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Slocan mayor denies grow op connection allegations

By Timothy Schafer, The Daily NewsThe mayor of Slocan City is denying knowledge of a marijuana grow operation  her husband and two sons are allegedly facing charges of running. Mayor Madeleine Perriere denied at a recent village council meeting that she knew about the operation prior to the alleged arrest of her husband and...

Nelson Search and Rescue could become regional service

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The people will now decide if they want Nelson Search and Rescue service established as a regular part of the services they now receive from the regional district. An alternative approval process will take place Nov. 12 with Nelson, Salmo and Regional District of Central Kootenay areas E,...

RDCK wades into water world

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily After years of moratorium on acquiring regional water systems, the regional district will be entering the water service game in six new areas. The results of the alternative approval process Sept. 11 passed in favour of establishing water service in Balfour, Burton, Edgewood, Ridgewood, ...

Attitudes soften towards cultural tourism

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Severe cuts to the arts sector in Nelson and area and an influx of 'new blood' have overridden West Kootenay resident’s desire to be kept a ‘secret,’ says the cultural development officer for the City. Joy Barrett said the demographic moving into Nelson in the last few years — younger...

ICBC cuts optional rates

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyLess frequent crashes have contributed to around $80 million being given back to residents in BC after the province's auto insurance company elected to cut its rates in response.ICBC announced it will take an average of three per cent off of its optional auto insurance premiums, in addition...

BCAA office in Nelson de-certifies

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyThe city’s BC Automobile Association office on Baker Street is out of the union business, according to the BCAA senior vice president.John Evans said the decision was allowed by the Labour Relations Board even though the union contested it.Although it has not been confirmed on the record ...

China: Yihuang self-immolation incident and the power of microblogging

By Oiwon LamChinese online public opinion has once again changed the course of an event, this time regarding a forced demolition and consequent self-immolation protest in Yihuang county, Jiangxi.On September 10, the Zhong family were confronted by 40 local police officers and urban administrators seeking to carry out the...

IFJ Condemns Deadly Attack on Journalists in Mexico

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the shooting attack on two young Mexican journalists in the city of Ciudad Juárez in which photojournalist Luis Carlos Santiago was killed and his colleague Carlos Sanchez seriously wounded. The two Journalists worked for the local newspaper, the Diario de...

Saving 'Face' on the 'Net

The Nelson Daily staff The Nelson Municipal Library just added a new book to its collection. Facebook is now part of the city’s library system, with the city-owned service creating a new page in celebration of International Literacy Month. Throughout the month of September, people of all ages are invited to join the Nelson ...

Sill pillar collapse temporarily closes MAX Mine

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Two weeks after a stop work order by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources temporarily shut down the MAX Molybdenum Mine in Trout Lake was lifted, the mine has been closed again. The molybdenum mine, located 120 kilometres north of Nelson on the tip of Trout Lake, was shut...

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