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by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

There were crowds of guests filling the new, 4200-square-foot terminal building on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 29, including a large selection of local dignitaries; people were eating cupcakes with sky-blue icing; there were several heart-felt speeches of thanks; people were encouraged to enter a draw for free flights; and toward the end of the celebration a Pacific Coastal plane...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

It was the battle of the Castlegar rinks as Deane Horning captured the overall title at the Annual Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Centre.

Horning, lead Nicole Horning, second Mike McKenzie and third Susan McKenzie, defeated fellow Castlegar rink Bill Van Yzerloo to claim the A event title.

Horning defeated Myron Nichol of Castlegar in the semi-...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

Renewable energy isn’t perfect, but it’s far better than fossil fuels

In their efforts to discredit renewable energy and support continued fossil fuel burning, many anti-environmentalists have circulated a dual image purporting to compare a lithium mine with an oilsands operation. It illustrates the level of dishonesty to which some will stoop to keep us on our current...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

Why fill out the government's questionnaire?

The BC government's questionnaire, seeking public input on electoral reform, is intended to find out what features of an electoral system are most highly valued by voters, so the government can decide which system or systems to offer. Go ahead -- express yourself!  Tell them what you want.  ...

by CBT on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

Outdated technology is a barrier for many non-profit organizations in their work. Computers, software, hardware and phone systems are increasingly essential in the delivery of community services non-profits provide, but amongst competing resource priorities, these items sometimes come last.

To help these organizations carry out their important work, the Trust is announcing a new Non-...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

The annual Selkirk College Gala took place at Mary Hall on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus on Saturday night with more than 200 guests taking in a showcase of student talent.

With the theme “Inspiring Dreams,” Gala 2017 pointed a spotlight at students in the Professional Cook Training Program, Resort & Hotel Management Program and the Contemporary Music &...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Nov 29 2017
The Trafalgar Thunder captured Gold and Silver at the recent West Kootenay Grade 8 Girls Volleyball Championships at Mount Sentinel Gymnasium in South Slocan.
Trafalgar's Team A edge their school rivals 16-14 and 15-9 in the final to capture the West Kootenay title.
Both teams went undefeated in round robin against Mount Sentinel...
by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

The fentanyl crisis in B.C. has hit home in Nelson, and it’s only going to get worse, says the city’s fire chief.

Len MacCharles said there were 914 illicit drug overdose deaths from fentanyl detected in B.C. from January through September 2017.

This is a 147 per cent increase over the number of fentanyl-detected deaths (370) occurring during the same period in 2016.


by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

There were at least 32 Random acts to celebrate World Kindness Day — and those were just in Nelson.
Most should be familiar with the saying “credit unions are helping here”; if not, it was the acts of our employees that brought it to light since November 24th was the day that Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) celebrated community volunteers with donations from its...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

The provincial government, ICBC and police are launching two pilots to explore how technology can help combat distracted driving in our province a press release said Tuesday.

The decision comes as insurance rates in B.C. continue to escalate in part from the rapidly increasing number of crashes occurring on our roads.

"Distracted driving is a high-risk behavior that jeopardizes...


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