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by Kirsten Hildebrand on Sunday Dec 10 2017

Contemporary Music & Technology Program students are wrapping up their semester at Selkirk College with a celebration for a great cause. Student and instructors will perform together at Spiritbar on December 14 with all proceeds going to the Nelson Food Bank.

Students are excited to celebrate and show off their hard work and dedication by giving people a memorable night filled with...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 10 2017

Every year, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Trains travels through dozens of communities, raising food and cash donations for local food banks.

This year the CP Holiday Train is back in the West Kootenay after a two-year hiatus, returning to Nelson and Castlegar Tuesday, December 12.

The Castlegar stop kicks off the day, with the CP Holiday Train gliding into the Sunflower City...

by Dermod Travis on Saturday Dec 09 2017

Risky to confess such things – especially publicly – but there are a few things that get under my skin fast.

Eons ago, when I was in high school, it only took a single word.

It wasn't...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 07 2017

A former L.V. Rogers graduate is the person who is being hailed as a hero after coming to the aid of a young Richmond woman earlier this week on the Canada Line rapid transit system in Vancouver.

Jake Taylor, 21, rushed to the aid of Noor Fadel, 18, after the young Muslim woman was verbally assaulted by a middle-aged man.

“It was pretty autopilot,” Taylor told a Vancouver...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 07 2017

People, opposed to the completion of the Site C dam, are lining up to urge the NDP government to pull the plug on construction of the hydro mega project.

And now the West Kootenay EcoSociety is joining the “no” side after passing a resolution opposing the Site C dam.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety has also made their views known to Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, who is also...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Dec 07 2017

As Selkirk College strives for sustainability, members of the Selkirk College Sustainability Committee and the Environment Club recently sorted through garbage and recycling bins on campus to determine how students and employees could be doing a better job at waste reduction.

“We wanted to determine whether recyclable or compostable materials were being put in the garbage,” says...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

Ed. Note: It’s literally impossible to overstate the importance of this community’s volunteer fire department. Not only do they attend fires, as their name would suggest  . . . they are also first responders at any emergency call, from a gas leak to a heart attack to a car accident. They provide building inspections, public safety education for everyone from school children to senior...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

Quick action on the part of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue may have prevented serious damage to a local home last night in Fruitvale.

Captain Jason Milne said a 9-1-1 call reporting a shed fire at 25 Kootenay Ave. North was received at 11:06 p.m., and crews arrived nine minutes later to find a shed fully engulfed in flame.

“KBRFR ... accomplished fire control within seven...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

What could have been an embarrassing irony became a regional success story displaying community collaboration during last weeks’ grand opening of the Trail Air Terminal on Nov. 29 (see full story at http://trailchampion.com/news/celebrating-new-trail-airport-terminal-building-46086#....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

The BC Government is rolling out a new road assessment program that will benefit rural seniors said Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall in a media release.

Beginning in March 2018, Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) will deliver the new enhanced road assessment (ERA) to drivers who need to have their medical fitness to drive safely assessed.

Mungall said this new assessment will...

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