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by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 05 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Backyard burning is now nearly ensconced in the Nelson legislative landscape.

Approval was given on the third reading on the Fire Regulation and Prevention Bylaw to allow for two backyard burning periods per year, set at the discretion of the fire chief.

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by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 05 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The possibility of permanent, year-round outdoor cafés in Nelson will be investigated as The Royal has pushed the City to come to some sort of consensus and develop policy — even though two such cafés already exist.

The night club on Baker Street has asked to operate a sidewalk café on the city’s main...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Apr 04 2011

By Dan Spring

An hour before the NDP leadership convention started in Nelson last March 24, The Nelson Daily interviewed NDP leadership candidate and well-known drug-war activist Dana Larsen. 

Larsen was the founding editor of Cannabis Culture magazine, worked for years with imprisoned marijuana seed...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Apr 04 2011

The library has gone public.

Nelson’s library has officially changed its name, going from the Nelson Municipal Library — a name it has held since it was established in 1920 — to the Nelson Public Library.

City council approved the recommended name change to provide a more “regionally inclusive perspective,” reflecting the recent inclusion of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 04 2011

The effects of the massive Waneta Expansion Project on the communities of the greater Trail area are now being scrutinized by a socio-economic monitor, named to the project this week.

The partners in the Waneta Expansion project — Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust — announced the hiring of Cathy Scott-May, a local consultant, as the...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Apr 04 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

City council gave an official blessing Monday night to the low-income housing project planned for the old Savoy Hotel at the end of Baker Street.

A motion was passed to begin preparation of bylaw to allow church use of the property and development of 17 bachelor suites, but also to vet the project...

by Adrian Barnes on Monday Apr 04 2011

It’s been a somewhat interesting week on the campaign trail. Locally, we’ve mostly been experiencing what some call ‘lawn sign democracy’ whereby the two main candidates, incumbent Alex Atamanenko and Stephen Hill have been playing an extended game of checkers. When one puts a sign up, the other soon follows with a counter-sign. Pretty gripping stuff!

 

Beyond that, I didn’t...

by Wikinews on Monday Apr 04 2011

A team from the China Agrcultural University is reporting success after transfering human genes into a herd of 300 dairy cows. The cows now produce milk containing proteins associated with human breast milk.

Human milk is beneficial to infants due to its high nutrient concentration. Formula milk offers an alternative to breastfeeding, but critics feel it is inferior and the research team...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 01 2011

By Michael Jessen

It is made from the million year old remains of plants and animals and is a crucial resource to modern civilization.

It is used in products such as adhesives, cosmetics, detergents, fertilizers, medicines, paints, plastics, rubber, and synthetic fibres.

It is oil and goes by the...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Apr 01 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Neither the backcountry nor some of the West Kootenay’s highways are fit places to be in the next few days.

Avalanche danger in the backcountry has ramped up to considerable and is expected to stay that way until Sunday, and the threat of avalanches and mudslides is interrupting travel on some...

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