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By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Several storylines will intertwine this week as the Sinixt Nation appears in Vancouver’s Supreme Court to argue its inherent right to protect the forests and drinking water quality along Perry Ridge.

The Sinixt are contending the Crown failed to do its duty to consult the Sinixt in the course of...

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

Selkirk College has officially counted the Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) in with its donation of $6,000 towards the revitalization campaign for Studio 80 at Tenth Street campus in Nelson.

In November 2010, Selkirk College launched the “Count Me In” campaign to raise $150,000 for the revitalization of the Contemporary Music and Technology students’ performance and...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

Backcountry enthusiasts will now have access to better information for evaluating snow conditions and assessing avalanche risks, thanks to new avalanche awareness signage around the province.

Avalanche awareness signs targeting mountain snowmobilers have been posted at 23 key highway locations and most of the 85 managed snowmobile areas in the province.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 11 2011

RCMP didn’t get their man in this case.

BC Supreme Court has ruled not guilty in the case of a man accused of a marijuana grow operation in Winlaw — even though he did not show up for trial.

Police had seized nearly $1.2 million worth of plants in April of 2009 but the man did not show up for his court date this week.

By Mona Mattei on Monday Jan 10 2011
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in another missing person case. 49-year-old Shawn McDonald has gone missing from Christina Lake where he has been living since September.
McDonald was last seen on Jan. 1 at 5:00 p.m. in Christina Lake and was reported missing on Jan. 3 to the Grand Forks RCMP detachment, explained Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.
By Nelson Daily Editor on Saturday Jan 08 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

With the latest unemployment figures painting a bleak picture of the province, the situation appears equally dismal in the Kootenay region.

The latest figures from Statistics Canada indicate the unemployment rate reached 7.6 per cent in December, up from 6.9 per cent in November — with the rate at 8.7...

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Jan 06 2011
A Washington State couple is facing severe criminal consequences after failing to fool law enforcement at the Carson Port of Entry into Grand Forks, BC. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and RCMP announced today the seizure of over 80 kg of suspected cocaine at the port on Dec. 16, 2010. The cocaine is worth an estimated $3.5 million.
It was just...
By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 04 2011

Don''t throw away those bottles that have accumulated during the recent holiday season.

Instead, donate the empty bottles or cans to the 2011 L.V. Rogers Graduating Class.

LVR Grade 12 students will be working the streets of Nelson, going door to door to pickup empties this Saturday, January 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For those residents not at home this...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 04 2011

RCMP seized 50 marijuana plants last week in two separate busts on Slocan Valley residences.

Slocan Lake and Nakusp RCMP executed warrants on two residences on Springer Creek Road on Thursday and Friday and uncovered the plants, along with a loaded handgun. 

Four people were arrested and are charged with production of marijuana for the purpose...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Jan 04 2011

A further measure of relief from residential property taxes for rural West Kootenay homeowners takes effect in 2011, with the start of the Northern and Rural Area Homeowner Benefit.

This benefit provides up to $200 for homeowners living outside of the Capital, Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley regional districts, such as those residing in the Regional District of...