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by Timothy Schafer on Saturday Jul 02 2011

Highway 31 near Coffee Creek is the latest section of Kootenay highway to join the televised ranks of DriveBC’s network of real-time coverage web cameras.

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jun 30 2011

Burn, baby, burn, at least for a few more days.

Starting this Monday (noon) the Southeast Fire Centre will begin prohibiting all open fires within the jurisdiction of the fire centre — essentially the entire West Kootenay-Boundary region — as the summer season begins to heat up (we hope).

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 29 2011

Never mess with a man’s beer.

After one man stole a full can of beer from another Monday night, a fight broke out in the lane behind the Hume Hotel.

The man who stole the beer pulled out a folding knife and slashed the other man twice, once on the right hand and then on the left forearm.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 29 2011

Nelson novelist Mark Nykanen has two new books coming out under two different names with two different publishers – all within a three-week period this spring.

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Jun 27 2011

A chance to be live at one of the best outdoor music festivals on the continent is up for grabs as the calendar heads into the Canada Day weekend.

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jun 26 2011

There may not be gold in them thar hills, but there is a geo-cached load of treasure hidden within the reaches of Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park.

BC Parks and the Geocaching Association of B.C. have placed a geo cache in Kokanee, along with 99 other parks around the province, with prizes for those who find them first.

by Anonymous on Sunday Jun 26 2011

As summer approaches thoughts start turning to lapping waves, crackling campfires and tranquil forests.

It’s the time of year when cottage, cabin or beach house fever starts to take hold.  

by Timothy Schafer on Saturday Jun 25 2011

What started as a desire to see food produced locally three years ago by a small group of people in the Slocan Valley has grown to over 200 members, a surge in valley produce and now an online resource.