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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 21 2017

It’s a huge test every year but somehow for Santa Claus pulls it off — delivering presents and gifts to some two billion children during the 31-hour blitz period of Christmas, thanks to to Rudolph, different time zones and rotation of the earth.

However, Santa has confessed at times the job is a little overwhelming.

Hence the reason for the Man in the Red Suit to send...

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Dec 20 2017

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue responded to a head-on fatal collision at Highway 22 and Courtesy Road, according to a press release by Cpt. Grant Tyson.

The call came in at 2:12 p.m., and crews arrived on scene at 2:23 p.m., (two firefighters from Genelle and Five from Trail)

A total of four people were involved in the crash, two of whom had to be extricated with the Jaws...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 20 2017
A summary, by  Carol Linnet of DeSmog Canada
 
Site C is a go. Premier John Horgan...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 20 2017

Mountain Bin Services had made the Christmas season a little easier for family struggling with putting food on the table by donating $1,000 of product to the Nelson Food Cupboard.

Amit Bhabra, operations manager for Mountain Bin Services, made the donation earlier this month — December 6th.

Mountain Bin Services is jointly owned my Matt Hanlon and Hardial Bhabra. Hanlon operates...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

Environment Canada has ended its Winter Storm Warning.

The storm that dropped as as much as 45 cm of snow on the Kootenay Pass has passed on to the East Kootenay.

Environment Canada said the snow should end this morning. More snow is expected sometime Thursday before a cooler, dryer period with temperatures dipping between minus 9 and 11 during the weekend.

Drivers should...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

Securing a future secondary water source for Nelson could bump water rates even higher in the city in the coming years than the inflationary increase now being proposed for 2018, a city staff report predicted.

City council has planned inflationary rate increases of two per cent for water and 1.5 per cent for sewer in 2018 and onwards, but it is the establishment of a secondary source...

by Dermod Travis on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

Difficult to imagine them getting caught dead in the same room a few weeks ago, but to paraphrase William Shakespeare, “Site C acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”

The list of supporters includes the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, B.C. Building Trades, Christian Labour Association and...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

We have more fatal crashes than any other region.

Are more drivers in the Southern Interior region of BC notably more stupid than drivers elsewhere in BC? Do so many of us here just not have a clue about winter driving? Or are we so much unhealthier that we have that many more medical crises causing car crashes?...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

Staff at Kalesnikoff don't mind going the extra mile to make Christmas extra special for families in Nelson and Castlegar.

The Shoreacres-based company is making 40 families Christmas happier this year, with food for a traditional dinner, a hamper of groceries to take them through the next week,and gifts for the kids right off their wish-list, thanks to the generosity of Kalesnikoff...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

The BC Supreme Court has ruled against the BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC), and overturned the approval of a natural gas pipeline north of Fort Nelson.  In an oral decision on December 15, 2017, Madam Justice Gerow found that the OGC’s conduct was “unreasonable” and described the Commission as being “intransigent” (or uncompromising) for refusing to discuss issues of importance to Fort...

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