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By Laila Yuile on Monday Nov 22 2010

Mark Hume of the Globe and Mail has done an outstanding job of taking the Sea to Sky highway shadow toll story to an entirely new level in the Monday edition of the paper, and managed to get some rather creative answers from both Macquarie and the BC government.


By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 21 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Daily is introducing our new contributor and announcing the launch of a new column entitled, Surviving.

Roscoe Triana's background includes working on investigative journalism documentaries with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a Gemini award and extensive travel both abroad and locally in the West Kootenay region.

Monthly articles will cover a wide range of topics focusing on local, national and international issues dealing with everyday life and the world today.

By Harvey Oberfeld on Sunday Nov 21 2010

Make no mistake about it: Carole James will be gone as NDP leader well before the next provincial election. But remember: in politics, like comedy, timing is everything. And the next BC election isn’t scheduled until Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  Yes, 2013. 

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Nov 21 2010
Grand Forks may be home to the only pilot project for mobile abattoirs if the local agriculture society is successful in its pitch.
Last week Doug Zorn, president of the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS), owner of North Forks Pork and Poultry, and long time abattoir proponent, met with MLA John Slater to advocate for changes in what he says are onerous rules and regulations.
By Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

 We should have known it was too good to be true. Harper’s many, many repetitions of his government’s commitment to get all the troops out by July 2011 are well known. I think he may actually have meant it because by these repeated statements he framed the issue so strongly that all Canadians expected – and supported – the withdrawal.

Here’s what he said in an interview with Canwest last January:

By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology Instructor Cheryl Hodgehas been nominated for the 2010 Hollywood Music and Media Awards (HMMA) for Best Jazz Song-Indigo.

She will be heading to Hollywood, California, to participate in the Awards that takes place on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the world famous Kodak Theater Complex.

This is Hodge’s first major award nomination. “I’m very excited!” says Hodge. “Up until now, this has only been a dream! I can’t believe it is actually coming true!”

By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

Selkirk College forward Travis Herlein has been named the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League's Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, November 14th, the league announced Monday.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 16 2010

In a ceremony celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Nelson and District Credit Union on Tuesday, John McKinnon unveiled the fifth monument that he has commissioned for the NDCU.

Located outside the Nelson branch, the monument will serve to honour the community-based financial organization that started with a metal cash box stored in a charter member’s kitchen on Silica Street to now possessing assets over $165 million and sporting three branches in Nelson, Rossland and on the East Shore.

By Contributor on Monday Nov 15 2010

Seeing their parents decline is an emotionally difficult time of life for Trail families coping with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.


“It challenges our sense of who they have always been, and how we relate to them,” says Linda Hoskin, the local support and education coordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

A grieving process is necessary, she says, covering many reactions, from sadness, shock and anger, to frustration and denial, before, hopefully, acceptance.

By Nik Green on Sunday Nov 14 2010
The benefits of living in a major centre such as Vancouver are dwindling in my mind. I realized this as I just gave up on a typical "city like" day today and simply went home to stream this column out into the net with a light dusting of road rage sprinkled over top. If it's between this harmless little pocket of the internet and seeing me drive over construction workers on CBC News tonight, I think I'm making the right choice to vent my rage through this innocuous forum.
Today started out like most any other day with one simple goal: to go to work.