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By Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Dec 16 2010

By Craig Lawrence, Slocan Valley Rec. Commission

The Kootenay Slocan Lions Club have recently received a grant through the Government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program to keep seniors (55+) active.

The purpose of the Seniors on Bikes and Skis (SOB’s) is to allow seniors to pursue some healthy outdoor activities...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 16 2010

For those Nelsonites heading east in the pit of winter, there is some help for your journey on one of the toughest roads in the province.

People heading east from Cranbrook can now see current weather and road conditions with the newest DriveBC webcam.

Located on Highway 3 at Ninth Avenue, the webcam is the 12th along the highway. Other...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 16 2010

Congratulations to both the Rossland Learning Centre Project and to the Nelson Skate Park project for making it to the finalist stage of the Aviva Community Fund Competition. Good luck in the finals. 

By George Penfold...

By Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

Slippery roads are believed to be the main cause of a two-car accident one kilometer west of the Beasley Fire Hall on Highway 3A Sunday afternoon.

Nelson RCMP said in a press release that a car was rounding the corner when it caught its wheels in slush on the shoulder of the road causing the vehicle to veer into the on-coming lane striking another car head on.

Fortunately the...

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

Aboriginal students at Selkirk College and College of the Rockies will find support and a place to gather once construction is complete on the colleges’ newly announced Aboriginal Gathering Places. The two spaces, valued together at nearly $2.5 million, will be built thanks in part to a $400,000 contribution from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).


“The Aboriginal Gathering Places will...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Dec 11 2010

The Province is investing $8.7 million to preserve and protect two of B.C.’s historic treasures: Fort Steele and Barkerville. 

The funding will upgrade sewer, water and fire suppression systems over the next four years to safeguard health, safety and the environment, and to prevent the loss of irreplaceable artefacts at the two heritage sites.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Dec 09 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A long-term contract will be signed by the end of the month to provide fire service to the Ainsworth and Woodbury communities of Area D, says the regional district director for the area.

Andy Shadrack said a deal on the agreement is still in draft form, but he was certain that a conversation next...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

Partners in the Waneta Expansion Project — Columbia Power Corporation, Fortis Inc., and Columbia Basin Trust — have formed and hosted an introductory meeting for the Waneta Expansion Community Impact Management Committee (CIMC).

“We have put together a great cross section of representatives to act as community liaisons through the Waneta project, both elected and non-...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 07 2010

Pacific Coastal Airlines (PCA) lent a helping hand (or is it wing?) to an bird in need of special care.

Western Grebes are often spotted on the water around Nelson in the fall as they migrate from the prairies to the Coast. However, this starving young bird was found on the highway near Trail by Ernie Millin.

“A young fellow had stopped his car, because (the Grebe) was sitting...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Saturday Dec 04 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The north end of the Slocan Valley could be getting a new ferryboat like the Osprey 2000 that plies the waters of Kootenay Lake.

Nakusp Mayor Karen Hamling confirmed a ferry advisory committee had been struck to deal with the Provicne in requesting adding a larger...