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Heat recovery project for NDCC to move forward

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily A bid process for the Nelson and District Community Complex looks to be second time lucky with the proposal pot sweetened after a $100,000 boost from two local levels of government. On Monday night City council voted to add their one third — or $33,333 — to the $365,000 sum needed to attract...

Case being made to avoid school closures in SD8

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailySchool closures in the Slocan Valley aren’t on the agenda of the Slocan Valley Facilities Committee's current review of schools and services in the area, said the school district’s superintendent. Instead, Jeff Jones of Kootenay Lake School District No. 8 said the committee is looking at ...

Slocan City could enter into service with Nelson Library

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Nelson Municipal Library service could be extending further up the southern Area H section of the Slocan Valley if the “appetite” is correctly identified, says one village councilor in Slocan. Hillary Elliott said the village of Slocan was not included in the Oct. 16 library referenda vote...

Galena Bay could get new ferry: Nakusp mayor

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The north end of the Slocan Valley could be getting a new ferryboat like the Osprey 2000 that plies the waters of Kootenay Lake. Nakusp Mayor Karen Hamling confirmed a ferry advisory committee had been struck to deal with the Provicne in requesting adding a larger capacity boat to the...

Lo's Blog — Wednesday is World Aids Day

 L.V. Rogers grad Lauren Galbraith is currently in Kigali, Rwanda on a six-month placement in the land-locked, east-African country of Rwanda.During the placement, which runs from September to February, Galbraith will be teaching, working and learning in the Biomedical Laboratory Sciences department of the Kigali Health...

Snowfall warning blankets city with white stuff

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Wet and heavy snow has been blanketing the West Kootenay area for almost one day and the message being sent by Mother Nature is clear: stay off the roads. A snowfall warning is in effect for the city and area, bringing with it up to 10 centimetres of snow with graver ramifications than...

Future of North Shore Hall to be decided Tuesday

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily With the bylaw to add Nelson Search and Rescue to the regional district array of financial services now complete, the future of the North Shore Hall is also up for discussion Tuesday. The question of whether to allow NSAR to use the hall as its base of operation could be answered tonight...

Nelson fans help celebrate 75th birthday of the Civic Centre

By The Nelson Daily Sports Harry “Red” Wassick strutted onto to the red carpet beaming from ear to ear. Jess Seaby, assisted by Nelson Firefighter Jack Chambers, was also present. And so were many other players or family representatives from every decade since the Civic Centre was built back in November of 1935 as fans...

NDCC addition moves into design phase

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The design of the multi-purpose gymnasium addition to the Nelson and District Community Complex is now moving into the design phase. The regional district board of directors approved the input phase for the design of the facility to be added on to the east side of the NDCC. Once the design...

RDCK solidifies Nelson Search and Rescue's role in region

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Consistent funding has been secured for Nelson Search and Rescue (NSR) as the society has officially become a regional district service, the board of directors decided Thursday. The Regional District of Central Kootenay directors voted in favour of creating bylaw for Nelson, Salmo and...

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