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by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Jul 14 2011

One of Nelson's own is coming back, at least for one night.

Kevin Armstrong will make his much-anticipated return to Nelson at Bogustown
Town Pub on Friday, July 22. 

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 13 2011

People will no longer have to travel to Cranbrook or Kelowna for eye care.

A new eye clinic has been set up at Kootenay Lake Hospital for people who have the wet form of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 12 2011

The West Kootenay EcoSociety wasn’t the only community group in the West Kootenay to benefit from a recent payout from the Community Legacy Fund.

Last week the city’s premiere environmental group was awarded $19,000 for upgrades and informational displays in the Kokanee Creek Provincial Park visitor centre.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 12 2011

For the second consecutive year the daily peak count of Gerrard rainbow trout at the main spawning site in the Lardeau River hit a record high. 

Nearly 1,000 spawning Gerrards were observed on May 13 the highest since record keeping began at the site in 1960.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 08 2011

The scientific name is Didymosphenia geminata.

But its more commonly used, and perhaps fitting, term is simply “rock snot.”

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 05 2011

A burst of new funding will help the Kokanee Creek Visitor’s Centre expand its programs and improve its displays, the West Kootenay EcoSociety announced Monday.

by Contributor on Monday Jul 04 2011

Anyone feeling threatened or unsafe in Nelson won’t have to look far for a safe place to go.

Businesses all around Nelson are making the area a safer place with the Safe Haven program.

by Anonymous on Sunday Jul 03 2011

Proponents are billing it as a service for tourists, but a watchdog group sees it as another attempt to develop the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort area through ‘the backdoor,’ and without due process. 

“It” is a proposal to open commercial skiing operations at the former Camp Green site, on Farnham Glacier, just over the height-of-land from the Jumbo Valley.