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By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

Backcountry enthusiasts will now have access to better information for evaluating snow conditions and assessing avalanche risks, thanks to new avalanche awareness signage around the province.

Avalanche awareness signs targeting mountain snowmobilers have been posted at 23 key highway locations and most of the 85 managed snowmobile areas in the province. These signs advise sledders they are entering avalanche territory and provide a telephone number and website address that gives up-to-date local avalanche conditions.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

Selkirk College has officially counted the Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) in with its donation of $6,000 towards the revitalization campaign for Studio 80 at Tenth Street campus in Nelson.

In November 2010, Selkirk College launched the “Count Me In” campaign to raise $150,000 for the revitalization of the Contemporary Music and Technology students’ performance and rehearsal studio (Studio 80). The funds will enable the college to replace the existing 80 well-worn seats with 104 new seats and to buy and install new lighting and sound equipment.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

 Three fundraisers are now scheduled to help the family of a local 11-year-old boy who was gravely injured in a skiing accident early this year.

By Kim Verigin on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team started the New Year with a trip to the coast Jan 7, 8 for a pair of games versus Simon Fraser University and Trinity Western University.


In Friday’s game versus the power house SFU Clan, the Saints found themselves in tough after an eight hour bus ride and more than a month long break between semesters. Adding to the challenge was the fact they were traveling with a shortened bench as defencemen Josh Mace (Nelson) and Devin Kerckhof (Edmonton)and forward Caleb Georgetti (Nelson) could not make the trip.

By Mona Mattei on Monday Jan 10 2011
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in another missing person case. 49-year-old Shawn McDonald has gone missing from Christina Lake where he has been living since September.
McDonald was last seen on Jan. 1 at 5:00 p.m. in Christina Lake and was reported missing on Jan. 3 to the Grand Forks RCMP detachment, explained Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.
“His car is still behind, he left his wallet and everything else,” said Harrison. “He was living at the Lakeview Motel at Christina Lake. We’ve talked to his family and he hasn’t shown up.
By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jan 09 2011
Slow those horses down and take a break at the Crazy Legs Saloon next week as Holy Joe McGee brings his travelling show to town. Yessiree, McGee has gathered the best in the west for this one day only show bringing you exotic, unusual sights and sounds from all over the world. From southern gospel to those fancy high-kicking Parisian girls and even a stop in the Middle East, this show is a real treat for weary cowboys and miners in this here town.
By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jan 08 2011

Donations collected for apartment fire victims

AM Ford – 2795 Highway Drive, Trail; until Monday, Jan. 10

AM Ford is asking for the public’s help in collecting donations for residents displaced by last week's fire at Kerr Apartments in Nelson.

After being approached by Terasen Gas, the dealership realized the importance of joining in the relief efforts.
The dealership began collecting items on Thursday and the showroom quickly filled up. By Friday afternoon, enough donations had already amassed to fill three truckloads.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Jan 06 2011

Conditions are prime for avalanches as a snowstorm and high winds hit the Kootenay and Boundary regions over the next two days. Following the storm sunshine and cooler temperatures will be luring everyone into the back country on the weekend, but James Floyer, public forecaster with the Canadian Avalanche Centre, says that caution is critical.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jan 05 2011

By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Is this rumour true or just another Nelson Becker April Fool’s prank to create a buzz?

Unfortunately, this is not a prank and The Express will publish for the final time on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 after 22 years of operation.

“It’s basically an economic situation,” Express publisher/owner Becker told The Nelson Daily Wednesday from his Heritage City home. “Right now I don’t have enough advertisers to make it feasible to continue publishing the paper.”

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Jan 04 2011
Fire fighters in Christina Lake saw some action over the holidays including a car on fire at the Cascade Falls pull-out. Fire Chief Ken Gresley-Jones said that the two week break kept the department busy with car accidents and a potentially dangerous chimney fire as well.
“How (the fire) started we’re not really sure. It’s an older car, it hasn’t been in great repair, the driver said the smoke just started coming from under the hood,” said Gresley-Jones.