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by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 31 2011

On Sept. 5, 1811, David Thompson and his crew reached the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay rivers where they had an historic meeting with the First Nations — the first known direct European-First Nations contact in our region.

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 30 2011

Zoe Langlois goes to work each day excited. She marvels at how lucky she is to work with people, helping them find their way in life in her role as a Vocational Counsellor for Canadian Mental Health in Nelson…  but Zoe didn’t always see her future so brightly.

by Contributor on Monday Aug 29 2011

Despite its massive size, the Waneta Dam expansion project has seen no massive amount of problems.

In fact, the project has reached more than 450,000 man hours without a lost time or major environmental incident.

by Contributor on Friday Aug 26 2011

The constituency office of Alex Atamanenko, MP, at 337 Columbia Avenue in Castlegar, will be open at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27th to celebrate the life of Jack Layton and watch the state funeral live beginning at 11:00 a.m. PT. The service from Roy Thompson Hall will be broadcast via the web.

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 24 2011

Outdoor recreation in the Golden area is getting a boost with the construction of a new trail up Golden Hill.

Families will soon be able to cycle and walk along a new paved two-metre-wide pathway on the hill that will run parallel to the Trans-Canada Highway for just over one kilometre.

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Aug 23 2011

A two-floor addition to the Nelson and District Youth Centre has been approved in principle as City council tentatively looks to endorse more affordable youth housing in the city.

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 23 2011

Forty-five environmental projects throughout the Columbia Basin will be receiving a total of $580,000 in support in 2011/12 from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) through its Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP).

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 23 2011

Twenty firefighters and two dozers are continuing to make good progress the fire burning in the Perry Creek area.


With forecasted wind gusts expected this week, the Southeast Fire Centre is expecting smoke to increase on the four-hectare Perry Creek fire.