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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 The 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.

By Mona Mattei on Monday Jan 10 2011
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in another missing person case. 49-year-old Shawn McDonald has gone missing from Christina Lake where he has been living since September.
McDonald was last seen on Jan. 1 at 5:00 p.m. in Christina Lake and was reported missing on Jan. 3 to the Grand Forks RCMP detachment, explained Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.
“His car is still behind, he left his wallet and everything else,” said Harrison. “He was living at the Lakeview Motel at Christina Lake. We’ve talked to his family and he hasn’t shown up.
By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jan 09 2011
Slow those horses down and take a break at the Crazy Legs Saloon next week as Holy Joe McGee brings his travelling show to town. Yessiree, McGee has gathered the best in the west for this one day only show bringing you exotic, unusual sights and sounds from all over the world. From southern gospel to those fancy high-kicking Parisian girls and even a stop in the Middle East, this show is a real treat for weary cowboys and miners in this here town.
By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jan 08 2011

Donations collected for apartment fire victims

AM Ford – 2795 Highway Drive, Trail; until Monday, Jan. 10

AM Ford is asking for the public’s help in collecting donations for residents displaced by last week's fire at Kerr Apartments in Nelson.

After being approached by Terasen Gas, the dealership realized the importance of joining in the relief efforts.
The dealership began collecting items on Thursday and the showroom quickly filled up. By Friday afternoon, enough donations had already amassed to fill three truckloads.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Jan 06 2011

Conditions are prime for avalanches as a snowstorm and high winds hit the Kootenay and Boundary regions over the next two days. Following the storm sunshine and cooler temperatures will be luring everyone into the back country on the weekend, but James Floyer, public forecaster with the Canadian Avalanche Centre, says that caution is critical.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jan 05 2011

By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Is this rumour true or just another Nelson Becker April Fool’s prank to create a buzz?

Unfortunately, this is not a prank and The Express will publish for the final time on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 after 22 years of operation.

“It’s basically an economic situation,” Express publisher/owner Becker told The Nelson Daily Wednesday from his Heritage City home. “Right now I don’t have enough advertisers to make it feasible to continue publishing the paper.”

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Jan 04 2011
Fire fighters in Christina Lake saw some action over the holidays including a car on fire at the Cascade Falls pull-out. Fire Chief Ken Gresley-Jones said that the two week break kept the department busy with car accidents and a potentially dangerous chimney fire as well.
“How (the fire) started we’re not really sure. It’s an older car, it hasn’t been in great repair, the driver said the smoke just started coming from under the hood,” said Gresley-Jones.
By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 04 2011

New standards for energy-efficient alternatives to 75W and 100W incandescent light bulbs came into force on Monday.

After Jan. 1, consumers will be able to find a range of light bulb options on store shelves, including both efficient light bulb options and incandescent light bulbs.

B.C. retailers can continue to carry the old incandescent 75 and 100W bulbs until their stock runs out. Other wattages will remain available to stock on shelves.