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By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Sep 06 2016

To The Editor:

A big thank you to members of the Nelson, Castlegar and Trail communities for your generous contributions to support the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I reached out to family, friends and the community and was overwhelmed by how much money was donated to the Ride.

The three communities helped me raise $6490 and contributed to the $7.1 million raised for the Ride to Conquer Cancer this year.

Established in 1935, the BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer knowledge.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Sep 01 2016

A fire in the Slocan area has grown significantly today, but is not yet cause for concern, according to Southeast Fire Centre information officer Carlee Kachman.

She said the day began with the fire at just 1.3 hectares, but the blaze has since grown to six hectares.

“But it’s moving up the mountain toward the ridgeline and away from the community (Slocan Park),” she said. “No communities are threatened at this time.”

As for all the other recent lightning-caused fires in the area, she said they’re 100-per-cent contained.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 01 2016

The annual Kootenay Pride event kicks off this Friday in Nelson, and is shaping up to be one of the biggest ever.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, which started in 1996. Although the parade these days involves locals lining the streets and joining in the fun, it wasn’t always so.

MLA for Nelson-Creston Michelle Mungall has attended the event every single year since it began, and told The Nelson Daily that the big celebration we will see this weekend is a far cry from the first one she attended in 2002.

By John Boivin on Sunday Aug 21 2016

The Village of Nakusp is in an enviable position for a rural BC community- it has all the doctors it needs.

The community recently attracted a fourth medical professional to work there, giving the local hospital a complete medical team.

“We have complement of four, that’s really good,” says Mayor Karen Hamling. “Instead of doing on-call in Emergency one of every two nights, it’s one of every four.”

By Contributor on Thursday Aug 18 2016

A community bridge building project is underway in Salmo. The idea of a pedestrian bridge at 6th Street was conceived 15 years ago and was repeatedly put off due to constraints related to funding. The 110-foot bridge will feature a bridge cover, approaches and lighting and will provide a safe and accessible access point for pedestrians to connect one part of Salmo with the other.

By Contributor on Saturday Aug 13 2016

The CGHL is a league that offers competitive hockey for all adult age groups at any level of hockey. They welcome all skill levels and offer a fun and safe way to play hockey competitively and meet new people across all age groups.

“I’ve played in the CGHL for five years and it’s a great opportunity to get a workout and enjoy some great laughs with some great friends … oh yeah, and play hockey, ha ha,” said Brent Heaven, head coach of four-time BCIHL Champion Selkirk Saints.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 03 2016

New Castlegar Rebels head coach and general manager Bill Rotheisler has had a busy couple of weeks since taking control of the Castlegar Rebels.

The team is pleased to announce they’ve acquired the playing rights to 20-year-old Logan Styler from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. In exchange, the Thunder Cats receive the playing rights to a pair of Forwards: 20-year-old, Tyler Barrett and 19-year-old, Tayden Woods.

In 83 career games with the ‘Cats, Styler, a Forward from Prince George, scored 44 goals and added 63 assists, for a total of 107 points.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 02 2016

Despite a reduction in E.coli levels taken from water samples taken at Lakeside Rotary Park beach area, the City of Nelson said a water quality advisory remains in effect and th area is not suitable for swimming.

“Unfortunately, the  E.coli levels remain higher than acceptable and we need to advise residents that the water quality is not suitable for swimming” said Director of Public Works & Utilities Colin Innes. 

By Contributor on Wednesday Jul 27 2016

Online registration for bussing remains open!  Over 1,050 students are already registered for bussing for the 2016/2017 school year.  To register your child(ren) visit and on the main page you will find the link to our Transportation Registration System.

Fees will increase as of August 1st so please register now to ensure a seat on the bus.  Registration will be online only with payment via Visa, Mastercard or Interac debit cards. 


By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 26 2016

TMTV in Nelson is reporting that two men were treated for injuries after being knocked unconscious during a lightning storm at a logging operation northwest of the Heritage City Tuesday.

TMTV reports the men were hooking up a cable while logging when the lightning hit and knocked both men unconscious.

One man received head lacerations and the other received burns.

The men were treated for their injuries and released from Kootenay Lake Hospital early Tuesday evening.