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December 2017
By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Dec 12 2017

In what some would consider a particularly repugnant new twist on email cons, perpetrators have escalated to threatening the lives of their intended victims.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 11 2017

All of the social media platforms were buzzing in BC after the provincial government confirmed it will complete construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam, saying that to do otherwise would put British Columbians on the hook for an immediate and unavoidable $4-billion bill – with nothing in return – resulting in rate hikes or reduced funds for schools, hospitals and important infrastructure.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 11 2017

Sutco Transportation Specialists of Salmo recently returned from the Trucking HR Canada ceremony with a major recognition said a company spokesperson.

Sutco is proud to announce they have been recognized as one of the five companies in all of Canada to receive a Trucking HR Top Fleet Employer award for 2017.

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Sunday Dec 10 2017

Contemporary Music & Technology Program students are wrapping up their semester at Selkirk College with a celebration for a great cause. Student and instructors will perform together at Spiritbar on December 14 with all proceeds going to the Nelson Food Bank.

By Dermod Travis on Sunday Dec 10 2017

Risky to confess such things – especially publicly – but there are a few things that get under my skin fast.

Eons ago, when I was in high school, it only took a single word.

It wasn't the word itself so much, as it was the tone some used saying it that suggested you were getting flipped off more than you were communicating.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 10 2017

Every year, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Trains travels through dozens of communities, raising food and cash donations for local food banks.

This year the CP Holiday Train is back in the West Kootenay after a two-year hiatus, returning to Nelson and Castlegar Tuesday, December 12.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 07 2017

A former L.V. Rogers graduate is the person who is being hailed as a hero after coming to the aid of a young Richmond woman earlier this week on the Canada Line rapid transit system in Vancouver.

Jake Taylor, 21, rushed to the aid of Noor Fadel, 18, after the young Muslim woman was verbally assaulted by a middle-aged man.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 07 2017

People, opposed to the completion of the Site C dam, are lining up to urge the NDP government to pull the plug on construction of the hydro mega project.

And now the West Kootenay EcoSociety is joining the “no” side after passing a resolution opposing the Site C dam.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Dec 07 2017

As Selkirk College strives for sustainability, members of the Selkirk College Sustainability Committee and the Environment Club recently sorted through garbage and recycling bins on campus to determine how students and employees could be doing a better job at waste reduction.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

Ed. Note: It’s literally impossible to overstate the importance of this community’s volunteer fire department. Not only do they attend fires, as their name would suggest  . . . they are also first responders at any emergency call, from a gas leak to a heart attack to a car accident.