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By Charles Jeanes on Monday Jun 03 2013


“Dear optimist, pessimist and realist – while you argued, I drank the water.”

---- signed, the Opportunist

I have quoted a fine example of Nelson wisdom here in past columns. “You create your own reality.” Other gems of the Nelson mindscape: “Everything happens for a reason.” “It must be meant to be.” “It seems like a negative thing, but there is an opportunity in this – one door closes and another opens for you.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday May 31 2013

There's a new area code for British Columbia’s and the prefix begins Saturday (June 1)

The three digiit code — 236 — is being introduced in response to the increasing demand for phone numbers in B.C., which will result in some communities running out of numbers within the existing area codes in the near future said Liz Sauvé of TELUS in a written release.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday May 28 2013

A regional district director is expressing strong opposition to a boundary expansion plan proposed by the City of Trail, after an agreement was reached last week between Trail and Teck to allow the plan to move forward ( ).

By Shara JJ Cooper on Friday May 24 2013


Midway is offering a $10 rebate towards the assessment cost for the first 25 residents.


Municipalities around the Boundary have been hearing about the Kootenay Energy Diet at their council meetings. Patricia Dehnel, the program coordinator for PowerSense Fortis BC, has been sharing with councillors the purpose and plan of the energy diet and how residents can save money on their energy bills.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 23 2013

By Suzy Hamilton, The Nelson Daily

Johnsons Landing residents who lost their homes last summer in a massive slide received another crushing blow Wednesday at a private meeting with Emergency Management BC.

Province officials told five of the affected landowners it will not  buy their land and return it to the Crown, according to Johnsons Landing resident Harvey Armstrong.

Armstrong lost his home and pottery studio in the slide that took four lives on July 12, 2012. He said returning the land to the Crown was the only way to ensure it will not be occupied.

By Trail Champion on Thursday May 23 2013

The following is a press release issued jointly by the City of Trail and Teck Cominco:

The City of Trail will be moving forward with the boundary extension referral process which may result in the city extending its boundaries into Electoral Area A; including land from the city’s existing southern boundary through to the Columbia Gardens Industrial Park and south to the US border.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 22 2013

Five Trail teens got the experience of a lifetime while bringing a whole new realm of publicity for Silver City Days' 50th anniversary this year.

City communication and events coordinator Andrea Jolly said she was surprised by the initiative shown by Grade 11 J. L. Crowe student Eric Gonzalez, 17, when he approached her offering his videography skills to the city.

“I thought that was impressive initiative, and he was very poised and professional,” she said.

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday May 21 2013

The Conservative government tabled the Bill C-45: Jobs and Growth Act on October 18, 2012. It became law on December 14, 2012.

Bill C-45 was the second omnibus budget bill passed in 2012. The first omnibus budget bill was Bill C-38: Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act, which became law in June 2012. The Bills are intended to implement the provisions of the Conservative government’s March 29, 2012 budget.

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday May 12 2013

I'm so sorry I'm late getting this to you – believe it or not, I was trying to get a stuffed turkey in the oven early enough that we won't be eating at 8 or 9 p.m. Do I know how to celebrate Mother's Day, or WHAT?

The shish kabobs would've been my first choice for tonight, but they needed to be cooked and photographed early enough for you to make them your Sunday dinner, if the spirit moves you (or, if you're a mom like me, maybe it will move that angelic soul who's giving you a breather and doing the cooking for you).

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday May 07 2013

Earlier this morning, members of the Castlegar RCMP detachment, along members of the crime reduction unit, executed a search warrant for theft of electricity at a residence located on Columbia Road in Ootischenia, according to Cpl. Darryl Orr.

"Upon entry into the residence, a sophisticated three-room grow op was discovered containing approximately 400 marijuana plants," Orr said. "During the search, members did locate the hydro-electric bypass, which has been removed, and power to the residence has been cut off for safety.