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By Timothy Schafer on Friday Aug 31 2018

The blue bag for recycling in Nelson will be on the endangered species list in the next two years as the city moves away from bags and toward plastic bins for its curbside recycling program.

The bags will become obsolete in the new Recycle BC service agreement — which came before council recently for comment on its renewal — by July 2020 as the province moves towards recycling bins.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 31 2018

As more than 600,000 students back to school, it's important for motorists to respect speeds zones, school and transit buses and crosswalks near schools.

In the Kootenay Lake School District, Tuesday September 4th, marks the first day back for students.

By Contributor on Friday Aug 31 2018

Friday, Weather permitting, the BC Wildfire Service will conduct planned ignitions on the Bulldog Mountain wildfire, located about 30 kilometres west of Castlegar.

Residents of nearby communities are advised that smoke will be highly visible from Deer Park, Robson and Castlegar.

By Contributor on Friday Aug 31 2018

Every Labour Day long weekend, approximately five people are killed and 580 people are injured in 2,100 crashes across the province.

Those stats on average for the Southern Interior include 81 people who are injured in 330 crashes during the Labour Day weekend.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Aug 31 2018

The Nelson Leafs opened the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season on a positive note, posting a 5-0 decision over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Thursday in Fruitvale.

Nelson held period leads of 3-0 and 4-0.

The Leafs continue the pre-season Friday at home against Revelstoke Grizzlies. Puck drop is 7 p.m.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 30 2018

Even a little smoke could not dampen the spirits during the annual Fat Tire Festival.

Riders young and old braved the less than impressive conditions to compete in the annual event, from the Rosemont Jump Jam to Friday’s Bike Parade to downhill rides and Morning Mountain Madness.

Results are below.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 30 2018

The Kootenay Pride Festival is an annual celebration of diversity and unity held in the cities of Nelson and Castlegar on the Labour Day Long Weekend.

The festival aims to build bridges between people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We came together in 1996 to celebrate diversity, be it sexual, political or otherwise.

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 30 2018

Cannabis culture is officially in Nelson.

For decades the city and region have played host to the undergroundeconomy buoyed by the black market bud, but now, on the cusp of federal approval for legalization, the city has established guidelines to legal embrace the leaf.

By Letters to the editor on Wednesday Aug 29 2018

To The Editor:

Dear Minister Heyman:

By Contributor on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

The BC Wildfire Service is preparing to conduct planned ignitions on the Woodward and Harris creeks wildfires between Tuesday (August 28) and (Friday) August 31, 2018.

Residents of nearby communities are advised that smoke will be highly visible from Highway 3, Lumby and Cherryville.