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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

Ferry service down in Harrop and a landslide north of Balfour on Saturday are just two of the local items now contained in the revamped and more user friendly DriveBC website.

Drive BC is the Province of British Columbia’s most popular website, and the highlight of the new site is an enhanced map view of the province’s highway network.

Users can roll over icons...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Feb 01 2011
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Long-term housing continues to be the greatest need for those displaced by the Kerr Apartment Building fire last month, according to the Unmet Needs Committee.

The chair of the committee, Allison Alder of Selkirk College, said the primary goal of the committee is getting people back on their feet, and that...

by Wikinews on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

The president of Egypt has suffered a "devastating blow" after the country's army announced they would not use force against their own people, who continue to protest against the government tonight. The news came hours after six journalists who reported on the protests were released from custody.

Hosni Mubarak yesterday announced a new cabinet, which does not include several figures...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Water as a commodity may be the result of the moves the Province is making as they finished the second round of the Water Act modernization public consultation period, says one regional district alternate director.

Nelle Maxey of Regional District of Central Kootenay Area H said...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 31 2011

The Nelson Nordic Ski Club will not be left out standing in the cold any longer after the Nelson and District Credit Union came through in spades with a $2,000 grant.

With the donation the club purchased a new satellite phone for midnight groomers of the local nordic ski club. Currently groomers blaze trails from up to seven kilometres from the nearest road. The grooming is usually...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 31 2011

There is a species of aquatic invasive plant that may be putting Slocan Lake and Kootenay Lake’s ecosystem at risk.

The plant in question is didymo (didymosphenia geminate), also known as ‘rock snot,’ an invasive freshwater algae that has recently been discovered in the area.

Once established, didymo can form a thick, brown, beige or white...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Jan 31 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nelson Search and Rescue is now installed in the North Shore Hall and plans to add to the current structure to enhance the function of one of the busiest rescue teams in the province.

As the third busiest search and rescue team in BC, NSAR Society had been looking for a place to store equipment, to...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 31 2011

Advertisers will spend more on internet ads in 2010 than newspaper ads for the first time, according to new estimates by eMarketer. Online ad spending will grow 13.9% to $25.8 billion for the full year in 2010, while advertisers are expected to spend just $22.78 billion on print newspaper ads this year, down 8.2% from 2009, eMarketer estimates.

Total newspaper ad revenues...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Jan 30 2011

The Village of Slocan has hired a consultant to study their proposed municipal micro-hydro project on Springer Creek.

Nelson’s Selkirk Power will be producing a report that will include an environmental assessment and water flow monitoring information.

The Village council had identified potential sites for the intake and power house, as well as...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Jan 30 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

City council could be looking to spend over $375,000 this year as it intends to give the aging White Building a new facelift, and put the City of Nelson “brand” on it, according to preliminary budget discussion information.

Budget discussion resume again today (9 a.m., City council chambers) as...


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