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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 10 2017

Granite Pointe a Nelson is playing host to some of the best up and coming golfers in the province at the 2017 BC Juvenile Championships August 16-18.

A field of approximately 80 players are expected to tee it up beginning next Wednesday at Granite Pointe in the 54-hole tournament.

“The competition will be excellent,” said Morven Douglas, Host Club Chair for the tournament.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 10 2017

The Village of Salmo said in a media release it has established a satellite Level 1 Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) as a precautionary measure to monitor, collaborate and communicate with emergency management stakeholders related to the McCormick Creek wildfire currently located 20 kilometres outside of the Village limits in the Pend d'Oreille area north of the Canada/USA border.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 10 2017

The Shambhala Music Festival issued a statement on its website to its guests and public of an evacuation alert near the festival grounds due to the McCormick Creek wildfire 20 kilometres southwest of Salmo.

“In the interest of public safety, we would like to inform our guests and the...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Aug 10 2017

With an eye on returning a league championship to the West Kootenay, the Selkirk College Saints now have roadmap of what it will take to come out on top in the upcoming 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

The Saints released a schedule this week that includes six exhibition and 25 regular season games. The action gets underway on the September 15 and...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

Believe it or not, hockey season is right around the corner.

The Nelson Leafs begin quest for the ultimate prize, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship, when the Green and White host training camp beginning Friday at the NDCC Arena.

The main camp runs from...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

Extra smoke in the valley may have been compliments of a spot fire outside the perimeter of the Harrop Creek wildfire the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Wednesday.

"More smoke may be seen coming from the Harrop Creek wildfire today (Aug. 9, 2017), as BC Wildfire Service personnel respond to a 15-hectare spot fire that is 750 metres outside of the main fire perimeter," the...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

How much alcohol should a person be allowed to have in her bloodstream while being in control of a  motor vehicle?  Is there a "safe" limit below which someone is not really impaired, or  not too impaired? Canada's Justice Minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould, is considering lowering  the blood-alcohol content limit that constitutes a criminal offense from anything over .08 percent to anything over...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

Quick response by members of the North Shore Fire Department possibly averted what could have been a horrific event said the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

The incident began at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday (August 8) on Johnstone Road, just across the Big Orange Bridge north of Nelson, when a vehicle was reported on fire.

North Shore Fire Chief Fred Schnieder said the department...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

This continues the discussion begun in last week's column.

Greek Science, Israelite Religion, Human Selfhood

Egyptian ideas of a ka and a ba make a distinction between the experience-self [personality] and the animal-being [life-force]. Hebrew words for living being [nephesh hhayyah] and for breath-of-life...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

The Provincial Government’s announcement that tuition fees for Adult Basic Education will be eliminated starting immediately is welcome news for learners interested in upgrading opportunities in the Selkirk College region.

Looking to open the door to adults who wish to expand their education and skills, Premier John Horgan made the announcement at Victoria’s Camosun College. The NDP...

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