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Last (public) gasp for Jumbo Glacier urged by WKE

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The fate of Jumbo Glacier Valley is nearly at hand. In August of 2009 the decision making power for the Jumbo Glacier Resort passed from the Regional District of East Kootenay to the province. The RDEK board of director’s vote went eight to seven in favour of asking the provincial government...

Largest ever Ecstasy border bust made near Grand Forks

By Suzanne Fournier, The Province U.S. border agents found more than $9 million worth of Ecstasy in “suspicious” backpacks stashed in the woods just south of the border at Grand Forks. Acting on a tip from a hiker, U.S. agents near the border-patrol station in Curlew, Wash., seized 140 kilograms of the popular designer drug...

Nelson and area set to win in Waneta expansion

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Nelson is guaranteed a share in the over 400 new jobs created in the Waneta Dam expansion on the Pend d’Oreille River, says the Columbia Basin Trust’s vice president of investments.Johnny Strilaeff said a prescription is in place to ensure that 85 per cent of the new jobs will come from ...

New funding formula for Area E library service in works: Faust

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily There may be a way around the resultant high cost of library service for some regional district residents in Area E, despite a resounding ‘no’ vote delivered in the Nelson Municipal Library referendum Saturday, says the area’s director. Ramona Faust said she is working on a solution to...

Area F won't get second crack at library referenda: Mickel

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily There won’t be another referendum on library services in Area F. The regional district’s director for the area has decided the extra $7,000 needed to conduct another referendum — after an initial taxpayer-funded vote passed by a margin of only three votes — is too much. Ron Mickel told the...

Tall trees to come down in Lions Park

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily A grove op is planned for the green space in Lions Park next year. The city service club the Lions will soon be taking the operation of removing old, dying and soon-to-be falling trees and putting in a grove of new trees to keep the Uphill green space a leafy green. The imminent demise of...

Library referenda: deja vu, all over again?

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The game may still be afoot in the regional district’s library referenda. With initial reports showing the referenda passing in two of three districts Saturday night, Monday morning brought a different light to the proceedings. The recount on Monday put the ‘yes’ vote — whether or not to...

Electric avenue upgrades begin in downtown core

The Baker Street lanes conversion project civil work has commenced at Vernon Street in the Hume Lane (directly behind the Best Western Hotel) heading East to Falls Street.The downtown electrical upgrade is part of Nelson Hydro’s long range transmission and distribution upgrade plan. The project consists of upgrading the...

Cats starting to get better with, more practice

By The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s a season of more losses than wins  for the Mount Sentinel Wildcats. But a glimmer of hope still remains every time the Single-A squad takes the floor.The Cats finished 22nd overall at Kelowna Secondary’s Best of the West Volleyball Tournament Saturday in the Central Okanagan City. Mount Sentinel...

Micro hydro could be created on Cottonwood Creek by City

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The City of Nelson could be entering the independent power project game, using the crashing waters of Cottonwood Creek and the falls right in the city limits to generate power, says one City councilor. Coun. Kim Charlesworth, the City’s point person on the Cottonwood Park revitalization ...

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