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by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Jun 23 2011

A mix of alcohol, wind and rain led to the disappearance of a 56-year-old man on Slocan Lake Wednesday night — with search and rescue finding him Thursday morning.

The man had set out on Slocan Lake on Wednesday evening around 7 p.m. from Silverton in a 14-foot aluminum boat with an electric trolling motor.

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jun 23 2011

In the midst of discussions centred around Columbia Avenue, Bear Aware has just made a downtown improvement of their own.

Their can-do plan involves three flashy new garbage and recycling stations. The units are only here temporarily. However, if the test drive goes well, the hope is that these units might weave their way into the Columbia rebuild budget.

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 23 2011

By: Don McRae, Minister of Agriculture, B.C.

The places we live and work are important to all of us, but possibly none more so than communities with a rich agricultural tradition. 

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 19 2011

A big broadband boost to the tune of $50,000 will be going out to the communities of Shutty Bench, Fletcher Falls and Ainsworth Hot Springs as the Province is providing cash to expand Internet service.

by Anonymous on Sunday Jun 19 2011

Finally, some news out of Victoria for the rural areas of BC: your property taxes are due.

Some of the more than 397,000 rural property owners in British Columbia and the Regional District of Central Kootenay may be wondering how to pay their property taxes by the July 4 tax deadline during a postal strike.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jun 18 2011

B.C’s best mine rescue and first aid teams put their skills to the test in a spirited competition in Revelstoke.

The 56th Annual Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition brought together provincial mine rescue and first aid teams on June 11.

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Jun 17 2011

Last week Dr, Brenda Gill outlined how to help yourself if you suffer from allergies at this time of the year. Today, she writes part two of her environmental sensitivity column.

The following will give you some ideas on how to minimize your reactions.

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jun 16 2011

Grab your fishing rod and tackle and forget your licence, it’s the annual free family fishing weekend in BC.

People can get together with family and friends to go fishing for free without a licence on Fathers’ Day weekend (June 17-19) this year and in the years to come.