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by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Nov 01 2011

A 6.4-acre chunk of very popular, but once private, Slocan Valley land was donated to the people of the Regional District of Central Kootenay at the Oct. 20 regular board meeting.

Crescent Valley Beach is a popular summertime recreation area used extensively by residents and tourists for swimming, rafting and kayaking.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 01 2011

Occupy Nelson is going to occupy the Scout Hall on Cedar Street for a community meeting Thursday beginning at 7 p.m.

“This meeting is a chance for the community to come back together and start discussing how we want to move forward,” said Kendra Cooper from Occupy Nelson in an emailed press release to The Nelson Daily.

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Nov 01 2011

Boundary area residents who need assistance when travelling to medical appointments will be able to get there easier with the new volunteer driver program.

Interior Health is pleased to announce it has entered into a contract with the Boundary Hospice Association to offer a formalized program in the region.

by Anonymous on Sunday Oct 30 2011

Tickets for the 15th annual Shambhala Music Festival, Aug. 8-13 2012, went on sale on Friday, Oct. 21 with an unprecedented number of ticket sales.

The 7 pm release was delayed by half an hour when the site crashed due to the high volume of people visiting the site.

by Bruce Fuhr on Sunday Oct 30 2011

There’s not much Brian Topp can’t handle — not even emergency dental surgery at 3 a.m.

Which is why the president of the New Democrat Party of Canada wants to switch chairs around the party table to become the new leader.

by Contributor on Friday Oct 28 2011

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the person who died as the result of a plane crash in Richmond on Oct. 27.

The deceased is Luc Fortin, aged 44, of North Vancouver. He is believed to have been the pilot of the Northern Thunderbird Air aircraft that crashed while attempting to return to Vancouver International Airport after leaving for a flight to Kelowna.

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 27 2011
In what they hope will become an international tourism attraction for the future, the Grand Forks All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) Club has linked up with the West Kootenay ATV Club to develop a world-class multi-user trail system spanning from Creston in the Rockies to the Okanagan.
Dubbed the South Kootenay Trail System, the trails would be open 365 days a year to mountain
by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 25 2011

Reel Adventures is getting into real television after inking a deal with a popular North American fishing show, The Dimestore Fisherman.

The show has been in existence since 1999 and has become very popular throughout Canada and the U.S., boasting a viewing audience of over 30 Million people.