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No luck Wildcats have little to show after hockey weekend

by Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIf the Kootenay Wildcats didn’t have bad luck the team would have no luck at all.Despite being in every game, even out shooting the opposition by a wide margin during one contest, the Cats came away with a 1-3 record during the B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey Super Weekend this past weekend...

"My father is Li Gang" goes viral in China

 “My Father is Li Gang!” has become the most popular catchphrase in the Chinese Internet in the past few days. First of all, you may ask, who is Li Gang? Li Gang is the deputy director of the police department in the northern district of Baoding city, Hebei province.On October 16, a car accident took place in Hebei University,...

Non profits and community groups future (funding) to be decided on by RDCK board

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The future of non-profit societies and community groups in Nelson and the regional district will be up for debate in the next regional district board of directors meeting. With many community groups relying on the support of the discretionary and community development funds from the Regional...

Building permits, values, drop in some RDCK areas

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Building permits and construction values were down in the regional district municipalities in September, continuing a trend that has been endemic the entire year. There were only 83 building permits issued in the last month, down from 119 last year, and 644 issued for the year-to-date in...

City asked to contribute to Lakeside Rotary Park wharf replacement project

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily A new wharf is planned for the city’s premiere park; it just comes with a $25,000 price tag to the city’s taxpayers. The Rotary Club of Nelson has asked City council for $25,000 in the next City budget to aid and abet them in their bid to replace the wharf in Lakeside Rotary Park — a total...

Backyard burning period has one week left for permits

There is one more week left in the backyard-burning period in the City of Nelson limits.People have until Oct. 30 to obtain a special permit — issued at the Nelson Fire Station (919 Ward St.) — for the burning of woody debris, best described as tree branches and dried brush similar to a camp fire, but no larger than the size...

The promise of fusion power

David A Gabel, Environmental News Network It has been called the holy grail of energy technology; a perfectly clean source with an unlimited supply. Nuclear fusion has been demonstrated to be possible, but converting it to a viable energy source remains technically elusive. However, research on making fusion energy reality ...

Rural development institute established by CBT and Selkirk College

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Information is a great tool in the kit of any municipality, allowing it to forge policy, planning and decision-making. However, it is in short supply for resource-starved rural governments in the West Kootenay. That will change after the announcement Saturday afternoon of an eight-year...

Safety of communities, not economics, reason for major grow op busts this summer in West Kootenay

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Although police won’t speculate on the economic ramifications of their summer grow operation busting activity, they have managed to take a bite out of the meal ticket of what they consider to be “organized crime.” The Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment took over 20,000 marijuana plants...

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...

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