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By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 16 2020

In 2019, when Pacific Insight closed operations at the facility west of Nelson, many thought that decision would put a serious dent in tech-based companies in the area.

However, nestled in buildings, shared-space cubicles and homes is a tech community that is thriving and keeping Nelsonites employed in a clean-based industry.

By Bob Hall on Saturday Feb 15 2020

The story of Christian Picciolini’s redemption provides hope, but is also difficult to fully fathom. His transition from leader in the hate movement to an award-winning television producer, author and peace advocate provides chilling lessons and powerful insight into the world of extremism.

By Bob Hall on Friday Feb 14 2020

With a home playoff series not in the cards and post-season fate still undetermined, the Selkirk College Saints will be looking for an extra jolt of energy from fans in the team’s final weekend at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre.

Needing a pair of wins to feel a level of comfort in making the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) final run for the title, the fourth-place Saints take on the Simon Fraser University Clan in a pair of home games Friday and Saturday night.

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Feb 14 2020

Cannabis culture can now be officially included in the Railtown culture.

The city has approved a zoning amendment bylaw to allow cannabis micro processing in both the mixed-use commercial and residential zone (MU3) and the waterfront mixed-use commercial and industrial zone (MU4) in the city’s west end.

The community response with regard to the added cannabis processing use has been supportive, said city deputy corporate officer Gabriel Bouvet-Boisclair.

An open house was held on the proposed changes, noted a staff report on the matter.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 14 2020

A small group of people supporting the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs push to stop a natural gas pipeline from crossing their territory in northern BC continued to occupy the Bank of Montreal branch in Nelson for the second consecutive night Thursday.

The occupation came after a rally march through downtown Nelson Wednesday morning, which ended outside the bank at 298 Baker Street and closed down the intersection at Baker and Kootenay Streets to traffic through the noon-hour.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Feb 13 2020

Selkirk College will help advanced manufacturers in the region improve productivity and competitiveness through applied research and innovation thanks to a $2 million BUILD Innovation Enhancement grant from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

By CBT on Thursday Feb 13 2020

Many people in the Columbia Basin must travel far to obtain medical care. For help getting to these appointments, those in financial need often rely on Hope Air. Now, this important service will continue its work in the region with a three-year commitment of $165,000 from Columbia Basin Trust.                                                        

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 12 2020

Wednesday, Nelson joined many other locations across Canada in protesting arrests of people participating in a blockade of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern British Columbia by members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation.

More than 100 protesters gathered at the office of Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, marched through the downtown core, before concluding outside the Bank of Montreal on Baker Street.

Protesters tied up the intersection of Kootenay and Baker Street outside the bank during the noon hour.

By BC Hydro on Wednesday Feb 12 2020

Over a quarter of British Columbians in a serious relationship prefer to stay home on their smartphone instead of going out for Valentine’s Day with their partner, finds a new survey1 commissioned on behalf of BC Hydro.

In fact, the majority of British Columbians surveyed plan to stay in and watch TV instead of going out on a date for Valentine’s Day. And, of those that plan to stay in, 40 per cent plan to cook and watch a movie, while 17 per cent said they will order food and watch Netflix.

By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Feb 11 2020

People in the Interior Health (IH) region have another tool to make safer choices about drug use. For some, the stigma or shame associated with seeking out substance use services can be a barrier to accessing the health system. Now, new take-home drug testing strips are available and offer an alternative to clients who previously had to come into supervised consumption sites or community health centres to check their drugs.