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by Ann Damude on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

Planning for Rossland’s 23rd annual Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas is underway, thanks to the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce and a group of Rossland volunteers.

“For the past 2 years,  Tourism Rossland has kindly taken on responsibility for organizing the Rekindle event”, explained Rekindle volunteer Ann Damude. “But event management is not part of Tourism...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

The Nelson Daily, in conjunction with Selkirk Paving and Startup Nelson, is hosting an evening of discussion with a group of Nelson business owners from the Millennial Generation who want to make the Heritage City home.

The local entrepreneurs are either starting their own business or have taken over an...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

The chain of events on the evening of September 4, 2017 has more than a few people scouring the mountain side looking for fragments from the meteor that crashed down.

And now a business owner turned meteor-hunter from Crawford Bay believes to have found fragments from the meteor that landed in a remote area of the Kootenays during Labour Day weekend 2017.

“I just knew it...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

In 1952, my Grade 10 civics teacher asked us what we hoped to become as adults. One of the most popular boys answered, “I hope to go into politics.” We were delighted because we knew he wanted to make the world and Canada better, and we admired him for it.

Things have changed in half a century. In 1992, my daughter Severn, then 12, created a minor sensation with a speech at the Rio de...

by kathy moore on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

The City of Rossland has substantially completed its most recent large-scaled infrastructure renewal project – the Spokane Street Infrastructure Project.

Building on the successes of our past projects, the continued development and refinement of a new Asset Management Investment Plan and concentrated investments from Council into existing core municipal infrastructure, the City...

by Sara Golling on Monday Nov 20 2017

There are some new signs beside the road leading to the new parking lot up at Strawberry Pass, alerting drivers not to block it.  The signs are not professional -- they were made by volunteers, out of donated scrap material, hand-lettered with a felt pen, and stuck into the snowbanks on Saturday morning, November 18th. So far, they seem to be working.

On Sunday, November 19, there...

by Michael Jessen on Sunday Nov 19 2017

An electricity rate freeze matters and so does the way a government minister tries to proclaim it.

Michelle Mungall, Nelson-Creston NDP MLA and Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, discovered this recently in the BC Legislature.

For BC Hydrocustomers who have endured a 58.81% increase in their power charges since 2009...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 19 2017

Environment Canada is advising the public of a driving Alert for interior highways.

The alert, posted Sunday morning, said a slow moving frontal system expected to move through the Southwest Interior this afternoon and then across the Kootenays tonight should bring snowfall amounts in the 20 cm range.

"The storm will give significant snow to the highway (Kootenay and...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 16 2017

It's an event the public will not want to miss — 'Upstream Benefits – Rural Art Symposium’.

This four-day-long symposium explores and celebrates the role and impact that the arts have in rural communities and will bring into focus artist-run culture in the Kootenays. 

Symposium programming includes multiple panel discussions, artist talks, literary...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Nov 15 2017

“First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin. … I’m guided by a signal in the heavens, I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons.”                                  

-- Leonard Cohen, First we take Manhattan

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