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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 Contributor on Wednesday Nov 24 2010
Christmas is just around the corner and soon everyone will be scrambling to pick up the perfect gifts for their kids. This year, why not give your 4th or 5th grader the opportunity to learn a new and exciting winter sport?
For the past 14 years, the Canadian Ski Council (CSC), in partnership with Forzani, has given nearly half a million children an...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 24 2010

 I was one of 60 or 70 people in Castlegar who attended last week's meetings on the RCMP's Community Prevention Education Continuum (CPEC), from which I garnered information I think every community member should have.

First, though, let me point out what a truly stupid name that is ...what does it even mean? The RCMP now employ communications and PR specialists. Surely they can do...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 24 2010

 Inclement weather over the past two months hasn't been a significant barrier at Castlegar's West Kootenay Regional Airport (WKRA), and in fact the airport has been accepting flights that were unable to land elsewhere in the region.

Airport manager Gerry Rempel said there have been a few flight cancellations – but not many.
“We're seeing pretty good success –...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 24 2010

Police are warning local retailers to think twice before accepting U.S. $50-bills.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Dan Pollock said there have been four separate instances (two in Castlegar and two in Grand Forks), in which the counterfeit bills were passed, and for goods ranging, “from renovation supplies, to pizza to general merchandise.”

Pollock said three of the instances netted...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Nov 24 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The City needs to adopt a wildlife attractant bylaw to reduce the amount of bear conflicts in Nelson neighbourhoods, and mitigate the impact it ultimately has on bear welfare, says a member of the BC Conservation Foundation’s Bear Aware program.

Joanne Siderius called on City council to...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Nov 23 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A wave of raves in the Kaslo area and Taghum Beach in the last year has prompted complaints and now the drafting of a regional district bylaw to regulate mass gatherings.

Electronic music parties (raves) are creating a stir in some rural areas of the Regional District of Central Kootenay,...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Nov 23 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The arraignment hearing for the husband of the Slocan mayor accused of operating a large outdoor marijuana grow operation in Winlaw was adjourned in Nelson Provincial Court Monday.

The judge adjourned the arraignment hearing until Jan. 11 when it is expected Georges Perriere will enter a...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Nov 23 2010
A resident of Christina Lake has been charged with one count of feeding dangerous wildlife under the Wildlife Act [Sec. 33.1(1)]. Allan Wayne Piche is scheduled to appear in Grand Forks provincial court on Dec. 14, 2010.
A police investigation of an alleged marijuana grow operation in mid-August 2010 uncovered a number of severely habituated and food-conditioned black...
by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 23 2010

Students in Selkirk College’s School of Renewable Resources (Integrated Environmental Planning Technology, Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Technology and Forest Technology) are raising money for their year-end field trip fund to assist with expenses of travel, accommodation, food and tours.

They will be selling cords of firewood, generously donated by Kalesnikoff Lumber Company....


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