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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 29 2017

A man was taken to hospital following a single vehicle accident Friday morning on Highway 6 south of the Heritage City Nelson Fire Rescue said in a media release.

Nelson Fire Rescue received the report at 6:59 a.m. Friday that a vehicle rolled over into Cottonwood Creek on Highway 6 near Perrier Road.  Both on-duty members responded immediately followed by two additional members...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 28 2017

New Year's celebrations are heating up in the Heritage City.

However, once the calendar ushers out 2017 for 2018, the public is asked not to forget to complete the celebrations by participating in the annual Polar Bear Swim at Lakeside Park Beach.

This New Year's Day, Kootenay Co-op Radio and the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society are partnering up again to host the...

by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Dec 28 2017

Earlier this month I helped out at the Salvation Army Christmas hamper distribution event.  It felt good to play a small part in making hundreds of people have a happier Christmas—healthy food, toys for the kids.  It was especially nice to see boxes of local fruits and vegetables on their way to homes that have a tough time making ends meet.

And another cause for optimism came out in a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Slippery roads are being blamed for a head-on collision between the Shoreacres bridge and Esso Gas Station on Highway 3A Wednesday afternoon.

A reader of The Nelson Daily called to report that the pickup truck with three occupants was heading east on Highway 3A toward Nelson, just past the the passing lane but before the Esso Gas Station, when a Subaru Impreza and truck...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

No one was hurt after fire started in a mobile home in Blewett Wednesday morning said Nelson Fire Rescue in a media release.

A total of 12 firefighters responded to the call at 10:56 a.m. Wednesday.

Nelson Fire Rescue said the report came in to the station of a mobile home on fire in the Blewett contract area.

"The duty shift, one Captain and one Firefighter, responded in...

by Dan Kraus on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Nature conservation and current issues, from climate change to protecting north Atlantic right whales, can seem overwhelming.

However, there were some positive areas over the past year.

Here are 10 stories from 2017 from Canada and around the world that show progress:

1.    Protected areas continues to grow

Many countries are edging...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

In her annual Christmas address, Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak said the Heritage City experienced a very busy year in 2017 with strong growth throughout.

“More young people want to raise their families here, grandparents are following their grandkids here and new business entrepreneurs are appearing. . .. It’s an exciting time,” Kozak said in annual Christmas message.

Kozak is...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

 

New Residential Tenancy Act changes are threatening to permanently shrink the local rental market tighter than it already is, says the West Kootenay Landlord Society.

As part of the changes the province is eliminating the fixed-term-must-vacate style of tenancy agreement that is a part of Bill 16, recently...

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Dec 24 2017

A woman who jumped off Trail’s Victoria Street Bridge into the Columbia River Saturday was pulled from the water by the River Rescue Boat, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Jason Milne.

He said the call came in at 3:17 p.m., and three Trail firefighters were on scene with the boat by 3:27 p.m.

“The boat retrieved the patient near Glenmerry and transported...

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Dec 24 2017

Who could possibly have imagined what 2017 had in store for British Columbia twelve months ago?

We were all eye witnesses to a future political science seminar that left 87 MLAs sitting in the B.C. legislature where they didn't quite expect to be sitting 12 months ago.

As it is that time of year, here are a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s...

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