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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...

By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Dec 31 2010

Marley Bassett of Nelson was joined by a few friends to officially open the Glory Ridge triple chair at the Whitewater Ski Resort.

Bassett won the raffle draw hosted by Whitewater Ski Team, the Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaris, and the Nelson Food Cupboard.

Rising 2,042 vertical-feet in 11 minutes, the new Glory Ridge Chair, opened prior to Christmas, will at full build-...

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 23 2010

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Whitewater Ski Resort is slowly, but surely, moving up on the Big Dogs.
For the first time in more than 15 years the Nelson-based ski resort is opening a new lift.

“It’s awesome," said Whitewater General Manager Brian Cusack in a written press release.
"I kinda hate that word,” Cusack adds with a laugh, “but, yeah, it’...

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 23 2010

Nelson Fire Department reported that no one was injured after responding to a house fire a the 2300 block of Bealby Road Wednesday afternoon at Horlick’s Point east of Nelson.

At approximately 3 p.m. the call came into the station that smoke was billowing from a two-bay detached garage and small building on the south side of Kootenay Lake.

When Nelson Fire Fighters...

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace will be opening its doors to the general public on a weekly basis starting January 2011 to increase awareness of the Centre and assure participation in events hosted by the Peace Café.

A display entitled 1000 PeaceWomen Across the Globe will be available for onlookers to view and Peace Studies student Celina Silva will...

By Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

One of the hallmarks of a democratic state is its commitment to free, public and political expression.

Indeed, no society can call itself truly democratic if it does not guarantee its citizens the inalienable rights to gather, communicate their opinion and demonstrate their support for or against any political position they wish.

If these assertions are true, Canada’s behavior...