Basin Infrastructure Grants program supports community efforts

View from the Westside Legacy Trail overlooking Lake Windermere. — Submitted photo

Twenty recreation projects encouraging active lifestyles are getting under way thanks to help from the Trust’s Recreation Infrastructure Grants program. New this year, the program supports community efforts to create new or upgrade existing recreation spaces in the Basin.

City seen as provincial leader on contentious municipal issues: Kozak

Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak said the work by the city regarding marijuana legalization on a municipal level has not been for accolades and recognition, but for resolution. — The Nelson Daily photo

The city’s penchant to tackle tough municipal issues and wade into uncharted legislative waters is taking it to the forefront stages of bureaucratic debate.

Nelson city council and its staff have not shied away from work around marijuana legalization on a municipal level, short-term rental regulations and dealing with the local proliferation of street culture and mental health issues, putting them in the enviable view as leaders amongst B.C. communities.

Unionized staff at NDCU ratify four-year collective agreement

Labour peace at the NDCU for the next four years.

There now appears to be labour peace at the Nelson and District Credit Union.

USW Local 1-405 unionized staff at the Nelson, Rossland and East Shore (Crawford Bay) branches of Nelson and District Credit Union voted overwhelming in favour of the new four-year collective agreement.

The NDCU management team and USW Local 1-405 committee came to the tentative agreement on August 24. 

Famous Ladybird Boat headed to Road Kings Queen City Cruise

The famous Ladybird was lifted out of the old Nelson museum Thursday afternoon by a crane and placed onto a trailer. — Submitted photo

There's going to be a different kind of classic workmanship on display this weekend during the Nelson Road Kings Queen’s City Cruise.

Thursday afternoon, the famous Ladybird was lifted out of the old museum building on Anderson Street next to Hume School after being completely restored.

Walton Boat Works of Nelson built the Ladybird for Lewis Gilbert. The boat is is powered by a WW I Liberty Airplane Engine, with a Garwood conversion.

The Best of Fringe Fest -- at the Bailey Theatre

Mike Delamont

What do drag queens, puppets, film noir, comedy and ukuleles have in common?  They are all a part of the upcoming E2 Series at The Bailey Theatre!

If you fancy a night out at The Edmonton Fringe Festival, then consider a series pass right here in your own neighbourhood. E2, which stands for Experiments in Entertainment could be called “The best of the Fringe” this year as the 4 shows booked for this season’s Muriel Griffiths Room series are repeated sell outs across Canada.

Parade of Programs highlights local opportunities for you and yours - plus free skate with the Rebels and Saints!

Parade of Programs highlights local opportunities for you and yours - plus free skate with the Rebels and Saints!

Tonight’s a big night for anyone looking to see what Castlegar has to offer for community services, kids sports, recreation, learning opportunities and activities, not to mention adult volunteer and recreation opportunities, as dozens of local clubs, organizations, sports teams and more converge on the Castlegar Complex for the Eighth Annual Parade of Programs between 5 and 7:30 p.m.

Buzzing with fowl play: council votes to allow discussion on urban chickens and bees

Candace, of Fluster Cluck Farms, was shampooed and brushed before winging to council chambers to egg on a vote in favour of backyard chickens and bees. She's pictured here posing with councillor Deb McIntosh. Photo courtesy Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff.

Castlegar city council voted unanimously at their regular meeting last night to discuss a motion to allow chickens and beekeeping within city limits – it doesn’t mean they are allowing either, just that they will discuss the possibility at their next regular meeting Sept. 19.

As many as 30 people showed up to hear the outcome of the vote, and the room broke into spontaneous applause in response to council’s decision.

Declared city byelection candidates Arry Dhillon and Cherryl MacLeod were both in attendance at the meeting.

Roller Derby Fundraiser in Rossland for Trail Baby with Cancer

Roller Derby players ham it up for the camera after the game.

Update:   The game at the Rossland Arena on Sunday night raised money for Dax, a baby with nueroblastoma.  Players for the two teams were chosen by lot -- names of all the volunteer players were picked from a hat to make up the "White" and "Black" teams.  And then they battled it out.

Castlegar Search and Rescue hosts massive region-wide training weekend

Being able to enter and exit a hovering helicopter was one of the many skills taught and practiced at last weekend's Search and Rescue training exercise. Photo by Barb Ihlen.

Search and Rescue (SAR) teams from all over the southeast region of the province converged on the

Slocan Valley for a weekend of training exercises from August 19 to 21. The SAREX (short for search and rescue exercise) was a huge success with over 65 volunteers in attendance from various teams from the southeast region of B.C., including Castlegar, Rossland and District, Grand Forks, South Columbia (Fruitvale), Nelson, Arrow Lake (Nakusp), Creston, Sparwood, Elkford, Revelstoke, Oliver/Osoyoos, and Penticton.

Syndicate content

Virtual Paperboy

Let our virtual paperboy deliver an issue to your inbox every week, FREE! You don't even have to tip him!

Contact The Nelson Daily

Owner/Editor: Bruce Fuhr

Email: or
Phone: 250-354-7025

Sales Rep: Deb Fuhr
Phone: 250-509-0825