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by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jan 11 2018

A moratorium has been placed on the creation of recreational cannabis businesses in Nelson in order to buy some time for the city to craft legislation to regulate them in anticipation of legalization.

City council passed a zoning amendment bylaw to regulate recreational cannabis sales on Monday night during its first regular meeting...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 11 2018

Avalanche Canada and Parks Canada are issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, in effect immediately until the end of day Monday, January 15.

The warning applies to the following forecast regions: Lizard Range & Flathead, South Rockies, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, South & North Columbia, Glacier National Park and the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

Want to win cash for post secondary tuition?

Community Future’s Junior Dragons Den is inviting submissions for its fourth annual business pitch competition.

Modelled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den,” students in Grades 7 to University will pitch their business idea to a panel of local judges, in front of a live theatre audience, for a chance to win up to $1,500.

“To...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 09 2018

Environment Canada has updated its Snowfall Alert, ending its warning for most of the West Kootenay but continuing it for the Boundary Region with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm expected.

(Wednesday) night, computer models shifted the track of the incoming Pacific front to the south, such that snowfall amounts will be a little lower than forecast yesterday," Environment Canada said...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 08 2018

The Selkirk College Saints added a trio of top-notch players over the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) holiday break that will bolster the team’s presence on the ice heading into the second half of the season.

The new additions include goaltender Tallon Kramer, forward Logan Styler and defenceman Cole Arcuri from Nelson. All three have local roots and a resume of...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Jan 07 2018

Selkirk College’s leadership team has welcomed two new vice presidents who are both relishing the opportunity to help guide the region’s post-secondary into the future.

Vice President of College Services Kerry Clarke and Vice President of Students & Advancement John Kincaid arrived to Selkirk College in November. The new additions help lead two-thirds of all departments at the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 07 2018

A skier from France sustained life-threatening injuries after being engulfed in an avalanche near Whitewater Ski Resort Thursday Whitewater staff said in a media release.

The release said the avalanche occurred in surrounding backcountry area known as Evening Ridge, located near of the resort.

“On January 4, 2018 at 12:41 p.m. a member of the public informed Whitewater Ski Resort...

by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes on Thursday Jan 04 2018

Recently, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Sewell affirmed a spring 2017 lower court decision that a Sinixt man living in Washington State has an aboriginal right to hunt in British Columbia. According to the original finding, Richard Desautel possesses this right by virtue...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 04 2018

The owners of Castlegar’s Speedy Glass are holding a fun family event this Saturday to give back to the community as well as to fundraise for a local, volunteer-driven tourism destination.

Speedy Glass co-owner Stephanie Syme said their Second Annual Customer Appreciation Day at the Salmo Ski Hill gives back to the community in two ways: first, skiers are only asked to...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Jan 04 2018

Reminiscing and reflecting on 50 inspiring years of post-secondary education at Selkirk College has resulted in a gift for future generations of learners.

Selkirk College officially wrapped up its golden anniversary celebrations in November at Gala 2017 where the 50th Anniversary Legacy Award reached the target of creating a $50,000 endowment for future scholarships and...

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