Back to top

Regional News

By Damien Gillis on Saturday Jan 15 2011

 "The economy is a subsidiary of the ecosystem...The only place where the environment and economy are separated is in the human mind."

- Dr. William Rees, UBC Professor, Founder of the 'Eco-footprint' concept

By Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Jan 14 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Eighteen hours before a Nelson man was to leave the city for 18 months on a court-imposed banishment order his sentence was overturned by the same court.

Mikael Arrak, 26, was convicted of criminal harassment and ordered by a judge in Nelson Monday to leave the city, his mother Annely Arrak told The Nelson Daily.

But two days after delivering the sentence Judge Ronald Fabbro dissolved the order after hearing from Arrak's family and support workers in court late Wednesday.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A Nelson man who was banished from the city for 18 months after he was convicted of harassment was back in court today.

Michael Arrak, 26, was convicted of criminal harassment and ordered by a judge in Nelson Monday to leave the city, his mother told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.

However, Annely said the Crown had called her one day before Michael was required to leave the city and scheduled a “reassessment” of the situation.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

Backcountry enthusiasts will now have access to better information for evaluating snow conditions and assessing avalanche risks, thanks to new avalanche awareness signage around the province.

Avalanche awareness signs targeting mountain snowmobilers have been posted at 23 key highway locations and most of the 85 managed snowmobile areas in the province. These signs advise sledders they are entering avalanche territory and provide a telephone number and website address that gives up-to-date local avalanche conditions.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

Selkirk College has officially counted the Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) in with its donation of $6,000 towards the revitalization campaign for Studio 80 at Tenth Street campus in Nelson.

In November 2010, Selkirk College launched the “Count Me In” campaign to raise $150,000 for the revitalization of the Contemporary Music and Technology students’ performance and rehearsal studio (Studio 80). The funds will enable the college to replace the existing 80 well-worn seats with 104 new seats and to buy and install new lighting and sound equipment.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

 Three fundraisers are now scheduled to help the family of a local 11-year-old boy who was gravely injured in a skiing accident early this year.

By Kim Verigin on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team started the New Year with a trip to the coast Jan 7, 8 for a pair of games versus Simon Fraser University and Trinity Western University.

 

In Friday’s game versus the power house SFU Clan, the Saints found themselves in tough after an eight hour bus ride and more than a month long break between semesters. Adding to the challenge was the fact they were traveling with a shortened bench as defencemen Josh Mace (Nelson) and Devin Kerckhof (Edmonton)and forward Caleb Georgetti (Nelson) could not make the trip.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Jan 11 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Villa Motel will be coming forward with accommodations for at least one month for some of the around 60 people who were left homeless after the Kerr Apartment Building burned on Jan. 6, the city’s mayor announced Monday night.

John Dooley said although long-term accommodations for the people displaced by the devastating fire remain a concern, there are many people finding places to stay in the short term, including the North Shore motel.

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Jan 11 2011

 

The past year has been an eventful one.

In January the Haiti earthquake hit. My staff and I worked for days with Foreign Affairs, a School District and Mt. Sentinel School of South Slocan to safely locate, press for transportation assistance, and rescue a class of high school students caught in Haiti.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 10 2011

By Daily News Staff

Similar to the way the Team Canada Juniors turned gold into silver at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships last week in Buffalo, NY, the Kootenay Ice let one slip away.

Thompson Blazers played the role of Team Russia, scoring five third-period goals en route to a 7-4 victory over Kootenay in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action Saturday night in Nelson.

Kootenay rebounded Sunday, blasting the Blazers 10-2 behind the
Felix Larouche led the comeback for the Blazers, scoring twice in the frame.

Pages