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By The Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 18 2011

Highway 3A was closed for nearly seven hours as a natural gas pipeline was punctured at 13 Mile on the North Shore Monday.

A power line contractor working on the North Shore for Nelson Hydro made contact with and punctured a six-inch natural gas pipeline while digging a pole hole at approximately 4:10 p.m. Monday afternoon near Long Beach.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 17 2011

The West Kootenay EcoSociety will be hosting a Jumbo Wild rally Feb. 5 at Central School as they send a message to the Provincial government that West Kootenay residents want grizzlies, not gondolas in the Purcell Mountains.

A decision is expected from the Provincial Government in early spring, so now is a critical time to make your voice heard, says the Society.

To volunteer, or for more information, contact West Kootenay EcoSociety

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jan 16 2011
International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) has broken their silence in the conversation about the mill slated to re-open in Midway. Interfor says that information presented by Boundary Sawmill Inc. (BSI) and Vaagen Brothers Lumber Inc.
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.