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By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Mar 22 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Art will emulate reality as the students of LV Rogers secondary school are moving into the filming stage of their environmental-themed feature film.

Four budding filmmakers began their public career in film as they pitched the idea for their first feature film, Project Turquoise Snowflake, on the public stage of City council Monday night in the committee of the whole meeting.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Mar 21 2011

It's been a long battle, but the City of Castlegar has finally cleared the various court cases and has the green light to tear down the City Centre Motel downtown. 

In a decision released today (March 21), B.C. Court of Appeals upheld an earlier court decision empowering the city to proceed with demolition of the dilapidated City Centre building.
Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said the process has been like looking down a long tunnel and seeing no light at all - until now.

"Yes, I'm glad it's over," he said. "They're going to start demolition Monday."

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Mar 21 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The Castlegar Rebels came close, but not close enough to knocking off the Osoyoos Coyotes.

The Desert Dogs scored a pair of one-goal wins on home ice to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey Final.

Corey Allen’s goal early in the third period proved to be the winner as the Coyotes edge the Kootenay Conference Champs 3-2 Sunday in the South Okanagan City.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Mar 20 2011
Canadians are bracing themselves for another round of rising food as sky-rocketing oil prices brought on by Middle East unrest and the global economic crisis is impacting every link in the food production chain. Pressure on food costs, rising costs for gas and electricity and a lack of jobs are all contributing to increased reliance on local food banks across Canada, a trend that Deb Billwiller, president of the Boundary Food Bank Society, says hits close to home.
“We’re seeing not just increased usage from our regular clients who have been registered for quite a w
By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

Castlegar Council met in an emergency meeting today to approve a special donation to the Canadian Red Cross Society for Japan aid relief in recognition of Castlegar’s sister city Embetsu in Japan. Council approved a motion to send a dollar for every man, woman and child in Castlegar to the relief program.

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) invites members of the arts, culture, and heritage community in the representative body of the arts, culture and heritage communities across the Canadian Columbia Basin, and manages and administers arts, culture, and heritage funding programs on behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

The Scotiabank MS Walk is the largest fundraiser of the year for the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society. The Chapter, now in its 11th year, relies on donations and fundraising to provide services and programs to people living with MS and their families throughout the West Kootenay & Boundary. They are also an invaluable resource for caregivers and service providers.


By The Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Society president June Parsons was overwhelmed with the local support.

All three mayors, Castlegar’s Lawrence Chernoff, John Dooley of the Heritage City and Home of Champions skipper Dieter Bogs, boasted how the strong partnership between the Tri Cities guarantees a success.

And Friends of the Games director Darlene Kalawsky showed just how far organizers are along in the goal to make this the best games ever by parading the long list of sponsors in front of the partisan crowd.

By Teralee Trommeshauser on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

It seems we're always looking for the new great thing that's going to get us fit, shed the pounds, and motivate us. Many of us put in a half-hearted effort of working out, decide that those particular exercises don't work, but wait... what's that? Jennifer Aniston uses what? Well, then! That's my ticket too! And out we run to purchase some new piece of equipment, exercise video, or whatever.

(And then it sits in our closet for 5 years, collecting dust. How many of you use your treadmill as a place to hang laundry? That's what I thought.)

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Independent power projects could be on the purview of municipal government if a resolution proposed by Nelson’s mayor passes at the provincial level.

Mayor John Dooley urged the regional district board of directors Thursday to support a resolution to request the Province include local governments as an “equity partner” in clean, renewable energy projects in the future.