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Kutenai Landing developer in trouble over Kamloops project

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily A story in the Kamloops This Week has suggested a project by Kutenai Landing developer New Future Building Group in Kamloops is in trouble. The 54 units to be constructed in the first phase of the Mission Hill development — being built by Mike Rink and the New Future Building Group — are...

Fire ban lifted in West Kootenay

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily A decreased risk of wildfires in the region means large open fires are now permitted in the West Kootenay. The Southeast Fire Centre in Castlegar lifted the open fire ban at noon Wednesday, allowing fires that are larger than two metres in height and three metres in width, as well as stubble...

Nelson's Kinrade one of 16 players released by Ottawa Senators

By The Nelson Daily SportsWhen your play once every five games the odds of making the big club are pretty, well, they’re very, very low.Which is why Geoff Kinrade was one of 16 players sent to the American Hockey League as the NHL’s Ottawa Senators reduced its roster Wednesday.Kinrade was joined by goaltenders Mike Brodeur ...

U.S. Soldier describes shooting Afghan civilians contested tapes

One of five soldiers accused by the Army of involvement in the premeditated killings of Afghan civilians is scheduled to appear before a military judge today — on the same day ABC News aired tapes that show his confession to investigators about his own involvement and the involvement of several other soldiers in the slayings. In...

Highway near Revelstoke closes due to mudslide

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily A mudslide that closed the Trans-Canada Highway early Tuesday morning near Revelstoke had traffic stopped on the nation’s highway for over 12 hours. The highway was expected to open at 5 p.m. Tuesday after the slide closed a stretch of highway in eastern B.C. between Revelstoke and Golden,...

Logging begins on Mountain Station, trails closed

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Nelson’s longstanding mountain bike trail network goes under the gun again this fall as the forestry company that owns the timber rights to the land it abounds begins logging next month. Sixteen of the Mountain Station bike trails and the recreation areas will be closed beginning Oct. 4 ...

Selkirk faculty awarded for professional excellence

Selkirk College’s Standing Committee on Professional Excellence (SCOPE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009/2010 awards for its faculty. The purpose of the SCOPE awards is to recognize and promote both long-term and innovative professional excellence. Faculty and staff are nominated for the awards by students ...

Silverton rink nearly ready to open

The Nelson Daily After nearly five years without one, Silverton and the Slocan Valley could have their own indoor arena once again. The Silverton rink is slated to re-open this fall, with nearly $100,000 in renovations nearly complete — except lighting — after it closed in 2006. With a Recreation Infrastructure grant in hand...

Traditional library service, now online ...

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily In one fell swoop the Nelson Municipal Library added thousands of new books to its borrowing arsenal. With the click of one of the six new Kobo Readers on hand at the Library, people who take out the small, portable, electronic tablets for reading books can access thousands of books available...

City plans plan for sustainability (and public input)

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily With six tentacles of sustainability thrust out into the community, city council is attempting to map several facets of the community at once — and coming close to completion. Hefting the mantles of the initiatives of a housing strategy, a climate change action plan, a regional planning ...