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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 03 2011

By Craig Lawrence

Slocan Valley Recreation's Hockey Day in Winlaw finally took place on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the rink behind Sleep is for Sissies — a year late and right on time.

Originally scheduled to coincide with the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the weather finally cooperated (that string of really cold weather was good for something ... right).


By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 03 2011

A contract has been awarded to resurface a portion of Highway 95 south of Golden.

A $1.5-million contract has been awarded to Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. to resurface approximately 5.5 kilometres of Highway 95, from Nicholson north to Golden.

As part of this contract, there will also be local side road improvements. Work will begin this spring, with completion anticipated by Aug. 30...

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

What was once renowned as the ‘Cancel-gar’ airport should be taking off with some improvements this year, as the city works to upgrade the facility and its services to reflect its role as the recently-named  West Kootenay Regional Airport.

First, the city will be forming an Airport Advisory Committee with representatives from across the region, said city councillor Deb...
By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

Higher levels of health care are now available to rural and remote residents in the East Kootenay.

A High Acuity Response Team (HART) consisting of five highly-trained critical care nurses was launched in the East Kootenay Wednesday.

In addition to the nurses, the East Kootenay team consists of a BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) basic life support ambulance team to provide ground...

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

In order to continue the momentum fostered by participants at the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is inviting Basin residents — those who attended the event and those who didn't  — to review the summary reports and videos of the Symposium sessions, now available at


By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily

It’s so close residents and Hockeyville supporters from Nakusp can taste it.

On Tuesday, March 8 supporters from Nelson to Nakusp will be glued to their television sets or computers to watch the Kraft Hockeyville 2011 Top 10 show on CBC.

“Nakusp is still a buzz with excitement and with the announcement...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 28 2011

The Kimberley RCMP are requesting the assistance of the public in locating a missing woman.

Forty-six-year-old Maria Marin, originally from Ontario, was last seen in the area of Johnson Lake, approximately 45 kilometres North of Kimberley, around Aug. 8.

At that time, she advised police that she was going on a spiritual walk. Although her destination was unknown, she may have...

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Feb 28 2011

Sunday night saw an armed robbery at the Mowhawk gas station on Columbia Avenue. Police were called at around 9:20 p.m.

“A lone male suspect entered the gas station wearing a scarf covering his face,” said Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew. “The employee asked the male to remove the face covering, but instead, the suspect handed the employee a note.
“At that...
By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Feb 26 2011

Nelson CARES was one of seven non-profit organizations located in the Columbia Basin that will be receiving assistance from Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) for social enterprise projects.

Also receiving funding was the West Kootenay Women’s Association in Nelson and the South Kootenay Lake Community Services Society in Kootenay Bay.


By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 25 2011

Never in history has there been such a large cohort of women living beyond their 70s, still in good health, who, combined, are often trapped by poverty and the loss of meaningful roles in our individualistic culture.

Selkirk College's Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series invites you to gain insight on the role of contemporary older women in North American society...