ago, the city has now levied a 221 per cent increase to the Glacier Gymnastics Club’s rent.

The city policy — called City-Owned Property Lease/Rental Fees — now requires that rental fees should be five per cent of the assessed value of the lands and...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 16 2017

Nelson Selects turned up the tempo to score a bronze medal at the Les Sinnott Memorial Provincial B Cup Soccer Tournament this past week in Vernon.

Matti Erickson netted a pair of goals to spark the Nelson Selects to a 3-1 victory over South Burnaby United in the medal match.

Mallard...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jul 16 2017

A cause of a two vehicle collision on Highway 33, eight kilometers North of Westbridge that closed the road and almost started a wildfire remains under investigation said RCMP.

Midway RCMP responded to the accident at approximately 2:20 p.m. on Highway 33.

Motorists including an off-duty RCMP officer were first on the scene of a fiery two vehicle collision that involved a a...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 16 2017

Calgary is definitely a long way to travel to win a bronze medal.

However, for members of the West Kootenay Wolfpack Peewee Lacrosse team, while the annual Calgary Canada Day tournament signals the end of the season, there's plenty of optimism of a bright future for the spring time sport.

The bronze medal was the second of the year for the Wolfpack and finished off what was a...

by Michael Jessen on Sunday Jul 16 2017

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something is more important than fear.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

On March 4, 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in as the 32nd President of the United States. In his inaugural address, he made...

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