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by Letters to the editor on Saturday Sep 17 2011

To the Editor,

It is our Government’s long-standing position that political parties should rely on their supporters for financing, supporters who choose to fund the activities of political parties.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 17 2011

A precious chunk of mixed forest and grassland in the Columbia Valley has been preserved.

Around 204 hectares of land between the towns of Fairmont Hot Springs and Canal Flats in the East Kootenay was secured, in part with funding from Environment Canada's Natural Areas Conservation Program.

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Sep 16 2011

With the theme Homemade - Homegrown - Organic this year's event featured 160 vendors selling everything from organic garlic (go figure) to local crafts of art and jewelry to pottery, textiles, lotions and herbal remedies.

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.