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By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jun 27 2018

The city is considering setting up a scoring matrix to help determine who receives a recreational cannabis business licence in the city and who does not.

Although recreational cannabis applications will get vetted through the province first when cannabis achieves legalization later this year, the municipality holds the real say on how many and who gets to operate.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 27 2018

The need to address youth homelessness was one of the major conclusions drawn from the findings of Nelson’s Point In Time (PiT) Homeless Count and survey said a report conducted by Nelson CARES.

These Nelson Committee on Homelessness’ (NCOH) Report Card was released Tuesday. The Count happened during a 24-hour period on April 10th through 11th, funded by the Homelessness Partnering Strategy program of the federal government through a contract with Nelson CARES.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 24 2018

Nelson Police are advising the missing man in Nelson has been located.

Eric Urquhart, who had been reported missing Sunday, was located later that day.

Nelson Police said Urquhart is in good health and became aware that someone had reported him as missing. Police said the file has now been closed.

Police need public assistance in finding missing man

Nelson Police is requesting the public assistance in locating a 39-year-old man believed to be in the Nelson area.

By Contributor on Sunday Jun 24 2018

The five Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) journeyed over several days in dugout canoes to arrive at Kettle Falls on June 22. The tribes’ traditional fishing spot on the Columbia River, Kettle Falls has been flooded for over 75 years.

The tribes made this trip for the first time in over 80 years in 2016. The last time all five tribes had gathered at the falls was for the “Ceremony of Tears” when Grand Coulee Dam was built, blocking salmon from the Upper Columbia River.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 21 2018

Logging on private land south of Nelson near Cottonwood Lake Regional Park has prompted the Regional District of Central Kootenay Board to direct staff to investigate options that might be available to Area directors.

In a media release following Thursday's regular scheduled board meeting, a verbal report was shared expressing concerns about the logging and acknowledgement of calls received by upset residents and groups.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Jun 20 2018

The Selkirk College Saints didn’t need to look far to find a pair of top forward prospects to join the recruiting class for the upcoming 2018-2019 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

As the Saints gear up to plot a return to the BCIHL championship final, Saints’ head coach Brent Heaven has announced that Beaver Valley Nighthawks graduate Nolan Percival and Castlegar Rebels graduate Chris Breese will be on the roster starting in September.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jun 19 2018

More students in the Kootenays will soon have access to training to become early childhood educators, thanks to an expansion of the program at Selkirk College.

The news was announced by Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development and Kootenay West MLA, on behalf of Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 19 2018

The current heatwave in BC is a reminder of how quickly weather patterns have changed.

In May, during another heatwave, BC experienced extreme floods as well as the statistic that 241 fires were recorded provincially, totaling 34,370 Ha. of forest burnt.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 19 2018

The recent floods and higher water in many areas across the Interior Health region have resulted in an increase in standing water and more mosquitoes hatching.

IH said in a media release that there are steps you can take to reduce or eliminate standing water on your property, which will lessen the number of mosquitoes.

"Some mosquitoes in Canada can spread the West Nile virus to humans," the release said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 17 2018

Betweem 40-45 concerned citizens from the Slocan Valley, East Shore, Castlegar and the Heritage City gave up a balmy, spring evening in the Kootenays to attend a community meeting regarding Columbia Treaty River negotiations Friday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.

Friday’s meeting in Nelson is part of a series meetings held across the Columbia Basin to update communities about the recently launched negotiations on the future of the Columbia River Treaty.