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by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 17 2018

It is official!

After a three year campaign, Nelson CARES has reached the Room to Live fundraising goal of $690,000 to refurbish and maintain Ward Street
Place, an affordable housing block in downtown Nelson.

“We could not have done this without the full support of the Nelson community. The community and the broader region have been with us every step of the way,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 17 2018

In today’s interconnected world, it is easy to see how your hard-earned money can end up going towards projects and businesses all around the world. In 2013, British Columbians contributed $4.5 Billion of new monies into their RRSPs, much of that money disbursed outside the Province and Canada. Imagine what an impact we could have by re-directing just 5% of that money...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

With over half of the city’s workforce travelling in from outside city limits the parking situation in Nelson has become further entangled.

In order to help untangle that snarl the city has moved to create a slate of parking spaces dedicated strictly to the commuting community, with lower daily rates than it would cost at an average downtown parking space.

The intent is to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

Residents of Glade will soon be riding across the Kootenay River on a new vessel, after residents watched as Glade II was launched into the water Monday near the tiny community, located off Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson.

Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, said in a media release, Glade II, the new, built-in-B.C. cable ferry is undergoing final...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

On Jan. 12, the 91 -year-old pedestrian who was struck by a transit bus unfortunately succumbed to his injuries, accoridng to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

"The collision is still under investigation," she said. "Any witnesses to the incident that have not been spoken to by Police as of yet are asked to contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721."

Previous coverage:

A 91-year-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

Another storm has missed the Boundary, West Kootenay Region as Environment Canada has ended its Freezing Rain Alert issued Tuesday.

However, motorists driving in the higher elevations of Highway 3, including the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, should be aware of the chance of snow or freezing rain.

Environment Canada issues Freezing Rain Alert for Boundary, West Kootenay...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jan 11 2018

A moratorium has been placed on the creation of recreational cannabis businesses in Nelson in order to buy some time for the city to craft legislation to regulate them in anticipation of legalization.

City council passed a zoning amendment bylaw to regulate recreational cannabis sales on Monday night during its first regular meeting...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 11 2018

Avalanche Canada and Parks Canada are issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, in effect immediately until the end of day Monday, January 15.

The warning applies to the following forecast regions: Lizard Range & Flathead, South Rockies, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, South & North Columbia, Glacier National Park and the...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

My parents were born in Vancouver — Dad in 1909, Mom in 1911 — and married during the Great Depression. It was a difficult time that shaped their values and outlook, which they drummed into my sisters and me.

“Save some for tomorrow,” they often scolded. “Share; don’t be greedy.” “Help others when they need it because one day you might need to ask for their help.” “Live within your...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

Tuesday’s heavy snowfall saw Nelson Fire Rescue respond to numerous calls for service said Assistant Fire Chief Daloise in a media release.

The phone started ringing with calls at 8:20 a.m. when firefighters received call for service for a slip and fall on the ice and concluded in the early afternoon with a report of a car fire in Fairview.

“In the first 10 days of...

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