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By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

For the people who attended the recent 2010 Columbia Basin Trust Symposium, consider yourself engaged.

And for those that didn’t, there is still a chance to delve into the topics of economic development, alternate energy, community engagement and building resilient organizations.

Information presented at these sessions can be found online at:...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 02 2010

The Nelson Daily staff

The seeds of an agricultural plan have been sown for the region, with an eye towards improving the quantity and quality of agricultural production in the West Kootenay.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is creating an Area Agricultural Plan, conducting a planning process to research, develop policy alternatives and...

By Contributor on Monday Nov 01 2010

Grade 8 science students at six schools across the Columbia Basin were among the first to take part in Know Your Watershed, a new regionally-based water stewardship initiative of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

"CBT recognizes the importance of actively engaging youth in water issues in the Basin, "said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. "Through this program we are trying to show...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 28 2010

The federal government will remove the sales tax from the purchase of poppies and wreaths for the Legion’s annual poppy campaign.

When the Harmonized Sales Tax was implemented in Ontario and B.C. this summer, the production of poppies fell under the new tax system since a private firm in Toronto makes the poppies.

This means they would have...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The primary driver for the library referendum ‘yes’ vote in southern Area H was the pilot project the library ran for nearly one year in Winlaw, says the area’s director.

Walter Popoff said the pilot project only ran for one year, but it whetted the appetite for people for permanent library...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The community of Procter will soon have a new fishing dock to call their own.

In an effort to encourage fishing, the West Arm Outdoors Club — through the Regional District of Central Kootenay — has taken it upon themselves to create a wharf on the site of the old federal dock in Procter....

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

In the spring of 2010, two families — the O'Neills from Winlaw and the Doells from Rossland — went on a journey of connection to Nepal.

These families each have teenage children who were born in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world. The purpose of their two-month journey was to reconnect their children with their birth families and with...

By Laila Yuile on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

For years, I have often wondered why, in such  ’tough economic times’, the very expensive  Sea to Sky highway was not tolled. I’ve called for it, many of you have called for it, and last year,  even Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson...

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

New Democrats are asking tough questions about foreign ownership in light of the revelation that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has no research on the impact of foreign ownership in Canada’s broadcast and telecom industries. Speaking to the issue in late July, New Democrat Culture Critic Charlie Angus said the Harper government’s decision to open the...

By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

The Selkirk College Saints made the first road trip a memorable one as the Kootenay-based team doubled the University of the Fraser Valley 6-3 in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League play Friday at at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

Former Nelson Leaf snipers, Caleb Georgetti of Nelson and Scott Jago of Castlegar, provided the offence, as Selkirk exploded for four second...