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by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday May 04 2011

Business is brewing in the Mountain Kingdom and the buzz is that Rossland will soon have a beer to call its own. By summer you could well be sipping a fine light lager with the Trail-inspired name Leadhead Lager, should the new enterprise take off. Having recently arrived in Rossland from stage left, actors Mike and Alicia Gray are proving you can come home again (sort of) and that bringing...

by Wikinews on Wednesday May 04 2011

Egyptian politician Mohamed ElBaradei said that ousted President Hosni Mubarak must stand trial.

His statement follows the recent ratification by Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil El Araby of a statute that ensures Egypt will join the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

If ElBaradei assumes power in the coming October/November 2011 elections, Mubarak and other...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 04 2011

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today released its calculations of estimated pension and severance payments paid to the 113 MPs who were either defeated or did not seek re-election in the May 2, 2011 general election.

Defeated and retiring MPs will collect $4.9 million in pension payments in their first year, reaching a cumulative total of $1115 million by age 80.

In...

by Andy George on Wednesday May 04 2011
Two meter high flames leaped above the rim of a steel bin before firefighters arrived on the scene to douse a dumpster fire Tuesday night in the alleyway behind Pharmasave in Grand Forks.
 
“Something just didn’t smell right,” was the initial impression of Jay Alblas, night manager at Panago Pizza. At approximately 8:18 p.m., Tuesday, May 3 he went behind the store...
by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday May 03 2011

With the one-day Targa Tabula Rasa rally race less than two weeks away in the Kootenay region, a driver of some note has already been announced for the inaugural event.

Philanthropic adventurer and rally driver Mark Jennings-Bates will be competing in the one-day Targa Tabula Rasa event in Nakusp on Saturday, May 14.

Two local companies, the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 03 2011

The Endless Adventure Gear Swap is back this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday the outdoor water adventure “Swap Meet” presents an opportunity for people to sell old water sport equipment and pick up new stuff for the 2011 season. 

The event will also be awareness and fundraiser for the Borderline Boaters Paddle Club, a not-for-profit water-user...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 03 2011

Premier Christy Clark has fulfilled one of the campaign promises made during her race for the B.C. Liberal leadership, announcing Tuesday that parking is now free in all BC provincial parks.

The parking meters are coming out and parking will be free, effective immediately, so that British Columbia’s parks are even more welcoming for families, said Premier Clark....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 03 2011

The Kootenay version of the HST tele-town hall meeting is back on Wednesday with the Vancouver Canucks having an off day in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Nelson, Castlegar, Rossland, Grand Forks, Trail and all points in between will be eligible to participate in the tele-town hall hosted by Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Pat Bell will join Minister of Finance...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday May 03 2011

Workable solutions are being sought between the school district and the parents of students who want more French immersion spots opened up.

Currently there are 86 people on the waiting list for the upcoming school year but there are only 60 spots open in two Grade 6 classrooms, predicating the need for a third class. For the 2010-2011 school year, over 90 applications...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 03 2011

Last year, the Operations Communications Center (OCC) in Kelowna received a total of 221,073 911 calls, of which 46,033 were abandoned. Over half (53 percent) of those abandoned calls were generated from mobile devices, as more and more people are primarily using wireless technology as means of communication.

The RCMP Southeast District 911 OCC located in Kelowna is now campaigning to...

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