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By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 18 2019

Students, parents, children, instructors, politicians, staff and the public joined together Wednesday afternoon to welcome a new campus-based child care centre at Selkirk College in Nelson.

Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development made the announcement of the new child care centre that will provide 24 much-needed spaces for children, allowing parents attending the college to focus on their school work.

By Contributor on Tuesday Dec 17 2019

When the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Team visits Nelson in late-January to take on the Kootenay Patricks for the Make A Change Canada charity game, a career pick-up hockey player will have the best seat in the house.

On January 23, Paul Major will celebrate his 70th birthday in memorable fashion when he pulls on the fabled Canadiens jersey and joins the alumni squad on defence. Signed up as one of the game’s “thrill of a lifetime” participants, Major will take a regular shift with former stars of the NHL.

By Bob Hall on Monday Dec 16 2019

Graduating students in the School of Business at Selkirk College put their education into action for a case competition focused on a northern Ontario First Nation.

Teams of students created mocked-up economic development plans for the Atikameksheng First Nation and presented their proposals to a panel of local judges that included Selkirk College’s Director of Finance Lareena Rilkoff, Grant Thornton lawyer Tara Perepolkin and Kootenay Career Development Society Finance Manager Richard Thomas.

By Katrine Conroy on Monday Dec 16 2019

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming $31,500 in capital project funding for two community organizations in Castlegar and Rossland. One $17,000 grant will go to the Castlegar Sculpturewalk Society to support sculpture infrastructure upgrades throughout the city. Another $14,500 grant will go to the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club Society to support the purchase of a new snowmobile and groomer. These community organizations are two of 63 benefitting from the capital project grant, which funds upgrades to community facilities, infrastructure, and equipment.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 16 2019

By Jesse Cole, Nelson Daily Reporter

Those requiring eye surgery or eyecare treatment in Nelson will have to travel a little further in the New Year, as Nelson’s only Ophthalmologist plans to retire.

Dr Neville Maytom, who has spent the past 30 years practicing in the Kootenays, will be retiring from the Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH) in February of 2020. Maytom will not be replaced but rather Ophthalmological services will be entirely based out of Trail, B.C.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 16 2019

Communities on both sides of Kootenay Lake are once again rolling out the "Welcome Mat" after Western Pacific Marine and BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) recently inked a tentative agreement to end the long running labour dispute that crippled the Kootenay Lake Ferry.

Our Ferry Matters, a local grassroots group advocating for safe, reliable and sustainable ferry service on Kootenay Lake during the three-month labour disruption, are excited an official agreement was reached that ended the labour dispute.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 12 2019

Selkirk Paving Ltd. is proving it’s more than just a paving company.

The Crescent Valley based company recent received the Community Service Award of Excellence 2019 by the BC Government at the BC Highways Awards ceremony for its positive contributions to the communities the company serves.

“Congratulations to Selkirk Paving on the outstanding community service they have provided to their community,”  a BC Government spokesperson said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 09 2019


West Kootenay Traffic, West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit and detachment members from Castlegar, Trail, and Nelson put a target on impaired drivers during Saturday's National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day.

The impaired driver blitz netted 19 drivers receiving Immediate Roadside Prohibitions ranging from three days to 90 days along with vehicle impounds ranging from three to 30 days;  two 24 hour prohibitions in relation to drug impairment as well as another 30 violation tickets and 12 Notice and Orders were issued by Traffic Services. 

By Contributor on Monday Dec 09 2019

Buckle your theatre seats and grab your teacups, British comedians James and Jamesy are bringing their unique brand of hilarity to Nelson this holiday season.Reminiscent of classic British pantos, O Christmas Tea is rich with wordplay, comic physicality, and cleverly crafted interactive elements, yet it is the duo’s chemistry and charisma that provide the real magic of this play.

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Dec 09 2019

The story of Mercer Celgar is a growing concern — in a good way.

One of the region’s largest employers is looking to spread its story about the work it is accomplishing in its West Kootenay-based operation — located at the bottom of the Arrow Lakes water system — in order to grow its green energy ideas.