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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 01 2012

Nelson RCMP report a backcountry skier was survived a brush with an avalanche Thursday afternoon near the Whitewater Ski Resort.

Around 12:30 p.m., police received a report of an avalanche in the Evening Ridge area near the ski hill.

A small avalanche was confirmed to have occurred, but the middle-aged male believed to be from Slocan managed to ski through to safety.

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday Feb 29 2012

Not only is Justin Hines a world-class Canadian singer and song writer, he has a unique connection to Grand Forks -- his wife Savanna is from here.

This special connection is giving our small town a very unusual opportunity to see such a famous and inspiring performer up close and personal.

by Bill Metcalfe on Tuesday Feb 28 2012

Last week’s provincial  budget includes two items that will directly impact municipalities: the increase in Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums, and the creation of a new Auditor General for Local Government.

MSP will increase local government expenses

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 28 2012

If you are a parent in the process of helping your child plan his or her post-secondary education, there has been a recent report giving high praise to Canadian community colleges for their ability to effectively deliver programs and get people on the fast track to rewarding careers.

by Contributor on Monday Feb 27 2012

Young leaders from around the Basin are invited to participate in an important conversation at the Columbia River Treaty Young Leaders Conference. Hosted by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), the conference takes place March 16 to 17 in Rossland. The event is FREE to attend.

by Gerry Foster on Sunday Feb 26 2012

For the third time in five years the Grand Forks Curling Centre will be playing host to a provincial curling championship.

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 22 2012

One of the largest private film collections in Canada, which provides a fascinating document of rural B.C., will be housed and preserved by UBC Library thanks to a generous donation from the Halleran family and the support of community partners including Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 22 2012

It takes a special kind of person to climb and ski two million vertical feet in 266 days.

Revelstoke-based ski mountaineer Greg Hill drops by as a special guest presenter at the sixth annual North Valley Mountain Film Festival on Saturday, March 3 in New Denver.