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by Contributor on Thursday Sep 15 2011

Selkirk College and Weyerhaeuser Company Limited Canadian Timberlands have worked together to produce a safety milestone for the company. Canadian Timberlands has completed its tree-plant operations across B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, and although more than 12 million trees were planted, not one recordable safety incident was incurred for the 2011 planting season.

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 14 2011

Exactly one year following the release of one of the most talked about media stories in the Kootenays, Jon Steinman — the producer and host of Kootenay Co-op Radio’s Deconstructing Dinner — has been named a finalist for the Jack Webster Award in Community Reporting.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 12 2011

Communities throughout the Columbia Basin will benefit from a new granting program from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

Called the Social Grants Program, the three-year pilot program will have a budget of $1 million per year for projects that address social needs in the Basin.

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Sep 11 2011

Thousands of people, hundreds of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles and nostalgia so thick you had to brush it away from your face like a cloud of flies.

Such was the scene set Saturday afternoon on Baker Street and its abiding roadways for the annual Queen City Cruise, the smorgasbord of vehicular delight the Nelson Road Kings stage every year in the Queen City.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 11 2011

The Kootenay Lake Agricultural Fall Fair’s 100th birthday is being celebrated with a Century Farm Award.

Crawford Bay’s first agricultural fair was held Sept. 26, 1911 and was a great success.

by Contributor on Friday Sep 09 2011

It’s been an amazing “Summer of Science” for 300 Kootenay kids, with the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology  proudly supporting science-themed summer camps offered across the region.


by Contributor on Friday Sep 09 2011

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish was first cast into the public eye during the Gaza War that began in late 2008. In January 2009, two days before the end of Israel's 22-day assault on Gaza, Israeli shells fell on Abuelaish's family home, brutally killing three of his daughters and their cousin.

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Sep 08 2011

If you are looking to get picked up after the Saturday night rooftop Queen City Cruise dance, look no further.

Kootenay Insurance Services has a ride for you. Nicknamed the KIS free ride, it’s a free taxi ride offered from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m., before and after the dance.