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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 11 2017

All of the social media platforms were buzzing in BC after the provincial government confirmed it will complete construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam, saying that to do otherwise would put British Columbians on the hook for an immediate and unavoidable $4-billion bill – with nothing in return – resulting in rate hikes or reduced funds for schools, hospitals and important infrastructure...

by RCAC on Saturday Dec 09 2017

The RCAC is excited to announce our brand new website and first ever Membership drive! We’re changing and inviting Rosslanders to play a huge part in their Arts Council!

Most people know the RCAC for some things but the breadth and width of our operations and art installations is often a big surprise.

From regular shows at the Miners Hall...

by Dermod Travis on Saturday Dec 09 2017

Risky to confess such things – especially publicly – but there are a few things that get under my skin fast.

Eons ago, when I was in high school, it only took a single word.

It wasn't...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 07 2017

A former L.V. Rogers graduate is the person who is being hailed as a hero after coming to the aid of a young Richmond woman earlier this week on the Canada Line rapid transit system in Vancouver.

Jake Taylor, 21, rushed to the aid of Noor Fadel, 18, after the young Muslim woman was verbally assaulted by a middle-aged man.

“It was pretty autopilot,” Taylor told a Vancouver...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 07 2017

People, opposed to the completion of the Site C dam, are lining up to urge the NDP government to pull the plug on construction of the hydro mega project.

And now the West Kootenay EcoSociety is joining the “no” side after passing a resolution opposing the Site C dam.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety has also made their views known to Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, who is also...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

Ed. Note: It’s literally impossible to overstate the importance of this community’s volunteer fire department. Not only do they attend fires, as their name would suggest  . . . they are also first responders at any emergency call, from a gas leak to a heart attack to a car accident. They provide building inspections, public safety education for everyone from school children to senior...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

Quick action on the part of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue may have prevented serious damage to a local home last night in Fruitvale.

Captain Jason Milne said a 9-1-1 call reporting a shed fire at 25 Kootenay Ave. North was received at 11:06 p.m., and crews arrived nine minutes later to find a shed fully engulfed in flame.

“KBRFR ... accomplished fire control within seven...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

What could have been an embarrassing irony became a regional success story displaying community collaboration during last weeks’ grand opening of the Trail Air Terminal on Nov. 29 (see full story at http://trailchampion.com/news/celebrating-new-trail-airport-terminal-building-46086#....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

The BC Government is rolling out a new road assessment program that will benefit rural seniors said Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall in a media release.

Beginning in March 2018, Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) will deliver the new enhanced road assessment (ERA) to drivers who need to have their medical fitness to drive safely assessed.

Mungall said this new assessment will...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

More than 50 people took to the City Hall Courtyard in Nelson Wednesday to participate in a candlelight vigil to remember women murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

The vigil was part of National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada, established by the Parliament of Canada.

Nelson City Councilor Valerie Warmington led the...

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