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By Contributor on Thursday Nov 02 2017

This has been a historical season for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer program and for Mitchell Popadynetz.

The team continues to blaze ‘uncharted’ territory as it secured its first Canada West playoff spot, won its first Canada West post season match and now has been rewarded with its first Canada West player of the year and having the most players ever named to the league all-star teams.

The player of the year is Popadynetz and first team Canada West all-star is Popadynetz.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 02 2017

To Time Change, or not to Time Change . . . that is the question.

The first Sunday of November has been designated as the end of Daylight Savings Time when most places fall back.

However, there appears to be more appetite to end the annual event in BC — but not for now says Premier John Horgan.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 01 2017

The southern interior is digging out after the first major snow storm of the season.

And Old Man Winter is expected to stick around for at least a few more days with Environment Canada forecasting a chance of snow flurries for the next few days.

Many of the mountain passes were hit hard by the storm, with 36 cm falling on the Okanagan Connector through the night.

Roads in and around the West Kootenay/Boundary were slick with numerous accidents and fenderbenders to start the winter driving season.

By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

The Province is taking action to protect big game wildlife in portions of the Kootenay Region that were severely affected by wildfires this past summer.

Effective immediately, five fire perimeters in the vicinity of White/Bull River, Linklater Creek, Lamb Creek, Soowa Mountain and Island Pond, will be closed to motor vehicles for the purpose of hunting from Sept. 1 to June 30 each year.

Maps of the affected areas can be seen online at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/kootenay/eco/access.htm.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

In the wake of the recent ammonia leak deaths of three workers in Fernie on October 17, Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski made a statement in the House of Commons Monday calling for changes to how public rinks do business across Canada.

Stetski took the opportunity to call on the government to coordinate an effort to replace ammonia refrigeration systems in public rinks with safer CO2 systems.

Stetski Said:

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

Nelson Police are warning the public and the business community to be aware of several recent high value frauds after a a male suspect made several purchases with stolen pre-paid credit cards at several locations last week.

Nelson Police said in a media release estimates exceed $10,000 in total value.

By Contributor on Sunday Oct 29 2017

Individuals with narcolepsy are invited to participate in an ongoing medication research study.

Okanagan Clinical Trials, a medical research company located in Kelowna, is currently conducting a study to determine the effectiveness of an investigational medication in treating excessive daytime sleepiness in type 1 and 2 narcolepsy.  

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 26 2017

Former Nelson Leafs star Geoff Kinrade has been shortlisted to represent Canada at a pre-Olympic event that will go a long way to determining the squad at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Kinrade is one of 26 players selected to the pre-Olympic roster announced Thursday by Hockey Canada.

“We were told last November (2016) that they were beginning to evaluate players at the Deutschland Cup/Spengler Cup with Team Canada in preparation for the event that the NHL decide to not go to the Olympics,” Kinrade recently told The Nelson Daily.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 26 2017

Startup Canada, a grassroots entrepreneurship movement, is beginning to make in-roads right here in Nelson.

And organizer Rose Hoeher is optimistic the movement will continue to grow as local entrepreneurs come out of the woodwork to find out about the amazing opportunities of the national social enterprise.

Hoeher, who helped start the Nelson chapter back in the spring, was recently in Ottawa to attend the National Awards.

By Diane Kalen-Sukra on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

The Village of Salmo is pleased to have been formally recognized as an Age-Friendly Community by the BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Executive Director of the BC Healthy Communities Society Jodi Mucha. This provincial recognition includes a framed poster to hang in the Village office and a $1,000 grant.

“This recognition acknowledges the steps Salmo has taken to engage seniors in age-friendly assessment and planning processes as well as its ongoing commitment to becoming more age-friendly,” says a joint letter dated October 17th from Minister Dix and Ms. Mucha.

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