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by Ray Grigg on Thursday Sep 22 2011

The puzzle of British Columbia's disappearing Fraser River sockeye is unfolding like a classical murder mystery. Suspects abound.

Suspicion has fallen on such culprits as atypical ocean predators, unusual algae blooms, overfishing, inadequate food supplies, and threatening high temperatures in both marine and river ecologies.

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 21 2011

Two people will be facing charges after RCMP discovered a small indoor marijuana grow operation on their property over the weekend.

Police found 21 plants along with a quantity of marijuana bud and magic mushrooms in the home.

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Sep 21 2011

The inside track on what the current teachers’ action means locally will be available for parents of children in School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) this week.

The first District Parents Advisory Council meeting will be at the Nelson School Board office on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 21 2011

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), in partnership with the CRT Local Governments’ Committee, is launching a Basin-wide effort to raise awareness and understanding of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT).

Starting in October CBT and local government partners will host a series of information sessions to help Basin residents learn about the past and think about the future.

by Teralee Trommeshauser on Tuesday Sep 20 2011

Fall is just around the corner. The bright, relaxing, sunny veil of summer is lifting away and real life responsibilities become clearer and clearer right before our eyes. This is the time when most of us have thoughts like...

"Damn, no more vacation time. I didn't do anything this summer..."
"Sh!t. School starts in three days."

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Sep 20 2011

Sunday service and one transit bus fell under the financial axe as City council responded Monday night to public pressure in its effort to trim costs from its overgrown transit budget.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 20 2011

It’s a traditional harvest celebration, complete with live music, games for kids, prizes for best produce, preserves, and pies, and all the fresh produce, delicious food, and amazing crafts that Cottonwood Market is known for.

by Contributor on Monday Sep 19 2011

Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal for decades: and now he's coming to the West Kootenay On October 11. Signing to Columbia records in 1969 called largest solo artist deal of its time, Johnny immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues a prime combination for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton.