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by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Dec 14 2017

The city will be refusing to approve any additional cannabis outlets in Nelson until the middle of next year, implementing a moratorium on the opening of any further recreational retail businesses.

Last week city council approved the moratorium and resolved to obtain public feedback on its areas of responsibility for regulating recreational cannabis businesses prior to introducing new...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 14 2017

Selkirk Paving Ltd. of Crescent Valley was recently recognized with an award at the recent Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Awards in Nelson.

Selkirk Paving won the Recognition of Excellence in Paving for its Highway 6/31 and local area side roads in the West Kootenay this past summer.

“Selkirk Paving faced considerable challenges with this project due to the...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 14 2017

When most costs are rising in the New Year, natural gas and electricity bills will not; in fact, natural gas rates are decreasing. FortisBC delivers energy at the lowest reasonable rate, and on January 1, customers will receive just that. For natural gas customers...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 14 2017

A good working smoke alarm saved a residence from major fire damage late Tuesday said Nelson Fire Rescue in a media release.

The call came in at 7:37 p.m. to Nelson Fire of an activated smoke alarm inside a one story, multi-unit, residential complex in the 800 block of Nelson Avenue.

The shift officers found a locked and vacant one bedroom apartment with no smoke showing from the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 14 2017

For the second time in less than two weeks a special interest group has staged a protest outside the Nelson office of Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall.

Wednesday’s protest came following the government’s decision Monday to complete construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam in northern BC.

“The decision will throw good money...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

Investigators with the Boundary RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services attended a fatal collision on Highway 3 near Midway, on Tuesday morning.

Boundary RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services are investigating the cause of a fatal accident Tuesday morning on Highway 3 near Midway.

In a medial release, Boundary RCMP received a report of a head-on collision at 7 a.m. on Highway 3...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

Rossland Range Recreation Site: out with the old, in with the new – Friends of the Rossland Range (FORRS) have received permission from Justin Dexter, the Ministry of Forests District Recreation Officer, to replace the old, dirt-floored, packrat-infested Eagle’s Nest day-use hut with a new shelter. The current state of the old Eagle...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

A vehicular fire this morning just off Columbia Avenue on 12 Street caused thousands of dollars in damage, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at 9:29 a.m., and eight fire fighters with two engines and a command vehicle arrived on scene to find a cube van engulfed in flames.

“One of the workers saw the fire and hit it with a 10-lb dry chemical...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

It’s a decision that no doubt will have ramifications for years to come.

Monday in Victoria, Premier John Horgan, flanked by BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman, stood in front of all of BC to confirm it will complete construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam.

The reason: to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 12 2017

Hundreds of Nelsonites braved the cool weather to welcome the Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train as it rolled next to Lakeside Park Tuesday night.

Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Band provided the entertainment as Nelsonites surrounded the 1,000-foot Holiday Train for the fourth time in seven years.

The last time the Holiday Train stopped in Nelson was in 2015, well as 2011 and...

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