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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Mar 25 2011

British Columbians will have an earlier vote on the HST than previously scheduled and it will be conducted under the authority of the Referendum Act.

The Referendum Act ensures a simple majority vote will determine the outcome of the referendum. Further details on the referendum will be finalized by an order-in-council, but the...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Mar 25 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

No more gloom and doom, let ‘er rip in the backcountry this weekend.

The Canadian Avalanche Centre is reporting moderately dangerous avalanche conditions Friday and Saturday, with the chance dipping to low on Sunday.

It is one of the first weekends in several months where the...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Mar 24 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

An appeal has been filed by the Sinixt Nation’s lawyer over the Feb. 25 BC Supreme Court ruling in Vancouver that dismissed their judicial review application.

David Aaron confirmed the Sinixt petitioners filed a notice of appeal Thursday with the British Columbia Court of Appeal, regarding application...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Mar 24 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

There is a plan in the works to place a Telus cell phone tower in the southern part of the Slocan Valley, the communications giant confirmed this week.

Shawn Hall of Telus Communications Ltd. in Vancouver said the West Kootenay is on the “radar screen” and they are working to acquire several sites to...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Mar 24 2011

This week, we here at Lone Sheep Publishing are proud to announce the launching of our new Green Flyers concept. In cooperation with several forward-thinking and environmentally-conscious local businesses, we’re now offering our readers access to local merchants’ weekly online flyers.

How does it work? Glad you asked.

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 24 2011
Walking the trails around Christina Lake you may see a new kind of wildlife which will surprise you – wild boars. Initially being raised at a near-by farm, the pigs are loose and on the rampage.
Despite all the issues being raised about the missing piggies, Brenda LaCroix, co-ordinator of the Christina Lake Stewardship Society issued a press release advising people...
by Michael Wirischagin on Thursday Mar 24 2011
Self-proclaimed “bear dude” Allen Piche plead guilty to charges of feeding dangerous wildlife under the Wildlife Act.
The case, heard Tuesday in Grand Forks Provincial Court, stemmed from a raid on his property at Christina Lake that uncovered a grow-op along with up to two dozen black bears.
Last month Piche plead not guilty to...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 24 2011

More than 2,000 non-profit community groups across BC will see part of $15 million in new grant funding restored to them, the province’s premier announced Thursday.

Christy Clark said the restoration of funding will bring over 500 organizations back up to historical funding levels, including youth arts and culture groups; community service groups like Rotary and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 24 2011

In celebration of 2011's official designation as the Year of Science in BC, the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) is partnering with Science World and Selkirk College to present the Community Science Celebration. 

This year the celebration is moving to...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Mar 23 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nelson will likely have a new police boat in its fleet of vehicles, but the police board chair said it would take some time before its purchase is finalized.

City council approved the allotment of $17,000 in its budget for a police boat for the Nelson Police Department in its recently adopted...


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