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By Timothy Schafer on Monday Jul 18 2011

A total of five cuts will be made to transit service in Nelson, with the first coming into effect Aug. 1 with the elimination of Sunday service.

Council voted in late June in favour of slicing and dicing the Sunday offering in order to save $31,000 out of the City’s annual budget for transit.

The City will also cut service to Perrier Road, Crease and Richards streets, no “overload’ runs to the Waldorf School and will reduce its summer service.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jul 17 2011
Members of the international group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (best known as PETA) are calling on Mayor Brian Taylor to halt the plan for culling urban deer herds in Grand Forks.
The email campaign has swamped Grand Forks Mayor Brian Taylor whose council approved an urban deer management plan only weeks ago.
“I’ve had about 200 emails and climbing every day,” said Taylor who feels that the call to arms is premature. “I have written back – you have to look at the whole plan.
By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jul 17 2011

Imagine the future where cars run on the most available, non-poluting source - air. Well these two engineers have developed just that - a car engine that runs on compressed air. While it currently needs to use a generator to fill the air tanks in the car, they are now also looking into an on-board generator for continual fuel supply.

Well worth a watch! 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 17 2011

Volunteer service won out over academic standing as the Columbia Basin Trust handed out scholarships to 43 high school graduates from the region, including three students from Nelson.

The graduates were recently presented with $2,000 scholarships at the 2011 Youth Community Service Awards toward their first year of post-secondary education or training.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Jul 16 2011

Ben Gresley-Jones of Rossland/Trail continued his fine play at the B.C. Men's Amateur Golf Championship Friday, placing 19th overall.

David Rose of West Vancouver won the tournament. The Lower Mainland golfer took advantage of a collapse by third-round leader Richard Jung of Toronto to win the title by three strokes.

Rose shot a 2-under-par 70 to finish the 72-hole tournament with a 275 total.

Kevin Carrigan of Victoria finished tied for second with Jung with 278 scores.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 14 2011

 Community demand remains high for a public meeting regarding the LG (Little Girl) culture among some local youth, brought to public attention by a how-to manual penned by two local men called Deflowered in Seconds, which described in minute detail how to sexually abuse little girls (see

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 12 2011

For the second consecutive year the daily peak count of Gerrard rainbow trout at the main spawning site in the Lardeau River hit a record high. 

Nearly 1,000 spawning Gerrards were observed on May 13 the highest since record keeping began at the site in 1960.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jul 10 2011
A revolutionary new diet program that may well change the way Canada looks at their eating habits has helped Midway, B.C. shed over 665 pounds.
Many have seen or heard about the CBC show, Village on a Diet, where fitness gurus, medical doctors, psychologists, dieticians, and chefs team up to help the village of Taylor, B.C.
By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Jul 08 2011

 Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the people responsible for a break-in at Bubblee’s Liquor Store  around midnight last night, according to RCMP Cpl. Dan Pollock.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jul 05 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports

The beauty of the West Kootenay Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby League is that there are never losing teams, only winners.
Fans will get a chance to witness joy on the track Friday at the NDCC Arena when the league hosts its final regular season bout — a bout featuring both expansion teams from Nelson.