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By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 08 2011

Community leaders from a variety of organizations met May 26 to discuss next steps in managing a situation brought to light when two local men penned a how-to guide for getting “little girls” to have sex.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jun 07 2011
A Castlegar 10-year-old remains comparatively unharmed after being hit by a car outside his school this morning (Tuesday), according to local RCMP.
The accident happened on 7th Avenue just after 8 a.m., in the tri-school area downtown, said RCMP Sgt.
By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 06 2011

Around 250 marijuana plants were seized by RCMP from two “sophisticated” grow operations in Salmo on Thursday.

The investigation into the property began following a traffic stop in May of 2011 in which 21 marihuana plants and several pounds of marihuana were seized from two adult men in the Salmo area.

Members of the RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services, West Kootenay Integrated

By Contributor on Monday Jun 06 2011

Alex Atamanenko, MP, (BC Southern Interior) says he’s pleased he will be continuing in his efforts as one of the four members of the official opposition who will sit on the Agriculture Committee.

“I know that Malcolm Allen, our Party’s new Agriculture Critic will do an outstanding job representing Canadian farmers,” stated Atamanenko. “He is counting on me to bring western farming issues to his attention and I look forward to doing just that.”

By Nelson Daily Editor on Saturday Jun 04 2011

By Michael Jessen

English speaking humans communicate using at least 250,000 distinct words. By contrast there are only 10 individual numbers – larger numbers being combinations of zero to nine.

To put our thoughts into words, we have an unlimited capacity to produce vocabulary.  We will coin no new numbers. 

By Andy George on Wednesday Jun 01 2011
Roughly 25 volunteers were on hand to scour the neighbourhoods and highways for all forms of trash and debris at the 11th annual Christina Lake cleanup, organized by the Christina Lake Stewardship Society.
Of particular note on Saturday, May 28, were the efforts of six time volunteer seven-year-old Allison Palmer. Allison, who has been cleaning up her hometown since the age of two, was by far the champion cleaner on the day.
“It’s really a lot of fun to come out and help out,” she said.
By Teralee Trommeshauser on Wednesday Jun 01 2011

While I don't like to get hung up on numbers, it does help people learn to make more conscious food decisions when they can actually see tangible evidence that the "granola" bar they ate contained mostly fat (and sugar!), and in fact was just a glorified chocolate bar.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 01 2011

Teck Resources Limited announced today that Mike Martin will retire from his role as General Manager Trail Operations. Mr. Martin will transition from his General Manager role beginning July 1, 2011.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday May 31 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports

It’s the talk of the gas stations.

It’s the talk of the coffee shops and beer and wine stores.

The Vancouver Canucks are on the verge of, er, can’t say it, don’t even want to go there.

But some people are more optimistic than others.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday May 24 2011

The Vancouver Canucks have advanced to the Stanley Cup Final — the first time in 17 years — with a 3-2 double overtime win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final series in Vancouver.