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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 23 2017

Martin Luther had a dream of an end to racism.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety also has a dream of an end to the reliance on non-renewable energy sources in Nelson by 2050.

On Monday in city council chambers the region’s premiere environmental organization shared its dream on transitioning the city to 100 per cent of its net energy from renewable sources by 2050.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 23 2017

After more than a year of bustling construction activity on Nelson’s Silver King Campus, newly renovated shop spaces are now filled with students and ready to welcome more in the new year.

As part of an $18.9 million refresh of the trades-centric campus, for more than 12 months the main shop spaces have been filled with just as many career tradespeople as those learning the ropes. With the bulk of the renovation phase of the project now complete, students have started to christen the welding, metal fabrication, millwright/machinist, heavy mechanics and electrical shops.

By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

Mounties in Kelowna helped to prevent an elderly Kelowna couple from falling victim to the prevalent Grandparent Scam and want to warn others.

On November 21, 2017 a concerned couple in their 70’s attended the Kelowna RCMP Detachment on Richter Street seeking police assistance in locating their grandson. The elderly man and woman arrived at the detachment’s front counter with cash in hand, with intentions of posting bail for their grandson’s release from custody.

By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

My number one motivation for being active on climate change is my six-year old daughter, Grace, and my concerns for the world she is coming into.” – Rik Logtenberg, Nelson BC

Last month father Rik Logtenberg took his concerns for his daughter’s future to Ottawa, where he joined 50 other volunteers from across Canada to lobby Parliament for more effective climate policies.

By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

No one wants the added pounds that tend to appear on waistlines – and elsewhere – after a festive season of celebrating. But ten pounds (or so) of furry, purring cuddles around the home are another matter entirely! That’s why the BC SPCA is encouraging people who are thinking about adopting a feline family member to do so during its upcoming adoption event, presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®: From Nov. 24 to Dec. 3, all adult cat adoption fees are 50 per cent off.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

The Nelson Daily, in conjunction with Selkirk Paving and Startup Nelson, is hosting an evening of discussion with a group of Nelson business owners from the Millennial Generation who want to make the Heritage City home.

The local entrepreneurs are either starting their own business or have taken over an established place of work from their Boomer generation parents.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

The Selkirk College Saints had a ten-game winning streak come to a sudden end in Langley after the Trinity Western University Spartans handed the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s (BCIHL) top team its first loss of the season, 3-2, on Friday night.

The Saints traveled west for a weekend roadtrip that started at the Langley Events Centre, home of the second-place Spartans.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

The chain of events on the evening of September 4, 2017 has more than a few people scouring the mountain side looking for fragments from the meteor that crashed down.

And now a business owner turned meteor-hunter from Crawford Bay believes to have found fragments from the meteor that landed in a remote area of the Kootenays during Labour Day weekend 2017.

“I just knew it was one the second I saw it,” Crawford Bay resident Lorrie Rhead told The Nelson Daily.

By Michael Jessen on Sunday Nov 19 2017

An electricity rate freeze matters and so does the way a government minister tries to proclaim it.

Michelle Mungall, Nelson-Creston NDP MLA and Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, discovered this recently in the BC Legislature.

For BC Hydrocustomers who have endured a 58.81% increase in their power charges since 2009, the rate freeze announced November 8 at 12:48 p.m.by Mungall was undoubtedly a breath of fresh air.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 19 2017

Environment Canada is advising the public of a driving Alert for interior highways.

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