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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

Police believe the motive for a beating in Nakusp on Dec. 29 was one of hate and ignorance relating to the victim's sexual orientation.

Nakusp RCMP reported Tuesday that two men were attacked at St. Leon’s Hot Springs outside Nakusp three weeks ago after they were identified as a gay couple.

On Dec. 29, 2010 around 8:30 p.m., while on a cross country skiing trip into St. Leon's...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 24 2011

Nazanin Afshin-Jam is a human rights activist, president and co-founder of Stop Child Executions, former Miss World Canada and Miss World first runner-up and the upcoming speaker for Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series.

She will be speaking passionately about the rights of women and children in her native Iran, particularly regarding the issue of capital...

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

The Douglas fir is one of the most recognizable and common trees in the Pacific Northwest, but do you know who it’s named after? Spokane-based naturalist and author, Jack Nisbet, does!

Selkirk College Library, the Schools of University Arts and Sciences and Renewable Resources and Touchstones Nelson - Museum of Art and History are proud to present writer, historian, teacher and...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 17 2011

By Amy Taylor, Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic 

Unsure how to manage your debts? Wondering what your options are? 

The Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic is holding a free workshop on Saturday, Feb. 12, 1-5 p.m. at the Slocan Park Hall. 

The workshop can help you to take charge of your debts and use credit wisely...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 17 2011

Four youth projects were successful in the recent intake of the Columbia Basin Youth Grants program.

Offered by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), the grants support youth-led projects that directly benefit Basin youth (ages 15 to 29) and involve youth in project development, planning and implementation.

Applications for the next intake are due...

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.