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By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

Two prominent US Republicans, Newt Gingrich (former Speaker of the House) and Pat Nolan, (former Republican Leader of the California State Assembly) are saying that the American style “tough on crime” approach is not working. 


They, along with other US Conservative leaders are spearheading the Right on Crime Campaign, a national movement urging states to make sensible and proven reforms to the criminal justice system by cutting prison costs and keeping the public safe.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nelsonites will have to wait a while longer for their big screen fix as the City has confirmed the partners in Nelson Cinemax have “breached” their agreement with the City and the theatre’s opening is now dubious.

Formal notice has been sent to the partners in Nelson Cinemax — the proposed new name for the Civic Theatre — indicating multiple breaches on their lease, said City manager Kevin Cormack, and it has been terminated.

By Kim Verigin on Monday Feb 21 2011

The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team welcomed the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) to town for a pair of games this past weekend.

With both teams out of the playoff race and near even in the standings, the stage was set for a battle on all fronts. 

A battle it was but from opposite perspectives and as UFV kept racking up penalty minutes, the Saints replied with goals….. and a lot of them.

By the time the dust settled the Saints pummeled the beleaguered squad from Fraser Valley  7-1, their biggest offensive output and most lopsided win to date.

By Contributor on Sunday Feb 20 2011
More and more people are questioning modern society, our relationship to the land, as well as the impact that globalization and large corporate entities are having on culture, human welfare and the environment. Film makers around the world take the time to document these important social issues to create opportunities to learn more about them.
By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Feb 18 2011

Kootenay Ice forward Luke Bertolucci is tasting gold after helping Team B.C. to a 7-4 victory over Quebec in the final of Ice Hockey Friday at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax.

Bertolucci, from Montrose, scored the opening goal for the winners to help get the party started.

This is the first gold medal for Team B.C. using male U16 high performance players.

Team B.C. won the gold in 1979 with a team consisting of Junior B players.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Feb 17 2011

Readers avidly following the story of 11-year-old Cole Hoodicoff, a Castlegar youngster who was paralyzed in a Jan. ski accident, will be pleased to hear that he’s continuing to progress, according to his Mom, Amy.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Kootenay Ice forward Luke Bertolucci is bound for gold Friday at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax.

Bertolucci and Team B.C. Company knocked off Team Ontario 5-2 Thursday in one semi final. The win avenged an earlier 5-1 round robin loss to Ontario.

Team B.C. meets Team Alberta which defeated Quebec 5-4 in overtime.

By Contributor on Tuesday Feb 15 2011

Australian native, Owen Kiernan Rooney, disappeared six months ago today but his family and police are not giving up hope. We are once again asking for the public’s help in locating Owen. Efforts to date have garnered many tips, however, all plausible leads have now been exhausted.

Owen was last seen at the Grand Forks Hospital on Aug. 14, 2010 at approximately 8:00 p.m., sitting just outside the hospital on a picnic table. Owen left the hospital alone leaving behind all his belongings and has not been seen since. 

By Contributor on Monday Feb 14 2011

Projects that enhance grasslands and rangelands will soon be able to apply for funding support from a new Grassland and Rangeland Enhancement Fund. Supported by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), the pilot program will be delivered by the Kootenay Livestock Association (KLA).


CBT’s contribution of $150,000 is the first year of a potential three-year commitment, pending an evaluation at the end of the first year.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Feb 13 2011
Back in the “old days” the Grand Forks Fall Fair had its own fairgrounds. Today, the fair is still held annually, in fact it is over 100-years-old, but since its heydays it has been a travelling fair moving around locations in the small community because the city took back the land that had been dedicated to the fair.
“What we have in use (for the Grand Forks Fall Fair) right now is not working,” said Les Brayden, president of the Grand Forks Fall Fair Society.