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By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

Wally Penner, Vice President of Community Partnerships, is leaving Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) to join SNC-Lavalin Inc. as the Regional Project Manager for the Waneta Expansion Project, announced Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO.

"This is an exciting opportunity for Wally to literally be a part of building a legacy that both present and future generations will benefit from; however,...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 05 2010

A $10,000 provincial grant will determine the feasibility of construction of a new domestic water supply for the village of New Denver.

The study is expected to review the existing aquifer information in the area.

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By Contributor on Friday Oct 01 2010

Anne DeGrace’s first novel, Treading Water, a series of linked stories based on the flooding of Renata in the 1960s, has been chosen for the second annual One Book One Kootenay (OBOK) selection.

One Book One Kootenay covers the East and West Kootenays and Boundary, and each year chooses one book written by an author residing in the region. The selected author will read...
By Contributor on Friday Oct 01 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series invites you to explore the foundation for peace on the planet with Vancouver-based Emotional Intelligence Specialist David Cory.

As a specialist in the Emotional Intelligence field for the past 12 years, David Cory will share stories and review humankind’s ability to evaluate, manage and control emotions which are related to...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Sep 29 2010

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...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Sep 28 2010

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...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Sep 27 2010

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...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Sep 27 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

When the Silver Ledge Hotel in Ainsworth caught fire last May, the president of the Ainsworth Fire Prevention Society was overwhelmed when he showed up at the scene and the 114-year-old, three-storey building was consumed by flames.

Four months later, Niko Bekker was overwhelmed again,...

By Contributor on Monday Sep 27 2010

Registration is now open for the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium: Shaping Our Future Together: Take Action, Build Partnerships, Strengthen Communities. Hosted by CBT, the symposium takes place October 22–24, 2010, in Revelstoke. People interested in attending the free event are invited to register online, call 1.800.505.8998 or drop into a CBT...

By Contributor on Sunday Sep 26 2010
“Remember me the way I was,” that is what the note said that the policeman found on Priscilla’s bathroom counter. My God…. after 10 years of living with excruciating pain, after 10 years of doctors and specialists who put her through every pharmaceutical they could think of she took her life! But this 60-year-old mother, sister, artist, dietician, hiker, world traveler could no...