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Watch the video to see Les Johnson's recording of the Halloween fireworks

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For 66 years, Warren Miller has been making incredible ski movies. His fall tours are where skiers and snowboarders awaken from the long hard summer. Passions are reignited; friends are reunited;...

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The author of an exciting new wartime novel called Bird’s Eye View will present a highly-entertaining talk and slide show of vintage photographs at the Grand Forks and District Public...

Recent News

Leafs rock Rockets to snap skid; Rebels move into share of Murdoch lead

Leafs rock Rockets to snap skid; Rebels move into share of Murdoch lead

What's the best way to put an end to a five-game losing streak?

Put the last place team in the entire Kootenay International Junior Hockey League on the schedule.

The Nelson Leafs took care of business, and at the same time halted a five-game slide, but posting a 5-0 shutout of the hometown Rockets Friday night in Golden.

The Leafs put the game out of reach with a four-goal second period against the 2-22-1-0-2 Rockets.

OP/ED: How Common Are Doctors' Errors?


"Most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetimes, sometimes with devastating consequences." This statement is from a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

Regional News

New IHA CEO visits Nelson but leaves laundry services question in spring spin cycle, with social fabric softener now added in

Chris Mazurkewich, President and CEO for Interior Health (inset) said Monday more than financial considerations will be given merit in the recommendation IHA staff will deliver to the next board meeting in March regarding laundry services. — Photo courtesy Interior Health

The social equation will factor into the recommendation given to the Interior Health Authority board in March when they are called upon to decide the future of laundry services — and 17 fulltime jobs — at Nelson’s Kootenay Lake Hospital, claims the IHA’s new president and chief executive officer.

Nelsonites join millions Walk with the World marchers on eve of Paris Climate Change Conference

Hundreds jammed the City of Nelson courtyard to participate in the Walk with the World. — Photo courtesy Keith Wiley

While many world leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama, and the 40,000 delegates are in Paris at the UN Climate Change Conference, approximately 500 took to the streets of Nelson Sunday to participate in the Walk with the World.

"It’s obviously a huge issue not only to our community but to the entire world and I’m feeling like there’s huge opportunity internationally for Canada to regain its leadership,” Nelson Councillor Val Warmington said during the gathering at the courtyard outside City Hall.

Provincial & National

Oil and gas sector losing confidence in Alberta as a place to invest

Alberta ranks high, but the survey reveals that perceptions about Alberta are changing.

The Alberta government’s energy policy changes have contributed to a plunge in investor confidence, according to the annual global survey of petroleum sector executives released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan, Canadian public policy think-tank.

The 2015 Global Petroleum Survey rates 126 jurisdictions around the world based on their barriers to investment (ie: high taxes, costly regulatory obligations and uncertainty over environmental regulations) and on the volume of oil and gas reserves.

Suspicious death sparks investigation near Chase

Suspicious death sparks investigation near Chase

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crimes Unit are now investigating the death of a woman who was found deceased in a Lee Creek area residence on Friday evening. Investigators are treating the death as suspicious.

At around 21:46, on Friday evening Nov. 28, the Chase RCMP responded to report of a possible shooting at a residence in the 2500 block of Squilax Anglemont Road in Lee Creek, west of Chase, B.C. A deceased adult female was located inside the residence upon police attendance.