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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 23 2017

Martin Luther had a dream of an end to racism.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety also has a dream of an end to the reliance on non-renewable energy sources in Nelson by 2050.

On Monday in city council chambers the region’s premiere environmental organization shared its dream on transitioning the city to 100 per cent of its net...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 23 2017

After more than a year of bustling construction activity on Nelson’s Silver King Campus, newly renovated shop spaces are now filled with students and ready to welcome more in the new year.

As part of an $18.9 million refresh of the trades-centric campus, for more than 12 months the main shop spaces have been filled with just as many career tradespeople as those learning the ropes. With...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

My number one motivation for being active on climate change is my six-year old daughter, Grace, and my concerns for the world she is coming into.” – Rik Logtenberg, Nelson BC

Last month father Rik Logtenberg took his concerns for his daughter’s future to Ottawa, where he joined 50 other volunteers from across Canada to lobby Parliament for more effective climate policies....

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

No one wants the added pounds that tend to appear on waistlines – and elsewhere – after a festive season of celebrating. But ten pounds (or so) of furry, purring cuddles around the home are another matter entirely! That’s why the BC SPCA is encouraging people who are thinking about adopting a feline family member to do so during its upcoming adoption event, presented by Hill’s®...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

The Nelson Daily, in conjunction with Selkirk Paving and Startup Nelson, is hosting an evening of discussion with a group of Nelson business owners from the Millennial Generation who want to make the Heritage City home.

The local entrepreneurs are either starting their own business or have taken over an...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

There was a thunderous roar from Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and Arrow Lakes Facilitator for the Tribes when Regional District of Central Kootenay board members passed a resolution not to support for the establishment of a Westbank reserve in Fauquier.

The motion came during the monthly RDCK meeting Thursday, November 16, in Nelson when the Board voted to send a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

The chain of events on the evening of September 4, 2017 has more than a few people scouring the mountain side looking for fragments from the meteor that crashed down.

And now a business owner turned meteor-hunter from Crawford Bay believes to have found fragments from the meteor that landed in a remote area of the Kootenays during Labour Day weekend 2017.

“I just knew it...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

In 1952, my Grade 10 civics teacher asked us what we hoped to become as adults. One of the most popular boys answered, “I hope to go into politics.” We were delighted because we knew he wanted to make the world and Canada better, and we admired him for it.

Things have changed in half a century. In 1992, my daughter Severn, then 12, created a minor sensation with a speech at the Rio de...

by Sara Golling on Monday Nov 20 2017

There are some new signs beside the road leading to the new parking lot up at Strawberry Pass, alerting drivers not to block it.  The signs are not professional -- they were made by volunteers, out of donated scrap material, hand-lettered with a felt pen, and stuck into the snowbanks on Saturday morning, November 18th. So far, they seem to be working.

On Sunday, November 19, there...

by Michael Jessen on Sunday Nov 19 2017

An electricity rate freeze matters and so does the way a government minister tries to proclaim it.

Michelle Mungall, Nelson-Creston NDP MLA and Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, discovered this recently in the BC Legislature.

For BC Hydrocustomers who have endured a 58.81% increase in their power charges since 2009...

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