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Ringing in 2011with a dip at the KLHF Polar Bear swim

The preparation time is a full year. But the actual swim  lasts only a few minutes, if not seconds. The 2011 Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation Polar Bear Swim proved to be another success story with 50-plus swimmers braving minus-7 temperatures under overcast skies and icy Kootenay Lake waters to ring in the New Year in style....

The Diamonds shine bright at Soccer Quest Co-Ed Tournament

By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Diamonds proved to be too strong for the rest of the field at the Soccer Quest Christmas Co-Ed Indoor Tournament Wednesday afternoon at the Cedar Street Facility.The Diamonds defeated The Midget Pinkies 5-2 to claim the top prize at the eight-team holiday indoor tournament.The Diamonds, consisting...

The Nelson Daily Wishes Everyone a Festive Holiday Season

The Christmas season is a time for family and friends.So staff at The Nelson Daily will be taking a few days off to spend time with family but we'll be updating the site periodically through the holiday break with any breaking stories. Before we go we'd like to wish readers and advertisers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New ...

Smiles all around at South Nelson, Gordon Sergeant Christmas Concert

The gymnasium was packed to the roof as students at South Nelson and Gordon Sergeant Elementary School treated the public to the annual Christmas Concert.The annual event attracted friends, parents and family to the event.The entire school participated in the concert, held December 15, which featured songs from all students...

Nelson skatepark proposal makes the final round

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyFunding could be in place for Nelson’s outdoor skatepark before the site for it is ever finally determined. The Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skatepark Society has reached the final round of voting in the Aviva Community Fund, nationwide contest — despite the project being stalled at the approval...

Enrolment rises in SD8 for first time in 10 years

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyFor the first time in nearly a decade, enrolment in the Kootenay Lake School District has risen, albeit marginally, with a corresponding jump of almost $1.2 million in extra funding from the Province. According to figures released by the Ministry of Education on Friday for the 2010-2011...

Icy roads the blame for two-car accident Friday near Salmo-Creston summit

By The Nelson DailySlippery roads are believed to be the cause of a two-car accident between an east-bound van and west-bound truck Friday afternoon on the Highway 3 A near the summit of the Salmo-Creston Highway pass.In the early mid-afternoon an east bound van driven by a Nelson man slowed to pass a semi trailer truck parked...

Nelson Fire Fighters brave cold to help fight Muscular Dystrophy

By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson DailyIt’s a room, a very large room, with a view. Two Nelson Fire Fighters are holding a 56-hour camp out on the rooftop of the Nelson Safeway to raise $10,000 to help fight Muscular Dystrophy in Canada.“No,” Martin Ouellette said when asked if he and his partner, Bob Patton were a little crazy....

Cranbrook webcam helps you know before you go

For those Nelsonites heading east in the pit of winter, there is some help for your journey on one of the toughest roads in the province. People heading east from Cranbrook can now see current weather and road conditions with the newest DriveBC webcam. Located on Highway 3 at Ninth Avenue, the webcam is the 12th along the...

Community development as reality TV

Congratulations to both the Rossland Learning Centre Project and to the Nelson Skate Park project for making it to the finalist stage of the Aviva Community Fund Competition. Good luck in the finals.  By George PenfoldOver the last few weeks I have received several requests a day to vote in this competition.  The initial...

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