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by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

The Le Roi Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce the establishment of the St. Michael’s Catholic Public School Foundation Fund, with a cheque for $35,000.  The fund will support the programs and services of the St. Michael’s Catholic Public School Foundation (SMCPSF), which include promoting Catholic education at St. Michael's and providing scholarships to graduates of J.L. Crowe...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

The provincial government, ICBC and police are launching two pilots to explore how technology can help combat distracted driving in our province a press release said Tuesday.

The decision comes as insurance rates in B.C. continue to escalate in part from the rapidly increasing number of crashes occurring on our roads.

"Distracted driving is a high-risk behavior that jeopardizes...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Environment Canada has ended its Snowfall Warning for the Boundary, West Kootenay, but continues to advise drivers of an alert from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

"A frontal system will move across the B.C. interior this evening bringing up to 20 cm of snow to higher elevations of Highway 3 from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. The snow will ease late this evening as the front...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt earned his first National Hockey League point Monday night as the Florida Panthers edged New Jersey Devils 3-2 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The Nelson Minor Hockey grad assisted on Jared McCann’s game winner with 7:15 remaining the third period to spark the Panthers past the Devils. Hunt chipped the puck to McCann, who did most of the work, skating into...

by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Today the Liberal government announced that they have adopted an NDP proposal to close a loophole in the Species at Risk Act. In September 2017, Richard Cannings, MP (South Okanagan – West Kootenay) introduced Bill C-363, An Act to amend the Species at Risk Act (amendment of the List) in the House of Commons which proposed closing a loophole that the Canadian government has used for years to...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 27 2017

The sixth annual Buy Local Week in BC kickedoff Sunday with a record number of participating communities around the province joining together to celebrate local businesses...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Nov 27 2017

Six skaters all finished in the medals as the West Kootenay Speed Skating club — formally known as Nelson Speed Skating Club — completed at the fifth annual Ice Breaker Meet this past weekend in Salmon Arm.

In Division one Berand Platje captured the Silver medal, while in Division five, three Kootenay skaters owned the podium — Berand's, younger brother Luke Platje won Gold, Ian Walgren...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 23 2017

Martin Luther had a dream of an end to racism.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety also has a dream of an end to the reliance on non-renewable energy sources in Nelson by 2050.

On Monday in city council chambers the region’s premiere environmental organization shared its dream on transitioning the city to 100 per cent of its net...

by Sara Golling on Thursday Nov 23 2017

At the Friends of the Rossland Range Society (FORRS) AGM on September 22, board Chair Kim Deane presented the charitable society's financial information, as well as what FORRS has done over the past year, and the new board ― just like the old board, as that line in the famous song by The Who almost goes ― was acclaimed.

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by Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 23 2017

After more than a year of bustling construction activity on Nelson’s Silver King Campus, newly renovated shop spaces are now filled with students and ready to welcome more in the new year.

As part of an $18.9 million refresh of the trades-centric campus, for more than 12 months the main shop spaces have been filled with just as many career tradespeople as those learning the ropes. With...

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