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By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Dec 31 2010

Marley Bassett of Nelson was joined by a few friends to officially open the Glory Ridge triple chair at the Whitewater Ski Resort.

Bassett won the raffle draw hosted by Whitewater Ski Team, the Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaris, and the Nelson Food Cupboard.

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 29 2010

Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited concluded a very successful first year of its Drive One 4 UR School and Drive One 4 UR Community programs in Canada. The programs, which began in April, raised a total of $460,180 to date benefitting more than 158 schools and community organizations across Canada.

By Teralee Trommeshauser on Wednesday Dec 29 2010

I took it upon myself to start a detox last week. Just a short one, three days. I know what you’re all thinking: A detox around Christmas? You’re nuts! But truthfully, I eat fairly healthy most of the time, and I’m not one to indulge on holiday treats regardless. I had high hopes. This would be easy! But as the first day was about half way done I remembered the gluten free pecan shortbread in the kitchen.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 29 2010

Police are reporting a truly bizarre interpretation of spending time with family over the holiday season, after arresting a mother and son in connection with a break-and-enter.

Nelson RCMP Sgt. Darryl Little said police were called to a break-and-enter in progress at about 2 a.m. Wednesday,  in 1000 block of Cote Rd, Crescent Valley.

By Contributor on Tuesday Dec 28 2010

A small army of volunteers fed over 300 persons at the 29th Annual Grand Forks Community Christmas Dinner, held at noon at the Gospel Chapel on Christmas day. The numbers were down slightly from last year where over 400 were served.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 23 2010

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Whitewater Ski Resort is slowly, but surely, moving up on the Big Dogs.
For the first time in more than 15 years the Nelson-based ski resort is opening a new lift.

“It’s awesome," said Whitewater General Manager Brian Cusack in a written press release.
"I kinda hate that word,” Cusack adds with a laugh, “but, yeah, it’s awesome.”

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 23 2010

Nelson Fire Department reported that no one was injured after responding to a house fire a the 2300 block of Bealby Road Wednesday afternoon at Horlick’s Point east of Nelson.

At approximately 3 p.m. the call came into the station that smoke was billowing from a two-bay detached garage and small building on the south side of Kootenay Lake.

When Nelson Fire Fighters arrived they found a 500-foot add-on to the existing house was on fire. Smoke could be seen across Kootenay Lake on the North Shore.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Waneta Dam expansion could create a legacy of skilled trades people for the West Kootenay region, says a Columbia Power spokesperson.

Audrey Repin said with a guaranteed policy in place to hire apprentices on the jobsite, many of the over 400 new job hires could become journeymen trades people when the project is completed in five years.

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace will be opening its doors to the general public on a weekly basis starting January 2011 to increase awareness of the Centre and assure participation in events hosted by the Peace Café.

A display entitled 1000 PeaceWomen Across the Globe will be available for onlookers to view and Peace Studies student Celina Silva will be available to tour individuals around the grounds and the Mir house.

By Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

One of the hallmarks of a democratic state is its commitment to free, public and political expression.

Indeed, no society can call itself truly democratic if it does not guarantee its citizens the inalienable rights to gather, communicate their opinion and demonstrate their support for or against any political position they wish.

If these assertions are true, Canada’s behavior during the G20 Summit held this summer in Toronto casts serious doubt on the current state of democracy in this country.

June 26 to 28, 2010 saw the largest mass arrests in Canada’s history.

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