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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 05 2011

A burst of new funding will help the Kokanee Creek Visitor’s Centre expand its programs and improve its displays, the West Kootenay EcoSociety announced Monday.

by Contributor on Monday Jul 04 2011

Anyone feeling threatened or unsafe in Nelson won’t have to look far for a safe place to go.

Businesses all around Nelson are making the area a safer place with the Safe Haven program.

by Anonymous on Sunday Jul 03 2011

Proponents are billing it as a service for tourists, but a watchdog group sees it as another attempt to develop the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort area through ‘the backdoor,’ and without due process. 

“It” is a proposal to open commercial skiing operations at the former Camp Green site, on Farnham Glacier, just over the height-of-land from the Jumbo Valley.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 02 2011

With only four-weeks to go before the race begins, Atmosphere Raid the North Extreme Race Director Geoff Langford offers a preview of top teams to watch.

by Timothy Schafer on Saturday Jul 02 2011

Highway 31 near Coffee Creek is the latest section of Kootenay highway to join the televised ranks of DriveBC’s network of real-time coverage web cameras.

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jun 30 2011

Burn, baby, burn, at least for a few more days.

Starting this Monday (noon) the Southeast Fire Centre will begin prohibiting all open fires within the jurisdiction of the fire centre — essentially the entire West Kootenay-Boundary region — as the summer season begins to heat up (we hope).

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 29 2011

Never mess with a man’s beer.

After one man stole a full can of beer from another Monday night, a fight broke out in the lane behind the Hume Hotel.

The man who stole the beer pulled out a folding knife and slashed the other man twice, once on the right hand and then on the left forearm.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 29 2011

Nelson novelist Mark Nykanen has two new books coming out under two different names with two different publishers – all within a three-week period this spring.