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by Bob Hall on Monday Jul 06 2020

Rebecca MacLeod’s passion for the violin has taken her around the world, but the Selkirk College Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program graduate’s burning desire to help people brought her home.

Raised in Nelson, MacLeod attended the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on full scholarship and went on to achieve her Master of Violin Performance from the University...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 05 2020

Rain, rain and more rain.

The Southeast Fire Centre Weather Service in Castlegar said there were only five days without some form of moisture in June as low pressure system after low pressure system pounded the region.

“A succession of roughly ten low pressure systems and associated waves of Pacific moisture passed over the area within the prevailing westerly flow,” said the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 04 2020

Streetcar 23 is heading back to the rails, beginning Monday, July 6 on the Nelson waterfront.

After being forced to delay opening for the season due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Nelson Electric Tramway Society was recently given the green light to begin the 2020 season following the implementation of Phase 3 of the provincial Restart Plan.

“When phase 3 came into effect in June, it...

by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Friday Jul 03 2020

The Salmo and District outdoor pool will open to the public July 6.. The pool will be made available for lap swimming, public swimming and aquafit.

A new set of policies and procedures, following the guidelines and recommendations set out by the provincal health officials, has been developed to minimize the risk of COVID–19 for our Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) employees...

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Jul 03 2020

Starting this week, more than 80 per cent of families and individuals in British Columbia will automatically receive an enhanced climate action tax credit.

“Many British Columbians are still worried about how they can cover costs such as transportation so they can return to work, pay for groceries and find day camps for their children,” said Carole James, Minister of Finance. “The...

by City of Castlegar on Friday Jul 03 2020

The City of Castlegar is reopening the Kinsmen Splash Park and Millennium Park Natural Ponds.

Reopening for the season was delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidance. The City has been coordinating with local and regional governments to determine the appropriate timing for safely reopening these popular spaces.

Kinsmen Splash Park reopened Friday,...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jul 01 2020

Nelson cannabis producers are looking to weed out the competition and nip potential copycat products in the bud by transitioning to legally processing the time-tested Kootenay plant.

For years the Kootenay brand of cannabis has made a name for itself through the high calibre, skillful and prolific work of an underground economy, said the Cannabis Business Transition Initiative (CBTI)...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jul 01 2020

Remember Cassandra, from ancient Greek mythology? The story is that the god Apollo fell in love with Cassandra, but she did not return his passion.  Attempting to win her love, Apollo gifted her with true knowledge  of the future, with truth-telling – but despite that amazing gift, she still didn’t return his love.  Angry and bitter, Apollo was unable to revoke the divine gift of prophesy, so...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jul 01 2020

I’m fortunate. This slowdown is giving me time with my grandchildren who are with me, and to think about what has mattered most in my life, what has given me the greatest joy and satisfaction, and where I hope the world may go after I’m gone.

As an older male, I’m in the population facing the highest risk from COVID-19, but my reflections on this pandemic go beyond my own life and death...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 30 2020

The Ministry of Forests, Mines Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development said access to Idaho Peak will remain closed for an indefinite period of time after a part of the forest service road to the popular tourist hiking destination was washed away in May.

In an emailed statement, a ministry spokesperson said staff have been busy assessing the damage and continue to evaluate...

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