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Capitol Theatre feeling pinch of losses and overrun

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyIn enduring its third consecutive annual net loss and grappling with a budget overrun of $30,000 last year, the Capitol Theatre has had enough and has asked City council for additional money in 2011 to replace the funding they have lost. Cuts to the arts across the province last year also...

Hat in hand, budget deliberations take a different twist

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyArts, culture and economic groups gathered at the City council watering hole Monday night to try and convince politicians of their need to partake of City taxpayer funds. Nelsonites' tax dollars were in demand as City council fielded requests for their dispersal in the 2010 budget deliberations...

Nazanin Afshin-Jam presents at upcoming Mir lecture

Nazanin Afshin-Jam is a human rights activist, president and co-founder of Stop Child Executions, former Miss World Canada and Miss World first runner-up and the upcoming speaker for Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series. She will be speaking passionately about the rights of women and children in her ...

High mineral exploration marks industry's revival

The revival of mining in British Columbia was underlined Monday with the release of exploration spending figures for 2010 that were more than double the amount for 2009.Speaking at Mineral Roundup 2011, Minister of State for Mining Randy Hawes revealed $322-million was spent on mineral exploration last year. This represents...

Nelson Landing developer to get audience with council

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyThe developer of a project for Nelson's east waterfront has requested a special audience with City council today to present two options on the proposal.Dave Sorensen of Sorensen Fine Homes has asked for time (3:30 p.m. in council chambers) to present information on the two development...

Council embarks on new Pathway to 2040

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyThe impact of a new document developed by City council isn't sexy, it doesn't appear to have tangible effect in the life of the average Nelsonite, but it is one of the most important pieces of paper created by council since the update of the Official Community Plan three years ago, according...

One week left to jump on the Nakusp Hockeyville bandwagon

By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsNakuspians blew the doors off the local arena Saturday night as part of Rally in the Valley in support of landing Kraft Hockeyville 2011.Nakusp (see Rally in the Valley photo feature on Sports) displayed its pride at the arena during an evening featuring a midget rep game with junior and ...

$4.5 million to be invested for agriculture innovation

The provincial and federal governments have targeted over $4.5 million through the Growing Forward Agreement to support B.C. agricultural producers and processors who want to develop new products, create new processes, and access new markets. Under the innovation banner of the federal-provincial Growing Forward Agreement,...

Fish, habitat benefit from new minimum flow from Revelstoke Dam

BC Hydro is now maintaining water releases from Revelstoke Dam at or above 142 cubic metres per second, the first time a minimum flow has been maintained at the dam. Although the level was recommended by the 2007 Columbia River Water Use Plan, four years of data collection on the mid-Columbia river productivity are now being...

Avalanche closes portion of Highway 3

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyWeather continued to wreck havoc on the West Kootenay Monday afternoon as several tonnes of snow crashed down on Highway 3 approximately 30 kilometres south of Salmo Monday afternoon, closing the road. The avalanche and snow slide forced RCMP officers to declare a portion of Highway 3 closed...

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