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By Contributor on Sunday Oct 29 2017

Individuals with narcolepsy are invited to participate in an ongoing medication research study.

Okanagan Clinical Trials, a medical research company located in Kelowna, is currently conducting a study to determine the effectiveness of an investigational medication in treating excessive daytime sleepiness in type 1 and 2 narcolepsy.  

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 26 2017

Former Nelson Leafs star Geoff Kinrade has been shortlisted to represent Canada at a pre-Olympic event that will go a long way to determining the squad at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Kinrade is one of 26 players selected to the pre-Olympic roster announced Thursday by Hockey Canada.

“We were told last November (2016) that they were beginning to evaluate players at the Deutschland Cup/Spengler Cup with Team Canada in preparation for the event that the NHL decide to not go to the Olympics,” Kinrade recently told The Nelson Daily.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 26 2017

Startup Canada, a grassroots entrepreneurship movement, is beginning to make in-roads right here in Nelson.

And organizer Rose Hoeher is optimistic the movement will continue to grow as local entrepreneurs come out of the woodwork to find out about the amazing opportunities of the national social enterprise.

Hoeher, who helped start the Nelson chapter back in the spring, was recently in Ottawa to attend the National Awards.

By Diane Kalen-Sukra on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

The Village of Salmo is pleased to have been formally recognized as an Age-Friendly Community by the BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Executive Director of the BC Healthy Communities Society Jodi Mucha. This provincial recognition includes a framed poster to hang in the Village office and a $1,000 grant.

“This recognition acknowledges the steps Salmo has taken to engage seniors in age-friendly assessment and planning processes as well as its ongoing commitment to becoming more age-friendly,” says a joint letter dated October 17th from Minister Dix and Ms. Mucha.

By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

Work is now underway on the BC SPCA’s new West Kootenay Community Animal Centre in Castlegar. The new 4,250-square-foot facility, to be located at 124 Heritage Way (west of the airport), is expected to open by June 2018.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

Local RCMP would like to remind the public that Halloween is a fun time of the year.

However, if not done safely, the fun time can lead to some scary problems.

Here are a few Road Safety Tips:

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 23 2017

Andrew Wilkinson believes he’s the right person to take on John Horgan of the NDP as the next leader of the BC Liberal Party.

The MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena was in Nelson Monday as part of a whistle-stop tour of the Kootenays to drum up support in the Liberal leadership race to replace former Premier Christy Clark.

Approximately 20 Liberal supporters sat in the Benwell Room at the Hume Hotel listening to Wilkinson answer questions from mining to the sitting NDP government to the importance each riding will play in the process of electing the next party leader.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 23 2017

Police are reminding the public on the eve of the holiday season of the dangers of drinking and driving.

The message comes after a 39-year-old Castlegar man was caught driving in Nelson with blood alcohol allegedly three times the criminal limit said Sgt Chad Badry West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit Monday.

Badry said the incident occurred (Sunday) October 15, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. when RCMP was advised by the public of a possible possible impaired driver headed towards Nelson from the Kootenay Lake Ferry.

By Bob Hall on Monday Oct 23 2017

The Selkirk College Saints turned the intensity notch up to another level Saturday night when they welcomed back four alumni and their new Vancouver Island University Mariners teammates to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre in British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) action.

In a game with several subplots, the Saints ran their regular season record to 4-0 with a 5-3 victory over the expansion Mariners in front of a raucous hometown crowd.

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Oct 22 2017

The regional district and its members are calling for a watershed management task force to make sure the communities’ rights to clean water are protected from forestry and development interests throughout the West Kootenay.

While some forest companies are sympathetic and act on a community’s concerns about where the logging takes place there is nothing that legally compels them to honour a community’s wishes, which prompted the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors to take action in the case of the Ymir watershed.

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