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By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Some of the problems inherent in the West Kootenay region’s main airport will be tackled by a new board created to oversee its operation, says the mayor of Castlegar.

Lawrence Chernoff told the board of directors of the Regional District of Central Kootenay recently the West Kootenay Regional Airport Advisory committee was struck to help mitigate inconveniences endured by some of the over 74,000 passengers that pass through the Castlegar Airport each year.

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series invites you to come down “The Long Hard Road” with guest speaker, indigenous activist and academic, Sharon McIvor.

A member of the Lower Niclola Indian Band located outside of Merritt, B.C., Sharon McIvor will talk about her decades-long struggle to correct a century of discrimination against aboriginal women; her recent Supreme Court victory; and her continued battle to reconcile remaining issues to bring full equal rights to Canadian aboriginal women.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The Kootenay Thunder managed a win in three games during a pre-season 15-17-year Regional Boy’s Soccer Tournament held earlier this month in Penticton.

The Thunder, run out of the Soccer Quest facility, sandwiched a win between two losses against teams from the host city and Shuswap of Salmon Arm.

The highlight of the weekend came when Erik Norberg sidestepped through a pair of defenders for the only goal in a 1-0 win over the Penticton.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Apr 11 2011

Spring cleaning has begun on the fringes of Nelson as the fire department continues to conduct their wildfire fuel mitigation program.

Using the talents of Debri Resources Ltd. — on property bordering the city near Svoboda Road, Mary Hall and Mountain Lakes Seniors’ facility — workers will be making the perimeter area of the city largely free and clear of woodland material that would be the most combustible in the advent of a forest fire infringing on the city’s borders.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Apr 10 2011
Soft-spoken southern gentleman Charles “Gus” Whalen of Warren Featherbone Company inspired everyone who attended his presentation last week. Hosted by Community Futures Boundary in honour of the Year of the Entrepreneur, Whalen brought a message of hope above all things, even when your business is about to crash.
An entrepreneurial family from the first generations of Warrens, Gus’ great grandfather, the Warren Featherbone Co.
By Mona Mattei on Sunday Apr 10 2011
Phishing, pharming, spoofing and spam have unfortunately all become part of daily life for the 21st century.
By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 06 2011
A car bomb that exploded in Ootischenia this morning has brought up a number of issues, not the least of which (of course) is “whodunit”.
Police say they don’t yet have any suspects in the bombing, which occurred in the 1300 block of Columbia Road at about 1 a.m.
“Castlegar RCMP officers responded, and located a 1992 car that was parked on the property,” said Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 05 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The possibility of permanent, year-round outdoor cafés in Nelson will be investigated as The Royal has pushed the City to come to some sort of consensus and develop policy — even though two such cafés already exist.

The night club on Baker Street has asked to operate a sidewalk café on the city’s main street, in exchange for scaling back the design of its seasonal patio and removing the boardwalk.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 01 2011

By Michael Jessen

It is made from the million year old remains of plants and animals and is a crucial resource to modern civilization.

It is used in products such as adhesives, cosmetics, detergents, fertilizers, medicines, paints, plastics, rubber, and synthetic fibres.

It is oil and goes by the euphemism of black gold, not just because it is indispensable to the current world economy but also for its ability to generate profits.

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Apr 01 2011

Castlegar RCMP are standing by their raid of a marijuana grow-op in Pass Creek last month after the grow’s owner, Velma Mullaney, alleged unfair treatment by police.