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by Contributor on Saturday Jul 16 2011

Columbia Basin Trust recently contributed $50,000 to the LeRoi Community Foundation, CBT's eleventh Community Foundation to receive support from its Endowment Support for Community Foundations Program. 

by Timothy Schafer on Saturday Jul 16 2011

One year ago today the voice of 109 years of history in Nelson was silenced.

Bought by its competitor Black Press — which owns the Nelson Star — a few weeks earlier, the Nelson Daily News had a colourful and tumultuous path to its too-soon demise.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 14 2011

As information and applied research continue to play an increasingly important role in West Kootenay society, it was imperative that Selkirk College replace George Penfold when he retired as  Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development.

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.”