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By Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Feb 09 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports

Julien Locke led from wire to wire to claim the top prize at the Western Canadian Championships Sunday at the Nordic Ski Trails near Kelowna.

The 17-year-old Nelsonite, a member of Rossland’s Black Jack Ski club, finished first overall following the three-stage race.

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Feb 08 2011

Over the past few months I have talked to people who have experienced difficulties at the US border.  Often this involves having to leave one's vehicle and being subjected to intense interrogation.  What has, in the past, been a routine “friendly” crossing has turned into a “negative” interrogation by abusive American border guards.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 07 2011

By Miriam Needoba, Small Town Films

Keep Jumbo Wild Rally in Nelson on Saturday, Feb. 5.

Twenty years of protest against the development of Jumbo Glacier has not diminished the enthusiasm nor the number of protesters as a rally held in Nelson on the weekend showed.


(Marilyn James - Sinixt spokesperson)

The rally was hosted by local MLA Michelle Mungall who warned that the government would be making a decision about Jumbo in the next few months.
(Michelle Mungall - MLA Nelson-Creston)

By Contributor on Sunday Feb 06 2011

The deal for the purchase of the former Pope and Talbot mill located at Midway, B.C. has been finalized.

Doug McMynn, president of the board of directors of Boundary Sawmill Inc. (BSI) was pleased to announce, “It’s been a hectic week to finish off the negotiations however, we are happy and relieved it’s over and that the deal has been completed.”

By Contributor on Friday Feb 04 2011

Construction of the Waneta Expansion Project is underway with crews working to remove overburden in anticipation of blasting for the new powerhouse intake and adit portal areas. The 335-megawatt hydroelectric project is a joint venture between Fortis Inc. (51%), Columbia Power Corporation (32.5%) and Columbia Basin Trust (16.5%), with Columbia Power Corporation acting as the project manager. 

By Contributor on Friday Feb 04 2011

Dear Editor,

Recently, a local chapter of the Council of Canadians invited me to speak at a forum about CETA.  The forum will play host to our current MP as a speaker as well as MP Peter Julian, the NDP’s International Trade Critic.


By Contributor on Friday Feb 04 2011

Nelson and Castlegar: Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace in Castlegar in partnership with Touchstones Nelson - Museum of Art and History are sharing the exhibition Kandahar Through Afghan Eyes 2010; an alternate perspective about the realities of life in the province of Kandahar.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Feb 02 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports

Long time ago in a far away place, humans realized by attaching two shaped pieces of wood to their feet they could travel faster when hunting in snow-covered fields and woods.

You won’t see Peter or Julien Locke breezing through the forests around the Heritage City with rifle strapped on back looking for dinner.

They shop at the Co-op.

However, it wouldn’t be uncommon to see the two Nelsonites leading the pack during a provincial or national cross-country race.

By Contributor on Wednesday Feb 02 2011

 Dear Editor,

There has been some discussion in your paper about the Canada European Free Trade Agreement (CETA).  The Centre for Civic Governance (CCG) last year commissioned the law firm of Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP to provide a legal opinion of this agreement.  Mr. Steven Shrybman, a lawyer with the firm, submitted a 22 page report to the centre.

By Michael Wirischagin on Wednesday Feb 02 2011
The ranks of the unemployed in Grand Forks grew again this week as 19 people were laid off by Roxul Inc. Blaming seasonal shifts in business and high inventories, Roxul said that they are not sure how long the layoffs will last.
According to Roxul Inc.’s North American Government Affairs and Corporate Communication Manager Leslie McLaren these layoffs were effective on Monday, Jan.