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By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

Homeowners will be paying about $7 extra a month for their electricity as BC Hydro forecasts a 10 per cent rate increase per year over the next three years.

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 08 2010
The Trail Health & Environment Committee has officially closed its public consultation after receiving significant community input into its health &
environment program.
“I would like to thank the residents of Greater Trail for offering their suggestions about how to make the program better!” says Mayor Dieter Bogs, Chair of the Trail Health & Environment Committee. “People want us to get the word out more in the community to increase awareness of our programs.
By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

Selkirk College has joined forces with TRIUMF--a consortium of 15 universities in Canada whose purpose is to conduct world-class experimental research in subatomic physics and nuclear medicine and to commercialize its spin-off technologies.

Housed at University of British Columbia’s campus in Vancouver, TRIUMF is one of the world’s leading subatomic physics laboratories. It has partnerships and collaborations with researchers from across Canada and around the world.

By Nik Green on Tuesday Dec 07 2010

A year ago I touched on how little I care for the onslaught of garbage toys that flood the market this time of year. I'd like to upgrade that dislike of cheap toys to a general dislike of products that simply do not need to be created - period.

By Contributor on Tuesday Dec 07 2010

Monday saw people across the country, including here in Castlegar, marking a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. Held in honour of the anniversary of the massacre of 14 women in Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989, Monday's vigils were also intended to underline the continuing tragedy  of women dead or missing as the result of gender-targeted violence.

By Tory Pearson

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Dec 06 2010

Kootenay Lake:
The main lake is still going! As I said last month this is the best time of year to go fishing, and I haven’t been proven wrong yet.
November saw lots of big fish being caught again.  These fish have definitely put on the feedbags before the winter cold.  Rainbows up to 24 pounds and Dollies up to 15 pounds have been coming in consistently.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 05 2010

By Bruce Fuhr,
The Nelson Daily Sports

Generally the unofficial/opening day at Whitewater Ski Resort is a low-key opportunity for the staff to get a dry run of what is to be expected throughout the season.

However, Whitewater staff got more than they bargained for as a parking lot full of riders took advantage of great snow and sunny skies to open the 2010-11 campaign.

By Contributor on Sunday Dec 05 2010

MP Alex Atamanenko will be hosting events at both ends of his riding of BC Southern Interior this week. Atamanenko and the Oliver Senior’s Centre Society will be hosting a Tax Disability Credit information session on Thursday, December 9th at the Seniors Centre at 34452 – 95 Street in Oliver.  Staff from Canada Revenue Agency will make the presentation, with Alex’s Constituency Assistant, Lilly Zekanovic, on hand to assist.

By Laila Yuile on Saturday Dec 04 2010

As an adult, I think I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Christmas. Don’t get me wrong - I love the festive lights, the excitement of seeing my children enjoy the holidays, get-togethers and all the cooking…but I  really, really hate the commercialization, obligation and fake sentiment that also seems to have come to accompany the entire season.

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Dec 03 2010

Police are warning parents to keep an eye out for a suspicious male who may have tried to lure local children near a Castlegar school.

"On Thursday ... at 6:45 p.m., three youths were sledding behind Castlegar Primary School when they observed a suspicious male hiding in the bushes watching them," said RCMP Const. Tyler Mills. "The male was sdescribed as Caucasian and wearing all black clothing."

All three kids were under the age of 12.