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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 31 2011

If readers get a little shiver when they hear the name Mark Nykanen, they could be forgiven: Nykanen’s name has become synonymous with literary thrillers of the seriously edgy variety.

Nykanen will launch two new novels on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 pm at the Nelson Public Library.

by Contributor on Friday Jul 29 2011

Columbia Basin Trust has a new program to support youth in Basin communities. Community Directed Youth Funds (CDYF) will be piloted in six communities, including Nelson, and their surrounding areas this fall. 

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 29 2011

The helping hand of the Advocacy Centre is now available online.

The Advocacy Centre has always offered many handouts and guidebooks for anyone able to stop by the office in downtown Nelson.

Now, many of those resources are available online at the Centre’s newly designed website, making the Advocacy Centre’s services more accessible to anyone outside of Nelson seeking guidance.

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Jul 28 2011

A new grant for “Railtown” improvements and some progress with CP Rail on accessing some of their waterfront lands has the City’s Waterfront and Downtown Master Plan process well underway.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 27 2011

Imagine your boat so covered in mussels that you must scrape it off every time you want to use it.

Imagine native species like trout disappearing from your favourite lake.

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Jul 18 2011

A total of five cuts will be made to transit service in Nelson, with the first coming into effect Aug. 1 with the elimination of Sunday service.

Council voted in late June in favour of slicing and dicing the Sunday offering in order to save $31,000 out of the City’s annual budget for transit.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 18 2011

Science has become part of the culture of Trafalgar Middle School.

The school placed second in the province with 34.25 per cent student participation in the regional science fair, behind only Fort St. John’s Duncan Cran Elementary (60 per cent).

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 17 2011

Volunteer service won out over academic standing as the Columbia Basin Trust handed out scholarships to 43 high school graduates from the region, including three students from Nelson.

The graduates were recently presented with $2,000 scholarships at the 2011 Youth Community Service Awards toward their first year of post-secondary education or training.

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