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by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 30 2010

 With more than 20 teams already registered for Raid the North Extreme 2011, organizers have decided to release the list of teams at

The internationally acclaimed expedition race will happen July 23 to 31, 2011, in the rugged and historic West Kootenays of BC.
Over six days non-stop, day-and-night, adventure athletes in four-person...
by Nelson Daily editor on Monday Nov 29 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The highest ranking Japanese officer on Canadian soil will be visiting several areas of Slocan Valley, the Kyowakai Society in New Denver announced.

Kyowakai Society president Gail Swanson said the consul general will come in March to pay homage to the thousands of Japanese Canadians that...

by Nelson Daily editor on Sunday Nov 28 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The cost of living in Nelson is so high that more than half of the city’s workforce comes from outside of the municipal limits, according to the final Business Retention and Expansion report released Friday.

Prepared and researched by Mike Stolte for the Nelson and Area...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 28 2010

There are now chairs hanging from the new Glory Ridge chair lift at Whitewater Ski Resort while another 10 centimetres of snow fell on the slopes on the weekend.

People were already up on the hill — trudging their way up and cavorting their way down — even though the hill is not officially scheduled to open until Friday, Dec. 3, and open fulltime on the weekend of Dec....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 26 2010

Although there have been no reports of avalanches in the region, not many people are out in the backcountry due to the cold temperatures and the uncertainty of the slopes.

The extreme cold temperatures are a significant mountain hazard at present, says the Canadian Avalanche Centre. They advise “wrapping” up warm and to be prepared for high wind chill.

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 25 2010

The Supreme Court of B.C. has found in favour of the City of Castlegar after owners of the City Centre Motel downtown requested a judicial review of city council's decision to order the structure demolished.

In the judgment, rendered Nov. 19, the Honourable Madam Justice Lynn Smith said, “I do not find the City to have been unreasonable in reaching the decision that it did.”...
by Nelson Daily editor on Wednesday Nov 24 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Small scale farming in the West Kootenay cannot compete with the massive farming operations in California where most of our food is imported from, says one of the authors of a coming Area Agricultural Plan.

Russell Precious said what exists currently in the...

by Nelson Daily editor on Wednesday Nov 24 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A Nelson group is proposing to take an unused piece of property on the southern edge of the city near the cemetery and add it to the recreational inventory of the Heritage city for no cost to the taxpayer.

Led by spokesperson Mike Moor, the Nelson Disc Golf Society petitioned City council Monday night at their committee of the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 24 2010

 Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff met this morning with Dean MacKinnon, a representative of the Citizens for Access to Better Health Care Committee.

MacKinnon said the meeting was productive and positive, and not limited only to the current ultrasound issue creating tension between the Interior Health Authority (IH) and local residents.
“We're looking at all...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Nov 24 2010

 Aside from the counterfeit money detailed in a separate Source article, police are warning about scams targeting both retailers and individuals in the community.

According to Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Dan Pollock, a local business got taken in Nov. 6, when a man came in wanting to return some merchandise.
“This person knew a lot about the store and the staff, and...


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