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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 25 2015

That suspicious fire on the North Shore Sunday afternoon was a person-caused fire said Karlie Shaughnessy of the Southeast Fire Centre.

"It was an escaped campfire," Shaughnessy told The Nelson Daily.

"Anyone leaving a campfire unattended can be held liable for the supression costs should the fire get away," Shaughnessy added.

The fire burned in a remote area of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 25 2015

The inaugural Nelson Police Foundation Cuffs and Claws Dinner proved to be an overwhelming success as more than 180 people gathered at the festive gala Saturday at Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.

The gala was held to raise money for the Nelson Police Foundation.

During the evening Foundation Chair Howie Grant explained the role of the foundation is to providing education...

by Brendan Quinn on Sunday Oct 25 2015

If you’re looking to purchase one of the condos being built down at the Nelson Commons, but aren’t quite sure if you can afford one, you might be in luck.

The Nelson Commons is offering interested buyers a chance to purchase one of the downtown units at a discounted price, provided they fit the criteria.

In conjunction with the Kootenay Co-op and VanCity Credit Union, the Commons...

by Timothy Schafer on Friday Oct 23 2015

A provincially-mandated recycling program predicted to save B.C. regional districts and municipalities millions of dollars is instead costing the Regional District of Central Kootenay and its member communities over $425,000.

The Multi Material B.C. (MMBC) program was brought in to put the onus and the cost on the commercial producers of environmental waste to dispose of it, therefore...

by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Oct 22 2015

Login Lynn, and his dog Boris are pretty much inseparable.

When he’s not working for Nelson Hydro, Lynn and his trusty companion, Boris are together.

However, it appeared the two friends may have parted ways for good when, during a 4-X-4 camping trip on the Whipsaw loop near Princeton in early October, Boris, spooked by a loud noise, got lost after running off into the forest....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 22 2015

The SROAMazing Race organized by the Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations & Management Program proved to be another success after the race raised $1000 to go towards the Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries Society (AABBS).

Teams, dressed in wild costumes, frantically raced through the streets of Nelson Saturday (October 17) looking for clues to the next station with hopes of...

by Trail Champion on Thursday Oct 22 2015

Police continue to deal with cases of telephone fraud across the region, the most recent in Trail, according to RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr.

"On Oct. 21, the Trail & Greater District RCMP responded to a complaint of a fraudulent phone call." Orr said. "A Trail resident had received an early morning phone call from a man claiming to represent the 'Better Business Chief Executive Office Anti...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 21 2015

Rotting Lombardy Poplars that have been a mainstay at Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview are coming down — as early as next week, according to City of Nelson Public Works Supervisor Karen MacDonald.

". . . they’ve got to go — they’re rotting from the inside,” MacDonald said in a City of Nelson media release.

"They’re increasingly unstable and their big roots are tearing up the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 21 2015

The B.C. government is about to pilot two new high-tech wildlife detection systems on Highway 3, to help warn motorists when wildlife is on or near the highway.

There will be two locations for the wildlife detection systems on Highway 3 - the Elko site, approximately 1 km east of Elko, and the Michel site, approximately 2 km east of Sparwood. These locations were selected for the pilot...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 21 2015

A more-than-million-dollar acquisition is poised to bring the city to new heights, after city council approved the purchase of a new ladder truck for Castlegar’s fire department.

At its regular meeting Monday night, council heard a litany of reasons why this truck will help drive the city into the future.

“We’ve been looking at it for a couple of years now,” said fire chief Gerry...

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